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Deputy Vice Chancellor of Ndejje University has applauded the BWS- PLUS project for empowering communities in improving the consumption of quality water. Dr. Frederick Kakembo made the remarks while opening the Ndejje University Stakeholders workshop organized by the Rottenburg University and Water Research and Development Centre at its Luwero-
based Main Campus. Rottenburg University represented by Prof. Dr. Mathias Friedle and Dr. Rainer Kirchhof, donated a 12m/-
at the workshop a Multi – Meter machine for testing the water acidity, dissolved oxygen and water conductivity to the University towards reinforcing the Centre’s state –of-the art laboratory equipment.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor reiterated provision of safe drinking water as one of the biggest challenges
facing grassroot communities in Uganda. “We appreciate the approach that this 3-year project has adopted in empowering communities to be in position to distinguish between safe and unsafe water and also take steps in improving its quality,” he
The stakeholders workshop brainstormed on Challenges in water supply: Problems areas and solutionsfor a sustainable and safe drinking water supply in their project areas of operation. The stakeholders In attendance included National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Busoga Trust, Luwero District, CHILD Uganda and Water Aid. They made Presentations about contamination of water sources and their surrounding and later proposed remedies to improve the quality of water towards the health of the communities. The stakeholders were also excited about the presentation by Mr. Patrick Mulindwa on the water labaratory testing services readily available at Ndejje University Water Research and Development Centre that meets the Uganda National Bureau of Standards potable water standards.
He told the workshop about Centre’s advanced plans of getting UNBS certification to start offering testing services. Mulindwa challenged organizations to utilize the available opportunities once the operation is approved . BWS- PLUS (Baden-Wurttemberg Stiftung) is a German based program that supports innovative joint projects between universities from Baden-Wurttemberg and Ndejje University in particular. The partnership kicked off in 2018