Joyce Namulindwa, the proprietor of Halleluiah Beauty Centre, says there are a lot of products on the market that don’t clearly state what they treat and lack brand names. “Such products cannot directly be displayed in a shop where they are being sold,” she said.
A fellow expert, a paediatrician Dr Richard Idro says many parents of babies with children who report with skin problems report having used unbranded mixed moisturizers which makes it hard for doctors to establish what exactly could have caused a particular reaction.
More than 10 cases of suicide have been recorded between December 2019 and early January 2020, according to records by the area Police. The latest incident involved Charles Amone, 45, a resident of Barlajwa village, Luna Parish in Pader Town Council who died on Monday after taking poison.
Dr. Emmanuel Kalungi Kawooya, the Sembabule District Production Officer as well as the Marketing Coordinator, says studies found that several water sources in the area contained toxic residual elements from agrochemicals varying between 40 to 50 percent.