Kabale School Struggles to Operate Without Latrine

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Tedson Niwagaba, the Kamwezi Sub County LC III Chairperson, says they notified the district on the situation at the school, but they havent received any response.

Nyakihanga Primary School in Kamwezi Sub County in Kabale District is struggling to operate without a pupil's latrine. The only five stance latrine in the school collapsed in May this year.
 

Currently, children have to trek back to their homes to answer nature's call. Efforts by the school management to mobilise parents to raise funds to construct new latrines failed to yield results.




James Mugarura, the Chairman Nyakihanga Primary School Management Committee, says the old latrine was built by Kabale District Local Government, ten years ago. 



According to Mugarura, the latrines collapsed due to heavy rains because of poor workmanship. Mugarura wants government to intervene immediately to save the situation. 


Stanley Habomugyisha, the Head Teacher Nyakihanga Primary School, says the situation is appalling. Habomugyisha says they are considering sharing the only staff latrine with the pupils.
 

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Tedson Niwagaba, the Kamwezi Sub County LC III Chairperson, says they notified the district on the situation at the school, but they haven't received any response.
 

Sabitti Kenneth Baabo, the Kabale District Education Officer, says his department is aware of the challenge at the school but their hands are tired due to lack of funds.

 
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Samuel Amanya
Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.


Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.


A journalism graduate from African College of Commerce Kabale, Amanya values his independence. Amanya says URN is a home for his talent because it lets him explore his journalistic interests without limits.

Amanya is fascinated by the crime beat and some of his best stories have come out of that interest. Amanya says he aims to be all round beat reporter.