Saturday, November 22, 2008
The clerk of Apac, Uganda's Town Council, Denis Egwel, is urging the residents to maintain cleanliness to avoid disease outbreaks. Egwel said recently that a tractor was acquired to collect waste and dump it at designated sites.He added that most households were indiscriminately throwing rubbish into the streets, causing a blockage to traffic flow. The garbage collection plastic containers were stationed in many parts of the town. He said owners of bushy plots will be punished for putting other people's lives in danger becuase they harbour mosquitos which carry malaria, a leading killer in Africa. Diseases such as cholera and dysentry result from unhygienic conditions.