By Our Reporter
Government will provide sanitary towels to all female prisoners starting this financial year2013/2014.
The state minister for internal affairs, James Baba made the pledged following threats from MPs not to pass the budget for prison department until the ministry finds money for sanitary towels.
In his ministerial statement to parliament Baba said that some prisoners have started receiving sanitary towels and the program will be rolled to all prisons in the country.
Mbarara municipality MP, Medard Bitekerezo moved a motion asking parliament not to pass the budget of the ministry of internal affairs until they provide for the procurement of sanitary towels and was seconded by Oyam south MP Betty Among
MPs and the speaker of parliament noted that the issue is very crucial since lack of provision of sanitary towels predispose women inmates to multiple diseases.