NEMA, Police Partner to Sensitise Church Leaders on Noise Pollution

Inspectors from the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) together with Environment Protection Force (EPF) and officers from Kasokoso Police Post have carried out a community policing activity, viagra buy http://copiproperties.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-update-invites-endpoint.php addressing the increasing cases of NoisePollution from churches and other worship centers in the area.

The church leaders were briefed about the cases of NoisePollution, search the dangers of noise on human health and environment and educated about the The National Environment (Noise standards and Control Regulations), unhealthy 2003.

Both the Inspectors and communities drew a road map to ensuring a sound environment.

Key in the compliance agreements was the removal of raised public address systems (Bizindalo) and maintaining sound within the regulated limits.

Church leaders and members of the public attend the sensitisation meeting

Church leaders and members of the public attend the sensitisation meeting

According to NEMA, Noise Pollution is one of the emerging environmental challenges especially with growing urbanization.

The National Environment (Noise standards and Control Regulations), 2003 defines Noise Pollution as the release of uncontrolled noise that is likely to cause danger to human health , or damage the environment.

Section 6 of these regulations establish “Permissible Noise Levels” which establish among others that in Residential areas, Noise should not exceed 50decibels during day (6:00am – 10:00pm) and 35decibels for night (10:00pm – 6:00am).

NEMA recently launched a noise pollution campaign in the greater Kampala region which saw Rugby Ground’s The Legend’s Bar as one of the first casualties.

According to Bob Nuwagira,  the Senior Information Education & Communications Officer at NEMA, this campaign will comprise of both education & enforcement, with education being the first stage.

“We are also planning to hold a big sensitisation meeting with more than 100 Church leaders and more than 100 bars which have already been issued improvement and warning notices.”


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