Need for legislative reforms
Much of Uganda's existing legislation was voided during the
troubled 1970s and early 1980s. The legal basis for proper management of the
country was corrupted by all manner of decrees, dictates and working practices.
Therefore, the arduous task of rebuilding the country's physical
infrastructure was matched by the strenuous job of restoring the framework for
The basis for proper control of the water sector had to be
re-established. New regulations, particularly with regard to the management and
development of water resources needed to be written. The legal basis for new
ownership structures and implementation mechanisms needed to be established.
Without these, and the means of enforcing them, any new funds would face a
familiar route of 'money washing down a