RAP for Namasale WSS Project Approved by World Bank
Uganda Government secured financing from the International Development Association (The World Bank) to implement the Integrated Water Management and Development Project (IWMDP). The proposed Integrated Water Management and Development Project (IWMDP) is a follow on from the Water Management and Development Project (WMDP) and will be implemented by Ministry of Water and Environment, Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Department (Small Towns and Rural Growth Centres) together with National Water & Sewerage Corporation (large towns). The project will focus on; improving access to water supply and sanitation services in urban, small town and rural areas including refugee hosting communities in the country; improving water resources management; and Institutional strengthening to ensure improved service delivery and sustainable water resources management in Uganda.
The proposed interventions in the IWMDP will contribute to Uganda’s achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), particularly SDG#3 - ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, SDG#4 - ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, and SDG#10 - reducing inequalities within and among countries.
According to the Resettlement Policy Framework, it is proposed that IWMDP activities will be grouped under four components as follows:
- Component 1: Small-town and Rural Water Supply and Sanitation;
- Component 2: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation;
- Component 3: Water resources planning and management and;
- Component 4: Institutional strengthening.
The proposed project will be implementing Component 1; Sub Component 1.1 that includes construction/rehabilitation of the Namungalwe-Kaliro, Kyegegwa-Mpara-Ruyonza and Namasale small towns’ water supply and sanitation systems.
The Ministry of Water & Environment through the Urban Water and Sewerage Department (UWSD) introduced the Water and Sanitation Development Facility (WSDF) initiative as a mechanism to enable the department to address the challenges of provision of water supply and sanitation services in small towns in a more efficient manner. The Urban Water Supply Strategic investment plan (2017) designed by the MWE aims to provide safe and adequate water for 65% of all population in small towns by the year 2015 and for 100% by year 2035 in line with Uganda’s Vision 2040.