TORORO – The community of Kisoko sub-county in Tororo district on Saturday, April 27, sacrificed their little resources to facilitate the process of fumigating Kisoko government prisons against the infestation of bed bugs, flees and lice.
Led by one John Paul Owor Oloo, the community’s contribution was in response to an overdue plea by inmates to have the prison wards fumigated against bed bugs, flees and mice which are making life difficult for
Owor told the PML Daily that he led contribution basing on his impromptu visit that he paid to the prison and while at the institution, the inmates fronted their appeal to have the wards fumigated to make it inhabitable by human beings.
‘’Even just the health of the inmates gives you a picture that the environment they lives poor and all the time you get them scratch their bodies’’ he said.
He said as human rights activist he took it up and indeed as he dared to feel the environment, he found that the wards are not suitable for human survival much as one could have committed a crime but that person has a right to live in a good environment.
‘’We did in not in bad faith but we want to ensure that the place is inhabitable by human beings as the constitution requires,’’ Mr. Owor said.
However, the sub-county LC3 chairperson Charles Okere thanked the community for extending their generous contribution towards improvement of sanitation and hygiene of the institution adding that the support demonstrates that the community identifies with the institution.
He severally he has heard complaints from the public that the institution is now acting as a source of bed bugs, flees and lice within the neighbouring communities as the inmates go socializing with the members of the public during their free time.
Efforts to get a comment from the prison’s administration were futile as they said they are not authorized to speak to the press but they commended the community for their contribution.