BY JOACKIM KULE
The Rwenzori Organization for Children Living under Difficult Circumstances (ROCDIC) with funding from three donor organizations has constructed 10 Eco- San latrines and five water tanks to 10 schools in Kyondo sub-county, Kasese district in a bid to improve the hygiene and sanitation of the learners.
Based in Kyondo Sub-county, Bukonzo County East, Rwenzori Organization for Children Living under Difficult Circumstances operates with an objective of improving the holistic wellbeing of children through education and healthcare in rural areas.
Speaking during the handover of the facilities to the beneficiary schools today at Uganda Martyrs’ College – Kyondo, the Organization’s Executive Director, Imelda Nyamutiba, revealed that they secured funds from Fiona Payton of England, Soroptimist International and Foundation for Community Development Empowerment- FCDE from USA to support the rural based schools with water harvesting tanks and latrines for improved sanitation.
She mentioned the beneficiary schools including Uganda Martyrs’ College –Kyondo, Kasokero, Buyagha, Bwana Foundation, Ngome, Kaghorwe, Bughungu, Kinyabisiki, Buhyoka and Kyondo primary schools.
She also indicated that the organization has so far installed 27 solar panels at nine primary schools, donated over 800 text books in the same sub county in 2015 and 2016.
Presiding over the function, the Kasese District Chairperson, Mr. Eliphaz Muhindi Bukombi commended the efforts of some Nongovernmental Organizations for supplementing government’s efforts in promoting health and sanitation in the communities.
The District Boss used the same platform to re-echo his earlier call to the community members to join the fight against corruption so that services are evenly distributed to the population.
The Kasese District Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Eriab Begumya Ntarwete, urged the beneficiaries to properly use the facilities if they are to last longer.
In his remarks, the Kyondo Sub county Chairperson, Mr. Jovenal Muke appealed to the government to grant – aid some of the privately owned schools in the area in an attempt to reduce the rate of unemployment among the teachers.