Jamaica to replace pit latrines in 200 schools

The government has announced that some $2 million has recently been allocated for the construction of sanitary bathrooms in some 26 schools.

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica’s government says it is a priority to replace all pit latrines in schools across the Caribbean island over the next three years.

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says there are more than 200 schools in Jamaica that still have pit latrines instead of bathrooms with running water.

Some of these schools are located in remote sections of Jamaica that are not on the public water supply system. But Thwaites says water tanks can help make more sanitary bathrooms possible so the government is “insistent that this should be the case.”

The government has announced that some $2 million has recently been allocated for the construction of sanitary bathrooms in some 26 schools.

Associated Press Wire Service

 

 

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