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The city of Gulu is unable to collect 90 tons of garbage.

The paucity of garbage skips and vehicles, according to Gulu city mayor Alfred Okwonga, has made it impossible to collect all of the 130 tons of waste annually.

The Gulu City Council is now unable to collect and dispose of 90 tons of solid waste per day.

According to the Gulu City Council health inspector’s office, Gulu collects just 40 tons of solid garbage out of 130 tons everyday, leaving 90 tons in piles, putting the general public at danger of disease caused by inadequate hygiene.

The paucity of garbage skips and vehicles, according to Gulu city mayor Alfred Okwonga, has made it impossible to collect all of the 130 tons of waste annually.

Gulu City Council got four brand new skip loader trucks worth 1.8 billion shillings on Tuesday evening, thanks to Kreditanstalt für Wielderaufbau-KFW, a German agency with GIZ support, as part of the Integrated Program to Improve Living Conditions in Gulu.

The four skip loader vehicles, according to Okwonga, will supplement the two existing loaders, which are in terrible condition. The city will now be able to disperse the new waste skips to the various rubbish collection stations, he claims.

He went on to say that the four trucks would be assigned to the Pece –Laroo and Bardege –Layibi divisions, adding that the divisions would be responsible for fueling the trucks while the city would be responsible for maintenance in the event of a breakdown.

Lumumba, Patrick The vehicles, according to Oola, the Bardege-Layibi division councilor in Gulu City, will allow them to collect waste that generally accumulates up at the Library and Kanyagoga Parishes, as well as the Lacor commercial area.

They will now be able to realize their aim of having Gulu the cleanest city in the country, according to Oola.

Margaret Adoch, a vendor and the chairperson of Gulu’s Olayoilong market, claims waste pickup is inconsistent. Gulu city, she claims, now collects garbage at the market twice a week rather than everyday.

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