By Rwenzori Daily
The Kasese district extra-Ordinary Council Sitting on Thursday received and approved a district Family Planning Implementation Plan.
The plan that is aimed at improving maternal health and child survival, reducing the number of abortions especially the unsafe abortions, preventing sexually transmitted infections, empowering women, promoting social and economic, development and security, and protecting the environment among others will be funded by The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) of the United Kingdom with Mariestopes International as the implementing partner.
According to Christopher Macumu, the secretary social services at Kasese District Local Government, the plan is cognizant of Uganda’s high population growth rate and the need to accelerate economic growth.
Macumu adds that the plans hopes to see communities in Kasese adapt to only having manageable families which will subsequently improve the family incomes. He also courted religious leaders to embrace family planning and mobilize their followers towards the same.
Rabson Magoma, the district councilor representing Maliba Sub County noted that Kasese continues to grapple with a high rate of teenage pregnancies and early marriages and thus the family planning management plan coming in handy.
Betty Karoko, Nyakatonzi sub-county and Kinyamaseke Town Council woman councillor committed to sensitizing his community to embrace family planning.
Amis Asuman Masereka, the Kasese district Chief Administrative Officer courted the entire public to work with the implementing partner to ensure successful implementation of this family planning management plan. The implementation of this program starts next month in Sub Counties of Maliba, Munkunyu, Bwera, Bwesumbu, Kyondo, Bugoye, Buhuhira and Kyarumba.