Slums are major sources of the waste harming Lake Victoria
Tuesday, October 22, 2002
New Vision (Kampala, Uganda)
Slums are major sources of the waste that stifle fish in Lake Victoria, says Charles Kyamanywa, Kampala's chief town planner.
Kyamanywa says 27% of the city's population live in slums. Because of inadequate waste disposal facilities, rainwater washes waste off the ground and into Lake Victoria, fouling fish habitats.
Kyamanywa says five slums will be upgraded with the support of the Swedish International Development Association (SIDA), so as to stop suffocating the lake.