About 2.5 million people gain access to Sanitation Roll Out Programme

About 2.5 million people in 68 districts of Zambia have gained access to sanitation since the sanitation roll out programme started in 2012.
Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing, Nicholas Banda said this has been achieved through community led groups who encourage people to stop open defecation and use toilets to answer the call of nature.
He was speaking during the declaration of Vubwi as an Open Defecation Free District, ODF, and commemoration of Global Hand Wash Day.
The event was commemorated under the theme “raise a hand for hygiene” at Mthudzi village in Chief Pembamoyo’s area in Vubwi district.
Mr. Banda said that his ministry in conjunction with supporting partners is implementing a programme to improve sanitation in rural areas, aimed at targeting 3 million people in rural communities.
And Chief Pembamoyo has thanked government for declaring Vubwi ODF.
The traditional leader explained that his Chiefdom has a total of 229 villages, 6,406 households and 36,421 people who will continue implementing the programme to ensure proper sanitation in the area.

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