Factors Contributing to Low Latrine Coverage in Homesteads Butobere Ward Central Division Kabale Municipality Kabale District
The study was meant to investigate the factors contributing to low latrine coverage in Butobere ward Kabale Municipal. A cross- sectional survey design was used whereby out of the sampled 180 homestead heads were interview. This community cross-section study was utilized. The research design was used to provide valuable information pertaining to the level of a particular attributes of interest in this case the level of latrine coverage in a defined population of Butobere at a specified point of time. The study reviewed about knowledge attitude social cultural attributes towards latrine construction. It also involved administrative gaps in the community towards latrine construction in the community. The research findings reviled that the environmental factors like vegetative cover, terrain and the soil types affected latrine coverage in the study area. Findings showed that gender wise female to male ratio was high also respondents had low income low education levels and less employment mainly casual labor. Further on culture was less bothered by poor hygiene and thus some practiced open defecation. The study concluded that, respondents had less knowledge about latrine construction, environment not conducive for latrine construction, no cultural concern about hygiene community workers were very few and thus there was no law enforcement. The study therefore recommended that, there be community sensitization, law enforcement and more staff recruitment in addition to construction of community latrines and enhancement of government programs like Emyooga and NAADS to improve the economical status of the community members.
Factors, Contributing, Low Latrine Coverage, Homesteads, Municipality, Kabale District
Biija, Andrew (2021). Factors Contributing to Low Latrine Coverage in Homesteads Butobere Ward Central Division Kabale Municipality Kabale District. Kabale: Kabale University.