The KCCA Speaker, Abubaker Kawalya expressed dismay on the behaviour of members absconding from duty and wondered how people's grievances shall be attended to without council sittings. Kawalya observed that the market dispute had come up for the third time, saying several vendors had turned up seeking answers to their grievances.
On Thursday afternoon, Gulu Municipality Member of Parliament, Lyandro Komakech raising on a matter of National Importance in parliament, said the behavior of the financial firms is hurting school teachers who are already suffering because of the lockdown.
NUP Spokesperson, Joel Ssenyonyi accuses police of abdicating their responsibility by failure to take action against Sipapa. “He is guarded by police and other fellows who carry guns, he has one himself. The other day he came here and shot at our gate. One of our fellows got injured and the young people are saying we want answers,” he said.
The claim comes days after Dr David Katuntu succumbed to diabetes at Entebbe hospital after two private hospitals refused to give him any kind of care. According to a family member that URN has spoken to, health workers and security at both Kampala International Hospital-IHK and Novik hospital refused to admit Katuntu because he had shortness of breath, one of the symptoms associated with COVID-19
The activists put up resistance forcing police to use tear gas and live bullets to disperse them leading to running battles. One of the activists accused police of failing to take action against the continued provocation by Sipapa despite filing several complaints at Kira Road Police Station.
Najjemba, a bio- statistician at Nsambya Hospital, was contesting for LCIII Chairperson Division A garnered 2,062 votes, followed by Farouk Muyimbwa with 1,175 votes, John Abiine (237 votes) and Duncan Gracious Kato with 104 votes.
The Southern Region Police Spokesperson, Muhammad Nsubuga, says the two firearms were recovered from the former Crane bank building in Masaka town where the suspects have been working as security guards.
Benon Byamukama, the Kalangala District Police Commander, says the suspect was arrested alongside others and bundled on a police patrol van for transportation to Kalangala Central Police Station for custody.
There was a heated contest between the incumbent, John Katura Musana and his sole rival Tom Maate Wa’bukombi. The election was characterised by heavy security deployment in the town council because of the high tension between supporters of the rival camp.