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Lira Schools Face Toilet Shortage

posted 15 Mar 2012, 23:55 by RCN Uganda
At least 30 government aided primary schools in Lira lack recommended toilet facilities for their pupils, a situation that has put school authorities in a dilemma. The children are at risk of contracting hygiene-related diseases.

A new sanitation report issued last month by Divine Waters Uganda, a local charity organisation working in water and sanitation sector in Lira, paints a dark picture on hygiene situation and calls on the district leaders to adhere to recommended sanitation standards in schools.

"Shortage of toilets in primary schools is alarming," Mr Edwin Okabo, the monitoring and evaluation officer in the organisation, said in the report. "Toilets are in sorry state and present serious risks to the learners," Mr Okabo added.

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Sources Denis Ongenge Allafrica.com