Masindi Residents Told To Improve Home Hygiene

Masindi residents during the release of the household hygiene survey

BY ISMAIL BATEGEKA

MASINDI: TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2021

Following the recent house to house Sanitation and Hygiene Survey in Kitonozi Village in Bikonzi sub county Masindi district, residents have been urged to improve sanitary facilities at homesteads in order to live healthy lives.

While revealing the report on sanitation in Kitonozi, Romeo Abitegeka, the Health Assistant in-charge of Bikonzi Sub-county said that 255 households have constructed latrines, taking the village’s latrine coverage to 70%, and tipi-tap jerrycans improvised for handwashing.

He said there were 240 drying racks and many families have dug rubbish pits for waste disposal.

The Masindi district health inspector, Martin Kayi Drabo, commended the household who have established sanitary facilities saying that sanitation and hygiene through washing hands prevents many diseases and viruses including Covid-19.

He stressed that more effort should be concentrated on maintaining proper hygiene in order to prevent diseases and reduce the burden of the cost of treatment on both households and health facilities.

The LC3 Chairperson of Bwijanga Sub-county, Olivia Mugisa, advised the residents to keep proper hygiene of their homes, in order to benefit from Operation Wealth Creation supplies and other government grants.

She said that any family that does not have a latrine at home benefit from OPC in her sub-county

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