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Aweil authorities start crackdown on homes without pit latrines

Aweil town authorities said on Thursday they will start cracking down on owners of homes without pit latrines in a bid to prevent open defecation.

Charles Malong Anyuon, deputy mayor for planning and development, said they have formed committee that will be moving door to door to ascertain the number of people with proper pit latrines.

 “Our intention is to ensure that each household has to dig a 2 meter pit latrine in order to avoid communicable diseases,” Malong told journalists in Aweil town.

He said owners of homes without pit latrines will be fine10,000 South Sudanese Pounds.

Aweil town residents have been witnessing rise in cholera cases due to open defecation which contaminates drinking water.

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