Thursday, 20 November 2008

90 pc of Tanzanians don’t use latrines

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

Over 10 per cent of Tanzanians pass waste from their bodies, including faeces and urine indiscriminately in the bush or around water bodies for lack of latrines. Statistics made public here shows that of all the existing latrines, about 52.8 per cent are either in a dreadful state of dilapidation or of sub-standard, while only 38.0 per cent of them can be regarded as 'decent and durable'.

The startling statistics are contained in the speech by Mwanza Regional Commissioner Dr James Msekela read on his behalf here at the "World’s Toilet Day', marked at national level here on Wednesday.

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