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Govt launches national e-waste management centre

Government Officials at the launch of the national e-waste management centre (Photo / Courtesy)

The national steering committee on e-waste management has launched a national e-waste management centre.

The stakeholders comprise National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA), Uganda Communication Commission ( UCC), Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) , Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) among others.

The national e-waste management centre shall be the main and pivotal e-waste management facility in the country managed by NEC with oversight, regulation and coordination by NEMA.

According to the officials, initially, the facility shall collect, sort,dismantle and dispose e-waste and shall progress towards a refurbishment and recycling facility.

It is expected that regional collection centres shall be established to supplement the national centre.

Officials said that the advantage with this set up is that it will ride on the expertise of already existing waste treatment and disposal facilities located in Nakasongola managed by the same facility, which also has high regard to security for the waste received.

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