No Latrine, No Agricultural Inputs for Kalungu Households - Leaders

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The instruction by Shafick Ssekandi and Emmanuel Musoke, the Resident District Commissioner and District Chairperson respectively followed a report by the District Health Department showing that most homes in the area lacked substantive latrines, bathrooms, kitchen and utensil stands among other facilities.

Agricultural inputs under the Operation Wealth Creation will only be given out families with standard sanitation facilities in their homes, Local Government leaders in Kalungu said while setting conditions for intended recipients.

The instruction by Shafick Ssekandi and Emmanuel Musoke, the Resident District Commissioner and District Chairperson respectively followed a report by the District Health Department showing that most homes in the area lacked substantive latrines, bathrooms, kitchen and utensil stands among other facilities.

Toilet coverage in Kalungu stands at only 49% of all households in the area, Musa Mabeeri, the district Health Inspector said. Lwabenge Sub County was named the worst performing with coverage of less than 15%.

RDC Shafick Ssekandi said that although residents had been given a grace period of one month to erect latrines in line with provisions of the Public Health Act, 2000, which makes toilets a mandatory requirement in every household, local government leaders need to move ahead and deny services to errant family heads.

Ssekandi instructed UPDF soldiers implementing Operation Wealth Creation to deny inputs to every household found in appalling hygiene conditions.

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Emmanuel Musoke, the District Chairperson said persons without sanitation facilities will also be prosecuted. Musoke added that such loopholes manifest into a burden on the health sector.
 
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