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Manage garbage to prevent cholera - KCCA

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th September 2014 05:23 PM

City dwellers have been asked to keep their environment clean to avoid cholera outbreak.

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City dwellers have been asked to keep their environment clean to avoid cholera outbreak.

By Francis Emorut                                        

City dwellers have been asked to keep their environment clean to avoid cholera outbreak.


The call was made by the acting town clerk central division, Catherine Musingwiire.

“We want city residents to take responsibility of managing disposal of their own garbage,” Musingwiire said.

“As Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), we encourage people to be in charge of personal garbage.”

Musingwiire was briefing New Vision during the cleaning exercise of Mengo Kisenyi II parish in Kampala.

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Bags of maize being loaded on a truck in a filthy area of Kisenyi II parish in Rubaga division. PHOTO/ Francis Emorut

 

As she said this, traders were loading bags of maize in a filthy environment as the sugarcane seller also conducted business in unhygienic place.

The acting town clerk implored those who are in position to hire a private garbage collector to do so while the agency will collect for the poor city dwellers at the skips.

“KCCA will collect for the poor but those who are able to pay can hire a private collector,” she said.

“There has been a contention that KCCA should collect the garbage but it’s the onus of private individuals to manage their garbage.” 

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The state minister for community development in Buganda Kingdom, Maria Mayanja (right) and the acting town clerk of Central division, Catherine Musingwiire during the cleaning exercise at Mengo Kisenyi II in Kampala. PHOTO/ Francis Emorut

 

The acting town clerk was backed by the state minister of community development in Buganda Kingdom ,Maria Mayanja who said it was a responsibility of city residents to keep the environment they live in clean.

She appealed to the youth to take up voluntary work of cleaning places they dwell in.

The cleaning exercise was organized by the Muslim Centre for Justice and Law aimed at motivating the youth to do voluntary work to mark the global youth service Day recently.

According to Jaffer Seganda, the executive director of Muslim Centre for Justice and Law, this was the 4th annual multi-faith youth day of service that brings together youth from different demolitions.

The exercise was held under the theme” Promising practice empowering and engaging youth for multi-religious world.”

The cleaning exercise was marred by congestion of the area as traders went about doing their business making it hard for cleaners to clean the area.

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The Muslim youth sweeping Kafumbe Mukasa Road  during the cleaning exercise at Mengo Kisenyi II in Kampala. PHOTO/ Francis Emorut

 

At some point the Police had to intervene to create space as they oversaw the exercise.

Attempts to close Kafumbe Mukasa Road were futile as traders crisp crossed the road with their merchandise and bumping on cleaners.

The LC2 chairperson of Mengo Kisenyi II parish, Mariam Kaggwa welcomed the initiative of cleaning her area and urged the community to continue cleaning the area weekly.
 

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A dilapidated restaurant with food being cooked outside in Kensyi II parish in Rubaga division. PHOTO/ Francis Emorut

 

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