Name: STRATEGIC TOWNS WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION PROJECT
Sector: Water Sup/Sanit
Approval date: 20-juin-2018
Task Manager: MBIRO Andrew, RDGE2
Total cost: 48900000 Currency: UAC
Source(s) of financing ADF: 44000000
Implementing Agency: MINISTRY OF WATER & ENVIRONMENT
Location: 10 towns accross Uganda
The overall objective of the Project is to support the GoU's efforts to achieve sustainable provision of safe water and hygienic sanitation, based on management responsibility and ownership by users to 90% of the urban population by the year 2022, with improved resilience to Climate change effects.
The overall objective of the Project is to support the GoU's efforts to achieve sustainable provision of safe water and hygienic sanitation, based on management responsibility and ownership by users to 90% of the urban population by the year 2022, with improved resilience to Climate change effects. The project will have 3 components whose specific outputs are: a) Urban water supply: town water supply systems will be constructed covering 30 strategic towns, especially targeting District Headquarters, which are highly urbanizing and highly populated. Activities will include drilling of production wells, hydrological and surface water investigations, designs and construction of water supply infrastructure, including related activities of mobilisation and capacity building of beneficiary community to actively participate in WATSAN activities.Cross cutting issues which require active community participation will be incorporated as key activities and these include sensitization on HIV/AIDS, gender mainstreaming, integration of good governance principles and environment/catchment protection. b)Urban sanitation improvement: Improved urban sanitation and hygiene promotion will be undertaken in the towns of implementation. This will be conducted in line with the Urban Improved Sanitation and Hygiene strategy covering activities of sanitation and hygiene awareness creation, construction of public sanitation infrastructure, including on-site and off-site regional feacal sludge management facilities.Community and selected masons will also be trained in appropriate sanitation construction and management. Using IEC materials, the community ad schools will be sensitised on sanitation management. c)Sector program support: The Project will also support implementation of the Urban Water Sub-sector capacity building strategy aiming at establishing an effective regulatory framework for urban water and sanitation services and improving mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues of gender, HIV/AIDS, Environment and Climate Change resilience within Urban water and sanitation sub-sector. This will also include training of urban subsector staff in appropriate water and sanitation approaches, procurement and contract management. Program will also support Good Governance initiatives, program audits and joint monitoring and evaluation.
The project will cover 15 strategic towns, including district headquarters located in various parts of the country. These are briefly described as follows: a)Nakasongola-Migeera TWSS Nakasongola District is located in Central Uganda along the shores of Lake Kyoga, approximately 120km from Kampala City. The project area targets Nakasongola Town Council, Kakooge Town Council, Migeera Town Council as well as 7 Sub-counties and 11 satelite towns along Kampala-Gulu highway with a total current population of approximately 50 ,200 people. The proposed water supply area includes Nakasongola TC, Migeera TC, Kyankonwa, Wabigalo, Ssasira, Namaasa, Macuumu, Kyamukonda, Kyamukama and Bujaabe.The proposed water supply system is design to serve approximately 112 ,000 people in 2040 (Design year). The system is based on abstraction of water from Lake Kyoga via a water treatment plant with a water production capacity 16,000m3/d. The total length of the transmission main is 45km and a total of 180km of distribution pipelines. The total water storage is 1,200m3.b)Kayunga-Busaana TWSS Kayunga Town Council is located in Kayunga District approximately 74km northeast of Kampala City and approximately 56km northwest of Jinja Town. Kayunga and Busaana. The proposed project area towns have a total current population of approximately 46,506 people. The proposed water supply area includes Kayunga Town Council and Busaana Town as well as the satellite towns of Kazi, Bubajjwe and Kiwangala along the transmission pipeline route The proposed water supply system is design to serve approximately 97,373 people in 2040. The system is based on abstraction of water from River Nile via a water treatment plant with a water production capacity 13,651 m3/d. The GoU has commenced with phase I of the project, with production capacity of approx. 2,000m3/d. The total length of the transmission main is 26km and a total of 150km of distribution pipelines. The total water storage is 1,300m3.c)Buikwe-Ngogwe TWSS Buikwe Town Council is located in Buikwe District approximately 55km east of Kampala City. The town had a population of approximately 17,000 people in 2014. Ngogwe Town is located in Buikwe District approximately 36km east of Kampala City. The town had a population of approximately 10 ,000 people in 2014. There are is an existing water supply system in Buikwe town based on boreholes; however, the system is not able to meet the growing demands. The proposed water supply area includes Buikwe and Ngogwe towns and the neighbouring villages and trading centres in between.The proposed water supply system is projected to serve approximately 76 ,854 people in 2040. The system is based on extension of water from Kakunyu-Kiyind WSS which will abstract water from Lake Victoria, with an increased capacity of approx. 5,000m3/d. The total length of the proposed transmission main from Kiyindi to Buikwe and Ngogwe is 26km and a total of 180km of distribution pipelines. The total proposed water storage is approx. 800m3.d)Kyenjojo-Butunduzi-Katooke TWSS The water supply area of the proposed water supply and sanitation scheme covers the Town councils of Katooke, Kyenjojo and Butunduzi in Kyenjojo District. The current population in the water supply area is 22,792 people. The proposed water supply area includes the entire Town councils of Katooke, Kyenjojo and Butunduzi, in addition, the water supply and sanitation scheme will serve other trading centres along the pipeline route that include Nyakiisi, Munjeru, Mwikoona, Nyamwandara, Kaiganga, Rwamukora (Along the Katooke-Kyenjojo route) and Kyanayiti, Kihuura and Matiri (Along the Kyenjojo-Butunduzi pipeline route) The proposed water supply system is design to serve approximately 59,281 people in 2037. The system is based on abstraction of water from River Aswa/ R. Muzizi via a water treatment plant with a water production capacity 2,360 m3/d. The total length of the transmission main is 79km and a total of 113km of distribution pipelines. The total water storage is 750m3.e)Bundibugyo TWSS Bundibugyo Town Council is located in Bundibugyo District approximately 356km west of Kampala City. It is approximately 35km west of Fort Portal town. The town had a population of approximately 30,000 people in 2015.The town has a piped water supply system that is not sufficient. The proposed water supply area includes the entire Bundibugyo Town Council and the surrounding villages.The proposed water supply system is design to serve approximately 79,010 people in 2040. The system is based on gravity flow of water from River Tokwe with a production of approx. 2,500m3/d. The total length of the proposed transmission main is 10km and a total of 100km of distribution pipelines. The total proposed water storage is 450m3.f)Dokolo TWSS Dokolo Town Council is located in Dokolo District approximately 58km South East of Lira Town. The town has an estimated current population of 22,100 people and comprises of three parishes of Angweibange, Alwitmac and Atur. The proposed water supply system covers the entire Town Council.The proposed water supply system is designed to serve 39,861 people in 2035. It is based on extension of water supply from Kachung Water Treatment Plant via a booster station. The treatment plant total water production is 8,700m3/d. The total length of the transmission main is 24.2km and a total of 26.5km of distribution pipelines. The total water storage is 1,220m3.g)Kapchworwa TWSS Kapchorwa Municipality is located on the slopes of Mt Elgon in Kapchorwa District in Eastern Uganda approximately 310km northeast of Kampala City and 65km northeast of Mbale Municipality. The Municipality has a current approximate population of 52,397 people. Binyiny Town Council borders Kapchorwa District to the West and hosts the Kween District headquarters. The proposed water supply area includes the entire Kapchorwa Municipality and the trading centres of Kaserem, Chema and Tegeres in Kapchorwa District and Binyiny Town Council in Kween District.The proposed water supply system is design to serve approximately 98,000 people in 2035. The improved system is based on an abstraction of water from Atari River via an expanded water intake and treatment plant of capacity 6,000m3/d. The total length of the transmission main is 10km and a total of 90km of distribution pipelines. The total designed water storage is 1,120m3.h)Kamuli-Mbulamuti-Kasambira TWSS Kamuli Municipality is located in Kamuli District approximately 72km north of Jinja Town and has a current population of approximately 24,000 people. The existing water supply system for Kamuli Municipal Council was upgraded in 1999 with a design horizon of ten years (2009). The proposed water supply area includes Mbulamuti town council and Kamuli Municipality and neighbouring urban centres of Nawansaso, Naluwoli, Balawoli, Kasambira, Namwendwa, Nawanyago, Naminage and Namaira.The proposed water supply system is design to serve approximately 160 ,000 people in 2040. The improved system is based on an abstraction of water from River Nile via a new water intake and treatment plant at Mbulamuti of capacity approx. 15,000m3/d. The total length of the transmission main is 35km and a total of 125km of distribution pipelines. The total designed water storage is 1,500m3.
High population growth in the towns of Uganda has led to overwhelming demand for safe water supply and sanitation services. The provision of safe water will increase water coverage in the towns and reduce the burden of work to women and children who are the main collectors of water. The proposed project will lead to minimization of incidences of water borne diseases especially in children and foster development by increased productivity of the population especially the women. The pr ovision of piped water supply and improved sanitation in towns will trigger economic growth through stimulation of commercial activities such as hotels, and support to end-user social services like health centres, educational institutions, and agro-based industries all of which are essential ingredients for development. The Constitution of the Republic of Uganda (1995), which defines access to water and sanitation services as fundamental rights for all Ugandans.Also, the Government's "Vision 2040" provides development paths and strategies to operationalize Uganda's vision statement: "A Transformed Ugandan Society from a Peasant to a Modern and Prosperous Country within 30 years", which aims at transforming Uganda from a predominantly peasant and low income country to a competitive upper middle income country. Overall development in Uganda is guided by the National Development Plan (NDP). The NDP stresses adequate water and sanitation infrastructure as being a supportive pillar to attainment of the socio-economic development objectives. The involvement of the beneficiary community and related stakeholders will be exhibited through their expression of demand for services through submission of application for connection forms and through their active participation in project planning namely planning and mobilisation, construction and management of the infrastructure put in place. The risks that are likely to affect project implementation and outcome have been preliminarily assessed at national, entity and implementation level and sufficient measures incorporated to mitigate them. The MWE has been implementing various similar projects and has capacity to mobilise the necessary political, institutional, legal and stakeholder commitment to addressing most of the identifiable risks.
The Government of Uganda has received financing from the African Development Fund (ADF) towards the cost of the Strategic Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project (STWSSP). It is intended that part of the agreed amounts of these funds will be applied for payment under a contract for consulting services for feasibility studies for pilot projects under the strategic program for climate change resilience as indicated in the table below:
The Government of Uganda has received financing from the African Development Fund (ADF) towards the cost of the Strategic Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project (STWSSP), and intends to apply part of the agreed amounts for these funds to payments under the contracts for consultancy assignments for strengthening community planning, mobilisation and management arrangements in small towns water supply systems indicated in the table below: