Kabale CAO Closes District Toilet To Cut Costs

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Kabale district chief administrative officer, Frank Ntaho has directed the closure of the toilets at the district headquarters in a bid to reduce water bills.

Kabale district chief administrative officer, Frank Ntaho has directed the closure of the toilets at the district headquarters in a bid to reduce water bills.
 
The lives of over 1000 Kabale district staff may now be at risk of contracting diseases as the only toilet allocated for the district staff was closed last week.

The decision to close down the toilet came after officials claimed that the district was paying heavy bills to the National Water and Sewerage Corporation.

Frank Ntaho, Chief Administrative Officer, Kabale told URN on Thursday that between March and June 2011, the district paid over 1.5 million shillings to clear water bills.

Ntaho says this has prompted them to encroach on other activity budgets.

He directed Namanya Oliver, the district health inspector to put up methods that will reduce the water bills the district is incurring.

URN reporter visited the district administration block and found a four-roomed toilet locked.

A memo is pinned on the district notice board that the toilets are closed and the keys are within the office of the health inspector, Namanya Oliver.

Several of the district staff who feared to be quoted say they use other places neighboring the district headquarters to ease themselves.

Namanya, who is attending a workshop in Kampala, told URN on phone that she left the keys in her office.

She says the closure came as a directive from the CAO as a measure to reduce the water bills.