Uganda - Small Towns Water and Sanitation Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Nov 2004
Signature Date 18 Jan 2005
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2009
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2009
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 18,330,045.88
Status Completion

Project General Description

The project forms part of government of Uganda’s water and sanitation programme for 60 small towns and it’s the outcome of Bank financed strategic development plans, feasibility studies and final designs. It entails construction of water supply facilities in the seven project towns, located in the eastern, central and north-western parts of Uganda. The project will also contribute to improved sanitation in the project areas, through promotion of the use of improved latrines at household level, provision of public improved latrines in each of the towns, and improvement of both solid waste management and storm water drainage. It has four major components ranging from physical infrastructure for water and sanitation facilities to changing of hygiene behaviors and helping to reduce water borne diseases, and reducing the ratio of students per sanitation stances. The project cost is estimated at UA 20.92 million.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to improve the standard of living and promote development in the towns of Apac, Iganga, Kigumba, Mityana, Mpigi, Nebbi, and Pakwach, by providing them with improved quality and delivery of water supply and sanitation services. When completed, the project will provide sustainable water supply and improved sanitation for a population of 322,400, and reduce the current high incidence of water borne diseases (492 cases per 1000) by 25% within the first year of commissioning.


The primary beneficiaries is the population residing in the selected 7 districts in Uganda through the development of water authorities and private operators. The project will provide access to clean water and improved sanitation for a total of 322,400 residents of the seven towns, thereby improving their well being and facilitating the general socio-economic development of the centres.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Uganda
Ministry of Water & Environment


IATI identifier 46002-P-UG-E00-002
Last Update 05 Dec 2020


Contact Details

Name ASSEFAW Mecuria

Geographic Location

Country Uganda