Kampala – As geographies are increasingly getting connected to the global economy via Information and Communications Technology (ICT), several opportunities have been presented to the tech-savvy.
The increased use of smartphones accelerated by the affordability of broadband has thus upped creativity amongst companies. This online revolution that has swept across the globe has not spared Uganda’s government corporations.
Uganda’s National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) is the latest entity to introduce a convenient option for its customers. The corporation has introduced a mobile app that allows customers to do virtually everything; from checking their account balances to generating mini statements to making payments for water bills as well as making and receiving queries!
To give the app a national outlook, the NWSC Mobile App displays content in select local languages such as Luo, Ateso, Luganda, and Runyankole in addition to the default English content display.
To download the app on your smartphone;
- Visit the App Store or Google Play
- Search for ‘NWSC Mobile’
- Click on the icon to start download
- Login requires your username and password, which will then be sent to your personal email or mobile number
A confirmation message will then be displayed to the user to confirm successful registration.
Time and again, it has exhaustively been emphasized that ICT is the single biggest tool that will drive economic development world over; impacting society at the micro and macro levels. ICT can equip us with solutions to our greatest social, economic, and environmental challenges.
National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC), Uganda – is a public utility that is 100% owned by the government of Uganda and provides water and sewerage services in urban centers across the country on a commercial and financially viable basis. As of March 2016, the Corporation operated within 149 urban centers with an estimated population of over 7 million people. The number of towns is envisaged to grow as the corporation continues to pursue increased geographical expansion in order to deliver water for all.