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Garbage Collection Company Accused of Poor Waste Disposal

Several residents in areas along Kiteezi – Kabaga road have raised concerns about the trucks which dump garbage along the roads and near their homes. The most affected villages include Nameere, Kizingiza, Lusanja, Kiteezi, Kabaga and Kabwoko.
Garbage dumped at Kaweesi drive in Kabwoko village

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Homeklin Services, a waste collection company has been accused of dumping of garbage along the roads in Wakiso District.

Several residents in areas along Kiteezi – Kabaga road have raised concerns about the trucks which dump garbage along the roads and near their homes. The most affected villages include Nameere, Kizingiza, Lusanja, Kiteezi, Kabaga and Kabwoko.

Samuel Kibuuka, the LCI Chairperson Kabuwoko Village in Kiteezi says on several occasions garbage has fallen off the trucks in his village. He says the most commonly affected roads include Kaweesi drive, Senabulya close, Kabuwoko lane, Lusanja and Kizingiza roads.

Solomon Kaweesi, a resident of Kabaga village says that the trucks dumped garbage near his home under the cover of darkness.  He says that the garbage has caused a heavy stench near his home.

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Paul Senabulya, a resident of Lusanja village wonders why the authorities have remained silent on the matter. He says that the garbage has been building each day, but none of the officials seems bothered.



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Daniel Muhumuza Nuwabine, the Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) spokesperson says the guidelines for garbage collection and transportation is in line with the KCCA public health Act which is clear to the truck drivers.

According to Nuwabine, garbage is collected from the community is supposed to be dumped at Kiteezi landfill for sorting and treatment. He says Homeklin services will be investigated and dealt with by the law and contract signed with KCCA. 

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Isaac Katureebe, the Homeklin Services Managing Director says some of the drivers have a tendency of not dumping garbage at the landfill but prefer dumping it along the roads.

He says that some of their drivers have faced disciplinary action for dumping garbage along the roads. 

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Homeklin Services has close to 50 garbage trucks traversing Kampala and Wakiso districts to collect garbage. It has been engaged in the business of solid waste management since 2001. Homeklin was the first company to pilot privatization of waste management in Makindye Division under Kampala City Council (KCCA). 

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