Currently, abandoned landfills are a common sight along Duka road, Ojio road, Adumi road, and Lemerijoa road among others in Central Division. Also, areas around Arua Main market and Ediofe junction road have continued to harbor huge filthy heaps of poorly disposed of garbage.
disposal is posing a health threat to residents in Arua City. Households are
using the cover of darkness to dump filth on the streets and into the drainage
Currently, abandoned landfills are a common sight along Duka road, Ojio road,
Adumi road, Lemerijoa road among others in Central Division. Also, areas around
Arua Main market, and Ediofe junction road has continued to harbor huge filthy
heaps of poorly disposed of garbage.
Many of the roadside litter bins that were installed under the World
Bank-funded Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID)
project have been abandoned, while others have been turned into dumping sites
and others are overflowing with heaps of uncollected garbage.
Sandra Mariam, a mobile money operator in Arua city says that garbage
management has continued to compromise public health and requires the new
leaders to intervene.
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Gertrude Abiria, a resident of Arua says that she was diagnosed with cough
following the short-term exposure to garbage emissions from the garbage.
Gard Ejiku, a trader in Arua along Duka road the uncollected garbage often scares
away his customers from buying items.
Jackson Dratibi, the Central Division Deputy Mayor told URN admits that
the management of garbage has become challenging. He explains that the garbage is
normally dumped at night by residents.
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Rasul Osuga the councilor representing Awindiri ward to the central
division council has blamed the challenge on a lack of funds and the inadequate
number of garbage skips.
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Apangu, Arua City Principal health officer says they have embarked on drafting
a bylaw as one of the measures to address garbage management gaps in the city.
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Arua City Council Health Department released a report indicating that only 10 percent of the more than 120 tons of solid waste produced daily is collected
and properly disposed of.