Kampala informal settlement dwellers will have a chance to share their public health challenges with City duty bearers on a radio programme scheduled on 87.9fm -Radio Two (Akaboozi Ku Bbiri) on October 27th, 2016.
A one hour talk show, starting at 10:00am-11:00am, will discuss public health governance in slum areas. Officials from Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and community representatives will take part in the debate. Focus will be on two slums, Namuwongo and Kibuli-Lubowa. This radio programme is under the Kampala Health Governance Project funded by Independent Development Fund.
In Kampala, about 64 per cent of the population live in slums. Kampala city has 57 slum settlements spread in the 5 divisions of Kampala central, Kawempe, Nakawa, Lubaga and Makindye. Kampala slums are characterized by substandard houses, social and economic isolation, irregular land ownership, low standards of sanitation, limited access to basic infrastructure and social services (Ministry of Land and Urban Development; 2008).