Poor waste management is a leading cause of to spread of diseases such as cholera and others which are costing lives and stressing the government budget under the MoLG.
Due to the worrying state of Igayaza T/C in Kakumiro district as a result of the stressed budget to collect waste, the ONC coordinators led by Mr Ninsaba Ndiozemi mobilized the area residents, politicians, and the RDC to engage in community cleaning. With support from the citizens, the activity was conducted after which the area leaders informed the community about the government programs of PDM, Emyooga, UWEP, and other empowerment opportunities to alleviate people’s poverty.
The RDC Mr Matova David praised the ONC coordinators for taking responsibility as a youth to engage the community in self-empowerment activities of a kind. He said that “Much of the expenses in the household are on health due to poor hygiene.” He tasked the residents to have waste disposal pits to avoid waste disposal in trenches and non-gazetted areas by the T/C authorities, and assured arrests for those mismanaging waste.
Mr Ninsaba Ndiozemi informed the audience about the Sanitation being a core of the five NRM promises to secure lives for Ugandans. He continued to inform the audience about the opportunities in the PDM, Emyooga funds that are objected to transforming Ugandans into money.
He further asked the citizens to take a frontline in fighting corruption in the T/C by directly being involved in the supervision of public service.
Reported by; ONC Online Media.