Water Aid in partnership with Sake Integrated Community Development has handed over 60 pit latrines the organisations built in schools in Lilongwe City to improve sanitation in the institutions.
Speaking at the handover ceremony at Kabwabwa Primary School, Mayor for Lilongwe city Willie Chapondera thanked the two organizations for helping lessen the shortage of toilets in the schools.
Chapondera also expressed gratitude over the 24 toilets that have been constructed at Kabwabwa Primary School by Water Aid and Sake for Integrated Community Development.
“I am saying thank you very much, this is supposed to be done in Lilongwe and l really appreciate the two organisations’ aid. It will greatly alleviate pit latrines shortage,” he said.
On her part, head teacher for Kabwabwa Primary School Helena Zumazuma commended the two organisations for the aid.
According to Zumazuma, pupils will be on the safer side in terms of hygiene and sanitation at the school.
She explained that the pit latrines will provide good learning environment towards female pupils since they will not have difficulties during menstruation hence reducing school dropouts among the girls at the school.
Zumazuma however asked surrounding residents to act responsibly by avoiding using the toilets as their own. She further asked councils to civic educate the residents on effects of vandalizing school property.