City Cleaners Must Have Reflective Gear

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All cleaners operating in towns and residential areas are required to wear protective and reflective gears to avoid obstructing motorists or causing accidents while cleaning public areas.

All cleaners operating in towns and residential areas are required to wear protective and reflective gears to avoid obstructing motorists or causing accidents while cleaning public areas.
 
The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) requires those engaged in cleaning to have gloves, gumboots and a reflective coat or overall. However, some companies offering the services do not provide these gears for their workers.
 
Observations across Kampala and its environs at night and early morning indicate that most cleaners, especially road sweepers, do not wear reflective attire and could easily be knocked by motorists.
 
For instance, when Uganda Radio Network visited Norema Services Limited, the management disclosed that as an independent company, it was not mandatory to adhere to the KCCA regulations.
 
However, Jonathan Kyeyune KCCA’s Corporate Affairs Manager, said this was not the case. He noted that safety gears are an important aspect of cleaning, adding that reflective gears have been commissioned for KCCA cleaners as part of the initiatives of making the city clean.
 
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Kyeyune was referring to the Kampala City Yange initiative, to make every last Saturday as a day to clean up the city.
 
The Authority wants the day to be gazetted on the national calendar as a way to transform Kampala into a cleaner city.
 
The goal is to motivateresidents to voluntarily participate in keeping the city clean across the five divisions making up Kampala. Kyeyune explained.
 
But Abu Ssonko, Project Manager Nabugabo Updeal Joint Venture - a solid waste management service, told URN Wednesday that although KCCA was in charge of sweeping roads, various players engage in garbage collection at night making it difficult to enforce rules.
 
 Ssonko says Nabugabo Waste Management Service was in line with KCCA regulations on safety gear.
 
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Ssonko also noted that, theft of garbage containers, traffic jams, and careless waste handling by residential and business clients was a setback when it comes to cleaning of the city.
 
The Kampala City Act 2010 provides that the Authority shall be responsible for cleaning and de-silting of all roads in the City.