Posted on 09 June 2012
People who attend Cyizi market in Maraba sector in Huye district are unhappy because this market doesn’t have a public toilet and most of them say that it is much of a problem for them as they use toilets of neighbouring houses
A resident who requested for anonymity said that he is careful not to eat anything before going to the market so as not to need the use of toilet because he knows he can’t find them anywhere near.
And most of them showed concern for the little hygiene in the market without public toilets though the administration of Maraba sector say they plan to build public toilets and they will be through in the five months period.
Innocent Mutangana the executive secretary of Maraba sector said, “We are going to build toilets in the market so we are going to solve the problem of poor hygiene due to lack of toilets and we are sure they will be up and used by the end of five months.”
Cyizi market is near the road and it is attended by residents from different sectors in Huye and Nyamagabe districts.
Posted on 15 May 2012
Residents from Cyamburara cell, Murundi sector in Kayonza district complain to have no toilets due to water from underground that fills their houses and toilets causing destruction.
Kalisa, Cyamburara resident revealed to us: “When you want to visit the toilet, you sit near the toilet and after use a stick to push them into the water.”
Kalisa explains that doing their business near the toilet is due to the fear that it might collapse and claim the life of the one using it. However, some residents dig shallow holes to use as toilets and cover them after.
They have been given water purifier Sur’Eau, and are asked to use it and clean water so as to prevent poor hygiene diseases.
Although residents confirm that they use water from the dams for home use and drinking, it is worrying is that; underground water which fills toilets and houses flow to the dams which they say is very dangerous to their health.
Residents request the local leadership to try and shift them to a safe place and leave the Cyamburara for agricultural activities.
Claude Murekezi, executive secretary for Murundi sector, says that advocacy was made but the final decision is waited upon from the higher authorities.