Organizations-CSOs in Hoima are up in arms against lodges and bars for
allegedly disposing off used condoms in the open.
Robina Tibakanya, the
coordinator of National Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS-NACWOLA notes
that lodges and bars dump used condoms in the open where they are picked up by
minors thinking they are balloons.
She wants local leaders
to enact a by-law compelling condom users, bar and lodge owners to put in place
proper condom disposal systems.
//Cue in:”Haroho Ama
Cue out:…Rundi tubunagire tuta.”//.
Kenneth Kumire, the Executive Director Communication for
Health Uganda, says poor condom disposal is not only a health risk but also
affects the environment since condoms don’t decompose.
//Cue in:”Mabara nama lodges….
Cue out:…Eitaka liku sisikara.”//.
Hebert Wendera, the Head of programs Child Rights Empowerment
and Development Organization –CEDO, says they plan to sensitize the public on
how to utilize and dispose condoms.
He however calls on the
bar and lodge proprietors in the district to ensure proper disposal of used
//cue in:”Hali Ali Obupira…
Cue out:…Dispozinga off tuta.”//.
The activists were
speaking during an advocacy training aimed at engaging local governments on how
to increase financing and forecasting of family planning commodities, STI and
HIV screening kits and training of health workers organized by Child Rights
Empowerment and Development Organization-CEDO in Hoima town.