Mary Grace Mugasa, the Mayor Hoima municipality says many contractors in the region have been trekking long distances to test their construction materials in the central material testing laboratory in Kireka in Kampala, which is 120km away from Hoima town.
Speaking on Tuesday at the belated World AIDS Day Celebrations for Hoima district held at Mbarara primary school, the patients argue that there are no adequate drugs in the health facilities. Vivian Tumwesige, a 23-year-old youth says that failure to avail the health facilities with ARVs puts their lives at risk. She wants the government to available ARVs to all health facilities in the district.
Kalangala, an island district on the shores of Lake Victoria is one that has attracted scores of NGOs providing HIV support services. They include Rakai Health Sciences Project, Kalangala Forum for People Living with HIV AIDS Network, Uganda Cares and Kalangala District NGO Forum.