The European Union (EU) has invested K260 million towards construction of 60 latrines in 10 primary schools in Lilongwe.
Speaking on Friday during the handover ceremony at Msambeta LEA Primary School, Circle for Integrated Community Development (Cicodi) project coordinator Robson Pemba hailed EU for the assistance.
“These toilets are disability friendly and contain special facilities for menstrual hygiene for adolescent girls,” he said.
Pemba also said the latrines have been built with hand washing facilities which will improve hygiene.
School head teacher Catherine Kayange said the latrines will considerably ease congestion at the school which has 4 918 pupils.
“It is a great relief because we had serious challenges as we had few toilets. These are modern latrines with spacious provision for the disabled,” she said.
Apart from Msambeta, Msimbachikho, M’bwetu, Kabwabwa, M’buka, Mtsiridza, Msambeta, Ngumbwike, Chipala and Ngwenya primary schools have also benefited. n