Hundreds Miss Mosquito Nets as The Distribution Exercise Comes To An End In Kagadi
Hundreds of households in Kagadi district have missed out on the mosquito net distribution exercise by the Ministry of Health.
As a result, households received fewer nets compared to the number of people in the home.
The VHTs told Nettl Media Reporter that most of the households in Muhorro town council and Sub County received less than they expected.
Complaints were also registered in Kagadi town council, Isunga, Kamuroza, Kicucuura, Kiryanga, Paacwa and Kyanaisoke sub counties among others.
The secretary for health Kagadi town council, Robert Barora said that although they are yet to ascertain the number of people who missed the mosquito nets, they have received numerous complaints from Village Health Teams and sub county chiefs.
Barora blames the shortage on the Health Ministry which he says underestimated the number of residents.
However, Robinah Kimbugwe, the supervisor operation in charge Kagadi district has called for calmness saying those who missed will receive mosquito nets in the next phase that will come soon.
Robinah further said that they had not received any cases of theft during the exercise.
She (Robinah) said they had planned for 666,149 people to receive nets in Kagadi but unfortunately the number of beneficiaries surpassed the number planned for.
On Monday, Kagadi district RDC Lillian Ruteraho recalled over 46 pairs of Gum boots that were not distributed to the mosquito net distribution team from Kyaterekera Town Council and Sub County.
Ruteraho said that these gumboots that were received from the ministry of Health were meant to be used during the mosquito net distribution exercise but unfortunately the team never got their gumboots.
Ruteraho said that if she had not intervened, these gumboots had begun being traded by officials she didn’t want to name list.