The talk show that started at 9:15AM lasted only 5 minutes after UPDF and Anti-riot police commanded by Deo Obura, the Albertine region police commander-RPC raided the station and whisked away Kyagulanyi and other National Unity Platform party officials from the Radio station studios
Mpabaisi says they decided to block the road after receiving information that supporters of Kitara FC were planning to hold a procession through Hoima town to celebrate their qualification for the Star-Times premier league in contravention of the COVID19 preventive guidelines.
Henry Irumba, the LC 1 Chairperson Kaiso Landing site, says the families of the affected fishermen are experiencing untold suffering since they can no longer afford proving for their families.
The boats and Engines were confiscated in April this year after the boat owners defied a night-time ban on fishing activities on Lake Albert occasioned by the outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic.
More than 200 landing sites in the districts of Hoima, Buliisa and Kikuube were listed for closure by the government, for allegedly facilitating the illegal movement of people to and from the Democratic Republic of Congo at the height of a lockdown occasioned by an outbreak of Coronavirus Disease.
Collins Bamuturaki, a fisherman at Butiaba Landing Site in Buliisa district says that fishermen have been at peace since the border closure. He demands that the border closure period should further be extended to protect Ugandan fishermen from armed Congolese militia.
A combined team of Police officers and Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers stormed Hoima town around 9:30am this morning and closed several shops in the town center. They closed shops in Hoima Bus/Taxi parks.
It is alleged that Mutyaba, together with colleagues still at large, disguised as passengers and hired Ronald Atugonza, a bodaboda rider to take them to Miika Hotel along the Hoima-Butiaba-Wanseko road, on Thursday night.
There is heavy deployment of Marine Police and UPDF Marine operatives on the lake doing patrols and arresting boat transporters with excess passengers and those transporting passengers without life jackets.
The police spokesperson for the Albertine region, Julis Allan Hakiza, in an interview with URN, explains that police would arrest drivers and cyclists who will be found in violation of stipulated traffic regulations.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson, says they received information that the students had turned rowdy to the extent of pelting stones at any person approaching the school premises. He says police will maintain presence at the school to ensure sanity to protect school property from destruction.
The legislator is expected in the area to launch a campaign by Asinasi Kamanda Nyakato, one of the two candidates for the Hoima District MP seat. Nyakato, a member of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC Party is scheduled to launch her campaigns today at Hoima Boma grounds.
The heavy deployment started on Wednesday morning on most streets including Main Street, Fort portal road and government road among others as the candidates vying for the Hoima Woman MP seat were being nominated.
Heavy deployment of the police and army has been cited along government road, Duhaga roundabout and at the offices of the Electoral Commission situated in Kijungu in Kahoora Division Hoima Municipality.