By Prosy S Will
Updated at 17:02 GMT on Sunday 28th March 21
Kampala Capital City Authority – KCCA, Executive Director Ms Dorothy Kisaka, has earlier today (Sunday 28th March 2021) launched Operation Kampala Smart City. Addressing journalists alongside local leaders in Kisenyi 1, Kisaka said the move is aimed at increasing garbage collection in the city. “ Am happy to announce that we been authorised by security to resume collecting and transporting garbage in the night.”
She noted, it is crucial to keep the city qclean and as an institution they want the public to join hands. Kisaka added that KCCA will be moving in other parishes on a weekly basis to promote this campaign.
KCCA has established a toll-free line which the public can call or send a photo on whatsapp to report delayed garbage in communities.
In an exclusive interview with HICGI News Agency, Nabugabo Updeal Joint Venture (company contracted to collect garbage) spokesperson said many city dwellers keep waste around them with no money to pay for it to be taken away due to financial constraints causes by covid 19. The PR noted that they have been joined with KCCA to look into the matter.
He also disclosed that the company has purchased new machines to support their work.
Members of the public who spoke to HICGI News Agency welcomed the launch of operation Kampala Smart City.
Ms Susan Kushaba speaking to journalists said the situation is calm in St Balikuddembe Market following new leadership from long-serving Kayongo Godfrey Nkajja. She called upon the vendors to leave the streets and return to the market.
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