By-laws and ordinances to enforce standards and guidelines for urban areas - question from Uganda

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  • christian.rieck
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By-laws and ordinances to enforce standards and guidelines for urban areas

Hi all,
In my position as technical adviser for GIZ I am currently supporting a city in Uganda on developing a sanitation ordinance (by-law) to enable enforcement of sanitation standards and procedures. The scope of the ordinance is on sewerage and faecal sludge management. Does anyone have good examples of such by-laws and information on how the enforcement works? It is definitly a key-tool for urban authorities to actually deal with sanitation issues on a formal basis.

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Re: By-laws and ordinances to enforce standards and guidelines for urban areas

We discussed something similar here:
forum.susana.org/forum/?view=topic&catid=183&id=21657
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Re: By-laws and ordinances to enforce standards and guidelines for urban areas

Hi Christian,

Nice to see you back on the forum! Hope to read more from you in future as your work in Uganda must bring up many interesting problems and solutions. :-)

Kris is right, we had a similar discussion in the thread that he gave you the link to. It was entitled "Monitoring and regulation on-site sanitation - A common problem for local authorities is the effective monitoring of on-site sanitation".

It focused more on the enforcement part - which is probably even harder than setting up the ordinances in the first place. Did you find it useful?

And did you find some suitable examples in the meantime? There's got to be materials from countries like South Africa and Kenya which might have similar context to Uganda?

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