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KAMPALA CITY MARKETS WATER AND SANITATION PROJECT

KAMPALA CITY MARKETS WATER AND SANITATION PROJECT

Funded by; Uganda Breweries Limited,

Implemented by; Kabaka Foundation

Project Title; Kampala City Markets Water and Sanitation Project-

Katwe, Mengo, Nakulabye, Makerere Kivulu, Bwaise 1, Bwaise 2 (Ddembe), Mulago, Munaku Markets

The Project is expected to benefit over 26,070 people on a daily basis.

Background to the Project

Unsafe water and sanitation remains one of the world’s most urgent health issues. As per the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), globally, the international focus is on achieving the targets of halving the number of people without access to water and sanitation by 2015.  In Uganda the target was to have 100% water and sanitation access in urban and 85% coverage in rural by 2015.

According to the Uganda Water and Environment Sector Performance Report of 2016, access to rural (basic) sanitation increased to 80% by June 2017, while 37% had access to a hand washing facility. According to data in urban areas outside Kampala, 85.5% of the urban population has access to basic sanitation. An estimated 40% of the urban population have access to a hand washing facility, although this is not an indication of actual use. Some of the hand-washing facilities lack soap and/or water.

Kabaka Foundation conducted a situation analysis survey for 8 markets i.e. Katwe, Mengo, Nakulabye, Makerere Kivulu, Bwaise 1, Bwaise 2 (Ddembe), Mulago, Munaku markets, which are owned by Buganda Kingdom. Kabaka Foundation noted that the public sanitation facilities (toilets) in the markets are inadequate in several aspects yet they get overwhelmed with the large number of people that use them on a daily basis. All the 8 do not have running water and some of them are not on the national sewerage grid and therefore the market administrators have to depend on emptying the toilets or septic tanks when they are full.

Planned Intervention

KF intervened to improve sanitation and hygiene in the 8 markets of Katwe, Mengo, Nakulabye, Makerere Kivulu, Bwaise 1, Bwaise 2 (Ddembe), Mulago, Munaku. The project involves construction/ installation of water and sanitation facilities and propagation of knowledge on management of these facilities. There is a deliberate effort to link each of these facilities to the national grid for water and sewerage. However a septic tank is to be fitted for each facility that cannot be linked to the national sewerage grid. The market administrators’ capacity to manage and maintain the constructed water and sanitation facilities will be strengthened.

Each of the eight toilet shall have; One Unit, 8 stance toilet with two stances (squatting- fitted with a foot valve), one stance for PWD’s and one washroom for men and women, three urinal bowls for men and one shared attendants room.

A water reservoir of 5000 litre, a 1000 litre over-head tank and a water pump

PROJECT GOAL AND OBJECTIVES

Project Goal

To provide water and sanitation facilities that will improve sanitation and hygiene in the 8 markets of Katwe, Mengo, Nakulabye, Makerere Kivulu, Bwaise 1, Bwaise 2 (Ddembe), Mulago, Munaku.

 

Project Objectives 

  1. To provide eight units (8 stances) toilets each with two stances (squatting- fitted with a foot valve), one stance for PWD’s and one washroom for men and women, three urinal bowls for men, one shared attendants room, water reservoir of 5000 litre, a 1000 litre over-head tank and a water pump.
  2. To put the water and sewerage systems of each of these facilities on the national grid by the end of the project period – a septic tank will be provided for facilities which for various reasons cannot easily be connected to the national grid.

To strengthen the capacity of KF, market administrators and other stakeholders to maintain the water and sanitation facilities installed at each of these markets.

 

 

 

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