Water theft: Government loses billions of money monthly
Written by David Gwenyemera on October 5, 2021
The Managing director of National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC), Eng. Silver Mugisha has revealed that the corporation has given the customers the month of October, as amnesty to rectify their water connections.
While unveiling a new campaign that will clamp down on water theft, at the NWSC head office in Nakasero, Kampala, Mugisha urged the staff who carried out the illegal connections to return to the field and rectify their mistakes before the law takes its course.
Mugisha explained that after the period has elapsed, staff caught carrying out illegal connections will lose their employment while customers will be prosecuted according to the law.
Mugisha revealed that the corporation loses about Shs 5 billion in water theft monthly, warning that the vice is affecting provision of services to other Ugandans.
He said that although the corporation has a team of dedicated staff, there are some bad apples who are conniving with customers to carry out illegal connections costing the corporation billions in revenue.