A few months ago, the LATAWAMA project, funded by the European Union, undertook the production of a documentary film on its achievements in the five towns making up the project’s intervention zone. The first part of the filming, covering the towns of Bujumbura in Burundi, Mpulungu in Zambia, and Kigoma in Tanzania, took place in January 2023. The second part of the filming covering the project’s interventions in the towns of Uvira in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rusizi in Rwanda was organized in June 2023.
On Friday, June 23, the filming of the project’s actions in the town of Uvira featured an interview with the Mayor of Uvira on waste management issues and the contribution of the LATAWAMA project; it was also an opportunity to focus on prospects that could be integrated into the formulation of phase II of the LATAWAMA project currently underway. During the filming session, the Mayor was joined by the LATAWAMA project manager, Mr. Didier CADELLI. Production is entrusted with IMAGEO, an audiovisual production company working with the LATAWAMA team, and Deloitte, a firm contracted directly by the European Union.
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As a reminder, Uvira acquired city status in 2018 and is the capital of the municipality of Uvira, South Kivu Province. The geomorphological, geographical, and hydrological context, deforestation, and climatic hazards have a significant impact on the city of Uvira.
In terms of solid waste management and sanitation policy, no services are provided due to the town’s lack of means, funding, and equipment. Only a few NGOs provide waste management services on an ad hoc basis in certain districts. Faced with these challenges, the Latawama project has undertaken an intervention in the sanitation and solid waste management sectors.
A solid waste management master plan has been developed in collaboration with the Belgian firm Almadius. It provides medium- and long-term scenarios for solid waste management. The LATAWAMA project has supported associations involved in solid waste management. The project has also undertaken communication actions to promote good solid waste management practices.