The relevance of Art in the fight against environmental degradation in Bwaise a Kampala suburb.
MetadataShow full item record
Kampala is Uganda’s national and commercial capital bordering Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. Hills covered with villas and trees surrounding an urban center of contemporary skyscraper. Kampala is located in the central region of the country and it has an area of about 2.38 square kilometers. It is located 0.32 latitude and 32.58 longitudes and it is stated at an elevation 1223 meter above sea level and it has a population of about 1,353,189 making it the largest city in central region. Geographically Kampala is referred to as a city of seven hills separated by valleys with swamps and streams also called wetlands. Today the wetlands in this area are on the verge of extinction as they are being threatened by the increasing population in the city. Apart from encroaching these wetlands, the other problem has been the inadequate dumping sites for waste material occurring from the ever increasing population in the city. Apart from encroaching these wetlands, the other problem has been the inadequate dumping sites for waste material occurring from the ever increasing population within the city, thus environmental degradation. According to Harris 1996 degradation is the combination of processes which leads to the land under consideration being no longer fit for a wide range of uses from natural systems to building sights. This may take the form of geotechnical instability resulting in subsidence of land slips or as erosion by wind or rain. Mans activities caplet with the increasing population with in the towns and the cities have had a big impact on waste management and disposal over the first years. The effects of poor waste disposal are as one of the ways the environment is being degraded is evident especially in the developing countries like Uganda