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Rwandan Fishermen Defecating in The Open at Katosi Landing Site

Deo Biringiro, one of the Rwandans told URN they currently move to the nearby wards to ease themselves. He appeals to the authorities to construct for them a new latrine to improve sanitation in the community.
The latrine that developed cracks and currently abandoned by majority of fishermen.

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Rwandan fishermen at Katosi landing site in Mukono district have resorted to open defecation due to lack of functional toilet facilities. 

Hundreds of Rwandans fishermen involved in catching silver are settled in Kizaalabuganda ward.   However, the only community latrine in the area field up several months ago and has never been emptied. 

As a result, the Rwandan fishermen defecate in the open while others defecate directly in the lake.   Devis Ssegirinya, the area Local Council One Chairperson, says there are more than 300 Rwandan fishermen in the area. 

He is explains that the old latrine seats in private land, which has it difficult to construct a new one without the consent of the landlord.     Luganda audio

//Cue in: “Obuzibu bwa tooyi…

Cue out: …abali mu bitaano”// 

Ibrahim Lumanyika, the Katosi Youth Chairperson, says they advised the Rwandans to stop using this community latrine about four months ago. 

He explains that apart from getting used up, the old latrine developed some cracks.

//Cue in: “Ensonga nga eya…

Cue out: …nebudda mu nyanja”//

Deo Biringiro, one of the Rwandans told URN they currently move to the nearby wards to ease themselves. He appeals to the authorities to construct for them a new latrine to improve sanitation in the community.   Paulo Niragire, the Chairperson of Rwandans at Katosi Landing site, says they reported the matter to the authorities that even solicited some money from them as a contribution towards the construction of a new one, which has delayed.

He says they have advised their colleagues to use the latrines next to their community, a claim Lumanyika dismisses.  

//Cue in: “Ensonga ya toilet…

Cue out: …nobulwadde tuyinza nokulwaala”// 

The landing site was elevated to a town council two years. However, it is yet to start receiving funding from government.   

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