Following the collapse of a storied building in Kisenyi, Kampala, the Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has come out to call upon" />

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Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga calls out KCCA and Government over substandard buildings

Following the collapse of a storied building in Kisenyi, Kampala, the Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has come out to call upon the government and KCCA to make sure they do away with the construction of substandard buildings.

The building that collapsed over the weekend killed a number of people injuring others.

The main cause was attributed to using substandard building materials and errors in the plan that was approved for it.

“I send my condolences to all those who lost their loved ones and those who got injured in the building that collapsed in Kisenyi. I call upon KCCA and other government agencies to make sure that buildings being constructed don’t bring about harm to people,” The Katikkiro posted on his Facebook page.

This is not the first building to collapse leading to loss of life and injuring scores in the city center.

A number of buildings have all collapsed in the past due to various reasons.

The lord mayor Erias Lukwago yesterday while at the scene of the collapsed building said that KCCA is going to toughen up against those who build using substandard materials.

“The engineers and supervisors should all be arrested and prosecuted. That’s the only way we can fight impunity in this country. Buildings are collapsing day in day out.” The lord mayor said.

He however agreed that it was a laxity on the side of both KCCA and engineers while approving the plans.

“We are going to plug the loopholes of approving and enforcing plans because we know there was a problem with the approval of the plan. Previously we didn’t have the ability to sit on the approving committee but with the amendment of the law regarding approval of construction plans, a slot was provided for the executive led by the lord mayor to have a representative,” Erias Lukwago said.

He also said that previously, the approval board was occupied by only the technical wing.

The Kampala local leaders also warned all those without legal documents to be wary of themselves because they are coming after them.

Lord mayor Erias Lukwago also ordered for the remaining structure to be brought down saying it’s another catastrophe in waiting if not demolished.

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