KAARO KARUNGI | KAMPALA – Kampala Capital City Authority is to fine shs2 million from the general public found littering the city.
Speaking to the media earlier today, the minister for Kampala metropolitan affairs, Betty Amongi noted that as far as the authority has put in much efforts to clean the city, there are individuals who deliberately want to see a dirty Kampala.
She said that with the new physical planning Act, anyone caught littering garbage in the city will have to pay shs 2M or be imprisoned.
Minister Amongi said that besides paying taxes, the citizens have a duty to refrain from littering and dumping empty mineral water bottles, plastics, kaveera or even garbage on city streets.
Minister Amongi who was flanked by KCCA Senior Public Relations Officer, Daniel Muhumuza Nuwabine, asserted that poor solid management by individuals in Kampala who just dump trash anywhere was greatly contributing to the deterioration of the city’s roads and drainage channels which get frequently blocked.
She said that the blockage of drainage culminates into the flooding problems fatally afflicting the poor in low lying neighborhoods like Bwaise, Kawempe, Kyambogo, Shoprite, Lugogo bypass areas, Cape Munyonyo, Natete, Bunga and Gaba where quite often, property and human life is lost each time the floods strike.
Meanwhile Amongi added that even wetland encroachers will be dealt with.