On 7th July 2019, the Nyumba Ni Choo campaign was launched in Mwanza, a port city on the shore of Lake Victoria, in northern Tanzania. The launch was officiated by Hon. John Mongella, the Regional Commissioner of the Mwanza Region and witnessed by regional and districts leadership. Nyumba ni Choo is a National Sanitation Campaign implemented by the Tanzanian Government through the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC).
To show his utmost commitment on the campaign, its methodologies and objectives, the hon regional commissioner spoke to press the next day after launch where he instructed that up to 1st November, 21019 each household in Mwanza Province must have a modern toilet and instructed the regional and districts leaders to oversee the implementation strategy.
Being one of the biggest and populist regions in the country, Mwanza is a strategic region for the campaign’s achievement. Recent data on toilet facilities, toilets and handwashing in Mwanza Region shows that 97.61 per cent of households have latrines, 61.05 households of households with better sanitation and 25.38 per cent of households with hand washing facilities and soap in the Region (up to March 2019, most recent data).
The campaign is ongoing covering all eight districts in Mwanza region. The districts are MwanzaCC, Magu DC, Ukerewe DC, Misungwi DC, Kwimba DC, Sengerema DC, Buchosa and Ilemela as shown on the timetable below.
|Travel to Ukerewe||Afternoon|
|Ukerewe DC||Travel to Ukara||Friday||12.07.19||Morning|
|Travel to Kwimba||Morning|
|Travel to Sengerema||Afternoon|
|Uwanja wa Furahisha||Saturday||27.07.19|
While in Mwanza, Nyumba ni Choo team met with country’s Inspector General of Police (IGP) Simon Sirro and exchanged pleasantries including a Nyumba Ni choo Branded Tshirt.