The trend comes amidst calls from health experts urging the public to keep overserving Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) including wearing of masks amid fears of a second wave of Coronavirus infections.
Mike Kigai, the in-charge Nabweya health Centre II attributes the high cases of teenage pregnancies to the laxity by parents to counsel their children. He says parents have turned their children into the business, something that has promoted teenage pregnancies in the area.
Buyondo Musa, the L C 1 Chairperson of Kitobo Landing Site in Bufumira says the area Police connive with criminal suspects who pay for their release without being charged for offences they are arrested over.
“The business is not bad at all, you can have what to eat and save at least 15, 000 Shillings each day”, he told URN in Wandegeya. According to Ssebale, he sells 100 pieces of disposable masks in 3 days. 100 pieces of masks cost only Shillings 31, 000. Ssebale is able to earn a profit of almost Shillings 70, 000 at the turnover of about 30 percent on the 100 masks per day.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that drug theft in government health facilities in Acholi Sub –Region is becoming so rampant. Okema suspects that such rampant theft could be linked to the mushrooming drug shops within the communities operated by some health workers.