89% of city population do not have standard toilets- KCCA

Esther Namutamba

Esther Namutamba

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The Deputy Director for Environment and Sanitation in Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA), Dr. Najib Lukooya has said that only 10 percent of the population in the city have got standard toilets.

Dr Lukoya made the statements while addressing the media on Tuesday in Kampala.

He said that about 89 percent of the population do not have toilets that suit the city standard while 1 percent still practice open defecation.

“We are working hard to improve on sanitation through engaging the householders, land lords, markets, hospitals and schools to make sure that they construct standardized sanitation facilities,” he said.

“This statistic tells us that we need to do more to engage our population and the stakeholders on how we can move from from the situation we are in to another level.  Because most of the diseases we have like cholera, typhoid all these out breaks are because of poor sanitation and that is why public health and KCCA are trying to focus and making sure that the issue of sanitation is handled quickly,” Lukooya said.

Lukoya maintained that the landlords have left the work on maintaining sanitation to their tenants. He called upon all landlords to actively take part in the sanitation process of their tenants. As a result the Authority has set a  three days exhibition which will start on 29th November 2017 and end on 1st December this year to train the public on the required standard of a toilet in the city.

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