The government of Uganda, through the Ministry of Health and Kampala Capital City Authority, have deployed an army of fumigators armed with spraying pumps and pesticides, to fight battalions of bedbugs that have invaded Kampala and its suburbs.
According to Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Ministry of Health spokesperson, the development came about after KCCA received reports from several residents within Kampala and its suburbs of an invasion of bloodthirsty bedbugs.
The exercise of spraying bedbugs has since started in the ghetto areas of Kamwokya, which is supposedly National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s stronghold.
“As we commemorate the International Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, we decided to spray bedbugs and other pests in people’s homes around Kampala, in a bid to safeguard Ugandans from diseases that are carried by such pests,” Ainebyoona said.
He added that the disinfection and spraying will continue throughout other parts of country as scheduled by the Ministry of Health.
However, Ainebyoona didn’t divulge details about the exact pesticides that are being sprayed in people’s homes in a bid to fight the bedbugs.
But it should be noted that some pesticides like DDT, which were used to fight mosquitoes and other pests are harmful to human life and have since been banned by the World Health Organisation.