Project

UG17 Strengthening Solid Waste and Feacal Sludge Management Capacity of the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (Phase 1)

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO2 Creation of green jobs, SO3 Increased access to sustainable services
Start Date Q1  13th September 2021
End Date q1 31st December 2023
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 2,350,000
Budget Percentage 2%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 66,000
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 100,000
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty, gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Ministry of Water and Environment, Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
Name of consortium members, if any Embassy of the Republic of Korea
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
  • Waste
  • Water and Sanitation
GGGI Project Code : UG17
Project Manager and Staff +
Muhammad Ali Shaikh

Procurement Specialist

Private: Joshua Elaru

Associate, Solar Home Systems Project (Gulu)

Faithful Atusinguza

Senior Officer Sanitation

Patricia Oboliale

Senior Associate Finance

Project Description

On 13th September 2021 Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and GGGI signed the project grant agreement to commence the implementation of the ‘strengthening solid waste and feacal sludge management capacity of the greater Kampala metropolitan’ project phase 1 (2021-2023).

The project goal is to strengthen the solid waste and feacal sludge management capacity of the GKMA, and this will be achieved through three project outcomes.

This is to ensure Uganda is achieving maximum benefits from a Green Growth through increasing access to public services in water, sanitation, and waste management.

In the two succeeding years, a project to enhance solid waste and fecal sludge management in the greater Kampala area while increasing access to sustainable services and creating green jobs through the waste-to-resource approach was developed.

This project was developed by GGGI through consultation and collaboration with its partners including the Ministry of Water and Environment, National Water and Cooperation as well as Kampala Capital City Authority and other Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area municipalities.

This project focuses on strengthening solid waste management and feacal sludge management capacity based on inclusive and decentralized solutions that will enhance sustainability and is in line with the Government of Uganda’s strategy to mobilize increased financing and support towards sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development of greater Kampala.

The Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA) with a population of approximately 4 million people spread over 970 square km has challenges in both solid waste and feacal sludge management. Approximately 3,206 tons of solid waste is produced per day with a 30% waste collection rate and only one licensed solid waste disposal and treatment facility in Kiteezi, which is currently operating beyond its capacity. While Faecal sludge management largely relies on on-site sanitation and only 1% of GKMA has access to the sewer system. Onsite sanitation is largely traditional pit latrines and improved latrines as well as septic tanks especially utilized by the middle to high income households. These on-site facilities are generally not properly maintained and emptied, especially in the low-income informal areas, because of high costs and difficulties in accessing cesspool trucks.

Project Impact

The project impact objective is: “Uganda achieves strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth”, GGGI measures this through its Strategic Objective Indicators (S0Is): 1) GHG emission reduction, 2) creation of green jobs, 3) increased access to sustainable services, 4) improved air quality, and 5) enhanced adaptation to climate change. The project outputs are aimed at ensuring increased access to public services in sanitation and waste management in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA).

Its is estimated that full implementation of the project interventions will improve the access to waste and sanitation capacity management for 500,000 individuals and about 100,000 households largely in the GKMA. The project impact will additionally improve the environmental conditions through reduction of pollution and contamination risk for 4 million people about 10 percent of Uganda’s population.

Key Project Outcomes

Outcome 1: ‘improved integrated planning for sustainable solid waste and feacal sludge management in the GKMA’ which will focus on developing a Solid waste and feacal sludge management strategy, planning and implementation plans for GKMA.

Outcome 2 :‘enhanced solid waste management in the GKMA’ and will be attained through developing detailed site-specific technical, business, and O&M plans for one (1) waste collection centre (including sorting and diversion facilities) for a selected municipality in the GKMA.

Outcome 3: ‘enhanced feacal sludge management in the GKMA’ and this will be advanced by preparing detailed site-specific technical, business, and O&M plan for one (1) feacal sludge treatment plant (FSTP) for a selected municipality.

Project Results

  • Solid waste and fecal sludge management strategy and planning as well as implementation plans for GKMA are developed.
  • Detailed site-specific technical, business, and O&M plans for one (1) waste collection center (including sorting and diversion facilities) is finalized for the selected municipality in the GKMA.
  • Detailed site-specific technical, business, and O&M plan for one (1) fecal sludge treatment plant (FSTP) is finalized for the selected municipality.