More than 100 latrines destroyed

Tuesday April 9 2013

By Richard Otim

More than 100 pit-latrines in Ngora Town Council have been demolished due to lack of the required sanitary standards.

Authorities at the urban council on Saturday said most of the latrines were constructed along the corridors reserved for garbage dumping.

Like many of the newly-created urban centres across the country, Ngora is yet to operationalise its physical plans for the residential and commercial structures. The council is faced with a challenge of illegal constructions.

“We are sticking to the plan (of urban authorities) that every construction must be in order and according to procedure,” said Mr Morris Amuka, the town agent, adding that those who do not heed to the new regulations would be penalised.

The urban officer, Mr Eugene Olaro, said they will soon recruit a physical planner to help in proper planning of Ngora Town Council which has a population of more than 20,000 residents.

The township, one of the oldest in Teso sub-region, was elevated to the status of an urban council three years ago after Ngora District was carved out of Kumi District.

Several buildings within the urban centre could be affected after the district engineers established that most structures have not been constructed according to plan.