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Ugandan teachers strike over poor hygiene and food
Teachers of Kawempe Mbogo Muslim Primary School went on strike on Monday due to poor hygiene in the school. The 13 teachers - worried that their environment could lead to the outbreak of diseases such as cholera, cite the toilets in their staff quarters as being just one example of unacceptable standards. “Our lives are in danger due to the stinking toilets and bathrooms,” said one.
When a team from New Vision investigated, they found some of the teachers digging a pit latrine, which they said would be a safer alternative.
Teacher Muhamad Oweny stopped digging to tell New Vision: “It is almost two years since we started complaining about the poor hygiene conditions of toilets and bathrooms but nothing has been done. That’s why we have decided to put up a temporary pit latrine to avoid likely diseases that might break out.”
The teachers also complained that they were not fed well.
The school, located in Mbogo, in the Kawempe sector of Kampala, has 700 students.
14th November 2013