People living around Kigongi Sewage lagoon in Central Division of Kabale municipality have asked National Water and Sewage Corporation-NWSC to relocate the lagoon.
People living around Kigongi Sewage lagoon in Central Division of Kabale municipality have asked National Water and Sewage Corporation-NWSC to relocate the lagoon. They claim their area is covered by a huge stench from human waste from Kigongi lagoon because of poor treatment.
David Onshabire, a food vendor along Kigongi road says that during the rainy season his clients abandon his place because of the heavy stench from the lagoon. He wants NWSC to relocate the lagoons to another area. Japheth Businguzi, a land lord in Kigongi says that tenants have abandoned his houses because of the stench. Paul Mwaavu, the NWSC area Manager dismisses claims that the lagoons pollute the air around Kigongi village.
He explains that the smell only comes when they are emptying their cesspool tanks and ask residents to bear the challenge saying it is difficult to relocate lagoons because Kigongi is convenient for their operations. Peter Matsiko, Kabale town clerk says that when the lagoons were constructed Kigongi there were only a few people living in the area. He however says that many people have settled in the area and encroached on the land gazzetted for the sewage treatment plant.
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