In a bid to end the poor garbage disposal in Kampala, the Kampala Capital City Authority KCCA has embarked on a plan to review the laws on garbage disposal to enable the LC1 enforce proper disposal of garbage within the city.
According to the Authority, there has been existing laws that the authority only needs to look into especially in terms of the provisions so as to enhance the LC1 enforce the law on garbage disposal.
This is intended to help empower the LC1 especially the chairpersons handle people who do not dispose of their garbage properly.
The new developments were announced during an inspection and garbage collection exercise in the Kampala neighborhood of Kamowkya when Dorothy Kisaka the Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority revealed that there was need to have a clean city and that this was everyone’s responsibility.
“Kampala should be complete a smart city, this shouldn’t be attached to technology alone but also people responding to the immediate environment,” she said
Adding that, the Authority was committed to delivering services despite the challenges especially with budget cuts.
Kisaka also stressed that the Authority would receive adequate funds if only the government wasn’t short of funds.
“It’s not about the money you receive or the budgets cuts, it’s about how you put to use the money you get and for us, we have always put the little funds we have into good use,” she said
Adding that cleanliness and proper garbage disposal need not a lot of money to do.
kisaka also noted that the Authority was going to focus on covering all the potholes in Kampala and all areas of their jurisdiction and that it was going to be done through information sourced from workers who clean these roads.
Leaders in Kamwokya also called upon the Authority to look into the drainage system as well to avoid floods in the local slums.