Patrick Oola Lumumba Mayor of West Division says they have hired two trucks to undertake massive rubbish collection especially around Kabedopong Market, Kaunda Ground, Gulu Modern Market and Lacor Complex Market.
Julius Kwikiriza, a businessman in Ibanda municipality says the authorities are just buying time. According to Kwikiriza, the municipality should have planned for alternative options of waste collection instead of relying on one truck.
Dr. Najib Lukooya, the KCCA Environment manager, says they came up with the Kampala Green Industry Campaign after realising their attempts to enforce compliance with the best industrial practices has not yielded sufficient results. He believes partnerships and compliance assistance can go a long way to encourage efficiency.
Henry Mugimba, the Chairman Jinja Central Market, says residents and traders in Jinja central division find it hard to concentrate on their work because of the foul smell from waste emissions from factories.
Currently because of the smell, at least 5000 residents cannot stay in their houses, eat food, go to their gardens and after it has rained waste from the dumping sites flows to the nearby wells, contaminating water that the people in the village use domestically.
A multi-billion shillings solid waste management project for Gulu district has stalled. The World Bank had in 2010 given Gulu 1.4 billion shillings to construct a solid waste decomposing plant to recycle about 70 tonnes of garbage daily.