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Private Developers in Mbale On the Spot For Building on Sewer Lines

According to the Water Act, buildings are supposed to be at least four meters and above, away from water and sewerage lines.
A lane on Kumi Road which has been blcoked by a property Developer

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Residents of Mbale City have raised concern about private property developers who have constructed on top of a major sewer line and sanitary lanes.

The residents argue that if not stopped, it's likely to affect the disposal of sewerage.

The sewer line is on plot 7 and 9 between the two buildings of the General clinic on Kumi road. Another line is between the former lorry park and Bam Shopping Center.

Sanitary lanes are designed to provide leeway for service vehicles such as delivery and garbage collection trucks, fire brigade among others but the situation in the city is different.

James Wanda, a resident in Mbale town that the developments have encroached on the gazetted corridor for sewerage, storm waters and drainage channels.    He says the sanitary lanes should be left untampered with as it was designed.

Abdallah Magambo, the councillor elect for Northern City Division West says the construction of illegal structures on the sanitary lanes and sewer lines frustrates efforts to combat fire outbreaks in case of emergencies.

He accuses the technical wing of Mbale City of causing the mess within the town.  

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Musa Kasajja, Councilor in Industrial Division and the Chairperson of the Transformation blames the Law enforcement officers for allowing illegal construction.

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Mbale City Council spokesperson James Kutosi, says that the construction of any structure must be approved by the City Council.

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According to the Water Act, buildings are supposed to be at least four meters and above, away from water and sewerage lines.

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