Katsina 1,000 households get N40,000 loan to construct modern latrines
The Katsina State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) says it has so far linked about 1,000 households in the state with Micro Finance Institutions (MFI) who provided the households with loans to construct latrines.
Alhaji Aminu Dayyabu, the Executive Director of the agency, disclosed this in an interview on Sunday in Katsina.
According to him, a minimum of N40,000 loan was given to each beneficiary to construct an improved latrine under the Sanitation Marketing programme.
Dayyabu said that the latrines were constructed through Toilet Business Owners who linked the households with experts in the construction of improved latrines.
He said that the agency would continue to join hands with UNICEF to enhance water supply and sanitation in the state.
‘’The state government is determined to continue supporting us to join hands with UNICEF to improve rural water supply and sanitation.
‘’It is in view of that now we have 26 local governments participating in SHAWN project, that make Katsina as the state with the highest number of participating local governments in the country’’ he said.