26. Strategic Sector Investment Plan for the Water and Sanitation Sector in Uganda

The overall policy objectives of the Government of Uganda (GoU) for water resources management, domestic water supply, sanitation and water for production have been developed to be fully in line with the Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP 2004). The Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) has the overall responsibility for setting national policies and standards, managing and regulating water resources and determining priorities for water development and management.  It also monitors and evaluates sector development programmes to keep track of their performance, efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery. Within the overall framework of the Constitution of Uganda (1995), the policy framework for the management and development of water resources in Uganda is anchored on two very important documents: The Uganda Water Action Plan (1995) and National Water Policy (1999) which sets out the overall policy framework. A previous study reiterated the need for updating the National Water Policy outlining the emerging issues and dimensions of the sector at the local, regional and international level that justifies the revision and identified the need for amending the various laws and regulations that guide the water sector to take into account the changes and challenges that have emerged since these laws were put in place. (Link)


Government of Uganda Ministry of Water and Environment. 2009. Strategic Sector Investment Plan for the Water and Sanitation Sector in Uganda. 310 p.

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