Patrick Oola Lumumba Mayor of West Division says they have hired two trucks to undertake massive rubbish collection especially around Kabedopong Market, Kaunda Ground, Gulu Modern Market and Lacor Complex Market.
Gulu City division Mayors will focus on proper waste management in
the next five years.
Huge heaps of filthy and deserted rubbish have been common in the area for
nearly two years and had continually become a burden to the environment, health and
sanitation in Gulu City attracting sharp criticism from the community.
For instance, heaps of garbage has been carelessly dumped around
Cerelendo Market, Cuk Wilobo, Kasubi Market, Awere Playground dumping ground,
Layibi Market and Gulu Central Market had already formed a hill with an awful
Denis Ojwee, a resident of Laroo-Pece Division says there has been
prolonged gross negligence of garbage management in Gulu, arguing that the new
leadership must maintain consistency in managing waste in the City to promote
good hygiene and sanitation.
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Geoffrey Otim, the Mayor Gulu City East Division says his new administration
decided to tackle waste management in most areas where garbage had piled for
more than two years uncollected, to give hope and promote health.
Patrick Oola Lumumba Mayor of West Division says they have hired two
trucks to undertake massive rubbish collection especially around Kabedopong
Market, Kaunda Ground, Gulu Modern Market and Lacor Complex Market.
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Alfred Okwonga, the Gulu City Mayor says that his administration
is exploring all avenues to invest more in garbage management facilities. He
added that he will consider Public-Private Partnership in garbage management as
the population increases.
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Over the years, the Gulu Municipality Council struggled to enforce proper
garbage management because the only truck was serving all the four divisions of
Layibi, Bardege, Laroo and Pece before they were merged to form East and West
Divisions following the attainment of City status.
The new Division authorities decided to hire garbage trucks
because the old truck that was serving Gulu Municipality has outlived its
usefulness and constantly breaks down requiring a huge maintenance budget due
to mechanical conditions.
In 2008, World Bank funded the construction of a 2.5 Billion Shillings
garbage recycling plant in the East Division but the project delayed statutory
requisites that National Environmental Management Authority-NEMA wants to harmonize.