Leaders worry over influx of sex workers in Rukungiri

Representative photo. Rukungiri District leaders and health workers have expressed worry over the influx of commercial sex workers. Photo/ file

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  • Ms Kyomuhangi listed Rwerere, Buyanja, Kebisoni town councils and Rukungiri town as some of the hotspots for sex workers

Rukungiri District leaders and health workers have expressed worry over the influx of commercial sex workers. 
Speaking at a workshop organised by Uganda Radio Network at Rukungiri District headquarters last weekend, Ms Christine Kakuru Kyomuhangi, the assistant district health officer, said the situation was triggered by the adverse effects of Covid-19, which include unemployment and school dropouts.
The district has registered 231 teenage pregnancies from the month of January to July.
Ms Kyomuhangi listed Rwerere, Buyanja, Kebisoni town councils and Rukungiri town as some of the hotspots for sex workers.
“For reasons well known to them, people of all age groups and categories are actively involved in buying and selling sex,” she said.

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