[)ricks hcl\ c been used l(n the last )()()()years. In Uganda. the practice ot' hrtck making is
a long standing acti' ity. ,\n inn-:stigation to asses the cf!Ccts or brick making on the
cm·ironment was conducted in Kajjansi town. Wakiso district_ central Uganda. This \\·as
narrowed down to tackling the raw materials used. e!Tects of the activity to the
cn,·ironment and the measures of reducing the effects. During the study a number of
methods for obtaining ra\\· data 1\Cre used and included Obsen·ation. Questionnaire.
interviews and Literature search.
The study revealed the following: the raw materials used include. clay. water. 1\ood
husks. saw husks. oil. soil. glass, grass. money and labor. The products f'rom the industry
arc blocks. max pans. ,-entilators. rooting tiles, pompy. and half bricks. !3oth gender take
part in this acti,·ity. Although brick laying has induced cconomtc developmcnL
however it has caused environmental deterioration, damage to human health, creation
of basins that act as breeding ground for mosquitoes. shortage or raw materials.
destruction of vegetation, impact on drainage, loss of biodiversity, loss of nutrients.
pollution and scenery alteration. Measures to reduce the impacts were: no digging deep
pits (basins). tilling up pits. sensitization, recycling damaged products, tree planting and
need to use other sources or energy.
Generally brick making has caused greater impact on the environment such as
alteration of drainage systems , swamp destruction and dclorcstation. Therci(Jre this
calls for government agencies ( Local orticials). NGOs and relevant stakeholders to
ensure mitigation measures such as research , Inassi\'C sensitization to reduce the
impact l(lr sustainable development.
Frontiers, E. & MILLY, N (2021). Effects Of Brick Making On The Environment: A case Study Of Kajjasi Town, Wakiso District, Central Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-brick-making-on-the-environment-a-case-study-of-kajjasi-town-wakiso-district-central-uganda
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