Government students residing in several halls of residence at Makerere University have threatened to start eating raw meat as a condom shortage hit their halls of residence.
Word circulating in several Whatsapp groups indicates that male students are bitter following inadequate supply of the rubber pieces.
“Block Q condoms are done please mutuyambe I can live without power nae I can’t live with AIDS” one bitter dude posted in a certain Whatsapp group.
Concerned stakeholders have termed this as an emergency issue and have further called upon students to pick more cartons from the university hospital.
According to research conducted five years ago by the Ministry of Health, Makerere halls of residence use over 4000 condoms a week. The research was based on the number of condoms supplied by the ministry excluding those who buy their own protection.
Apparently, the ministry places two boxes of condoms at each block every week. Each box contains 100 pieces, so each week a block uses 200 condoms on average. There are twenty blocks on the smallest halls.
The crisis has come following the continued cold weather, making it hard for boys at the Ivory Tower to sleep without fornicating.