Adjumani- Councillors in Adjumani Town Council have started drafting a by-law that will allow the town authority to impose penalties on business owners and individuals found littering the town.
Dubbed the “Sanitation Levy,” the draft law was tabled by the finance committee chairperson, Mr Patrick Leku, during a council session on Wednesday.
Mr Leku said the levy will boost the declining local revenue base of the town council once put into proper use.
“We also intend to levy taxes on sign post owners within the town with the exception of those owned by government institutions to realise more money,” he said.
Mr Victor Leku, the parish councillor of Central Ward, who welcomed the proposed charges for garbage management, said the town authority should embark on massive education of the residents before the implementation of the by-law starts.
Traders operating in Adjumani Market recently expressed concern over possible outbreak of communicable diseases in the town due to heaps of garbage accumulating in various parts of the town.
Mr Samuel Lagu, the town clerk, said the proposal will be discussed and its implementation will kick off before the end of the year.