More than 400 pupils at Milenge Boarding Secondary School in Milenge District in Luapula Province are at risk of suffering from water borne disease owing to poor sanitary conditions at the learning institution.
ZANIS reports that Milenge Secondary School head master Matula Sichone confirmed the development in an interview adding that an outbreak of communicable diseases was looming at the learning facility.
Mr. Sichone said the school population currently depend on the six pit latrines and the school has no running water.
He complained that the situation has been worsened by the lack of piped water that has made it impossible to use the water borne toilets.
Mr. Sichone observed that the situation has put the pupils at the risk of contracting water borne disease such diarrhoea, among others.
The head master said though the school has a water reticulation system, it is not operational because the institution is not yet connected to the national power grid adding that despite the availability of a power generator , his management has limited resources to operate it.