They say that while they prefer to be in charge of their reproductive health, the lack of services in the mountainous and isolated county means they make unprecedented choices with devastating effects on their livelihood and future.
The facility was constructed at a cost of Shillings 385 million. The Health Center III, which serves patients mainly from the sub-counties of Bubukwanga, Ntotoro, Kirumya, and Tokwe has been overstretched of late by the increasing numbers of patients from the transit camp.
According to the members, last year they recieved information that the Uganda Development Corporation -UDC was undertaking a feasibility study to pave way for the establishment of a cocoa processing factory in the district but they have not recieved any feedback since then.
Rev. Rueben Kisembo, the Bishop of Ruwenzori Diocese told URN that so far three people have submitted their documents including academic transcripts, testimonies, and curriculum vitae to the diocesan chancellor for scrutiny.
Records from the office of the district YLP focal person Asuman Bwambale indicate that the district disbursed 1.278 billion Shillings in a period of four years starting from the financial year 2014 up to 2019 but only 273 million Shillings so far has been recovered from 170 groups.
Debora Asiimwe, the head teacher of Bundikakemba Primary School in Nyahuka told URN that they resolved that parents contribute 10kilograms of maize flour and three kilograms of beans towards lunch but the sixth week into the term, no parent has delivered the items
Josephine Babingi Bebona, the Bundibigyo district woman member of parliament told URN that the uncontrolled fall in cocoa prices justifies the urgent need for economic diversification strategies at household levels that can deliver sustained, job-intensive, and inclusive growth.
A neighbor to the school said they were shocked to see students as early as 6:00 AM some of whom were drunk. According to some of the students who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity, they decided to strike after the school administration ignored their complaints severally.
Rashid Bwamable, an advocate for better living conditions for Ghetto people in Bundibugyo Town, says inclusive vocational education would mean that even people who have not completed formal schooling are able to find employment. He wants government to establish more free technical institutions across the mountainous area.