Gulu city: Health inspectors blamed for poor waste management
Gulu—28, August 2021: Some Gulu city councilors have blamed the city health inspectors over the huge and poor waste management within the city premises.
Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting on good practices on solid waste management Thursday, one councilor said the health inspectors instead of going to the field and monitoring waste management within the city, they only sit in their offices.
“Start going down in the field to monitor the different work going on in the different waste management sites, and sitting in the offices will not help the overloading and huge garbage within the city,” a councilor demanded.
Cosmas Onen, the Bardege–Layibi division health inspector, noted that the health inspectors need to be blamed for the huge and poor waste management within the city. But, he says there are some challenges which need to be handled rather than making false accusations.
“There are inadequate numbers of vehicles for garbage collection and even not being inadequate but most of the vehicles are not a on good working condition which makes waste management difficult,” Onen said.
Isaiah Ndungo is from The German Agency for International Cooperation–GIZ. He noted that the councilors should not blame the health inspectors over the poor waste management within the city, but put in more effort.
“It is the responsibility of the councilors to enact a by–law to control and manage the waste within the city and not just to blame the health inspectors over their own negligence,” Isaiah Ndungo hit back.
According to world population review (2021 data), Gulu city has a population of 146,858 and it’s second after Kampala at 1,353,189. Lira city comes third with 119,323.