The group targets to construct TP taps in more than 500 households in Bugokho-Mutoto Sub County. They have so far erected the taps for families in Mutoto centre Lower, Mutoto Center Upper, Bukunalile and Bumulwani villages.
A group of youths under their umbrella the Economic Youth
Empowerment in Bugokho-Mutoto Sub County in Mbale district have embarked on the
construction of TP taps for communities to promote handwashing as part of the
preventive measures against the COVID10 pandemic.
group targets to construct TP taps in more than
500 households in Bugokho-Mutoto Sub County. They have so far erected the taps
for families in Mutoto centre Lower, Mutoto Center Upper, Bukunalile and Bumulwani
to the group, many communities in Mbale are not observing hand washing one of
the key preventive measures against the spread of the Coronavirus, which is
spread through contact with the droplets of an infected person.
group says it has woken up to construct the TP taps, intensify hand washing and sensitise masses on the preventive measures
announced by the government against the pandemic. They
say the TP taps allows one to wash hands without touching the water vessel.
One needs to step on a
small stick, which is tied on the vessel for the water to flow and allow them
to wash their hands. Augustine Wamalwa, the Group’s Chief Advisor, says that
they are improving handwashing methods within the community and subsequently improve
community hygiene and health.
He says the system they are using is cost-effective since they use small jerry cans,
which cost 5,000 Shillings and threads to fasten the vessel.
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Isaac Mubasi, the Chairperson of the Economic
Youth Empowerment group says their efforts are aimed at sensitising children who
are currently at home to ensure the spread of the disease is contained through
He has called upon
local leaders to embrace the program and offer them support to widen their
scope of providing handwashing facilities.
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Michael Busiku, a resident of Bumulwani village says, people
in his village hadn’t embraced hand washing but is optimistic they do with the
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Rachel Nabulafu, another resident on whose home the TP tap
has been built, says it will help her and her family to regularly wash hands
such that they can avoid diseases.
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Ronald Mwambu, the Nauyo town council councillor, says efforts
by the youths will supplement on the district sensitisation program on the
prevention of the spread of COVID19.