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Wakiso school gets latrines, survives closure

By Abbey Ramadhan

Added 18th April 2018 07:15 PM

The school had for years been grappling with an eight-stance pit latrine that was being shared among boys and girls, according to the headteacher, Binsaidi Genza.

Wakiso school gets latrines, survives closure

Sofia Nirima, a pupil at Abdullahi Bun Abaas Traning and Education Centre (ABATEC) Seguku showing parents what a standard pit latrine should have on April 16, 2018.Photos by Ramadhan Abbey

The school had for years been grappling with an eight-stance pit latrine that was being shared among boys and girls, according to the headteacher, Binsaidi Genza.

Pupils of Abdullahi Bun Abaas Training and Education Centre (ABATEC) in Seguku, Wakiso district, have a reason to smile after getting a new 12-stance latrine.

The school had for years been grappling with an eight-stance pit latrine that was being shared among boys and girls, according to the headteacher, Binsaidi Genza.

Genza said they had been living in fear of being closed ever since the district authorities waged war on schools which did not meet the minimum standards.

 xpert manager onza outh frica uaan eyneka writes his remarks on walls of pit latrine as they officially hand it over to bdullahi un baas raning and ducation entre  Expert manager Lonza South Africa Ruaan Reyneka writes his remarks on walls of pit latrine as they officially hand it over to Abdullahi Bun Abaas Traning and Education Centre (ABATEC)

 
However, thanks to Clean Habitat Uganda, which on Friday launched the Sanitation for Africa programme in which it will construct a number of pit latrines for a number of schools.

Clean Habitat executive director Dr Hafswa Nantongo, said poor sanitation facilities are costing Ugandans millions of shillings in treating diseases such as candida, diarrhea and typhoid, among others.

 xpert manager onza outh frica uaan eyneka addressing the residents during hand over of a newly constructed latrine to  Expert manager Lonza South Africa Ruaan Reyneka addressing the residents during hand over of a newly constructed latrine to ABATEC

 
"Sanitation is everybody's responsibility. It is therefore important that political, religious leaders sensitise the communities to have toilets to avoid these diseases, ‘' Nantongo advised.

She explained that the project had so far been rolled out in Butambala and Wakiso districts, reaching 2,323 homes and a number of schools and hospitals.

 

 

 

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