Sanitation

FORMATION OF AN ADVISORY TEAM TO AID IN NATIONAL HOUSE PLANNING

Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the southwest by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. Uganda is the world's second most populous landlocked country after Ethiopia. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania, situating the country in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally equatorial climate.

Uganda is also one of the slow developing states in africa .there is a high rate of population that leave below the poverty line.

this year, a census was conducted and 38,844,624 people was revealed as the current number of people leaving in uganda.

its crystal clear that Ghettos and slums are every where in the country and they accommodate almost 40% of Uganda's population

Rural housing plan is fully scattered but there is lack of proper sewage planning and in some house holds, toilets/ latrines don't exist.

In urban housing system its more worse that houses are so close and next to each other,

according to my research carried out in Uganda, one house is less than one feet (1ft) next to another. almost all houses in the Uganda capital Kampala slums lack toilets or where to dump waste products.

still in kampala, one street oposite energy center building float with human wastes each time it rains. this is so because there is lack of house planning.

kampala only was planned for less than 2 million people to live in but currently, ithas got more that 4 million people living in it.

in other states, people are motivated to move from rural (villages) to urban (towns, cities, central) but in uganda its the opposite. you know why? because life in the city is more pressing than that in the rural or away the capital. a jerrycan of water in town costs USH 1000 (USD 0.6) compared to those that pay USH 600 per unit of tap water.

the Kampala capital city authority (KCCA) with the head of its executive director Mrs. JM has really worked so hard to rebuild the capital to new international standards, eg, people leaving in the slums have been evicted and resettled in order to rebuild the evicted places in a more planned way with developed sewage system.

the drainage channels have been worked upon. etc

for sure one may think that Mrs JM and her team are independently hurting the inhabitants of the rebuilt areas but trust me, kampala is now a rebuilt city compatible to human health though there are a few challenges that have failled her .

if it rains in kampala,human waste floats allover down to peaple's houses in slums.

 

PROBLEM IDENTIFIED

According to my research both the urbanists and rural population face a problem of proper drainage and sewage system causing waste products like feases to flood on streets more so when it rains

 

the drainage channel system is also poor that whenever it rains, water spreads every where and ends up no where

 

houses in Uganda are not built on an approved plans from the accredited authorities making it difficult for the sewage to move smoothly to a given sewage center and lack of toilets/ latrines

 

town councils in uganda lack independent planners and they are so corrupt yet public opinion is not thought for before planning for the city or town and uganda at large.

 

SOLUTION

 

if a special and proffessional advisory team is formed and selected from the public to atleast take part in the planning of the localities we live in, there wouldnt be any problems like people who die every day due to water related diseases.

 

HOW THIS TEAM SHOULD WORK

 

To identify a water related situation

to seat as a team to analyze the problem by knowing its cause.

and then give advice accordingly

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