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December 2, 2016

Two-week training conducted for South Sudan Urban Water Corporation in water utility management

On 2nd December, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) concluded a 2-week technical training for the members of South Sudan Urban Water Corporation (SSUWC) in Kampala, Uganda and Nairobi, Kenya. A total of 27 officers and technicians of SSUWC participated and studied in 9 fields of water utility management, namely Water Quality Management, Financial Management, Public Awareness Activities, Operation and Maintenance of Distribution Pipeline Network, Non-revenue Water Management and so on.

One of the participants Eng. Lawrence Lopula Muludyang, Director General Planning and Projects expressed his happiness with the resumption of the JICA Project after the July 2016 crisis. He said the project was critical in creating management capacity of the national utility (SSUWC) for it to be able to have skilled staff to manage the operations of the water supply facilities especially under the current difficult economic environment in the country. He stressed that SSUWC Staff needed to have skills to operate the facilities in an efficient manner to maximize water production, increase access to safe water and also generate the needed revenues to continue operation of the water treatment plant.

JICA collaborated with National Water and Sewage Corporation (NWSC) of Uganda, which is in charge of water supply and sewage services in urban areas of Uganda, to jointly conduct the training sessions. NWSC provided some instructors for lectures and an opportunity to use their water supply facilities for the training. The SSUWC participants have gained more practical experience for water supply management by using the water facilities in Uganda. In addition, they also gained peer to peer experience in water utility management from Ugandan counterparts of NWSC.

Based on the result of this training, JICA is planning an additional 1-week training in Uganda, scheduled for January 2017.

PhotoTraining at the National Water and Sewage Corporation of Uganda

PhotoTraining at the National Water and Sewage Corporation of Uganda


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