Kampala Residents Urged to Utilize New Garbage Skips and Embrace Responsible Waste Disposal

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The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) is encouraging city residents to take advantage of the newly installed garbage skips for proper waste disposal and avoid littering in drainages. This call was made by KCCA’s Executive Director, Dorothy Kisaka, during the official handover ceremony of 250 garbage skips donated by RIC Energy, a leading partner in renewable energy initiatives in Africa.

The Minister of Kampala Capital City Authority and Metropolitan Affairs, Hajat Minsa Kabanda, received the donation on behalf of KCCA. The primary objective of this initiative is to enhance trash management within the city while promoting sustainable waste practices.

Expressing her gratitude, Dorothy Kisaka urged residents to make optimal use of the new dustbins and adhere to responsible waste disposal practices. She stressed that the skips would be strategically installed in high-traffic areas throughout the city, starting with the central business district.

“KCCA intends to install garbage skips in all heavy traffic areas in the city to ease garbage disposal. We shall first focus on the central business district and then increase the scope,” said Kisaka.

Commending RIC Energy for its comprehensive strategy, Minister Kabanda highlighted their commitment to convert waste into fertilizer and energy, fostering both economic viability and environmental preservation.

These garbage skips align perfectly with KCCA’s initiative to comply with the presidential directive, which sets the target of having one bin for every 200 meters. By providing convenient access to garbage disposal, KCCA aims to encourage citizen participation in ensuring a cleaner and healthier environment.

The CEO of RIC Energy Africa, Chuvh Rajesh, emphasized the company’s seven-year presence in Uganda and reaffirmed their dedication to sustainability. Rajesh also pledged continued support for KCCA’s endeavors.

In addition to the garbage skips, KCCA and RIC Energy have joined forces in waste management strategies, with ongoing efforts to develop innovative solutions, such as the decommissioning of the Kitezi landfill.

This donation and collaborative efforts between KCCA and RIC Energy mark a significant step toward a cleaner and more accessible future for residents of Kampala. The constructive partnership highlights the collective responsibility in maintaining a sustainable city environment through citizen engagement in responsible waste disposal.

Looking ahead, RIC Energy has plans to establish a waste-to-energy plant in Kampala, further solidifying their commitment to promoting environmental sustainability and fostering cleaner urban spaces.

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