Dr. Amon Bwambale, the Medical Superintendent says the hospital ran out of essential drugs before the planned next cycle of delivery by National Medical Stores-NMS. He adds that the hospital has spent more than three years without an X-ray machine which has affected the handling of medical emergencies.
The camp was captured by the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo-FARDC during operations conducted on Friday. And, according to Mugisa, the camp was used by the ADF to launch terror attacks against both Ugandans and DRC nationals.
Asiimwe says that whereas parents could be trying to give basic information to their children, they are limited by cultural barriers and a lack of appropriate knowledge. Masika Kulthum, the Assistant Kasese District Education Officer-DEO, says that schools play a fundamental role in young people's behavior.
Dr. Christopher Kiyita, the Bundibugyo District Health Officer-DHO, says that the victims are at the risk of developing health complications including fistula as a result of producing before their bodies are fully developed.
The Mukakati Forward operating Base lies in the middle of Ituri Forest which is 18km from the Uganda-DRC Border at Busunga. The road had hindered the UPDF ground offensive against Allied Democratic Force-ADF rebels. The road construction work is jointly done by UPDF and FARDC Engineers.
The Commander of the operation Maj. Gen. Kayanja Muhanga says they are keen to give amnesty to rebels who are willing to surrender emphasizing that the overall target of this operation is to reinstall peace in the Eastern part of DRC.
Sarah Kabagenyi the chairperson of Bundibugyo District Association of Women with Disability-BAWD told URN that although persons with disabilities have the same sexual and reproductive health needs as other people, they often face barriers to information and service, and are often unable to access the same range of health services as provided to other persons.
Major Peter Mugisa says that UPDF trucks and other heavy equipment are stuck and can’t cross from Mukakati Village to the ADF camps due to the bad roads. Mugisa added that they will halt the operation for a week as they wait for Graders and other equipment to open the roads and repair Semuliki bridge.
Residents especially those in Bundingoma Sub County where UPDF camped on Tuesday say that due to the sound of heavy artillery some fled their homes and others developed health complications due to fear.
Elisha Mugisha Ateenyi, the cultural leader of Banyabindi minority tribe in Kasese District argues that unless a separate ministry or a commission is set up to address the challenges and historical injustices suffered by ethnic minority groups, the communities will continue to lose their unique identity resulting in their extinction.