Stinking Toilets Push Gulu Municipal Council Workers Out Of Offices

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Gulu Municipal Council offices are deserted due to a horrid smell coming from the lavatories. The offices have been without water for the past three weeks after National Water and Sewerage Corporation-NWSC disconnected it.

Gulu Municipal Council offices are deserted due to a horrid smell coming from the lavatories.

The offices have been without water for the past three weeks after National Water and Sewerage Corporation-NWSC disconnected it. The disconnection has forced the workers to stay away from their offices due to the offensive smell emanating from the toilets in the council chambers.

The NWSC office in Gulu says water pipes are continually cut during road construction, disrupting water supply in Gulu town.

Paul Wakikara, the NWSC Gulu Area Manager, says they were forced to cut off water supply to Gulu Municipal Council after their warnings went unheeded to by the Municipal officials.

Wakikara accuses Gulu Municipal Council of persistent disruption of water supply in Gulu town by authorizing the excavation works along pipelines. He says they were forced to cut off the water supply after writing four warning letters that went unheeded.

The water official says one time the council cut off water supply to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.

Kelly Komakech, the Gulu Municipal Council Speaker, says the smell from the toilets has forced most workers to stay out of office while those who persevere to be around go back to their homes to ease themselves.

Komakech says they are now considering closing down the entire municipal council offices to avoid the risk of the staff contracting diseases as a result of poor sanitation.

Efforts to a get a comment from John Beyingana, the town clerk was futile as he was out of office and did not answer repeated calls made by URN to his cell phone.