The government of Uganda is in the final stages of procurement for service providers to construct fifty (50) state of the art toilets across Kampala city, minister for Kampala Hon. Betty Amongi has said.
Amongi said Kampala Capital City Authority working with National Water & Sewerage Cooperation together with partners, have commenced a program to construct two (2) public toilets per parish.
Hon Amongi made the revelation while giving an address about the Kampala Public Health and updates on COVID-19 in Kampala on Friday. She said the address is in response to president Museveni’s directive to have a number of issues affecting communities in Kampala city dealt with.
This according to Amongi was during an engagement with president Museveni and ministers for Kampala, in regards to service delivery in the city.
Key among these concerns were issues of solid waste management (garbage collection), sanitation, vector control and access to clean & affordable water. Museveni thereafter directed the Minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs to come up with solutions to the issues raised.
In regard to emptying of pit latrine support in informal settlements (slums), minister Amongi said government through KCCA will on 14th December 2020, next week, launch the third phase of the relief emptying in informal settlements where emptying will be for at least 1,000 house.
She said residents in Bwaise, Kanyanaya, Kyebando, Luzira, and other communities with filled latrines and are unable to pay for emptying services should visit the office of the LC1 for guidance on how to access this service.