Uganda Peoples Congress’UPC’ has asked Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to urgently take attention and go on ground as quickly as possible to study the water flow in Kampala during rains which culminate into floods.
UPC’s head of communication,Muzeyi Faizo has revealed that most of the pit latrines in the city are being washed away and some city tenants take advantage of the rains to throw in all sorts of refuse which cause blockage.
“These situations are a recipe for both cholera, malaria and typhoid which
spread like bush-fire”,he said.
He added”the public should access better facilities and services because it is relatively cheaper to prevent diseases than going for treatment”
He urged that all in all, the public should be involved in keeping our cities habitable. Hygiene at household level is very much instrumental, cities are not places for rearing of animals as we usually see livestock moving on its own up and down in different towns thus
causing all sorts of confusion and accidents.
He added “the roads get more damaged and potholes are enlarged. This demands more resources for repairs” UPC is signaling early warning bells not only for Kampala City, but to the rest of the country which calls for urgent attention of city planning that should implemented.
UPC has retaliated that Kampala and the rest of the country have had heavy down pours of rains, but one stood out more devastating last week that got some sections of roads cut off by floods
and key office buildings were not accessible.
“This was a one day rain,imagine if it
had gone on much longer, loss of lives could have been registered as well as damage to our property since even cars were being carried away due to intensity of running water”,Muzeyi Faizo noted.
He acknowledged the fact that while we are busy promoting rapid urbanization and related infrastructure development.
He called up on city dwellers not to ignore nature which is the leading water
channels and catchment areas in Kampala have been invaded for human settlement.In most cases, no new water channels have been created.
This makes water to get stuck and upon finding an outlet, its flow is very fast and damaging with high erosive power.