Uganda Member of Parliament Hon. Gaffa Mbwa Tekamwa now want the ministry of health to be investigated ovr the fake condoms in the market.
The MP claims that he is a victim of fake condom and wants action taken against culprits who allowed entry of condoms that put lives of Ugandans at risk.
Kasambya County MP was peaking during the afternoon session in parliament on Wednesday and demanded for an explanation on the fate of Ugandans who suffered the consequence of using fake condoms.
“Rt. Hon. Speaker, my major concern is how these condoms moved to the market before the testing and who is liable to people who could have contracted STIs, HIV and unwanted pregnancies?” Hon Mbwa said.
Mbwa said the Minister of Health (MOH) is on record advising members of parliament to avoid engaging in activities that result into unwanted pregnancies yet it is the same ministry putting lives of MPs at risk.
Last week, National Drugs Authority )NDA) directed Marie Stopes Uganda, a non-government organisation that offers reproductive health services, to recall two batches of Life Guard brand condoms from the Ugandan market for failure to meet market standards.
Life Guard condoms from batches 19040205 and 19050105 manufactured in April and May 2019 with expiry dates for March and April 2024 were found to have holes putting users at risk of contracting STIs, and unwanted pregnancies.