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Dinka Reject Pit Latrines

By Vision Reporter

Added 30th September 2002 03:00 AM

Adjumani district’s efforts to construct pit latrines for the community met stiff resistance from the Dinka tribe claiming any one who uses a pit latrine would get bad luck, reports Nicholas Kajoba.

Adjumani district’s efforts to construct pit latrines for the community met stiff resistance from the Dinka tribe claiming any one who uses a pit latrine would get bad luck, reports Nicholas Kajoba.

Adjumani district’s efforts to construct pit latrines for the community met stiff resistance from the Dinka tribe claiming any one who uses a pit latrine would get bad luck, reports Nicholas Kajoba.
The district health inspector, David Ibayut, said latrine coverage in the district was 41%, which necessitated construction of more.
“We saw it as a necessity to construct more pit-latrines after the 41% coverage was too low but the Dinka tribe have refused the offer.” he said. He said according to Dinka culture it was taboo to use pit-latrines because all the luck would go. He said district officials have sensitised residents about hygiene and sanitation. Ends

Dinka Reject Pit Latrines

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