National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) have joined the rest of the world to commemorate the World Clean Up Day.
In respect to this course, the city authority will also launch the ‘Weyonje’ Cleanup campaign in Kampala that will see the city dwellers keep the city clean as well as observe hand washing as one of the measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
Among the activities lined up, National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC), KCCA and Water for People are launching briquettes processing from waste and commissioning a faecal sludge dumping point at the NWSC Lubigi sewage treatment plant to showcase some of the ongoing sustainable waste management practices in the city.
The Weyonje Cleanup campaign is aimed at among others; promoting city cleanliness, attractiveness, livability and ambiance, reducing pollution and improving environmental quality, reducing flooding resulting from clogged drainage systems and reducing public health risks including epidemics.
Mobilizing customers to join the day’s activities in their homes, Kampala Water General Manager Mahmoud Lutaaya urged city dwellers to participate in the event.
“The Weyonje Campaign is a great approach for protecting our water supply sources and promoting sustainable waste management resources. Many of us have seen the lake turn green with pollutants,” Lutaaya said.
Lutaaya added, “NWSC spends a lot of money to treat this water to the required WHO standards before we deliver it to our customers. We urge our customers to clean up their communities in a bid to protect our environment.”