KCCA Launches Construction of 45 State-of-the-Art Toilets in Kampala

kcca launches construction of 45 state of the art toilets in kampala
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Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) is addressing the shortage of public toilets in Kampala City through the construction of 45 state-of-the-art facilities. The inadequacy of public toilets in the city has led to residents resorting to using roadsides and green areas for relief, prompting calls from Members of Parliament and the public for increased facilities.

On December 12, 2024, KCCA’s executive director, Dorothy Kisaka, conducted a technical inspection of the construction sites at Kiswa Market, Namuwongo Market, and City Square. The project, executed in collaboration with the Kampala-Lake Victoria Sanitation Project (K-LVWATSAN), aims to improve sanitation and ease the strain on existing facilities. Completed toilets at various schools and the visited sites are set to be launched soon.

The innovative design of these toilets, supported by partners such as Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) and Uganda Breweries Ltd (UBL), includes multi-storey structures with upper floors accommodating businesses like restaurants and cafeterias, while the lower floors house bathrooms and toilets. Kisaka emphasized the goal of constructing hygienic facilities to contribute to building a cleaner city.

Strategically located, these toilets will cater to markets, schools, Police barracks, and the Central Business District, with approximately 20 toilets expected in the central business district alone. KCCA’s efforts to enhance sanitation in the city also involve the Sanitation for Millions project, which includes the construction of 45 inclusive, gender-friendly, and climate-resilient toilet stances, and an additional 53 toilets under the City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) program.

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Under the Weyonje Subsidy program, initiated by KCCA, over 3,500 households have improved their toilet facilities, contributing to enhanced faecal sludge management in the city. These initiatives fall under the Smart City framework, focusing on technology, infrastructure, and the well-being of the population. KCCA’s overarching goal is to create a healthier and more sustainable urban environment.

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