The decision was unveiled on 28th August 2019 as members launched the program during which they started making bricks to construct new latrines and houses replacing old structures.
A total of 200,000 bricks are expected to be made over the course of action.
Some members of RPF Inkotanyi explained that the initiative came into action considering the presence of some households with no latrines that might lead to health hazards over poor hygiene.
“It is a shame that some residents don’t have own latrines. It is among problems likely to cause poor hygiene-related diseases. That is why we have decided to make these bricks to completely address the problem of lacking latrines and houses,” said Nema Umukamisha.
Another member, Jonas Ndikumana explained that some residents’ latrines were destroyed by heavy downpour though others didn’t have them.
“Apart from making bricks, we shall also construct the latrines,” he said.
The Chairman of RPF Inkotanyi in Muhoza sector, Emmanuel Nsabimana said that the initiative is aimed at supporting vulnerable residents and combating poor hygiene.
“The initiative was launched by Musanze district and got inspired to give in our contribution making bricks to be used during the construction of latrines and houses for vulnerable residents,” he explained.
The mayor of Musanze district and the Chairman of RPF Inkotanyi, Jean Damascène Habyarimana said that the district pledged to address the problem of toilets within one year.
“Making bricks and building latrines and houses for vulnerable residents aligns with the district’s program,” he noted.
Musanze district has incorporated a clause in performance contracts that the fiscal year 2019/2020 will leave all households having own latrines.
The district records 10 064 households with substandard latrines that need to be destroyed and constructed again while 1069 households have no toilets.