36% BUSHENYIANS MALNOURISHED—HON. MAWANDA MARANGA
By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
The Member of Parliament for Igara East Michael Mawanda Maranga has revealed that normal malnutrition levels should be 0% to 29%.
This is according Bushenyi district nutrition focal person Ms. Nancy Nyamyeya.
Hon. Mawanda noted that it’s high time Bushenyi doubled its efforts on nutrition such that the vice is reduced to zero.
The above and many others were revealed on Friday at Kyeizooba play ground on world food day presided over Michael Mawanda Maranga.
He urged the community to engage in value addition of their products that they produce so that they can get more money like how Kituzi processes herbs to result into soft drinks.
He added that 40% of people in Bushenyi lack enough food to feed their families.
He said with the Parish Development model, people should work hard to eliminate 39% poor Ugandans.
He cautioned residents to be alert towards Ebola as it has so far reached Kampala and is likely to come to Bushenyi if serious measures are not taken.
The deputy RDC Bushenyi Rosemary Atuhaire warned residents of Bushenyi to avoid domestic violence
Senior Probation Officer Faith Betega said she is overwhelmed by gender based cases involving relatives such as parents who sleep with their own children as well as neighbors defiling their children.
She noted that domestic violence is at its peak in Bushenyi district with family members fighting which is dangerous for a growing country like Uganda.