Local leaders in Katanga, a slum congested area have asked the government to put in place a special program that can be used to address sanitary issues in slum areas in Kampala.
The counselor for Mulago Zone One and Wandegeya Kamya Jaffar Gadafi says, that despite the efforts being put in place to improve the sanitary conditions of slum areas in the city, garbage has continued to affect the hygiene of these areas.
He says children are suffering from endless diarrhoea among other diseases, yet the parents are living in poverty.
He made the remarks as a group of Ugandan Students who studied in Korea under the support of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in partnership with KOICA workers in Uganda and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) were cleaning up the Katanga slum area and also distributing litter bins to reduce littering of waste.
The vice president of the KOICA Club of Uganda Ssemakula Axsam also asked the local leaders in the area to empower the community to embrace the reduction of waste through sorting at source, recycling of waste, and recovery.