By Sophan Niwamanya
The former municipal Councillor for Gishengera ward, Northern division in Kisoro Municipality, Sunday Andrew has threatened to sue the national water and sewerage corporation (NWSC) for not being transparent in its compensation processes to Gishengera residents for a community land where NWSC established a water reservoir tank.
According to Sunday Andrew, In 2020 Gishengera residents agreed to offer their land to the national water and sewerage corporation to construct a reservoir tank. He added that NWSC was in turn to support some community projects and also pay some amount of money that he did not specify.
Sunday says that in the financial year 2021/22 National water constructed the reservoir before revealing the amount of money it was to pay and what it had actually paid. He added that he has written a letter of complaint to the managing director national water and sewerage corporation because he is concerned as a patriotic resident of the area.
He vowed to take other necessary legal measures once he does not get satisfactory information. He says that both the local leadership, municipal leadership, and the manager national water Kisoro area have all declined to explain to him what is on the ground yet he keeps getting rumors that a section of residents shared 8 million shillings as compensation fees.
Speaking to the voice of Muhabura, the National Water and Sewerage Corporation Kisoro area, Ariho Peter said that Gishengera residents willingly offered land to the national water so that they would also access clean water. He noted that NWSC paid them 15 million shillings as compensation because the land was being used as the community meeting place.
Meanwhile, the Northern Division Chairman Niyonzima Michael Bazamaza said that Sunday Andrew is sabotaging developments in the area. He revealed that residents have also written to national water denouncing his complaints.
Bazamaza added that area leadership has received all benefits of giving land to national water including the 15 million shillings that have been invested in the community SACCO.