Three of the dead are Hebert Byamukama, a resident of Kyaduri Kyenjojo District, Consolata Katusabe from the same address, and another only identified as Agondeze. Police are yet to establish the identities of other male victims.
Sserunyiigo Kasolo says that on Saturday 21st of May 1966 Kabaka Muteesa ordered Tucker Ddungu the treasurer to the Enkuluze (King’s personal treasury) to prepare his 5 briefcases of personal luggage and hide them in his modern boat at Munyonyo lakeshore now known as Mulungo.
In September last year, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja instructed Kayunga district local government to work closely with her office to conduct a valuation of the land hosting the affected households so as to purchase it.
At Nkokonjeru Health Center II, the In-charge, Tatilista Nambalirwa, says 682 out of the 1031 patients they recieved in the last quarter tested positive for malaria. She explains that 85 percent of the malaria case were children below five years while 15 out of the 65 women who turned up for antenatal tested positive for malaria.
Owor explains that if a man didn’t have the resources to complete the payment of the bride price at once, the woman would stay with her husband till their first daughter is married and the money will be used to pay for her mother’s bride price. He argues that the arrangement made the woman content and respectful in her marital home.
Kitaka Sserwadda, the Chairperson of Kyedikyo settlement camp, says that pregnant women, children, and the elderly are most affected by hunger. He explains that due to severe hunger, no single child has returned to school as they have decided to stay home to assist their parents to look for food.
Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero, the Minister of Health who also doubles as the Lira City Woman MP, said that although people think such a disease is no longer common and therefore place less emphasis on it, bilharzia is one of the tropical diseases, which still affects so many people across the country.
Triggered by a lack of nutritious food and repeated bouts of disease – such as diarrhoea, measles and malaria – the condition, also known as severe wasting has been listed as one of the conditions that compromise a child’s immunity.
The pilgrims will make stopovers along the way for prayers, rest and exercise sessions. The faithful spent Tuesday night at St. Mary's Catholic parish Loro from where they will set off to their next resting place at Dima in Kryandongo district.
Speaking at the flag-off, the Uganda Vintage Car Club President, James Ayo, said that many of them have been forced to re-register their cars using the current registration and number plate series when changing ownership or acquiring vehicle insurance.
Winnie Atim, a primary four pupil who is walking with her grandmother acknowledges the hardship she is about to endure but is ready to face the hurdle, praying for good health for her grandmother who will in turn support her through school so that she can become the speaker of parliament in future.
“Today about 33,000 Indians in a population of (over) 40 million natives claim to be responsible for 62 percent of the country’s economic output, they are inching close to 75 percent of the colonial period,” he points out pointing to the fact that Uganda’s economy is already back in hands of the Indians as the case was prior to 1972.
After the Soviet invasion of Poland in 1939, many Poles ended up in forced labour camps deep in Siberia. Others who managed to escape found new homes in East Africa. In Uganda, between 1942 and 1951, over 7, 000poles were settled at Koja in Mpunge and Nyabyeya in Masindi district.
Longole Tebakol, a parent and a resident of Kauriki Akine village in Iriiri sub-county of Napak District said government needs to declare total free education for Karamoja children adding that it is the only way children in Karamoja can attain education.
Most times, the hospital operates with a shortage of critical medical items essential for responding to sudden emergencies including gloves, cotton wool, and gauze for treating the injured. The hospital receives patients from Kasese, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa, Bundibugyo, Kamwenge, Kitagwenda, Ntoroko and Bunyagabu District.