ED kisaka, Lord Mayor Lukwago & Mp Ssenyonyi launch sanitation trucks for the Smart City.

Solid waste management: KCCA acquires (10) new garbage trucks, (5) cesspool emptier and (5) tractors.


Kampala capital city Authority (KCCA) has today 31st March 2023,  commissioned 10 new garbage compactor trucks, 5 skip leader trucks, 5 cesspools emptier and 5 tractors as part of the wider effort in solid waste management in the city.

The commissioning event which was held from Katale primary School play ground was attended by lord mayor, the area Mp Hon. Joel Ssenyonyi, Executive Director, Division Mayor, City Ministers, Local leaders and KCCA Technical staff.  

The 3new garbage compactor trucks bring the number to 22, meaning averagely, each of the five divisions of Kampala shall have at least 4 trucks.

While speaking to press ED Kisaka said that Population and economic growth brings about an increase in waste generation. Currently, Kampala generates 2, 500 tones of waste daily.


According to the procurement office, Ed Kisaka says that the Cesspool empties were purchased at  1.4b, Garbage compactor trucks at 3.7b and tractors at 501m which totaled up to approximately 5.5b.


She also revealed KCCA’s Plan on the newly acquired landfill in Dundu Mukono.


“Recently, we aquired 135 acres of land in DUNDU Mukono to setup a waste recycling plant and relieve the Kitezi landfill” – Kisaka .


Kisaka also noted that in collaboration with the ministry of health, a medical waste handling facility is being setup there, occupying 5 of the 135 acres. This facility is now at roofing stage. – she said.

 Open link to watch video:- https://twitter.com/freeman_newsug/status/1641724084177215495?s=20

The grand plan for KCCA at the Dundu recycling and dumping site is to build access roads, fence of site, fence of the site, install utilities, and build office block, waste treatment and at least one working face/landfill call.


KCCA also announces its action plan to have equitable and universal access to safely managed sanitation and hygiene in the city by 2030 through and these include :-

Establishment of robust citywide environmental management coordination, regulation monitoring and pollution management system.


Establish a responsive community based and public health surveillance and education system.


Increase in safely managed municipal waste from 50% to 80% by 2025 and increase in safely managed faecal sludge from 60% to 80% by 2025.


Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago today launching one of new Sanitation trucks 

while launching the  project, the lord mayor, Erias Lukwago said that he was glad that the decision taken by the City Political Leadership to allocate a budget for this particular purpose in order to alleviate the Sanitation challenge has finally bore fruit.

He said that the efforts to sort out the Sanitation challenge is currently not well institutionalized with no funding and heavy reliance on donations and support from individuals like Bill Gates and Bloomberg, whom he often has to go begging for funding as was the case recently in Abidjan.

He called on Central government to walk the talk and provide funding for the City's initiatives, like the commissioning of a new modern dump site at Dundu Mukono and Policy of having at least one garbage truck per Parish to effectively sort out the Sanitation challenge.

The Lord Mayor assured all the Sanitation workers of security of tenure adding that none shall lose their job in implementation of a new Policy to award City cleaning contracts to Community based teams a position that was reiterated by the Executive Director.





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