Kampala Capital City Authority has arrested five people including the managers of Qualicel Building and Nabukeera Plaza over poor sanitation.
Five people, including the managers of Qualicel Building and Nabukeera Plaza have been arrested for poor sanitation.
Moses Kiwalabye, a KCCA enforcement officer identifies those arrested as Fatuma Nabukeera, the manager Nabukeera Plaza, and her supervisor Yenus Musisi. The others are Qualicel manager Enoch Fisher, John Bosco Okello and Vincent Ssenyondo.
Earier on Tuesday, John Lule, a health official with a team of KCCA enforcement officers stormed the two buildings and threatened to close them because of poor sanitation. The two buildings were found with a broken sewerage pipe whose waste is flowing into Nabugabo Road in downtown Kampala.
Attempt by KCCA enforcement officers to close the buildings resulted into protests from the shop attendants and potential buyers.
Ismail Kasita, a dealer in ladies’ shoes at Nabukera Plaza says for close to one year the building has been having a broken sewage pipe.
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Tonny Juuko, another shop operator dealing in men’s garments says that there is over 500 shops in Nabukeera Plaza, and a lodge on Qualicel who use one sewerage pipe.
He says the tenants have tried in vain to convince the managers of the buildings to repair the pipes. With no action being taken, the traders decided to petition KCCA for action.
John Lule says the suspects will appear in court shortly.
poor sanitation in the city centre