Dr. William T. Muhairwe did his high school at Ntare School in Western Uganda, before moving to Germany, where he completed his Bachelors, Masters and PhD in business management. After his PhD, he joined a German company, Wacker Chemie GmbH (Ltd), where he worked as a corporate controller.
He returned to Uganda in 1980s, and joined the East African Steel Corporation, which at the time was the biggest steel works in East Africa. After a brief stint with the Uganda Investment Authority, a government agency set up to attract foreign direct investment, he joined the National Water and Sewerage Corporation in 1998.
At the time he joined National Water and Sewerage Corporation, the corporation was losing buckets of money, running a monthly deficit, and bogged down by abysmal service delivery, poor collection and crippling debt.
Over a decade, Muhairwe transformed what was once a loss making operation into one of Africa’s most successful public utilities. In Making Public Enterprises Work – From Despair to Promise: A Turn Around Account, he shares his experience pulling off this remarkable feat.
Sources: National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Various Newspapers
Selected Books by William Muhairwe