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People-to-Toilet Ratio in CBD at 40:1; KCCA Receives Sanitation Facilities to Enhance Sanitation

Beneficiaries include Mbuya Church of Uganda Primary School, where the student-to-toilet ratio is currently 80:1.

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By Justine Nakami

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has received nine water and sanitation facilities to address the current demand for the use of toilets in the busy central business district. These facilities will help reduce the strain on existing public toilets, which currently serve 40 people each.

The facilities, designed to meet required standards, will be crucial in ensuring the quality and health of the population. Nj in The Managing Director of the National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Dr. Eng. Silver Mugisha, noted that the donation is part of a 29 million Euro project aimed at improving water and sanitation standards in KCCA-run schools, markets, and other public places.

Beneficiaries include Mbuya Church of Uganda Primary School, where the student-to-toilet ratio is currently 80:1.KCCA’s Executive Director, Dorothy Kisaaka, emphasizes the target of lowering the ratio further through government-supported interventions and partnerships.

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Market business communities in Kiswa Market welcomed the development, which will improve their health, although some greeted it with skepticism. Members will be required to contribute a small fee to facilitate the maintenance of the facilities.

Nakawa Division local leaders and Nakawa Member of Parliament Ronald Balimwezo acknowledged water and sanitation as major concerns among city dwellers, affecting communities’ productivity and livelihoods due to diseases arising from poor sanitation.National Water and Sewerage Corporation is currently implementing the Kampala Water – Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Project, which includes the construction of water and sanitation infrastructure in the informal settlements of Kampala, 23 schools, 7 markets, and other public places.

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