8000 primary school children at risk after latrines fill up

Lives of more than 8000 primary school children in Nakaseke District are at risk, after school latrines in 15 schools got filled up. The pupils are now reportedly using the nearby bushes to ease themselves.

The district councilors yesterday raised the red flag to the concerned district authorities, at a heated council meeting, where the Councilors led by the Chairperson for Education and Health Services Committee, Juliet Dian Nassimbwa, claimed that the situation may become worse once the rainy season starts.

The Ngoma Sub county district councilor, Julius Nabimanya, claimed that the lives of children cannot be compromised at any one time with the district now expected to consider the situation as an emergency.

The district secretary for works, Benjamin Makanga, advised the communities to team up with the district to build the latrines.

The Nakaseke District education officer, Steven Batanude said the district was liaising with the School heads of the affected schools to ascertain facts on the ground. Some of the affected schools include; Bukeeka, Kyaluseesa, Lumpewe, Kiziba, Magoma, Katooke, Mifunya, Kikamulo, Kivumu, Mbukiro, Kirinda, Kaddunda, Nakaseeta Roman Catholic, Nakaseeta Church of Uganda, Bukuuku Ddegeya and Nkuzongere Primary Schools.

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