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KCCA Unveils Kampala Green Industry Campaign

Dr. Najib Lukooya, the KCCA Environment manager, says they came up with the Kampala Green Industry Campaign after realising their attempts to enforce compliance with the best industrial practices has not yielded sufficient results. He believes partnerships and compliance assistance can go a long way to encourage efficiency.
KCCA Director Public Health and Environment, Dr. David Sserugga with UMA Policy Analyst and Advocacy Officer, Ssali Godfrey.

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Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has unveiled the Kampala Green Industry Campaign (GIC) 2016. Through the campaign, KCCA seeks to promote best industrial practices on pollution, waste management and safety among others.

The Kampala Green Industry Campaign is to be implemented in partnership with National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC), Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) and others. 

According to the campaign, willing companies will be assessed on air pollution, waste management, water management, occupational safety, noise management and others.

Dr. Najib Lukooya, the KCCA Environment manager, says they came up with the Kampala Green Industry Campaign after realising their attempts to enforce compliance with the best industrial practices has not yielded sufficient results. He believes partnerships and compliance assistance can go a long way to encourage efficiency.

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Dr. David Sserugga, the Director Public Health and Environment KCCA, says they intend to group the factories that will participate in the campaign in four categories including food and beverages, metal and chemical industries, garages and petrol stations, textile, packaging and foam industries. 

According to Dr. Sseruga, the best industry shall be declared the GIC champion for one year in November 2016. He says the company will receive an award accompanied by other incentives including publicity in newspapers, social media and other platforms. The best company will also be rewarded to co-finance an investment in one of the thematic focus areas like Waste, Water, Energy and others.

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According to Dr. Najib Lukooya, the KCCA Environment manager, GIZ has set aside 20,000 Euros for the best industrial player. Jackson Amayo, the Deputy Managing Director Technical Services, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, says the Green Industry Campaign will go a long way in addressing the issue of water quality in the city.

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The Principal Environment Inspector NEMA, Isaac Ntujju warns that the operations and activities of industries have the potential to harm the environment and human health if not carried out well.

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Uganga Manufacturer's Association-UMA Policy Analyst and Advocacy Officer, Godfrey Ssali says they find it prudent that industries look towards water, waste and energy management so as to protect the environment they operate in.

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