THEY look good and healthy now, but they were weak and hungry when they were picked from garbage bins, just a few hours between life and death.
Nicholas Kajoba, reports that concerned residents of Mukono town recently rescued two children, one about one month and another about six months, from two garbage dumps where they had been abandoned.
â€œThe siblings were tired and hungry. They seemed not to have been fed for two days,â€ an eye witness said.
The Good Samaritans took the babies to Mukono District Probation Office.
â€œWe shall take them to any orphanage centre to be taken care of,â€ the district probation officer, James Ntege, said.
He advised frustrated parents to take children to orphanage centres rather than damping them in garbage.
He said cases of abandoned children had increased in the district during the past few months. Ntege said the district council was, through his office, sensitising parents against child neglect.
He advised parents not to produce children they could not look after, saying that the habit had led to the increase of street children.
Mukono rescues abandoned kids