On Tuesday evening, Gulu City Council received four brand new skip loader trucks worth 1.8 billion shillings donated by Kreditanstalt fur Wielderaufbau –KFW, a German agency with funding from GIZ under the Integrated Program to Improve the Living Conditions in Gulu.
Gulu City Council is currently failing to collect and dispose of
90 tons of solid waste generated daily.
According to information from Gulu City Council Health Inspector’s Office, Gulu
City collects only 40 tons out of 130 tons of solid waste daily, leaving piles
of 90 tons which puts the general public at risk of contracting disease caused
by poor hygiene.
Alfred Okwonga, the Gulu City Mayor says that the inability to collect all the
130 tons of waste generated is due to the lack of garbage skips and trucks.
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On Tuesday evening, Gulu City Council received four brand new skip
loader trucks worth 1.8 billion shillings donated by Kreditanstalt fur
Wielderaufbau –KFW, a German agency with funding from GIZ under the Integrated
Program to Improve the Living Conditions in Gulu.
According to Okwonga, the four skip loader trucks shall supplement the two
existing loaders which are in a poor state. He says that the City will now be
in a position to distribute the 58 new garbage skips to the different garbage
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He added that the four trucks shall be distributed to Pece –Laroo
and Bardege –Layibi Divisions and that it is the Divisions to fuel the trucks
as the City shall handle the maintenance in case of breakdown.
Lumumba Oola, the Bardege –Layibi Division in Gulu City says the trucks will
enable them to collect garbage that normally piles at Library and Kanyagoga
Parishes, as well as Lacor Trading Center.
Oola says they will now be able to achieve their goal of making Gulu City the
cleanest city in the Country.
Margaret Adoch, a vendor and the Chairperson of Olayoilong Market in Gulu City
says garbage collection at the market is irregular. She says Gulu City is
currently collecting garbage at the market twice a week instead of daily.