Lillian Nakaweesi, the Mbale Deputy Resident District Commissioner who also chairs the District Covid19 Task Force, says are working in collaboration with Devoted Youth at Work in Africa, a nongovernmental organisation to quarantine over 400 street children.
Covid19 Task Force is to host all street children at Sansiro stadium in Bugema
stadium. The facility belongs to Child
Restoration Outreach-CRO, a nongovernmental organisation, which works with
According to information obtained by our
reporter, the Mbale District Covid19 Task Force
plans to start ferrying street children to the facility today. They are
expected to remain at the facility under the Covid19 lock down is lifted to
avoid contracting the disease.
Lillian Nakaweesi, the
Mbale Deputy Resident District Commissioner who also chairs the District Covid19
Task Force, says are working in collaboration with Devoted Youth at Work in
Africa, a nongovernmental organisation to quarantine over 400 street children.
says they intend to keep the street children in one place to protect them from
the Corona virus infection.
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Dr. Jonathan Wangisi, the Mbale District Health Officer, says
the district is trying to decongest Mbale town, saying street children have
also been a vulnerable group.
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also says they have engaged some partners to provide the basic requirements for
the street children while at the center.
“We want to use the two three weeks of
engaging with them to screen them for all medical illness, draw up with experts
to engage them in a rehabilitative way and also reunite them with their families,”
Moses Bwayo, the Manager
Child Restoration Outreach, says they decided to help to save the children from
contracting the disease.
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Martin Wabwire, the Spokesperson Devoted Youth at Work in
Africa, says the organisation will provide the children three meals a day,
clothing and help transform them by sponsoring some of them to return to
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John Muganda, a leader of the street children in Mbale
welcomed the intervention of the District Task Force, saying it will help to bring
together the street children to get their stories how they came to the streets.
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.