LUWEERO district council has rejected a proposal by the district chairman, Hajji Abdul Nadduli (pictured right), to close all family planning units.
The district end of year council meeting, which sat last week, resolved that family planning services should continue to avoid unnecessary production of children who end up on the streets.
Nadduli, an outspoken advocate for big families, recently said he wanted all family planning clinics in Luweero to close, saying they were detracting residents from producing. He also said he had noticed dangerous side effects among women who go tosuch clinics.
But, during a council meeting presided over by the Speaker, Mr. Eriasafu Kayizzi, the councillors said it was senseless to have many children which poor families can hardly cater for.
Sub-county chiefs, NGO representatives and civil servants that included medical workers in the district attended the council, which sat in the District hall.
The district health committee had earlier on reported a decline in the use of family planning services, which it attributed to a negative attitude fuelled by some district leaders. The committee had asked the councillors to give their opinion on the chairmanâ€™s proposal to have all family planning services in the District terminated.
Council rejects Nadduli proposal on closure of FP clinics