Francis Ayo, the chairperson of Ilera Cell Village, Agulu Division in Apac Municipality, says he received only 155 out of the 349 mosquito nets he was expecting for his area, a reason why he refused to take it.
Thousands of people have missed out on the recently distributed
mosquito nets in Apac District.
Apac with an estimate population of 439,000 people received only 116,580
insecticide-treated mosquito nets from the Ministry of Health. This means
322,420 people missed out.
leaders argue that the nets which were
delivered do not correspond with the
number of people in the entire district.
Francis Ayo, the chairperson of Ilera Cell Village, Agulu Division in Apac
Municipality, says he rejected the nets after he received only 155 out of
the required 349 mosquito nets.
//Cue in: “record me nying…
Cue out: … ate kwero oko.”//
Ibuje sub-county, a total of 729 bales each containing 40 pieces of nets were
Robson Bob Orech, the Community Development Officer at the sub-county says that
the nets are inadequate for their entire population.
in: “It is unfortunate…
Cue out: … reducing to one.”//
Francis Leone Oceng, the Assistant Health Officer for the District explained
that the anomalies in the net distribution were generated at the national
Oceng says that there is a possibility of having an exaggerated number of people during
by the village health teams.
in: “Joni obin otimo…
out: … number of people.”//
Francis Nkuanza, the team leader for the net distribution exercise , said they also
received data from the local leaders which informed them about the number of nets
to be given out to the beneficiaries.
in: “It is basing…
out: … in extra nets.”//
from the district health department indicates that there is an upsurge in
malaria cases in the area.