Local Government Minister Hon Raphael Magyezi has ordered for the closure of a Health Centre III in Kisoro Municipality over poor sanitation.
The minister was over the weekend in Kisoro district to inspect the Bufumbira Saza grounds where he found Saza Health Centre III without a toilet.
Magezi, in fear of a disease outbreak, ordered that the health centre should be closed till the division and municipal authorities have constructed a toilet.
“I am now ordering that the health facility be closed till the toilet is constructed,” he said.
“I am ordering the DPC n to close the facility with immediate effect till the division constructs a toilet”. said Magezi.
The minister further slammed the municipal authorities, calling the “unserious” for overseeing such potential tragedy.
“The financial year begun in July and up to now you have a health facility that has no toilet?” he wondered.
Ramathan Ndikuyenze, the Kisoro Central Division LC3 chairman says plans were underway to have a toilet built at the facility.
He said this would require about Shs 17million.