POLICE IN Mubende District have impounded mosquito nets worth Shs32m suspected to have been stolen from government health centres in the district.
The district police commander, Mr Joseph Engulu, said the mosquito nets were impounded in an operation aimed at cracking down on unscrupulous health workers who steal government drugs and equipment.
“We acted on a tip-off from our informers and managed to arrest the suspect. He was transporting 21 bales of mosquito nets donated by government using a Kampala-bound taxi we intercepted on the highway,” he said in an interview on Wednesday.
The theft of government drugs and equipment prompted President Museveni in 2010 to establish the State House Health Monitoring Unit.
Last year, the unit said many stolen drugs are being sold in DR Congo, South Sudan and Kenya.
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