By Olivia Nabaggala
23rd Nov 2022
Kampala Capital City Authority KCCA has launched the air quality source apportionment equipment to monitor air pollution across the 5 divisions of Kampala district.
The equipment worth 250 million shillings has been donated by the European Union and it will be in position to identify the source of pollution, the location of the pollution, data collection, reporting and analysis.
While launching the equipment at City Hall in Kampala the air quality management expert Deogratious Kiryowa revealed that close to 120 people die every year as a result of bad air which is proof enough that people’s life is in danger even to developing diseases such as lung cancer and asthma among others.
The Executive Director KCCA Dorothy Kisaka through her deputy Eng. David Luyimbaazi says that the equipment will help them to identify hot spot areas in terms of air pollution within the five divisions Kampala and its already clear knowledge that Kawempe division is the most affected area with air pollution due to ever growing slum dwelling.
The equipment will be operational come Tuesday 29th November 2022.