Residents of Tororo town in eastern Uganda have refused to use a World Bank-funded public toilet at a bus park claiming, it is fitted with surveillance cameras.
They say monitoring of adults who are “answering calls of nature” is against cultural norms.
But the town’s clerk, said, the cameras only capture people at the entrance of the public toilet and not those inside.
He said the aim was to improve security because “terrorists like planting bombs in public toilets”.
District Commissioner is also quoted as saying that “those trying to oppose technology seem to have a hidden agenda”.
Residents have said they would keep away from the toilet until the cameras are removed