Mayor Aki-Sawyers also admonished citizens to abide by the bye-laws of the Council and ensure a clean environment for all. She said: “A clean environment will bring about a healthier society for all.”
She further disclosed that moves are underway to establish another dump site in the Western Area Rural District (WARD) because according to her, the sites in the capital city are few and therefore an alternate site is urgently needed. The Mayor added that the dump site when created would also serve the WARD which currently lacks proper dumping facility.
Speaking on the control of waste disposal by market people, the Mayor maintained that market dues have been increased from Le500 to Le1,000 adding that this increase will help pay for special garbage collectors to collect all the garbage amassed during hours of trading in markets in order to ensure a clean environment for all.
She added that the problem of sanitation in municipal schools because of lack of toilet facilities and access to water is being addressed in consultation with the Guma Valley Water Company (GVWC) for the supply of water to schools that are in desperate need.