The homecoming organizing committee, along with the three pillars of the Kingdom, which include the Royal Family, Kingdom Veterans, and Chieftains, had initially set a budget of Shillings 9 billion for this event.
Major General Dick Olum, the overall commander of Operation Shujja, emphasized that the rescued individuals would undergo rehabilitation before their complete reintegration into their respective communities.
Alube Juma, the local council one Chairperson for the area, confirmed that the intense rainfall, along with gusty winds last night, resulted in the collapse of several houses. Roofs were blown off, and an unspecified number of domestic animals and birds lost their lives.
After nearly seven years away from his kingdom, Mumbere is expected to return on October 4, 2023. Mumbere was barred from visiting the area in 2016, when he, alongside over 200 Kingdom subjects, was arrested and charged with treason, terrorism, malicious damage to property, attempted murder, and aggravated robbery, among others.
About 5.64 KM of roads in town have been worked on, modern street lights installed, pavements, business access roads, green zones, and improved drainage systems. Three other roads; Rukiidi III, Portal extension, and Crescent roads measuring 320m have also been considered for tarmacking with all works expected to be complete by the end of December.
The severe drought has also seen a drop in milk production and subsequent increase in price with a litre increasing from 2,000 Shillings a month ago to between 2,400 and 2,800 Shillings across the district
Teddy Kasambangene Kyakimwa, the Kasese municipal secretary for production said sources if the primary school does not have adequate learners to fully utilize the structures and the staff and recommended that the school be shifted to a more demanding population.
Thirteen out of the 17 bodies were successfully matched with their families and subsequently handed over to their respective families for burial. However, despite multiple DNA tests, efforts to identify the parents of the remaining four bodies have been unsuccessful.
The decision by the RDC followed the arrest of Selivano Kiribyunza, the headteacher of Railway Primary School and Remegio Thembo Ikwera, the headteacher of Kasese Primary School for collecting school fees from Universal Primary Education-UPE pupils.
During Dr. Baseke's tenure as the Kasese DHO, the district witnessed notable progress in establishing health facilities. The number of health facilities increased from 87 in 2017 to 144 by the time of his retirement.
Maj. Bilal Katamba, the Operation Shujja and Mountain Division Spokesperson says that the trio was killed on Monday when the joint forces came across a group of approximately 10-15 suspected ADF militants in the areas of Talia and Tingwe.