Residents of Bugembe town council are threatening to demonstrate over the mounting heaps of garbage in the town.
Bugembe town council residents are on the brink of staging a demonstration after council authorities going two months without collecting and disposing of garbage.
The most affected areas are around Cathedral, Workshop, Gulume, Dhalia, Prayer Palace, Maternity and Rest House roads that have become difficult to use because of the stench from rotting heaps of garbage.
So dire is the situation, that residents who have to use the road around Bugembe Stadium and parts of Budhumbli are forced to cover their noses with their hands or use handkerchiefs. This is because the stench of human waste and decomposing garbage has become overwhelming following frequent rain showers.
Sunday Kalamba, a resident of Budhumbuli east, says that they have given the town council authorities a two days ultimatum to remove the garbage or else they take to the streets.
Moses Kasadha, a resident of Nakanyonyi village in Bugembe town council, accuses Bugembe town council LC III chairman Steven Wante, of not cleaning the town due to lack of equipment.
He says this is despite the fact that as a market vendor, he pays for garbage collection at Bugembe Central Market but is always shocked to find garbage spread around the market by stray dogs.
Steven Wante denies the accusation saying that he has done his best to sensitize people on garbage collection and deposition but in vain.
He says people in Bugembe have a poor culture of disposing of garbage. They prefer to throw their garbage in the roads and Bugembe stadium at night.
He argues that this crude way of dumping garbage makes it difficult for the town council authorities to collect the garbage as the dumping is not centralized.
Wante also notes that the town council lacks garbage trucks and personnel to pick the garbage, but in this financial year 2012/ 2013 his council has embarked on mobilizing people to live in a clean environment.
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Moses Magemeso, Bugembe town clerk, has vowed to use the2012/2013 budget of UGX 50m allocated to public health and sanitation to make Bugembe clean.
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