Maracha has been applauded for its outstanding performance in increasing a sense of responsibility among its people to take action to improve their sanitation and hygiene at all levels .
The district currently has a latrine coverage of 91% and hand washing coverage of 65%.
The commissioner environmental health, Julian Kyomuhangi appreciated the efforts by all district leaders at all levels that have moved door to door ensuring that each community member has a latrine and hand washing facilities.
She urged them to encourage the locals to use them efficiently and to look at the aspect of improving the quality.
She said many people have put up structures but without doors or roofing.
Adiga Lawrence, the Maracha chairman said that this is another critical point that needs them to hold hands together with all the political and technical leaders plus the community members to keep the candle burning if they are to be declared an Open Defecation Free district by June 2019.
He said one key action to see their dream come to pass is to identify the 9% of the households without sanitation and hygiene facilities and bring them on board to enjoy the enormous benefits of implementing ideal standards of sanitation one of which is absence of diseases like cholera, dysentery, and others.
Three primary schools that scored highly in a campaign that aimed at assessing sanitation and hygiene in schools were commended by the ministry of Health and Water Aid Uganda.
Galia Primary School excelled in being the best behaviour change agent, Nyarakua Primary School came up with the best composition while Oluvu Primary School excelled in being the cleanest school in the district.
The minister of state in charge of Primary Health Care, Joyce Moriku Kaducu, who was the chief guest urged the health inspectors and the District Health Officer to extend the campaign to churches and hospitals.