Poor waste disposal irks market vendors

By Vision Reporter

KALERWE Market vendors on Gayaza road have expressed dissatisfaction over the poor garbage management in Kawempe Division.

By Vision Reporter

KALERWE Market vendors on Gayaza road have expressed dissatisfaction over the poor garbage management in Kawempe Division.

During a recent sanitation tour, residents continually yelled complaints to the division leaders, including the sub-county chairman, Haji Nasser Kibirige Takuba, about floods caused by stagnant garbage in drainage channels.

“The water has turned into a breeding ground for mosquitoes,” said David Nkubuge, a market vendor.

“The channel was last cleared in October 2008. The division officers wait for a year to unblock the channel after our health has been endangered,” he added.

Takuba said: “This is an appaling situation which we have to solve with the technical team in-charge of sanitation and drainage management.”
He added: “This is a wetland. If KCC is to go by the National Environment Management Authority’s regulations, over 50,000 people would be homeless.”

Poor waste disposal irks market vendors