Govt to phase out pit latrines in Gaborone

The department of waste management and pollution control has embarked on a project to phase-out pit latrines in Gaborone.

The public relations officer at the Ministry of the Environment, Wildlife and Tourism told Mmegi yesterday that the aim of the project is to increase accessibility to centralised sewer sanitation by the entire population of Gaborone, which will consequently reduce the risk of sanitation related diseases. "Top on the list of issues to be addressed through this project is phasing out of unsightly pit latrines in the SHHA housing estates which have been a serious problem over the years," Ngakayagae said.

The targeted areas for construction of the network of sewer pipes are Bontleng, Newstands, White City, Gaborone West Phase 1 (SHHA), Old Naledi, Tsholofelo and Broadhurst. 

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