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Karim ordered to wash city roads

By Vision Reporter

Added 26th July 2005 03:00 AM

KAMPALA City Council (KCC) has ordered city mogul Karim Hirji (left) to wash four city roads that have been covered by dust from his construction site on Shimoni Road adjacent, to the Nile Hotel. The roads are Shimoni, Kintu, Ssezzibwa and Nile Avenue.

KAMPALA City Council (KCC) has ordered city mogul Karim Hirji (left) to wash four city roads that have been covered by dust from his construction site on Shimoni Road adjacent, to the Nile Hotel. The roads are Shimoni, Kintu, Ssezzibwa and Nile Avenue.

By Catherine Ntabadde

KAMPALA City Council (KCC) has ordered city mogul Karim Hirji (left) to wash four city roads that have been covered by dust from his construction site on Shimoni Road adjacent, to the Nile Hotel. The roads are Shimoni, Kintu, Ssezzibwa and Nile Avenue.

The Kampala Town Clerk, James Sseggane, yesterday said Hirji had also been directed to cover trucks that transport soil and fence off the land.

Hirji is supposed to wash the roads whenever they are filled with dust until the excavation is complete. Sseggane said the washing should start by the end of this week.

Hirji recently demolished flats on Shimoni Road and is now excavating the land to build a hotel.

“It is a serious problem. We went there and issued a notice to Karim.

We told him to wash all the nearby roads and to also cover the trucks. The place is all messy,” he said.

Sseggane said if Hirji did not comply, KCC would stop him from excavating the land.

When The New Vision visited the site, the workers referred the reporter to Hirji, who was not available for comment.

Sseggane said several neighbours of the plot, including State House, had been affected and had complained to the City authorities.
He said the surrounding buildings were coated with dust.

Some of the businesses affected by the dust, according to Sseggane, are the Sheraton Hotel, MTN, Crested Towers, Radio Uganda commercial division, Mosa Courts, the Ministry of Finance, Kampala Club and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

“Hirji was saying he could not fence off the land because they are excavating. Wind blows the dust to other areas and we think so many city dwellers and workers are affected,” Sseggane said.

Karim ordered to wash city roads

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