“I was asked if I was going back to FDC, and I said I didn’t want to use a bad word to describe how I felt, but political parties stink. When they asked me while I was still here, I said you do not let flies sit on the wound,” he added.
This is the second time the District has suffered a burglary in a space of five months. During the first incident, in April, thugs went away with 90 pairs of gumboots that had been procured for Village Health Teams.
The proposed 40-kilometre road from Kisoro to Kanungu is expected to ease access to tourist attractions in the Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga Park tourism value chain. The new road will replace the existing murram road which had become impassable, especially during the rainy seasons, yet it had no safety signage.
The Project Manager Patrick Rubongoya says that the contractor; Synergy Enterprises Ltd needs more time to complete the remaining works which include setting up a waste decontaminating unit, remodelling of the former Tuberculosis ward into a multipurpose unit, plastering, installing washroom facilities and finishing the ceiling and floor works.
Thomas Kisembo, one of the beneficiaries is however concerned about the mode of payment. He says that it is unfair to ask the elderly to travel long distances to access payments when their transport costs are higher than the money they receive.
John Peter Okinyom, the Napak District Agricultural Officer and entomologist says they are investigating the origin of the immature locusts to link or rule out whether the new invasion is as a result of hatching.
The authority started by training youth groups on understanding coffee legislation, coffee garden handling, crop management skills and harvest, post-harvest handling and storage, skills of a barista and managing coffee businesses in gardens and shops.
On Thursday, police led by Richard Okullu, the Regional Police Commander West Nile blocked entry to Hotel Pacific, Christus Center in Ediofe and Highway inn Mvara. This is after they had received information that members of People Power were planning to hold prayers in one of the hotels.
Among them, the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, launched in April, has shown results, according to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, with nine vaccine candidates in the COVAX portfolio now advancing through Phase 2 or 3 trials.