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.
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
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