By Kabuye Ronald
As the entire worlds is on tension due to the widely and speedily spreading corona virus that is partially attributed to poor sanitation, The Ministry of health through the environmental health department has declared every last Saturday of the month as a public national cleaning day at all levels from villages upwards.
The announcement has been made by the commissioner for environmental health Julian Kyomuhangi revealing that 75% of the disease burden is attributed to environmental health and poor sanitation.
She urged the public to take part in the national cleaning day in addition to properly washing their hands with water and soap, ensure personal, domestic and home hygiene in order to avoid contraction of diseases.
Julian also revealed that they intend to urge the village mates to isolate those who don’t take part in the national cleaning days.
Statistics indicate that 37% of Ugandans don’t wash theirs hands during critical times like after using toilets, before and after eating food while 78% of Ugandan household have no toilets by Ugandan standards while globally, we stand at 19%.
Meanwhile today has marked the commencement of the sanitation week while the main celebrations will be held this Friday 20th March in Bulambuli district at Bulengene primary school playgrounds.