The environmental management department of Uganda has announced that it would begin fining drivers of private vehicles that lack trash cans in April. According NEMA the environmental agency in Uganda, the punishment plan unveiled on Wednesday, violators might be fined a maximum of 6,000,000 Ugandan shillings ($1,630; £1,350).
The agency stated in a statement that drivers who fail to pay the penalties risk prosecution, jail time, or a punishment set by the courts.
Currently, long-distance passenger buses in the nation are required to contain trash cans. But the new need for trash cans in private vehicles is what has Ugandans’ attention. Many have inquired as to whether there is a specific definition of what constitutes a trash can.
Naomi Karekaho, the spokesperson of the agency stated that, “as long as you are using something that is not prohibited to hold your rubbish, you should be fine. Plastic bags are prohibited.”