Government Urged to Commit to Proper Waste Management

Dr. Kenneth Tumusiime, author of the book 'Wealth from Plastic Waste' speaking at the launch at Makerere University on Wednesday

Uganda Cranes first choice custodian Denis Onyango starred for his club Mamelodi Sundowns with a hard fought clean sheet as they defeated Geoffrey Massa’s Bloemfontein Celtics by one goal in a tightly contested PSL match played at the newly refurbished  Dr. Rantlai Petrus Molemela Stadium. Liberian international Anthony Laffor netted the priceless goal.

Onyango’s successive clean results has raised Sundowns to the fifth position with 13 points from seven games, information pills one less than Celtics.

Cranes skipper Geoffrey Massa featured in the last ten minutes after replacing Musa Nyatama.

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In the other game, stomach Yassar Mugerwa made his debut in the Orlando Pirates senior team as they fell 1-0 to Bidvest Wits at home. Mugerwa substituted Thandani  Ntshumayelo in the hour mark in a dramatic match that saw three straight red cards.
Government has been urged to show commitment towards waste disposal management as well as enforcing environmental laws.

Environmentalist Dr. Kenneth Tumusiime made the call during the dialogue and launch of his book “Wealth from Plastics” held at Makerere University on Wednesday.

“Plastic waste goes beyond the kaveera. Our government lacks the political will. We need waste management plans that detail the different waste categories and how it gets disposed” said Tumusiime.

He added that government should also consider budgetary allocation for waste management. The author bashed beverage companies who don’t take responsibility of recycling the plastics used in packing their products.

On this, buy information pills he credited Harris International Ltd, Century Bottling Ltd and Rwenzori Bottling for exhibiting good Corporate Social Responsibility in this regard.

Dr. Tumusiime was inspired while doing consultancy through which he trained the public on waste management. He then undertook a research study in Rwanda and Uganda for 5 years which culminated in the new book.

The book was officially launched by Rev. Can. Dr. John Senyonyi, the Vice Chancellor Uganda Christian University, who said it was timely and called for a good discipline in proper disposal of waste.

“Man was given responsibility to manage God’s creation which includes waste. God even gave specific commands to Israelites on how they would dispose their human waste” he added.

A representative from KCCA, Dr. Okello Daniel observed that government has done it’s part in creating awareness, law enforcement and providing garbage disposal points.

“Much as the environmental policy is in place, this has long term benefits. Individual responsibility and community mobilization is more essential” he noted.


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