Refugee host communities worried about Ebola

 

By Samuel Ssebuliba.

Refugee host communities especially those receiving people from the Democratic Republic of Congo have raised concern over the likely spread of Ebola.

The Member of Parliament for Kyaka South Constituency Jackson Karugaba Kafuuzi told parliament that his constituency is hosting Kyaka 11 refugee camps that continue to receive refugees from DR Congo on a daily basis.

He said that people in this area are worried about the likely spread of the disease  since the outbreak has been confirmed in the neighboring Congo by the World Health Organisation with over 20 deaths reported.

However the health minister Dr Ruth Acheng says a team of health experts has been sent to all boarder points to screen whoever enters the Uganda from Congo.