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UPDF Officers Overwhelmed by Garbage Congestion in Arua Town

Over 50 UPDF officers who were deployed to carry out a cleaning exercise in Oli Health Center Four and the streets in the area today were forced to abandon the exercise due to too much garbage, water scarcity and people failing to give way on Iddi Amin Dada and Lemerijoa roads.
UPDF officers joined by Arua Deputy RDC Alice Akello removing waste from Iddi Amin road after sending of vendors who had partially blocked the road with their merchandize on Monday.

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UPDF officers of the 409 brigade are overwhelmed with increased garbage congestion and poor public attitude towards waste disposal in Arua town.

The officers are carrying out a corporate activity mission in the town in commemoration of the 39th Tarehe Sita anniversary.

Over 50 UPDF officers who were deployed to carry out a cleaning exercise in Oli Health Center Four and the streets in the area today were forced to abandon the exercise due to too much garbage, water scarcity and people failing to give way on Iddi Amin Dada and Lemerijoa roads.

Major Daniel Kavuma, the UPDF legal advisor and spokesperson for the UPDF team in Arua described their experience this time as more challenging. According to him, they have been forced to do substandard cleaning exercise because of the challenges.  

// Cue in; The garbage is a lot…

Cue out; displace them…." // 

But some of the residents and street vendors have shifted the blame of poor garbage management in the Municipality to the reluctance by the political and technical leadership. They have also expressed fears of disease outbreaks with the increasing garbage problem in the Municipality  

// Cue in; As a resident of…

Cue out; is just dirty…." // 

However, Godfrey Apangu, the Municipal Health Inspector says the problem of poor garbage management is a result of errant and squirting vendors, who do not want to take responsibility for the garbage they generate on the roads 

// Cue in; What you see…

Cue out; not avoid this…." //

The UPDF will conclude their corporate cleaning exercise in Arua Municipality tomorrow before setting off for the national Tarehe Sita celebrations on Thursday at Butalangu in Nakaseke district.