Chiefs To Punish All Who Fail To Sleep In Mosquito Nets

Chiefs To Punish All Who Fail To Sleep In Mosquito Nets

Chiefs in the Upper East Region say they are bent on punishing any community member who fails to use the Long Lasting Insecticide-treated Nets (LLINs) provided them by authorities known in local parlance as mosquito nets.

During an orientation programme for traditional and religious leaders in the Upper East Region, the chiefs, coming from the Bolga, Bongo, Kassena- Nankana Municipal and Kassena Nankan West, Nabdam and Talensi districts say they would make their warning stand by instituting the necessary bye-laws.

In 2012, UNICEF with support from DFID and through the Ghana Health Service (GHS) did an extensive distribution of LLINs but research done later indicated that most households in the region where the LLINs were distributed were not using them for the intended purpose but rather using them to cover their hencoops and kraals.

 

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