UGANDA, Hoima | Real Muloodi News | Authorities in Hoima City have ordered property owners to renovate their worn-out buildings and acquire structural plans for any buildings that do not have them.
Although Hoima was elevated to city status, many of the city’s buildings, especially in the central area, are in poor condition and some on the verge of collapsing. Most of the buildings have rusted iron sheets and cracked walls.
The Deputy Mayor of Hoima City, Sylvia Nalumaga, said they had written notices to most property owners within the city.
She says they want a clean and organised city. Therefore, the property owners should adhere to the guidelines or risk being dragged to court.
Peter Mayanja, a landlord in the Kiryatete cell of Hoima East division, welcomed the directives by the city authorities. Mayanja said that the developments would give a new look and increase income opportunities for their businesses.
According to John Kaliisa, another landlord in Hoima City, as the landlords, they are ready to cooperate with the authorities and ensure that they put the new guidelines to action.
The landlords also advised Hoima City authorities to prioritise garbage collection if they want to beautify the city.
Recently, Hoima city authorities earmarked funds worth USh 700 million to revamp a defunct garbage recycling plant in Kibati cell, Hoima East city division. Although built-in 2012, the USh 2.5 billion recycling plant that received funding from the World Bank and the National Environment Management Authority, is lying idle.
Besides aiding ineffective garbage management, the plant also supported the agriculture sector by providing compost manure to farmers. The plant, which sits on three acres of land, can process about 70 tons of garbage daily.
The facility lacks electricity and running water to support the operations. In 2018, a fire gutted part of the recycling plant, affecting its operations.
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