Total, NWSC Partner To Launch 20th African Water Association Congress

Total Uganda and National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) have launched their partnership in hosting the 20th African Water Association (AfWA) Congress and Exhibition at the Total Head Office on plot 4 8th street.

The bi-annual Congress held by the African Water Association as part of a mechanism to enhance exchange of ideas and seek for innovative solutions related to the water and sanitation sector.

The Congress is organised by AfWA in collaboration with the Ministry of Water and Environment and National Water and Sewerage Corporation on behalf of the Government of Uganda.

The AfWA Congress which will be officiated over by the President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, will focus on the new breakthrough solutions and innovations to address the current water and sanitation challenges in Africa.

It will be held at the Kampala Serena Hotel from 24th -27th February under the theme; “Breaking New Grounds to Accelerate Access to Water and Sanitation for all in Africa”.

Total Uganda has contributed €25,000 towards the activities and preparations of the AfWA Confress and will be hosting various activities (networking, exhibitions, CEO Forum, a technical tour and a football match) for over 2,000 delegates and exhibitors.

Speaking during the launch, Mr Obi IMEMBA, Total Uganda’s Managing Director said; "The importance of water and sanitation cannot be overemphasized. Total Uganda is guided by its goals to improve water and sanitation as a top priority in the communities we operate in.

Our partnership with NWSC shows our commitment to enhance the lives of people in our communities and ensure sustainable development. One of our main key focus areas is environmental sustainability and we believe that through our efforts, we can turn water and sanitation into a critical line of defence against climate change."

Dr. Silver Mugisha, the Managing Director of NWSC said; “This partnership with Total goes to show that the concern in ensuring that there’s clean safe water for all is not only a government concern but that shared by the private sector too. This makes the drive to achieve the sustainable development goals come 2030 even more attainable.”

In the past, Total Uganda has been at the forefront of promoting health and sanitation in its areas of operation with donations to boost the fight against Cholera in Hoima and Buliisa, aiding community health through donations of garbage bunkers and bins to Pakwach and Anaka towns and the rehabilitation of sanitary blocks destroyed by a storm at Kirama primary school in Buliisa district.

Total, UPDF To Build Classroom Block At Namagera Cu Primary School

Total Uganda and Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) raised Shs30m towards the construction of a classroom block at Namagera Church of Uganda Primary School in Nakaseke, Wakiso District.

The school was constructed in 1980 and currently has a capacity of 290 pupils. A visit by Total Uganda’s staff to the school revealed that the poor infrastructure (classrooms), limited sanitary facilities and lack of accommodation for teachers were among the issues affecting the school’s academic performance.

Total Uganda’s Managing Director, Obi IMEMBA handed over the cheque to General David Muhoozi, the Chief of Defense Forces (CDF), at a ceremony held at the UPDF headquarters in Mbuya.

During the cheque handover, Mr. IMEMBA reiterated Total Uganda’s commitment to the communities it operates in and commended the UPDF for its Tarehe Sita activities.

“Education is an investment that is why we also need to invest in proper infrastructure to provide a conducive learning environment for pupils. Total Uganda believes in quality education being one the most important growth drivers for the social–economic development of Uganda. Investing in education should be a top priority for everyone in the community,” IMEMBA remarked.

The Chief of Defense Forces, General David Muhoozi expressed his gratitude towards Total Uganda’s contribution and pledged to continue working with them to help various communities.

“As part of our 39th Tarehe Sita celebrations, which we held in Nakaseke, we identified Namagere Church of Uganda Primary School as one that needed help. Through our very good relationship we enjoy with Total Uganda, we reached out to them to offer any support possible. We are thankful that they were willing and have gone ahead to fulfil their promise. The classroom block will be built by the UPDF Engineering brigade,” General Muhoozi said.

The headmaster of Namagere Church of Uganda Primary School expressed his gratitude at Total Uganda and the UPDF’s generosity towards the school.

“We are indeed indebted to Total Uganda and the UPDF for the additional classroom block. The obligation is on us to repay your efforts by excelling. We are going to work hard to be among the top schools in this community,” he said.

Total Uganda is committed to ensuring access to quality education for all children, in particular the underprivileged ones from disadvantaged and marginalized communities, so as to realize immense significance for overall development of the country.

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