Makindye division has on Monday afternoon been crowned as the overall winner for the second edition of “Weyonje” Sanitation Challenge at KCCA offices in Kampala.
Weyonje is KCCA’s flagship campaign through the five Divisions of Kampala namely Makindye, Lubaga, Kampala Central, Kawempe and Nakawa. The campaign is in a bid to encourage zero tolerance of rubish in the city.
The five divisions participated in five different categories of Solid Waste management, Sanitation, Inspection, Innovation and Model Village.
Winners Makindye division accumulated a score of 305.42% to win the 2020 edition with 64. 89% in solid waste management, Sanitation (54.%), Inspection (64.4%), innovation (78.2%), and 43.13 in the Modal Village category.
The champions bagged Five million Ugandan shillings (Shs 5,000,000) which was handed over by the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka. She was flanked by Ronald Balimwezo, the Nakawa division among other VIP guests.
Makindye triumphed in two; the Solid waste management and inspection while Kawempe won the innovation category (79.75%) as Lubaga shinned in Inspection and modal village with (66.05 and 66.42%) scores.
Kisaka lauded the five participating divisions of Kampala for working tirelessly towards improving people’s hygiene.
“It’s been a great innovation put in by the authority and we believe it has worked out as we aim at seeing a changed Kampala Capital City. We expect to provide various equipment in each division and improve on the workers’ payments which will motivate them and work to each and everyone’s expectations,” Kisaka told the press.
Lubaga division came second (302.97%) followed by Kawempe (297.16%), Nakawa division (273.09%) and the Central division (272.52%) winning a prize of 3m, 2.5m, 2m and 1.5m respectively.
According to KCCA ED Kisaka, the Weyonje campaign will run until December 2021.