Uganda Commemorates International Day of Drug Abuse


Uganda Commemorates International Day of Drug Abuse – As the world commemorates the international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking, private drug rehabilitation centers accuse government of negligence and lack of political will citing refusal to fund activities commemorating the day in Kampala. The administrators of over 3 private drug rehabilitation centers which converged at Kalerwe in Kampala for the day say they approached the Ministry of Health about activities to commemorate the day but were told that government had no plans for the day and that no funds had been set aside to facilitate the days activities. The theme for this year’s world international day against drug abuse is global action for healthy communities without drugs. In Kampala, drug abuse remains a huge driving factor behind the high crime rates in the suburbs of Bwaise, Katanga, Katwe, Kisenyi and Kamwokya . Some non-government drug rehabilitation centers say government is not doing enough to stamp out drug trafficking. John Amanya and Josephine Akellot who all run non-governmental registered drug rehabilitation centers in and outside Kampala say the Ministry of Health has not supported them in activities to draw attention to the problem. The two also say government has up to now failed to enact a drug master plan forwarded to it by private drug rehabilitation centers in 2008, a thing which they add is to blame for the rise in drug trafficking in the country. However, to help me understand the life of an addict and how one can manage to over


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