The move to close the houses follows several warnings by the municipal authorities to the affected homesteads that went in vain. The LC1 Chairperson Nakapelimen village, Richard Lokeris, says that the operation has been long overdue.
Moroto Municipal Council has closed more than 200 homes over lack
of sanitary facilities.
The operation launched in Nakapelimen ward in South Division
discovered that several tenants were answering nature's call in the rivers, polythene
bags and in other open places, while others
were using toilets of schools, health centres and other institutions.
The move to close the houses follows several warnings by the
municipal authorities to the affected homes.
The LC1 Chairperson Nakapelimen village, Richard Lokeris, says
that the operation has been long overdue.
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Samuel Orawu, one the affected persons tenants in Nakapelimen
village Nakapelimen ward, says he was not informed about the operation. He says
that much as the operation is welcome, there should be prior notice to avoid inconveniences.
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Isaiah Tumwesigye, the Town Clerk Moroto Municipality says the
operation is part of the resolutions passed by the district council in October. The resolution required all landlords to improve sanitation.
Tumwesigye revealed that only 10% of residences in Moroto
Municipality have pit latrines.
He says the operations will continue until
landlords adhere to the council resolution.