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Cheap latrine project launched in Kamuli

By Vision Reporter

Added 14th December 2009 03:00 AM

THE Ministry of Water and Environment has introduced a sanitation project aimed at equipping rural communities with capacity to construct improved but cheap latrines in Kamuli district.

THE Ministry of Water and Environment has introduced a sanitation project aimed at equipping rural communities with capacity to construct improved but cheap latrines in Kamuli district.

By Tom Gwebayanga

THE Ministry of Water and Environment has introduced a sanitation project aimed at equipping rural communities with capacity to construct improved but cheap latrines in Kamuli district.

The programme was launched on Sunday at Nabwigulu sub-county headquarters. It was preceded by a one-week training of 30 masons from five sub-counties. The masons will construct the structures.

Under the project, the residents will be allowed to pay for the completed latrine in installments.
The ministry sanitary coordinator, David Mukama Mukungu, said the “Pay as you Defecate” project was aimed at building capacity in the private sector and ensuring that sanitation prevails in the rural communities.

“People have been putting up latrines without regard to hygiene. With the new trend, people will have improved latrines at a low cost and pay in installments,” Mukungu said.
He added that the masons were trained to manage and market the project, which will minimise diseases related to poor sanitation.

Mukungu said the pilot project, covering Mukono, Mbarara, Kaliro, Iganga and Kamuli districts, is funded by the World Bank.
A complete latrine is estimated to cost below sh250,000.

Mukungu said recent press reports that Kamuli district health team had embarked on an intensive sanitary project attracted the health ministry to support them in order to reduce the number of people who do not use latrines.

The district health inspector, Alex Mulindwa, and the district health educator, David Mbadhwe, hailed the Ministry of Health for supporting their sanitation drive.

Cheap latrine project launched in Kamuli

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