By Kiyimba Bruno
This afternoon the minister for health Hon Jane Rose Aceng has flagged off 239 people to go and supply mosquito nets throughout the country.
Speaking to the net distributors at the ministry headquarters in Kampala, Hon. Aceng advised the distributors not to sleep due to the hot season but to utilize the season as a conducive environment for the supply of nets in the country.
She appealed to the community to go and register with the health representatives as well as their district local leaders to enable them have the chance of acquiring the net.
“Only those who are registered shall be given the nets”. Adds hon. Aceng.
She also appealed to the district and sub county leaders to mobilize their people well for the registration.
In the first anti malaria campaign that took place between 2009 to 2010, 7.3 million nets were distributed as in the second one that took place in 2012/2013, the number increased to 21.7 million nets distributed, a result that has increased the current number of 24 million.
The distribution is to start from the west nile districts of Agago, Arua, Kole, Yumbe ,Pader, Adjumani as well as Zombo