Spilling of sewerage in Mbale Taxi Park along Manafwa road in
Mbale Municipality has put businesses on a standstill.
The sewer line that has regularly burst flows through one of the
busiest road leading to the Taxi Park and Mbale Central market.
The sewerage has created a pool of water which flows inside the taxi and the bus
parks posing a danger to the lives of people operating in the area.
Ssalongo Hussein, a trader dealing in fresh fruits said that authorities of
Mbale Municipal Council have failed to improve the sanitation in town and
demolishing buildings constructed on the sewer lines.
//cue in “Zinzu epulani…
Cue out: ….cheesi aloma daa”//
Medi Mugwere, who runs a textile shop in the taxi park, said they
no longer get customers to buy their clothes because of the foul smell.
//cue in: “sewage yo etuyisa bubi…
Cue out: ….tulwala bichi”//
Twaha Wanda, who deals in drinks, says that they have cried out to
the municipal council authorities several times to repair the sewer, in vain.
//cue in “Ebisela ebisinga…
Cue out: ….nabasilikale be bajja”//
Mbale Municipal Council Town Clerk Paul Batanda said they have
informed the NWSC about the sewerage problem and are awaiting their response.
He says that most of the buildings sitting on sewer lines have
approved plans from Mbale municipal council and demolishing them will require
compensating the owners.
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.