Kabale Municipal authorities troubled by open disposal of garbage and fecal waste
Authorities in Kabale Municipality have raised a red flag over the increasing open disposal of fecal waste and garbage by residents and mechanics on Garage Street in Kabale Municipality.
The authorities said that they have made several efforts to sensitize residents against the reckless disposal of fecal waste and garbage in the area in vain.
While cleaning Kabale town on Tuesday 8 during the launch of this Mayors Campaign, the municipal authorities led by the Kabale Municipality Mayor Emmanuel Sentaro Byamugisha and the Kabale district chairman Patrick-Besigye Keihwa who was the chief guest, found that business operators and mechanics who operate along the Garage Street still dispose their fecal waste while others defecate and urinate in open places, a thing they said puts the lives of the residents in the municipality at risk of contracting sanitary diseases.
The Kabale Municipality Health Inspector, Andrew Beija said they are finding a huge challenge to change the mindset of the residents since most of them claim that there is no public toilet in the area.
The Kabale Municipality Mayor Emmanuel Sentaro Byamugisha said that the behavior is hard to eliminate since their unhealthy lifestyle is embedded in the minds of the people who operate along the Garage Street. He added that they plan sensitize the residents on dangers of poor
disposal of fecal matter and garbage.
The Kabale district chairman Patrick-Besigye-Keihwa, said that while cleaning the town Tuesday 8, they found that most of the places in
Garage Street are littered with human waste. He added that it is surprising that most people are operating food stuff businesses while the area is full of human waste and garbage something that puts the lives of the residents in danger of contracting diseases.
Gad Kyatuheire, a shop attendant in Garage Street blames the practice of open defecation to absence of latrines in the town, adding that the area has no public toilets.