Officials opening the facility

Kampala: Uganda joined the rest of the world to celebrate World Environment Day which was celebrated Tuesday.

And by the end of the day, the people of Nakawa, Kirombe had received a modern public sanitation facility worth Shs150million which was handed to them by Uganda Breweries Limited.

The facility, a complex of modern water-borne toilets and bathrooms was constructed under UBL’s ‘Water of Life’ initiative aimed at improving sanitation in Uganda.

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It is set to serve over 3,000 beneficiaries living in the community as well as those who usually visit the area on a daily basis to transact business.

It comprises of 4 urinals for men, 2 male toilets, 1 bathroom, and 1 male seat-toilet for disabled persons, 2 female toilets, 1 bathroom and 1 female seat-toilet for disabled persons.

Speaking during the commissioning of the sanitation facility, David Onyango, the Public Policy & Sustainability Manager at Uganda Breweries Limited expressed the company’s pleasure and commitment to environmental conversation and improving the livelihoods of the communities in which they operate in.

“Safe water, effective sanitation and hygiene are critical to the health of everyone in the community. It is our hope that this intervention will help address the challenges that the people of Kirombe have been facing in terms of sanitation,” Mr Onyango said.

Ronald Balimwezo, the Nakawa Mayor, who officiated at the ceremony, expressed his appreciation to Uganda Breweries Limited for the facility.

He noted that the toilet facility will help decrease the rampant hygiene-related disease outbreaks amongst the residents of Kirombe villages.

He called on all members of the community to exhibit a good maintenance culture to enable the facility serve future generations.

Cissy Tenywa, the Chairperson LC 2, Butabika Parish noted that the community was in dire need of the facility and assured UBL that they would do their best to maintain the facility.

Uganda Breweries Limited has done similar projects in Luzira, Busia-Sofia market, Kinawatuka slum and at Ggaba Landing site.

In 2017, UBL commissioned a modern sanitation facility that was constructed by the brewery for the residents and traders of Port Bell Market.