Harris international limited has donated 275 dust bins to Kawempe church of Uganda primary school one of the 78 KCCA aided primary schools to ensure proper solid and waste management at school.
Ahmed Yasal, head of Hariss international limited manufacturing products department says, this is among the activities of “Litter free campaign” of Harris international limited which aims at fighting against environmental pollution and poor sanitation to make pupils live in a heathier, productive and a happy life while at schools, “as parents we should make our children live in a productive health situation through providing them sanitary facilities and to keep environment clean to avoid poor sanitation related diseases like cholera, malaria, typhoid among others, Ahmed said”
He adds that good environment provides better future to young generation and, as Harris international limited, they will keep on collaborating with other development partners to promote sanitation, hygiene and conducive environment at schools.
Jude Byansi Zziwa, from solid and waste management department KCCA expressed grievances over poor quality toilets/latrines within Kampala and the surrounding areas saying 1% of Kampala residences use an open defecation due to lack of enough and quality toilets and 75% of them could cause poor sanitation related diseases thus putting people’s lives at stake, “as KCCA we applaud Hariss international limited for this initiative and I call upon other development patterners to also come out to support conducive environment and sanitation within our communities, Byansi added”
Florence Musoke, head teacher Kawempe church of Uganda primary school says the dust bins will help in fighting against poor sanitation at school thus urging pupils to put them into proper use.
Racheal Luwedde, also from Hariss international limited says since their products are mostly made into plastic bottles, they have decided to handover these dust bins to enable people keep them safe for easy and proper recycling.