Immaculate Heart Girl’s Secondary School Nyakibale in Eastern Division, Rukungiri Municipality has resolved to allocate over 24 million annually on emptying their lagoon in a bid to conserve the environment.
The lagoon is situated in the extreme lower ends of the school in the valley along the Rukungiri – Nyakibale Termac Road where bypassers have been raising concerns against the school for polluting the area and co-terminating the water stream with human wastes.
The School Headmistress Sister Glaydce Kachope said that they have signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Water and Sewerage Corporation Ntungamo Branch to facilitate their emptier truck with 500,000 shillings every Friday to empty their lagoon.
Sister Glaydce Kachope revealed disappointment against the Rukungiri Municipal Council authorities for the failure to establish a municipal lagoon and a sewage line which is affecting the whole municipality.
A team from the Rukungiri Municipal Council headed by the Senior Environment Officer Kushaba Laban Katende inspected the place and found all recommendations in place.
Sister Kachope emphasized that the setup of the place is based on the guidelines of the Ministry of Environment but the only challenge they had which was affecting the public was the stench brought about by delayed emptying.
Kushaba Laban Katende noted that they condemn environmental degradation, appreciated the waste management at Immaculate Heart Girls, and revealed as the municipality they will cooperate with the school on how the wastes can be managed without affecting the public.
Rukungiri municipal has been a spot for failure to establish a waste treatment mechanism in the municipality which is terrorizing sanitation in the municipality where many people with flash toilets wait for rain to sweep out their toilets.