Authorities call for revised criteria in distribution of mosquito nets
Authorities in Mitooma district have expressed the need for the government to revise the criteria of distributing mosquito nets noting that one net per two people doesn’t favour modern society.
While speaking in a meeting to mark the recent distribution process of mosquito nets in all parishes in Mitooma district, Merishent Ariyo the Deputy RDC, noted that since the country is fighting homosexuality and other related bad habits among children, in most families children no longer share beds and giving two people one net won’t effectively work.
Sadic Byamugisha, the Mitooma District Health Officer, noted that they received a total of 162,880 mosquito nets. He noted that the district malaria cases stand at 10% of the general population and Mayanga sub-county is the most affected.
Byamugisha strongly warned that anybody who will be found misusing the nets for either, rearing poultry, catching fish or thatching houses will be arrested and sent to jail.