The consignment is part of the 100 bags of beans, 200 bags of maize flour, 500 pieces of blankets and 300 pieces of tarpaulins that was sent to the district recently by the office of the prime Minister.
The residents said that they do not need a valley dam since they do not have cattle and advised the officials to try finding other means for "eating" money. They also said the the valley dam project targets to grab their land.
Charles Ichogor, the Bukedea Deputy Resident District Commissioner, says that his office received got a complaint from Kamutur Performing Artist association implicating their chairperson for the theft of their money.
The 41-km road connects the Kasensero Landing Site and Kyebe communities to the Kyotera–Mutukula highway. However, the road has been impassable for over two weeks after persistent seasonal rainfall that led to flooding in Toome where an area covering close to three kilometres was submerged.
Kitgum district received 3,120 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines. But, statistical data obtained from the district health department indicates that by Sunday, April 25, only 537 people had been vaccinated. The data indicates that out of the registered 720 health workers, only 192 have received the jab, 144 teachers had received the jab against the targeted 1,189 and only 47 security personnel have been vaccinated.
Magadale Cheptai, another resident appealed to the office of the president to order RDC off their land, saying it was the only remaining grazing area in their community. "If he wanted land he should have come and consulted the local community but not using his position of RDC to come and grab people's land," she said.
Mwaka says the matter came to the limelight after residents reported to the authorities indicating that a team of officials from Aswa Ranch made an incursion into Tiima village where they are developing part of the land without providing locals and area leaders with adequate notification.
Emmanuel Lubega, the Uganda-South Sudan national coordinator at the East African Business Council-EABC, argues that even when hundreds of farmers are involved in cocoa-growing, the country lacks accurate production data to attract international buyers and private investors.
According to Mutyaba, the Health Ministry has since established that 60% of Ugandans consume herbal medicine. He reveals that NDA has so far registered and cleared over 180 locally made herbal medicines.
According to Kisaakye, a general hospital should have more than 40 medics, while a health center IV should have at least 40, HC 3 14 and HC 2 at least 4 medics. He says that because of the staff shortage, the medic to patient ratio in Luweero stands at 1:50, which is a huge number.
He says that each medic, is supposed to attend to 25 patients in need of nutrition messages, but in Luweero its overwhelming, because the number is more than doubled for each.
Basil Okello Onac, the Kwania District LC V Chairperson, says that the project hit a snag when the contractor ran short of funds and abandoned the site. He says the contract period has also elapsed, but they have granted the contractor’s request for an extension.