By Alex Baluku
Local authorities and residents of Kahendero fish landing village in
Muhokya Town Council, Busongora County South in Kasese district are
living with fear of being attacked by diseases emanating from the poor
health and sanitation in the area.
According to the leaders and residents the area became prone to
diseases when the management of Uganda Wildlife Authority –UWAe
demarcated the boundaries of the Queen Elizabeth National Park from
the community land in the area.
In August 18, 2021, UWA demarcated the park premises in Kahendero from
the community land as a way of controlling the community members from
encroaching on the park land.
But Dan Katongole, the area Local Council I Chairperson told www.mknewslink.com that the
demarcation exercise left many families homeless and with no latrines
to use to answer a nature’s call.
Katongole, who was speaking to our reporter based in the area, said
many of the residents now use open defecation to answer a call of
nature, something that makes him worried of a possible disease
He has since called for the intervention of leaders above
his level so that the residents in his elective area are relieved of
the current situation.
On the side of education, Katongole, however, said he was happy with
the parents in the area for their positive response towards sending
their children back to schools ever since they reopened on January 10,
When contacted about the issue of low latrine coverage at Kahendero
fish landing village, the LC III Chairperson for Muhokya Town
Council, Robert Guma said his office was keenly following up the
matter so that an amicable solution is reached.
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