KAMPALA – Andrew Joseph Koluo, the Toroma County MP has called on Government to consider the possibility of supplying mosquito nets to his residents in Toroma County, Katakwi district, because the ruthless insects have left him with sleepless nights after the earlier mosquito nets supplied by the Ministry of Health, proved ineffective.
Koluo made the plea during Tuesday’s plenary sitting while responding to an earlier concern raised by Esther Anyakun (Nakapiripiriti Woman) who called on the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness to come up with emergency responses in her districts saying the rains have created a disaster in her region.
She asked, “It is very difficult for people in Karamoja to deliver from the health centers and when they go there and find there is no roof, it is also another disaster. Two weeks a woman died, she was trying to cross the river with her baby. We need an emergency response.”
It was then that Koluo weighed into the matter saying “This issue of too much rain is countrywide especially in my constituency. It has brought many mosquitos, it has brought different types of mosquitoes, they don’t even respect mosquito nets. The nets we got the other time are old, they have large holes, me myself up to now my body still have bites of those mosquitoes. I think government must come up with a plan to supply nets for the people of Toroma.”
Kolou who is an NRM MP’s remarks sent other lawmakers into laughter while others were heard murmuring, asking how an MP can fail to purchase a mosquito net and instead wait for government to buy mosquito nets for him.