The same report indicates that 18,243 teenage girls were impregnated in the Acholi Sub Region within the same period. Each of the eight districts recorded an average of 2,280 cases of teenage pregnancies.
Of these; 3,831 have safely given birth while 2,006 maternal deaths were registered.
David Ongom Mudong, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN that their findings attribute the high cases to the COVID-19 lockdown, which has been characterized by the high level of poverty, closure of all learning institutions, lack of parental guidance and moral decadence among others.
The Paramount Chief while speaking to URN during an interview from his Palace in Gulu City, disclosed that it is undoubted that the health workers are operating under harsh conditions with no proper or inadequate personal safety equipment being provided to them while on duty.
Rwot Acana told URN during an interview at his palace in Gulu City that the current level of sexual abuse meted out at young girls and violence against children in the Acholi Sub Region and other parts of the country call for collective responsibility.
Livingstone Okello Okello, the Chairperson of Wang-oo Project, an umbrella body of Acholi Elders and an auxiliary policy-making organ of Acholi chiefdom, says there is need for the electorates in the region to consider integrity and competence of candidates.