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Kikondo Residents Fail to Use Latrines

There are more than five pit latrines on the landing site, which residents dont use. They prefer dumping human waste and garbage on the lake shores, a thing that exposes them to diseases like cholera.
a girl dumping garbage at the lake shores

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Residents of Kikondo landing site in Njeru municipality in Buikwe district run the risk of catching hygiene related diseases. Kikondo landing site is home to approximately 3000 people involved in different business activities.

There are more than five pit latrines on the landing site, which residents don't use. They prefer dumping human waste and garbage on the lake shores, a thing that exposes them to diseases like cholera.

Hassan Lusuku and Bayiwa Mawaz are some of the leaders on the landing site. They told URN that residents don't know how to use the pit latrines, adding whenever they use them they leave them dirty.

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On Wednesday, a team from Njeru Municipal Environmental Department traveled to the landing site to sensitise residents on proper hygiene. They ordered residents to clean their homes and collect garbage in one place where it will be picked up from for disposal.

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John Musiku, the Njeru Municipal Environment Officer, said they had traveled to the landing site to demonstrate to the residents the appropriate garbage collection practice.

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