Politicians To Pay Up To Shs200,000 To Pin Posters In Kampala

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has issued guidelines to aspiring candidates on pinning campaign posters in and around Kampala that will see political parties and politicians pay up to Shs200,000 per month or Shs500 per day in a bid to maintain an orderly and clean city

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Campaigning for the early 2016 general elections have started with political parties electing flag bearers.

Aspirants have been pinning posters in different city parts. KCCA is accusing them of littering the city with dirt.

KCCA Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi while addressing media yesterday, the body wants to keep the city clean especially as the papal November visit comes closer.

“As long as posters are not authorized by KCCA, they are illegal,” she said.

She said that certain areas will be restricted which include civil areas like Nile Avenue, Speak road, Kampala road and Jinja road.  Other restricted areas include, monuments, electricity poles, street light poles, litter bins and many more.

Those pinning will have to seek permission and pay up to Shs200,000 per month or Shs500 per day.

Musisi said that all political parties and Electoral Commission have been warned and those who defy will be prosecuted for littering the city.

In June this year, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) issued a stern warning to all those who intend to place posters and advertisements to seek the authority’s permission and clearance or face the law.

The Kampala Capital City Act, 2010, the Kampala City Council (Maintenance of Law & Order) Ordinance 2006, and the Kampala City Council (Outdoor Advertising) Guidelines, 2008 prohibit the display or causing or permitting to be displayed in all outdoor areas.