Uganda: Clerics Want Condoms Restricted

Uganda: Clerics Want Condoms Restricted

By Patson Baraire (The New Vision) Religious leaders in Kigezi region have asked the government to regulate the distribution of condoms in schools as a measure to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS among the youth.

The appeal is contained in the resolutions made on June 13, at a one-day sensitization meeting on the new HIV/AIDS message that has been developed by Uganda Aids Commission to scale down the increasing infections which are now a threat to the nation.

Rev Fr Aloysious Banyenzaki from Christ the King Church Rukungiri Municipality said that giving out condoms to students in schools was a ticket to allow them to play sex which exposes them to contraction of the disease since most of them do not even know how to use them.

“It is very unfortunate that children even in primary school are given condoms as protection yet the act exposes them to potential dangers of contracting HIV/ AIDS,” Father Banyenzaki said.

However when sensitizing about the new massage the Senior Presidential Advisor on HIV/AIDS Dr. Jesse Kagimba who is also a Uganda Aids Commission Board Member lashed at leaders especially the politicians, cultural and religious leaders who have an opportunity to talk to big gatherings of becoming silent about the dangers of the disease which is now on the rise.

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