By Martha Nakimuli
Government will tomorrow Friday ,October 11 launch the Adolescent Girl Child Index during the Girl Child Day.
The adolescent Girl child Index will be launched in partnership with UNICEF at Imperial Royale Kampala.Vital girl child issues like helping them cop with the menstrual cycle will be discussed during the day.
Francis Kyateka Mondo,the Commissioner at Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development told the press at Uganda Media Centre on Thursday morning government have come up with a policy of importing pads tax free.
He added that the way agricultural products come in tax free ,is the same way government will consider sanitary pads.He added that they are encouraging local investors to manufacture not only cheat but clean pads.
‘We need to have a national and problematic policy to tackle issues like the girls menstrual cycle.’ He said
Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga will be the guest of honour.