Lira Municipal Council Fails to Implement Waste Management Policy

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Patrick Ogweng, the Lira municipal deputy town clerk says they are set to procure eight motored tricycle bikes at the cost of about 100 million shillings.

Lira municipality council has failed to implement its waste management policies.

The policy which was approved by the council requires every household to dispose garbage at gazetted places.

However, garbage continues to be dumped on the streets.

Patrick Ogweng, the Lira municipal deputy town clerk says several people are still adamant to drop their garbage at the collection center. He explains that they have also been incapacitated as a result of lack of garbage collection trucks.

Ogweng, however, says that they are going to procure eight motored tricycle bikes at the cost of about 100 million shillings.

He says each division shall be given two tricycle bikes that shall be used to collect garbage from places inaccessible by trucks to the main collection center.

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In addition, the municipal has also planned to procure a total of four garbage collection trucks and shall be deployed in each of the four divisions including Railways, Central, Ojwina and Adyel.

Tony Okello, a resident of Bazar West Cell in Lira town blamed Municipal for having weak policies on garbage management.

Okello welcomed the new strategy of using motored tricycles to collect garbage to the collection center saying it will boost the cleanness of some areas which were inaccessible by trucks.


 

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Ronald Odongo
Ronald Odongo is the URN Bureau Chief Lira, Northern Uganda.A multimedia Journalist, Media trainer and investigative enthusiast. Lira,Apac,Dokolo,Oyam, Kwania, Otuke, Amolatar,and Alebtong districts fall under his docket. Odongo has been a URN staff member since 2012 though he had been a contributor since 2006.

Odongo started out as a bicycle reporter for Radio Unity in 2004. He was Radio Rhino FM's senior reporter, Luo news anchor and station producer between 2006 and 2011. Odongo started out as a freelance writer for Uganda Radio Network in 2006.

Odongo is particularly interested in reporting on community health, and education concerns. Good governance and human rights beats are dear to Odongo as a former Lord’s Resistance Army rebels captive 1996-1998.