September 18, 2013

Lira Flood Victims Substitute Latrines For Bushes

Flood victims in Aromo County Lira District are finding difficulties to answer calls of nature after their latrines were submerged by water. 

Even in other countries, People resort to bushes to answer calls of nature
Even in other countries, People resort to bushes to answer calls of nature

The affected parishes in Lira district are Otara, Odoro and Acutkumu.

Jacinto Alyek, a mother of five and resident of Acan-Too-Ipur village in Otara parish said that residents walk for about a kilometer away to ease themselves in the bush.

She further expressed fear of an imminent epidemic outbreak.

Bosco Okullu, a resident of the same parish said that it is very shameful for residents to ease themselves in the bush but it is the only option.

He appeals to government to come to their rescue by providing mobile toilet facilities.

David Elich, the Aromo Sub County chairperson has warned the residents against resorting to the bush saying it is more risky.

He advised residents to sink new latrines to avoid an outbreak of water bone diseases resulting from irresponsible disposal of human waste.

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