SEVEN people, including a headmaster, will spend six months in jail for lacking latrines at home.
The prosecutor, Patrick Tigawalana, told court that lack of latrines was likely to lead to an outbreak of cholera in the district. Francis Kyakulaga, the district health inspector, ordered the swoop in which 30 people, 23 of whom are yet to appear in court, were arrested.
However, many residents attributed the low latrine coverage to sandy soils. Aggrey Basooma said the it required one to construct latrines with bricks over 30 feet below the ground, a very expensive venture that many could not afford.
See also: Florence Nakaayi, Uganda: Man Arrested Over Lack of Latrine, New Vision (Kampala) / allAfrica.com, 10 Aug 2008
Source: George Bita, New Vision (Kampala) / allAfrica.com, 22 July 2008