Kisoro resident moves to sue NWSC over variance in Gishengera water scheme compensation

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NEWS- The former Municipal Councillor for Gishengera ward, Northern division in Kisoro Municipality, Sunday Andrew has threatened to sue National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) for not being transparent in its compensation processes to Gishengera residents for a community land where they established a water reservoir tank.

According to Sunday, in 2020, Gishengera residents agreed to offer their land to National Water and Sewerage Corporation to construct a reservoir tank and the Corporation in turn was supposed to support some community projects and also pay some amount of money that he did not specify.

Sunday says that in the financial year 2021/22, National water constructed the reservoir before revealing the amount of money it was supposed to pay and what it had actually paid. He added that he has written a letter of complaint to the Corporation’s managing director because he is concerned as a patriotic resident of the area.

CUE IN…………SUNDAY ON SCIENCE

He vowed to take other necessary legal measures once he does not get satisfactory response. He adds that both the local and Municipal leadership as well as the area NWSC branch manager declined to explain to him what is on the ground yet he keeps getting rumours that a section of residents shared Ugx 8 million as compensation fee.

CUE IN…………….ANDREW ON CORRUPTION

Speaking to www.theinformerug.com, the National Water and Sewerage corporation Kisoro area, Ariho Peter said that Gishengera residents willingly offered to them land so that they would also access clean and safe water and that NWSC paid them Ugx 15 million as compensation because the land was being used as a community meeting place.

CUE IN……………..ARIHO ON NEED ENG/RR

Meanwhile, the Northern Division Chairman Niyonzima Michael Bazamaza said that Sunday Andrew is sabotaging developments in the area asserting that residents have also written to National Water and Sewerage Corporation denouncing his complaints.

Bazamaza added that area leadership has received all benefits of giving land to the Corporation including the Ugx 15 million that has been invested in the community SACCO.

CUE IN……………….MICHAEL ON SUNDAY