Uganda - Implementation of Integrated Project of Water Supply and Sanitation Services for the urban poor in Kagugube Parish, Kampala

Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Dec 2006
Signature Date 31 Jan 2007
Planned Completion Date 28 Feb 2010
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2010
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Water Supply & Sanitation
DAC Sector Code 14010
Commitment U.A 704,262.55
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Uganda’s National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) received a €800,000 grant to undertake an integrated project of water and sanitation services to the mainly low-income community of Kagugube Parish, Kampala. The project is to contribute to poverty reduction and improve health outcomes. It also seeks to capture and shared lessons learned in the delivery of services to the urban poor, a major concern in Africa’s ever increasing slums created by rapid urbanisation.

Project Objectives

This project will pilot and address the following issues: (i) Establish sanitation services tailored to the needs of the urban poor in the low-income community, with a special focus on excreta management at both household and communal levels. Ecological Sanitation, a concept where the nutrients in human excreta are sanitized and safely reused as biological fertilizer will be promoted. (ii) Strengthen of the Urban ProPoor Unit (UPPU) charged with developing pro-poor infrastructure and operational mechanisms, as introduced under the ongoing Kisenyi and Ndeeba NWSC urban poor project. (iii) Ensure access to water for the urban poor at the official NWSC tariff – by installing and piloting pre-paid standpipes (PPSPs). (vi) Design the water supply network and replace “spaghetti lines” (in Kivulu area) which are of doubtful construction and material quality, leaking and leading to water losses and water quality deterioration. (v) Target the altered water supply demand pattern in Kagugube and Kitamanyangamba areas (newly constructed hostels) and the resulting effluent from septic tanks.


The residents of Kagugube Parish will be the direct beneficiaries of the project. They will be involved right from the design phase up to operation. Its population is about 13,750 residents.

Participating Organization

AfricaWater Facility Fund
National Water and Sewerage Corporation NWSC


IATI identifier 46002-P-UG-E00-006
Other IATI identifier CA-3-A032232003
Last Update 04 Dec 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Uganda
Coordinates Location Name
0.324329 32.5677 Kagugube