The commercial sex workers aged 14-18 years operate at Wanseko, Butiaba, Bugoigo, Kijangi, Kaiso, Ndaiga, Rwantale, Buseruka, Nkondo, Kiryatete, and Kahoora in the districts of Buliisa, Kikuube, Hoima and Kagadi. They charge between 10,000 to 15,000 shillings per night.
The complaints come at the backdrop of the procurement of 10 solar-powered street poles, which were erected in isolated places considered major dark spots in the municipality. But the criteria meant that major roads like Ibanda main street, Jubilee Bufunda and Mpira streets were left in total darkness.
Every Monday, the residents converge at the sub county headquarters and put local leaders and public servants to task over the funds they receive and failure to implement government programmes in key areas of education, health, roads and works, agriculture, and water and sanitation.
Donozio Kibanda, the Birere Sub county LC V councilor, accuses the Veterinary Department of making the pronouncement without any scientific proof. He says the department should be in position to present communication from the Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Ministries on the quarantine.
Richard Kalya, a resident of Karugutu town council, says five poorly built boreholes were recently handed over to the district after completion. Kalya explains that the contractors do shoddy work because they know nobody will question its quality, which has contributed to wastage of resources in the district.
The SMS platform, launched in 2014 by Kyenjojo Integrated Initiative and Kyaka Association for CBOs, was designed to enable citizens in Kyenjojo and Kyegegwa districts relate with their elected leaders through communication.