Kayunga leaders arrested over latrines
Publish Date: Nov 30, 2008
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By Charles Jjuuko

ABOUT 26 people, one of them a sub-county councillor and four LC1 officials, have been arrested for lack of pit latrines. This follows a Wednesday operation by the Police led by the Kayunga sub-county health inspector, Abasa Kaneha.

It covered Nakaziba, Kiryamuli, Kisombwa and Kiwooza villages. They were all taken to court
The arrested leaders include Nakaseeta sub-county councillor, Robbing Nakaayi, Kisombwa LC1 chairman, Samuel Ssegujja and secretary Sulaiman Mukasa, Charles Bwekwanso and James Katugga, executive members of Kiwooza LCI.

Most of the residents did not have pit latrines and many, including the NRM chairman for Nakaseeta parish, Andrew Kalyango fled, Kaneha said.

“We will arrest anybody irrespective of which leadership position they hold. We plan to cover the entire sub-country,” he said.

Kaneha said the operation was meant to ensure that the cholera outbreak that was reported in Kayunga town would not spread to the villages.

The LC3 chairperson, Lugard Ssalabwa, said the council had passed a by-law mandating the authorities to arrest defaulters.
Ssalabwa said many residents were helping themselves in the bushes.

The resident district commissioner, Margaret Baryehuki, advised all the sub-counties to emulate the Kayunga example.

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