These companies were first contracted in 2016 and were allocated areas to operate while KCCA would collect garbage in public places like markets, hospitals and schools and residents know for low Income earners for instance, Kaleerwe, Kamwokya and Mulago.
One of the group members Wyclef Waako, explains that their innovation was inspired by the tones of plastic waste in the district, and the need for a possible solution to the problem. Waako is a graduate of Conservation Biology from Makerere University.
The abattoir employs 56 butchers who have scaled down on the number of slaughtered cows due to poor hygiene. According to the butchers, the number of livestock slaughtered at the abattoir has reduced from 10 to 5 daily.
The residents on Tuesday Morning blocked the street for several hours paralyzing transport and Business accusing the Municipal and Kahoora Division Authorities for allegedly abandoning the Garbage near their Business premises. They burnt car tyres in the middle of the road blocking vehicles from accessing the road.
Sadick Mackdard, a produce dealer says Mugabi street has become one of the Garbage dumping sites in the town. He accuses both the municipal and Kahoora division Authorities of abandoning heaps of garbage along the street, a thing that has compromised sanitation.
Julius Kwikiriza, a businessman in Ibanda municipality says the authorities are just buying time. According to Kwikiriza, the municipality should have planned for alternative options of waste collection instead of relying on one truck.
Patrick Kajumba, the Kaberebere town council LC III, says their biggest challenge is the absence of a dumping site. Kajumba says they had identified a piece of land valued at Shillings 100 million but they failed to raise money to buy it prompting the owner to find other buyers.