Sylivia Nalumaga, the Hoima City Deputy Mayor says that they have earmarked Shillings 700 million under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructural Development-USMID program to fix all the anomalies at the garbage recycling plant so that it can become operational.
Hoima City authorities have earmarked Shillings 700 million
to revamp the defunct garbage recycling plant in Kibati cell in Hoima East City Division. Built-in 2012, with
funding from the World Bank and National Environment Management Authority-NEMA,
the 2.5 billion Shillings garbage recycling plant has
been lying idle.
Apart from aiding effective garbage management, the plant was also
supposed to support agriculture by providing compost manure for use by farmers.
The facility which sits on three acres of land has a capacity of processing 70 tons of garbage
daily. Apparently, the plant lacks electricity and running water to support
its operations. Fire gutted part of the facility in 2018 thereby affecting its
Now, Sylivia Nalumaga, the Hoima City Deputy Mayor says that they have earmarked Shillings 700 million
under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructural Development-USMID program
to fix all the anomalies at the garbage recycling plant so that it can become
//cue in;”Kibati hali tuteka…
Cue out:…Niki genda kuhikira,”//
Edward Isingoma, the Speaker Hoima City Council, says that there is need for the authorities to embark on massive sensitization of
the city dwellers on proper garbage disposal since most of them act irresponsibly.
//cue in;”Tutekeho enkora na…
Cue out:…Kuyiyaho mugaso gwaitu.”//
Residents near the dormant garbage recycling plant have for long raised the red flag arguing that they are
likely to contract diseases resulting from poor waste management. Rogers Arikanjelo, a resident of Kibati cell where the facility is
situated, says that the lives of the communities living near the plant is at stake since the non-functional waste
management plant emits a foul stench, which pollutes the entire area and makes it non-conducive for human
Hoima East division, which comprises the central business area, is the biggest
generator of solid waste in Hoima city. Some of the key waste generators include the abattoir, the central
market, restaurants, hotels, schools, factories and other processing units in
Kiryatete industrial area.
According to statistics obtained from the City authorities, solid waste
generation rate was 150 to 200 tons per day in 2016. A total of 34.6 per cent of the waste generated at
household-level was food waste, about 26.8 per cent was plastic, paper and
cardboard made up about 23.9 per cent while the proportion of textiles in the
waste was estimated at 7.8 per cent. Glass contributed to 5.0 per cent, metal and electronics waste portioned
to 1.7 per cent and 0.2 per cent respectively.