A sachet of 500grams of salt now costs between Shillings 1500-1800 from Shillings 800. A kilogram of sugar costs Shillings 5000 from Shillings 3200 while a bar of soap has increased by Shillings 500 depending on the brand.
According to Entebbe Municipal Mayor, Vincent DePaul Kayanja there are 65,000 vulnerable people in the municipality include casual workers, taxi drivers, Boda Boda riders, sex workers and the elderly, among others.
Isaac Wepondi the Acting Medical Officer Mbale Municipal Council, who is also the Quarantine Center manager, says 19 out of the 24 suspects they have at the quarantine center at Mbale School of Clinical Officers are females.
Sharon Murekatete, the proprietor of New Diary in Bwaise buys milk from Mbarara, Nakasongola, Goma and Bulemeezi. Murekatete says that she used to buy a litre of milk at 1,600 Shillings and would sell it at 2,000 Shillings. She, however, says she is currently buying a litre of milk at 800 Shillings.
The School Head Teacher, Edward Mukhwana, says they presented their reasons to the District Task Force why they rejected the establishment of the quarantine center in the school and they have not listened to their pleas.
Floods have killed two people in different areas following heavy rains that hit Isingiro District and more than hundred people have been displaced and property like gardens worth millions have been destroyed.
John Vicente Okoth, the Bududa District Veterinary Officer said they will commence the vaccination exercise in Nalwanza Sub County, which has registered majority of the cases of the Foot and Mouth Disease so that the quarantine can be lifted in the shortest time possible.