Steven Bagonza, the Assistant District Health Officer-ADHO told URN that the district has re-organised contact tracing teams that will be tasked with following up these individuals and other suspected cases in the district.
The competition returned this year having temporarily been suspended due to the COVID- 19 pandemic and attracted teams from Police, Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces-UPDF, Uganda Prisons Service-UPS and Uganda Wildlife Authority -UWA.
Enerst Masereka, the town council speaker told URN that they have been forced to put up more stringent restrictions on animal rearing and movements within the town council to create order and also safeguard the town council from litigations in case of accidents caused by wandering animals.
Nelson Bbosa, an expert in Non-Banking financial institutions at BoU, says that the BoU wants all money changers to come under regulations and if they are small to meet requirements, they should form associations.
Obed Masereka, a butcher told URN that it's tough whenever it rains because the temporary market lacks shelter. He also says that the temporary market is far away from the town council center and only attracts a few buyers.
Joshua Ayebale, a farmer in Mubuku says that if the government had ensured quality the supply of quality cotton seeds to the farmers and provided the necessary incentives like pesticides, there wouldn't be a need to buy cotton seeds from elsewhere.
Chris Baryomunsi, the Minister of Information, Communication Technology and National Guidance, said that the persons staying and cultivating in the mountainous and other disaster areas irrespective of their social status must put into consideration the effects of their activities on nature and the risks to their own lives.
At least 16 people were killed after heavy rain caused mudslides in Kisika, Rukoki sub-county on Wednesday. The landslide buried dozens of homes and their occupants and left several residents, mostly women and children, nursing injuries at a nearby hospital,
The Rwenzori East Police Spokesperson, Nelson Tumushime, says that they have handed over 15 bodies to their families for burial as they continue searching for the missing people. He says that they are still doing assessments before issuing a detailed report.
The mudslides occurred at around 2: 30 am on Wednesday morning in Kasika, Rukoki Sub County Kasese district following heavy rains. At least 20 houses were reduced to rubble and property of unspecified value was buried in the mud.
Erisa Kule, the head teacher of Happy Hours Junior in Kasese town told URN that it's unfair for the Government to issue directives stopping schools from increasing fees while the costs of essential commodities needed for their daily operations are on the rise.