The Town Clerk of Luweero Muluuta Mugagga has finally released funds for garbage collection after violent protests on Wednesday.The protests left seven people including police officers nursing wounds .
The Town Clerk of Luweero Muluuta Mugagga, has finally released funds for garbage collection, following the violent protests on Wednesday.
Residents staged violent protests accusing the town clerk Muluuta Mugagga, of refusing to release money to collect garbage, putting their lives at risk of a cholera outbreak and worsening health standards in the town.
The protests left seven people including police officers, wounded.
The Resident District Commissioner, Paul Lubowa, ordered the town clerk to release funds with immediate effect and to sort out their differences with the LC 3 chairperson.
On Friday, the town clerk bowed to pressure and released 3.5 million shillings to fuel two garbage trucks. Part of the money will also be used to pay workers to collect the heaps of garbage in Kasana and Luweero Central Markets.
Two garbage trucks have been seen collecting the garbage and transporting it to Nakazzi dumping site.
David Ssekagya, a fish vendor at Kasana Market said he suffered significant losses in February, because of the stench rising from the garbage site.
Samuel Kakande another trader in Luweero Central market says that they have given the council one day, to ensure that the all garbage is collected lest they stage fresh protests.
The Chairman LC 3 Charles Ssebyala, confirmed the release of funds and admitted that the garbage collection exercise was slow, and blamed it on technical breakdowns in the garbage collection trucks.
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Ssebyala added that the council is also in process of tendering the garbage collection to avoid mismanagement of funds by individuals
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