The city of Kampala is drained mainly by channels which include Kansanga, Nakivubo, Lubigi, Nalukolongo, Kinawataka, Nyanama-Walufumbe. The Lubigi drainage channel gets its name from a swampy wetland that stretches from Kisasi through Bwaise and goes towards Busega.

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Bwaise is built in the Lubigi wetland which collects running rain water from the nothern and western parts of Kampala city, including drainage from Wakiso district too.

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Building in a wetland is bad, really bad – poor urban planning in a wetland is worse, like bad bad bad, having a poorly managed drainage channel of a capital city go through a wetland with settlements that are poorly planned is outrageous.

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Who is supposed to maintain the channel? who is supposed to clean it? are they waiting for the rains do the job? Rains in Kampala peak twice a year and the first phase (April to May) is just days away. The rains can clean but at a cost that it brings with it floods, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, diarrhea and more dirt to clean up.

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Photo Credits : NinnoJackjr | Camera: LG G4