By Najibu Mulema
The state minister for primary Education, Rosemary Seninde has asked members of Parliament to take the lead in sensitizing their voters about sanitary needs for girls especially those from disadvantaged communities.
Seninde’s call follows complaints from various legislators about government’s delay to implement its pledge on provision of free sanitary wear to girls as stated in the NRM manifesto. She says as much as president Yoweri Museveni pledged to support girls, it’s the parents’ primary responsibility to cater for the children but not the state.
“Much as the government has done all it takes, i think we all have to join hands in sensitizing the community. The attitude of the community and the attitude of parents i think has an effect in the catering for the children,” said Seninde.
Parents should not wait for the government to provide for their children, they have to give help to their girl children when they go into their periods,” she added.