Public warned against misusing mosquito nets as distribution starts in Kamwenge


NEWS- Local leaders in Busiriba Sub County in Kamwenge District have issued a stern warning to the public regarding the misuse of long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets during the first day of their distribution exercise.

The warning comes in response to reports of some individuals using bed nets for rearing chickens in various areas within the district.

Kamwenge District Health Officer, Dr. Mucunguzi William, recently confirmed that the district had received over 214,000 treated mosquito nets from the health ministry as part of efforts to combat the spread of malaria.

Dr. Mucunguzi highlighted that malaria has been the leading cause of death for the past two financial years, with 17 cases reported in 2022/23 and 28 deaths in 2021/22.

Cue in…………..Mucunguzi on nets

In light of these statistics, Hajji Assad Mugarura Kashaki, the LCIII Chairperson of Busiriba, and Julius Byaruhanga, the area district councilor, have appealed to the public to use these treated mosquito nets effectively in order to combat this deadly disease.

Cue in……………Assad & Julius on nets

The distribution campaign, which commenced today, is set to conclude on Friday September 15th 2023. It is essential that the public heeds these warnings and uses the mosquito nets for their intended purpose to protect themselves from malaria, a significant health concern in the region.