Kabale District Chairman Nshangabasheija awards villages for being free of Open defecation.Tobias Habasa
By Alex Byakatonda
The Assistant Kabale District Health Officer, Oliver Namanya, has warned residents against open defecation saying that they risk contracting sanitation-related diseases.
Namanya was on Tuesday, speaking at Kigogo Village in Buhara Sub County of Kabale district, where the villages of Kigogo and Bugarama all in Buhara Sub County and Kahama Village in Kitumba Sub County, were awarded with certificates for achieving open deification free (ODF).
The certificates were awarded by Kabale District in partnership with Wells of Life, a non-profit organization, which operates in Kabale District with a vision of providing local residents with access to safe and clean water.
Namanya revealed that open defecation puts the lives of residents at risk of contracting hygiene-related diseases such as cholera, typhoid and diarrhea.
Handing over the certificates, the Kabale District Chairman, Nelson Nshangabasheija commended Wells of Life for empowering residents in the villages of Kigogo, Bugarama and Kahama to participate in the improvement of sanitation in their homes through proper hygiene practices.