The Police joined forces with KCCA to clean up Nakawa division. PHOTO by Wilfred Sanya

The exercise carried out by senior police officers and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) kicked off in Nakawa division.

KCCA, Executive director, Jennifer Musisi said that the move is aimed at creating awareness among the population in schools and markets.

“This is one of our moves to ensure that the city is clean. We are not doing it today only but we want to encourage our people that they should always keep the area where they operate their businesses clean, “she said.

KCCA announced last year in November that every last Saturday of the month will be set aside for all city dwellers to clean their working environment.

Musisi said it is everybody’s responsible to ensure that Kampala is a clean city.

“We as KCCA have set aside a prize for all the five divisions. We want to encourage our people to continuously clean the city,” she said.

The 2000 Kampala City Council Ordinance states that the owner or occupier of any premises is responsible for the sanitary conditions of these premises.

The Nakawa market vendors however complained that the dumping site is a health hazard.

“We appreciate work done by KCCA and police today, but we want them to get us a better place where we can dump our waste as it accumulates in this place yet we sell perishables,” Mariam Maziri said.

This is the second exercise that the authority has done in a bid to clean Kampala. The exercise  dubbed City Yange, Kuma Bulungi Bwansi  was sponsored by Pioneer Easy Bus, Rwenzori mineral water, Multiplex  and Dyanapharm.

The Mayor of Nakawa Benjamin Kalumba was accompanied by city councilor Anthony Mugume and others.

Kalumba complained of traders who carry leaves and other plantations in the market which he said has led to the increasing garbage in the market.

By Juliet Waiswa, The New Vision

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