A year ago, Mukono Town had an unpleasant look with a lot of dirt and worn-out pedestrian walk ways, the town looked terrible.
It was littered with all sorts of rubbish; the highways of Kampala- Jinja and Mukono- Kayunga were in shambles. One could hardly identify the kind of businesses operating along these roads.
Vendors were always present on the road sides, since building owners did not mind what happened in front of their business premises. Referring to hygiene, food stuff vended by the road side was contaminated with dust during the dry season and in the rainy season, soil was eroded onto the verandas of the shops.
Parking along these roads was next to impossible, this meant that the small space on the road side was being collectively used by the vendors, pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.
However, the municipality has recently got a facelift following a by-law to pave the road side by commercial building owners. It was a resolution by the town council to make Mukono clean.
Right now, when you walk through Mukono Municipal Council one of the changes are the pavers by the road side. Pavers and road curbs have been constructed on some buildings while heaps of sand and paver blocks are standing before the buildings ready to be used.
The Mayor of Mukono Municipality Johnson Muyanja Ssenyonga, spearheaded the resolution. He said “We came to this conclusion after we had seen many cities in neighbouring countries do this, so when I presented the suggestion to the council, it was welcomed.”
“It was agreed by the municipal that all commercial buildings on the main road have pavers to get rid of dust and improve hygiene,” he adds.
A shop owner who asked for anonymity said she paid her landlord to get the work done, since there were threats that they were to close the premises.
Tips for the landscaper
Know what the client wants. It is important for the landscaper to know what the client wants in terms of design, colour and size.
Visit the site. A landscaper or exterior designer must visit the place or see the space before and see what pavers are more suitable for the space and make a correct estimate of what is to be used.
Determine the area size. The size of the place determines the price that a landscaper will charge to do the job