Official decries rise of sex workers

NYAGATARE – There is growing number of women clandestinely involved in commercial sex in Rukomo sector, Nyagatare district, a health official has said. Erenest Bikorimana, the head of health in Rukomo cell told The New Times that there are some people who are engaged in selling young girls to men for sex.   

NYAGATARE – There is growing number of women clandestinely involved in commercial sex in Rukomo sector, Nyagatare district, a health official has said.  

Erenest Bikorimana, the head of health in Rukomo cell told The New Times that there are some people who are engaged in selling young girls to men for sex.

‘It’s an alarming issue in this sector,” he said. “Some people are in business of selling young girls for sex, leading to many unwanted pregnancies.” 

According to Bikorimana, the sex workers have no established brothels which make it hard to arrest them.

‘It is a worrying issue because most of those involved are young girls,’ he said, adding that they involve in unprotected sex because they are shy to buy condoms.

One of the girls, whom residents suspect to be a commercial worker however, said she has since abandoned sex trade, although she believes that commercial sex workers are on the increase in Rukomo sector.

‘I once did it but stopped after realising it was harmful and a health hazard,’ said the girl who preferred not to be named.

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