Fishing communities get sanitation facilities

In order to improve Hygiene and Sanitation, the Iceland government has constructed six sanitation facilities in the fishing communities of Banda, Mutumba and Buhumba sub counties.

The Head of Mission Thordis Sigurdardottir said the intervention is aimed at improving sanitation and hygiene in communities.

The facilities have been constructed in Mutumba, Lutolo, Bujwanga, Tangayinka, Mulombi and farm trading centres.

Each facility has 10 stance water-borne toilets, six bathrooms, water supply, hand washing area among others.

Humphrey Oundo, the principal health inspector said the district has been grappling with a challenge of sanitation facilities in public places and institutions.

“Public latrine coverage in the district stands at only 20% while household coverage at 77.3% Oundo said adding that hand washing coverage at household level is at 44%

The head of Mission who was on a field visit in the district commissioned Mutumba sanitation facility. She also visited Namalere and Namaganda borehole constructed and rehabilitated by her government.

She was accompanied by Asdir Bjarnadottir, in-charge of bilateral cooperation in the ministry of foreign affairs-Iceland who was on official visit and Rutur Arnarson, the embassy of Iceland’s head of cooperation.

The delegation also visited Iceland’s supported primary schools of Mutumba and Busiro church of God.


The head of Mission Thordis Sigurdardottir commissions Mutumba sanitation facility.

Above- The Mutumba sanitation facility ( Below Rutur Arnarson, the embassy of Iceland’s head of cooperation washing hands from the newly constructed Mutumba sanitation facility during the commissioning.


Friday, October 7, 2022