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Njeru's Only Public Toilet Dilapidated

Shaban Kalulu, an attendant of the public toilet, says at least 100 people use the toilet on average each day. He however, says the facility is littered since its lacks proper drainage, adding that it floods whenever it rains.
The public toilet at Nile in Njeru that serves over 1000 people

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The only public toilet at Nile market in Njeru municipality in Buikwe district is in a sorry state. The public toilet serves more than 1000 traders in the market, taxi operators from the nearby taxi stage and travelers.

The traders and members of public pay Shillings 300 to access the public toilet. Shaban Kalulu, an attendant of the public toilet, says at least 100 people use the toilet on average each day.

He however, says the facility is littered since its lacks proper drainage, adding that it floods whenever it rains. “This place needs improvements,” he told URN.

Some of the businessmen interviewed by our reporter including Tony Ssemwogerere, Latif Tibenkana and John Bwire expressed concern about their safety, saying the public toilet is in a very sorry state.

They argue that Njeru town council wasn't ready for elevation for elevation to a municipality since a lot has to be done to as far sanitation is concerned. 

They also complained about paying Shillings 300 to use such a dirty facility, saying it isn't worth it.

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Phillip Sserunjoogi, the Njeru Municipal Health Officer admits the sanitation challenges, saying they are struggling to improve. Njeru municipality is one of the municipalities that were gazzeted by parliament in 2016.