By Charles Katabalwa
14th Jan 2019
Arcade traders under their umbrella body, Kampala Arcade Traders Association (KATA) have threatened to strike once government doesn’t stop the operations of all solid waste management companies in 14 days from Monday this week.
Godfrey Katongole, the Chairman KATA told the media in Kampala that these companies collect a lot of money from traders but they have deliberately failed to collect garbage which has led to cholera outbreak in Kampala.
Katongole adds that traders have a capacity of mobilizing themselves to collect garbage in the city and take it to any dumping sites such as Kiteezi instead of paying to corrupt people.
He further revealed that President Museveni on his visit in Kampala city last year gave a directive stopping traders from being charged for toilets and garbage collection fees but nothing has been implemented.
Currently, each shop in most of the arcades is charged between 70,000shs to 80,000shs per month excluding the charges ranging from 300shs to 500shilling for toilet use per visit.