With cemetery space running out, Kampala City Council-KCC has been forced to review its cemetery management and burial plan.
Badru Makumbi Bakojja, KCC's works committee vice chairman, says Kampala City Council has run out of space at the 50-year-old Lusaze cemetery.
Located in Rubaga division in Kampala, Lusaze cemetery is believed to have run out of space three years ago. The second cemetery in Bukasa, Mpigi district, is also running out of space.
Isaac Kiyimba, the Lusaze village chairman, says the cemetery is surrounded by residential houses and there is no more room for expansion.
Bakoja says that KCC will now start burying bodies in Layers. He explains that burying dead bodies in layers, involves digging a deeper grave so that each body is buried per layer until the entire grave gets filled up.
Bakoja says this system of burial is intended to enable KCC cemeteries accommodate more bodies over a longer period of time. Bakojja says a similar strategy is being applied in Cairo, the capital city of Egypt. // Cue in: "Make the first ...Cue out: ...looking for." // Bakojja says after decomposing human bodies becomes useless and cemeteries are filled with soil to accommodate new bodies on top. // Cue in: "A human ...Cue out: ...it decomposes." // Dr. Mesach Mubiru, KCC director for health services, says only families with burial difficulties, will be allowed to burry their relatives in the space between graves. // Cue in: Today as ...Cue out: ...space in Lusaze." . Moses Makanga, KCC cemetery supervisor says KCC buries between 100 and 120 unclaimed bodies per month.