RDC Mbarara Turyabagyenyi Emmanuel Kateera has officially launched the distribution of treated long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets with a call to the beneficiaries to use them properly to be protected from mosquito bites that cause malaria disease.
The official launch for the distribution of mosquito nets in Mbarara district was conducted at Rwentojo primary school in Rwentojo ward Bwizibwera Rutooma town council for Kashari South Constituency and Rubindi Ruhumba town council hall for Kashari North constituency Mbarara district.
RDC Turyabagyenyi declared that the district received One hundred fifteen thousand nine hundred twenty mosquito nets that are to be distributed to all households that were registered by the VHTs.
Turyabagyenyi explained that when the NRM government took leadership of Uganda, it prioritized health issues focusing on prevention rather than treatment and the purpose of supplying mosquito nets is part of prevention that will cause social economic transformation and development.
The District Health Officer Mbarara Dr. Peter Ssebitinde explained that the mosquito nets received must be used to prevent malaria and the primary role is that whoever receives the nets must use them well by sleeping under the mosquito net to prevent mosquito bites.
He warned the public to avoid using mosquito nets in the rearing of poultry, farming, and other activities but to use them for the purpose intended.
The mayor Bwizibwera Rutooma town council Kashari South Tumuhimbise Patrick Bigambwensi appealed to parents to educate their children in formal education and also thanked President Museveni for considering the grass root people by offering free mosquito nets to prevent malaria.
The mayor Rubindi Ruhumba town council Kashari North Karugaba Francis says the government had provided mosquito nets that are to be distributed to registered households urging those households that have more than ten members to provide for extra numbers.