Entebbe Municipality in HIV/AIDS Crisis

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Speaking to Chimpreports after commissioning the project in Kampala, Entebbe municipality mayor, Mr Vincent Kayanja said the aid found the area in a deep crisis.

“We are close to very many islands, and the town is filled with beaches and landing sites,” he said.

“In the islands around us, out of 100 people, 42 are HIV positive, while in Entebbe municipally the rate is at 14 percent; twice the national average prevalence.”


The Mayor welcomed the Danish initiative and committed to putting the resources to optimal use in preventing the spread of the virus in the area.

He said that the campaign would concentrate on the sensitization of residents on the dangers of AIDS, and all preventive measures, putting much emphasis on abstinence.

“We normally welcome very many people over the weekend from Kampala and other surrounding areas and we hope that this campaign will spear the message to as many people as possible,” he noted.

Officiating at the launch, Ethics and Integrity minister Hon Rev Simon Lokodo commended the Danish government for the support.

He however noted that while AIDS is more prevalent in the urban setting, rural areas ought not to be neglected.

“I come from Karamoja and until recently, the he sub-region was Aids-free. The few sick people were those who had obtained the virus from Kampala. But now the scourge is on a steady rise and it has reached 2.3% percent,” he noted

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