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Monday,October 26,2020 17:19 PM

Entebbe residents sensitised on coronavirus

By Juliet Waiswa

Added 22nd March 2020 08:18 AM

Kayanja told the residents to observe hygiene and sanitation in their day to day life as these were crucial to sustain quality life.

Entebbe residents sensitised on coronavirus

Entebbe Mayor Paul Kayanja addressing residents over sanitation and hygiene to stay safe from Coronavirus and other diseases

Kayanja told the residents to observe hygiene and sanitation in their day to day life as these were crucial to sustain quality life.

Following President Yoweri Museveni's advisory on Coronavirus, (COVID-19), Entebbe leaders and concerned citizens have embarked on sensitising residents on how to stay safe from the catch of COVID-19 and other diseases.

The four-days campaign was to increase awareness and advocacy on hygiene and sanitation to avoid catching diseases like COVID-19, Cholera, typhoid among others.

The campaign led by Paul Kayanja the Mayor Entebbe Municipality, Habitat for Humanity and other stakeholders.

Speaking during the campaign Kayanja emphasized to the residents the relevancy of handwashing while they carry out their duties both at home and work.

He re-emphasised Museveni's message of hugging, shaking hands and picking of the nose among others.

"Washing your hands or sanitizing them is one way you can keep you self-safe from COVID 19. Do this with the rest of your family to ensure collective safety from coronavirus and other diseases," said Kayanja.

 Kayanja told the residents to observe hygiene and sanitation in their day to day life as these were crucial to sustain quality life.

Other activities that were carried out during the campaign were cleaning of Nakiwogo market where market vendors were asked to keep clean as they serve their clients.

Also Lugonjo trading Centre was cleaned and here residents were given sanitizers and soap to enable them clean and wash their hands so they are free from handshake infections.

Godfrey Rwandinga one of the stakeholders vowed to continue reminding and sensitizing residents in Entebbe to keep clean.

 "They should carry out proper garbage disposal, have plate stands in their homes and have pit latrines so that they live hygienic lives," he said.

He asked residents of Entebbe not to panic over COVID 19 outbreak but rather practice what Museveni and their leaders have told them to do and they will be safe.

Charles Magumba, the town clerk of Entebbe said sanitation is a public health issue but it should be everyone's mandate to be clean and safe from infections that could arise from staying in a dirty environment.

Allan Suuna, a representative from Habitat for humanity said it's important for people to have decent housing but also practice good hygiene and sanitation for happy living.

Suuna advised the residents to effectively use the sanitizers and handwashing services and knowledge given to them to keep clean.

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