KAMPALA POLLUTION CONTROL TASK FORCE (PTF)
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) spearheaded the establishment of the Kampala Pollution Control Task Force with support from GIZ- Reform of the Urban Water and Sanitation Sector (RUWASS) Programme in 2012. The PTF is coordinated by KCCA, and comprises of the Directorate of Water Resources Management (DWRM) - Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE), National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC). Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) and Uganda Cleaner Production Centre (UCPC) were also brought on board to enhance the engagement of the industrial sector through a Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) regarding cleaner production and improved resource recovery and reuse efficiency with focus on water, waste and energy optimization. Since the establishment, the PTF and its activities are being supported by GIZ RUWASS and the International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP).
The PTF aims at strengthening cooperation between both the member regulatory agencies as well as between the public and the private sector. The key priorities of the task force include the following:
- Establish an information exchange and collaboration platform among key government agencies to jointly engage the public and private sector regarding legal provisions and regulations on wastewater discharge and pollution control.
- Initiate campaigns to enhance industrial compliance to DWRM/ NEMA permit regulations regarding wastewater discharge.
- Conduct joint industrial assessments and disseminate pollution monitoring information to the public and private sector.
- Engage potential priority polluters and the public sector in a Public-Private Dialogue, on wastewater management and pollution control to increase awareness and trust.
- Promote transparency of policy making, regulation, and enforcement in order to empower stakeholders to act as partners of government authorities/agencies.