Racheal Kiconco Mbabazi is set to head the Board of Directors National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) for three years.
This after Cabinet approved the appointment of four new members of the board. These include Kiconco and members Sarah Onyiru, George Runge Muzungyo and Rtd. Col Stephen Mwesigye Basaliza.
Kiconco is the eldest daughter of former Premier, Amama Mbabazi and replaces Dr Christopher Ebal, who has held two terms since 2013.
She was regarded as a key person in his 2016 presidential bid where stood as an Independent and bagged 132,574 votes, ending in third position among the eight contenders.
She was married to Patrick Kateihwaho for over 10 years and together have three children.
Their marriage ended in court after a protracted court battle in which she accused Kateihwaho of domestic violence.
Racheal claims she left her marital home for the protection of her children.
However is believed that the decision by Amama Mbabazi to run against President Museveni is the reason for their split as Racheal insisted on standing by her father and Patrick chose the President.
This did not stop her from trying to reach out to the President, whom she fondly calls ‘Uncle’ in the hope that she reconciles him and her father.
Now she will try to achieve part of NWSC’s five-year strategic direction which is ‘to deliver 100 percent coverage in service areas by 2020.’
In the last three years, NWSC has extended its service coverage from 23 to 162 towns, production increased from 87 million to 104 million cubic metres and new connections have jumped from 317, 000 to 458,000.
There are also significant achievements in completion of major projects such as the expansion of Ggaba water treatment complex.
The utility’s revenue collections have surged from Shs170 billion to Shs 221 billion and geographical pipe network expansion has gone from 90 to 1,000 kilometres per year.
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