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Consulting services for the project "Kampala Water - Lake Victoria WatSan" (Package 5b): Accompanying measures for the promotion of improved private hygiene and sanitation and corresponding services in the informal settlements of Kampala

Project details
Donor organisation: 
Water & Sanitation
Project volume: 
2,577,525 €
Value of services: 
1,804,268 €
Start of project: 
January, 2017
End of project: 
January, 2021
Project description: 

National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) as Project Executing Agency (PEA) is undertaking the implementation of the Kampala Water - Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Project (KW-LVWATSAN) with financial support from the German KfW Development Bank (lead financing institution), European Union - Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund (EU-AITF), European Investment Bank (EIB), Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Government of Uganda (GoU). The cooperation of the financing institutions and GoU is called the “Mutual Reliance Initiative (MRI)” and its project management is organised by the KfW Development Bank.

The project is to consider as peer project for developing sustainable mechanisms for improving the water supply and sanitation situation in informal settlements and bears potential for upscaling if successfully implemented. It is expected that at least 400,000 people will receive access to safe drinking water through the project by 2020. The direct beneficiaries for sanitation improvements are expected to be at least 250,000 people at household (domestic) level and additionally 10,000 pupils at schools and 3,200 potential users of public toilets.
Service description: 

Work package 1: Create institutional, regulatory and financial framework for the Sanitation Levy Fund (SLF) and manage SLF

  • Develop and implement appropriate regulations for regulating Kampala’s sanitation sector;
  • Institutional Development at NWSC (National Water and Sewerage Corporation) and KCCA (Kampala Capital City Authority) – the main service providers of Kampala; and
  • Create and implement the Sanitation Levy Fund.

Work package 2: Information, PR and sanitation marketing campaigns

  • Develop information and sanitation marketing strategy for different target groups (households, schools, introduction of SLF);
  • Prepare material and train responsible persons for different campaigns; and
  • Implement sensitisation and hygiene promotion campaigns.

Work package 3: Business development and O&M activities

  • Support introduction of affordable sanitation technologies at constant quality;
  • Assist in introducing UgaVacs and manual emptying tools to small-scale pit-emptiers and to develop their business;
  • Prepare O&M strategies/ plans & implement those into NWSC activities; and
  • Develop supporting mechanisms to assist the establishment of a band of sanitation entrepreneurs through different interventions like business planning, training to be an entrepreneur, procuring work tools (trucks and trailers), and operations and maintenance of prepaid meters.

The main objective of KW-LVWATSAN project is to provide long-term solutions to the water supply challenges in Kampala. The project is comprised of five components. Within the framework of KW-LVWATSAN project implementation, the five different components are being executed in seven packages of which the overall objective of the current package 5 is to improve access to affordable and sustainable water supply and sanitation services to the urban poor population of Kampala.