By Uganda Vanguard
KAMPALA – City Authorities are to construct one hundred fifty toilets in bid to improve hygiene. According to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), executive director Eng. Andrew Kitaka, the toilets are to be built in busy strategic areas like public stages.
“We cannot build public toilets at all boda bodaa stages. They are to be paces that have many people,” he told journalists en asked in an interview Thursday July 4, 2019.
He however did not have details of when the construction will start, the cost and completion ready for use.
Cholera has in the past hit Kampala suburbs of Bwaise, Kisenyi and Kamwokya due irresponsible disposable human wastes.
Meanwhile KCCA has lost 107 streets light solar panels to thieves in the city in the last three years.
“We have made some arrests as investigations continue,” Eng. Kitaka said.
Recently Kitaka told journalists at the Uganda Media Centre that eight years ago before KCC was rebranded, the value of its assets was at Shsh45b.
The new leadership has registered “remarkable achievements” with the asset value soaring to Shs547b.
“The value of all KCCA assets increased by 1350% from UGX 45Bn (2011) to UGX 549 Bn (June 2017),” he said.
Kitaka said, for the last eight years, revenue collections in Kampala have gone up by 190%, among other achievements.
“We introduced an electronic revenue system and eliminated cash collections. This has enabled us to register a 190% increase in revenue collections,” he added.
Kitaka was appointed by Kampala minister, Beti Kamya, as acting executive director of KCCA last year in December following the resignation of Jennifer Musisi Ssemakula.
Looking back at the eight-year journey, Kitaka, who prior to his appointment was the director of engineering and technical services, describes the journey as “remarkable”.