Littering fine of Shs 6m to start in April

Littering fine of Shs 6m to start in April

Officials from the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) have said in less than two weeks, the enforcement of an express penalty scheme will kick off

This according to the officials will help to reduce environmental degradation and create a more sustainable environment for Kampala residents

From April 1, 2023, individuals violating environmental laws such as littering from commercial buildings or throwing trash out of car windows will face an instant fine of Shs 6 million

 Failure to conduct environmental and social impact assessments for projects may attract fines up to Shs 1 billion or 15 years in prison, corporate entities that breach this provision could pay up to Shs 6 billion

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