Residents of Kabale Municipality are crying foul over the foul stench originating from a broken sewer line along Kigongi road. The sewer line is currently discharging human waste into Kiruruma River, a tributary of River Kagera, which feeds into Lake Victoria.
The sewage has caused discomfort to the nearby business communities raising fears that it could lead to the outbreak of waterborne diseases like cholera and typhoid. Residents accuse National Water and Sewerage Corporation-NWSC of failing to intervene and fix the broken sewer line.
Kenneth Mwesigye, a Boda boda rider at Katuna stage in Kabale Central division, says the broken sewer line discharges waste, which finds itself in people's residencies and businesses. He wonders why NWSC has taken long to fix the problem.
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Ronald Byaruhanga, another Boda boda rider at Katuna stage, says some of their customers have decided to stay away citing the filthy environment.
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Zion Ariganyira alias Master operates a business close to the broken sewer line. He says they have been stuck with the broken sewer line for over two months, adding that most of his customers have run away.
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The National Water and Sewerage Corporation Kabale Area Manager, Lenny Otai, says they are aware of the problem, adding that he has directed engineers to fix the broken line.