According to the Kampala City Council Authority report of 2019 more than 60 % of natural trees in Kampala have been cleared in 10 years, due to infrastructure developments. This can be restored by making, implementation and enforcement of new ordinances.
Kampala district registrar and returning officer Frederick Muwaya says there are 36 contenders for division lord mayors, and 484 for Kampala Capital City Authority councilors and 2,904 for division councilors.
The most affected areas are Nakasero, Kisekka and St Balikuddembe markets, Usafi, New taxi Parks, Namayiba Bus Terminal and Mengo Kisenyi. More Arcades have also been closed and people ordered to go back home as the army and police patrol the roads.
Several residents in areas along Kiteezi – Kabaga road have raised concerns about the trucks which dump garbage along the roads and near their homes. The most affected villages include Nameere, Kizingiza, Lusanja, Kiteezi, Kabaga and Kabwoko.
Asuman Kaaya the Secretary of Luweero Town Council Taxi Management Association says that there are over 260 taxis operating from Luweero to Kampala city but none have acquired route charts to ply on the road.
Dr. Daniel Okello, the Acting Director of Public Health and Environment at Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) said at 162 µg/m3 currently Kampala is unsafe since the World Health recommendation of air quality is 25 µg/m3.
Another affected resident Martin Kamugisha told the commission that he became homeless after losing 64 acres of his land to Tibelonda. He says that his resistance against the evicted was thwarted when he was charged with Criminal Trespass, convicted and jailed until he paid a sum of 4.2 million Shillings as a fine to regain his freedom.
According to the 2017 Annual Crime and Road Safety Report, pedestrians were the biggest victims of road accidents. At least 1,319 out of the 3,500 people killed in road accidents last year were pedestrians while 2,135 of the 10,420 injured persons were pedestrians. Drunkards, minors and school going children being the most affected.
The development comes amid controversy over the eviction of vendors from the street of Kampala. Last week, the minister in Charge of Kampala Beti Olive Kamya announced that vendors would be evicted with immediate effect, as part of the efforts to restore trade order in the city.
In 2016, KCCA divided Kampala into seven zones, whose garbage collection is managed by Nabugabo Updeal, Home Clean Services and Kampala Solid Waste Consortium. The arrangement between the newly licensed companies meant the over 70 companies who had started operating earlier would not be collecting garbage.