The leaders of Kumi and Bukedea districts together with Action Aid Uganda have joined hands against the increasing cases of teenage pregnancies and Early Marriages.
Christine Apolot, the woman member of parliament kumi district while pointing out poverty and phonography as contributing factors called upon all the stakeholders to jointly work together to fight the act.
According to the national statistics, Kumi district ranked the highest with 31% against 25% of the national figure.
Samuel Acellam, Action Aid regional programs officer Eastern Region says they aim to use the strategies launched including holding outreaches in reducing the rampant cases of teenage pregnancies and early marriages in the districts of Kumi and Bukedea.
Acellam says they are going to have outreaches with health department workers to sensitize both girl and boy children to talk about adolescence and sexual reproductive organs.
James Kawlaya the DPC Kumi CPS noted that police has started apprehending parents who are procuring teenage marriages.