By 6.00 pm on Sunday, distribution officers at Priest land in Kyaliwajjala A were stuck with bails of mosquito nets.
PIC: Margaret Nganda handing mosquito nets to residents at Priest land Kyaliwajjala A on Sunday. (Credit: Agnes Kyotalengerire)
HEALTH | MALARIA
The two-day mosquito net distribution exercise that kicked off in Wakiso district on Saturday has been pushed to the third day at some distribution points.
According to Naomi Atwiine, the sub-county supervisor of Kyaliwajalla parish in Namugongo division, this is a mope out exercise to enable all people who registered to pick their mosquito nets.
By 6.00 pm local time Sunday, distribution officers at Priest land in Kyaliwajjala A were stuck with bails of mosquito nets.
“Many people who registered have not showed up to pick their nets, yet radio and television announcements have been running to remind people about the exercise," said a visibly disappointed Emmanuel Gitta, an official.
However, other distribution centres were not affected. Gorettee Namuyomba, an officer at Catholic Shrine, Namugongo Buloli, said they had given out all the nets within the given period.
“Yesterday, we distributed 85 bails and today, we have opened and distributed 61 bails plus 20 extra mosquito nets, making it a total of 5860 nets,” she said, adding that each bail contains 40 nets.
The mosquito net distribution exercise has been conducted by the health ministry as part of efforts to prevent malaria.
According to the 2014 malaria indicator survey 2014, malaria is still the leading cause of death among Ugandans, claiming over 19 % of lives annually.