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Residents Neighboring Kiteezi Landfill Decry Flooding

Yokaana Kabunga, a resident of Kabuwoko village says the flooding stems from the garbage that has extended to people’s property.
House flooded with water near Kiteezi landfill

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At least 50 structures near Kiteezi landfill have been submerged by flooding.

The affected structure include residential and commercial houses, kraals, resting shades and garbage sorting pavements constructed between 2013 and 2020.

Yokaana Kabunga, a resident of Kabuwoko village says the flooding stems from the garbage that has extended to people’s property.

He says residents bought the land more than 20 years ago but the increasing garbage has now encroached on their property leading to flooding.

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Stephen Kalyemenya, the Chairman Kiteezi Salvagers Community group, says one in 10 of all structures constructed near the landfill since 2013 stand a high risk of flooding.

He says this exposes tens of hundreds of people in greater danger in case of heavy rains. 

According to Tony Kyimba Sempebwa, LC III Chairman Kasangati town council in Wakiso district, says the number of structures built in these high-risk areas standing about five 5 meters from the landfill has more than doubled in recent years. 

He says more than 500 new at-risk structures mostly homes have been built since 2013.

Godfrey Semmambo, Chairman Kiteezi village says several residents have been affected with toilets and houses filled with water while some have lost business.

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Daniel Muhumuza NuweAbine, the KCCA spokesperson says the affected people are illegally encroaching on landfill land and should vacate before the strong hand of the law catches up with them.

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Seated on 36 acres of land, Kiteezi receives about 1,200 tons of waste every day. This is about half the waste generated in Kampala and some parts of Wakiso.

About 15,000 people residing in six villages surrounding the landfill namely Lusanja, Kiteezi, Bumbu, Kabwoko, Kyambogo, Kitetika and Mpererwe have been affected by the dumpsite.  

 The most affected are Lusanja, Kiteezi, Bumbu and Kabwoko.  

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