By Sylivia Kugonza
Kabarole District Leaders yesterday clashed at the International Women’s Day commemorations over the incursion of the sex workers on the streets of Fort Portal town.
It all started when the Fort Portal Mayor his worship; Willy
Muhanga Kintu in his speech revealed that the town has been
invaded by a gang of sex workers.
According to Rev.Muhanga, the engagement of the young girls and women in this lucrative venture is a clear violation of women’s rights.
The mayor called on the district and Municipal leaders to team up,
to remove the prostitutes from streets and create a forum to address the rampant prostitution in Fort Portal.
He revealed that as municipal leaders they have finalized plans to support the education of the most vulnerable girl child to experience her full potential and fight the rampant domestic violence acts that have left
thousands of women suffering while others dead.
However, the mayor’s statements to remove the sex workers from the streets did not go well with RDC Stephen Asiimwe who said the sex workers have a very high demand from men who pay for their service.
The RDC says that instead of laying strategies to remove the sex workers from streets, they should forge ways of reducing the men’s sexual libido.
Applying his economics, Asiimwe described demand as a consumer’s
desire and willingness to pay a price for a specific good or service
which is sex and holding all other factors constant, an increase
in the price of a good or service will decrease demand, and vice
RDC Asiimwe observes that once the men with high libido refrain from
demanding the services of these prostitutes, they will disappear like
angels in Heaven.
Recently, sex workers from Masaka, Kampala, Mbarara and Kasese invaded Fort Portal, a proposed tourism city and stage along Lugard road, Moldina Street, shopping arcade and along Balya road. They charge ranging from 5000-50,000 depending on the season and the consumer.
Source: www.mknewslink.com; a western Uganda news website.