Dr. Mugisha Re-Elected AFWASA President
The Managing Director of Uganda's National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) Dr Silver Mugisha has been re-elected as African Water Association President and the East African country’s capital, Kampala, has been voted to host the next AFWA Congress and Exhibition which is scheduled for February 2025.
This comes after Dr Mugisha completed his maiden two-year term, from 2020 to 2023.
He said the reelection is a vote of confidence in Uganda's utility management practices.
"For many who might not be aware, NWSC Uganda is one of the most respected utilities in the world. The position will allow us to share and learn best practices from other utility members," he said.
He added, "The position will better position Uganda to lobby for new technologies and next generation water and sanitation practices to bolster water and sewerage services delivery in Uganda."
He will lead the association, which has over 100 utility member organisations from over 50 countries across Africa, from 2023 to 2025.
AFWA, to which Malawi is a member, was established in 1980 with the aim of helping African water utility managers to pool their human, technic and financial resources together and optimize the training of men and women in the sector to create synergy around the search for solutions to improve access to safe drinking water in Africa.