By UJK Editorial
Authority in Kasese have put up a checkpoint at the border of customs in Mpondwe Lhubiriha town council to fight the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The checkpoint established is to help in screening traders from across before accessing market in Uganda.
Lt. Col. James Mwesigye affirms the outbreak of Ebola in the neighbouring country saying a committee of health experts has been sent to rescue the situation at the border market commonly known as “Kasutama” in in Mpondwe Lhubiriha town council.
The border market in Mpondwe Lhubiriha, is among the most ever busy and suitable market helping the Congolese and Ugandans run different business.
Despite being the only route linking families in either countries, Lt. Col. Mwesigye calls on the community to reduce visitation from across until the disease is contained.
Richard Musolo, a concerned citizen of Uganda staying in Mpondwe Lhubiriha town council links the disease to the eating habits of the Congolese. He says most time people in DR Congo eat wild animals without testing their health.
Musolo calls upon government to intervene and fight the deadly disease before claiming lives of many.
Samuel Kule, a boda boda rider says DR Congo has no hospitals. He adds that as boda boda riders, they aim at working money despite putting their life at risks of carrying people without knowing their health status.
Ebola is killer disease which presents with high fever and bleeding through body openings like eyes, nose, gums, ears, anus, and private parties. It is very infectious, kills in a short time but can be prevented.