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12:10
12:10

Lightning Bolt Kills One in Buliisa death

Businge was sleeping inside his grass thatched house during a heavy downpour when the lightning bolt struck and killed him on the spot. Denis Oyewa, the Biiso sub-county LC III Chairperson, says residents heard the deceased screaming for help after the lightning bolt and rushed to see what had happened only to find him lying dead.
12:10
12:10

Police Arrest Six Suspected Thugs

John Muwaule, the Buliisa District Police Commander-DPC, says that the suspects are in custody at Biiso police station and will appear in court soon for theft, robbery, and possession of stolen properties among others.
10:46
10:46

Business Community Cries foul Over Suspension of Wanseko-Panyimur Ferry Operations 1 3

John Tibdenda, who operates a lodge at Wanseko landing site, says that ever since the ferry services were suspended, his clients have drastically reduced. He explains that he used to get between 50 to 70 clients on a daily basis when the ferry was operational but he hardly receives 10 clients now.
10:44
10:44

Buliisa Leaders Want Gov’t to take Over Kirama Vocational training Institute government 2 6

Fred Lukumu, the Buliisa LC V Chairperson wants the government to take charge of the vocational school so that it can provide vocational skills training to the children in Buliisa district since it is the only vocational training school there.
08:58
08:58

Boat Transporters Hike Fares as Ferry Operations are Suspended Passengers 4 1

In July, Uganda National roads Authority-UNRA suspended the operations of the Wanseko-Panyimur ferry after water levels at its docking pier at Wanseko landing site drastically fell and could not allow its effective landing.
22:36
22:36

Buliisa Residents Petition UWA Over Rampant Invasion of Elephants from Murchison Falls National Park 3 1

In their petition dated August 17, 2022 addressed to UWA, the residents contend that they are being raided by wild animals like elephants and Buffaloes which destroy their crops and cause injuries to the community members.
15:02
15:02

Gov’t Finally Earmarks UGX 300M for Installing X-ray Machine at Buliisa Hospital health services

Dr. Nelson Naisye, the Buliisa District Health Officer-DHO, says that they have received a communication from the Health ministry indicating that Shillings 300 million has been earmarked for installing the X-ray machine. He says that although the money is yet to get into the district account, they are sure the machine will be up and running by the beginning of next month.
07:19
07:19

Lightning Bolt Kills One Child, Injures Five Others in Buliisa Heavy Downpour 1

The deceased's father, Okecha told URN that he was out of Buliisa district when he recieved the saddening news about the death of his son. “It is unfortunate that I have lost my child who was killed by lightning. I put everything before God because currently, I’m speechless and out of the district”, said Okecha.
14:33
14:33

Health Facilities in Buliisa Battling Acute Drug Shortage patients 1 1

Dr Naisye attributes the shortage to the influx of people flocking the district in anticipation of getting jobs in the oil and gas sector and the continued influx of Congolese nationals who cross into the district to access health services.
19:22
19:22

Buliisa Residents Want Electric Fence Around Murchison Falls National Park wild animals 3

The residents say they are being raided by wild animals like elephants and Buffalos which destroy their crops and cause injuries to the community members. The most affected sub-counties include Biiso, Buliisa, Butiaba, Ngwedu, and Buliisa town councils, which all share a common border with the parks.
17:33
17:33

Buliisa Hospital X-ray Machine Lying Idle for Two Years nonfunctional 1 4

Dr. Nelson Naisye, the Buliisa District Health Officer-DHO, says that when the Ministry delivered the machine, it tasked the district to provide Shillings 122 million for its complete installation in vain.
07:27
07:27

Nabbanja Blasts Buliisa Land Board for Conniving with Land Grabbers prime minister 1 2

Addressing the implementers of the Parish Development Model-PDM implementers in Buliisa on Tuesday afternoon, Nabbanja revealed that her office has recieved sufficient evidence implicating the land board members for masterminding massive land grabbing through the issuance of land titles to the rich at the expense of the vulnerable community members.
09:10
09:10

Buliisa Residents Accuse Land Grabbers of Branding Them Congolese Land Eviction 1 3

Deo Ntakimanyi 60, the Boma village LC I Chairperson, says that his late grandfather was born on the contested piece of land but he is shocked to hear that he is a Congolese.
13:39
13:39

LCI Chairpersons on the spot Over Rampant Cattle Theft in Buliisa cattle thieves 1 3

Stephen Byaruhanga Mfashingabo, the Buliisa Resident District Commissioner-RDC says it has come to their notice that some LC I Chairpersons are behind the rampant cattle thefts in the area.
12:07
12:07

Buliisa Land Eviction Victims Seek Presidential Intervention residents 3

The residents are facing off with businessman Francis Kaahwa, who is said to have illegally acquired a title for the contested land measuring about 1,800 hectares. The residents say that they learnt about the transaction in 2019 and wondered how Kaahwa acquired a title on the land that many of them have occupied since the 1960s.
11:09
11:09

Buliisa Police Stuck with Decomposing Body lake Albert 1

Augustine Bagonza, the Masaka landing site LC1 Chairperson says the decomposing body was spotted by women who had gone to fetch water on Friday at around 9a.m.
16:10
16:10

Buliisa Leaders Demand Elevation of Avogara Health Center III 7 1

The facility that is located in Ngwedu sub-county serves patients from the three sub-counties of Buliisa, Kigwera and Ngwedu as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo hence exerting pressure on the few available drugs allocated to it. The centre receives between 150-200 patients on a daily basis.
14:20
14:20

Jumbos, Hippos, Crocs and Buffalos Continue Killing Ugandans in Buliisa UWA 6

The wild animals majorly elephants, Hippopotamus, crocodiles and Buffalos from Bugungu Wildlife Conservation Area stray into the community almost on a daily basis causing havoc to locals and garden crops.
16:39
16:39

Buliisa Flood Victims Re-Occupy Dilapidated Houses water levels 1 5

In 2020, more than 3,500 families in Buliisa were displaced after floods submerged their homes and destroyed property worth millions of shillings at various landing sites.
14:41
14:41

Gov’t Finally Kicks Off Construction of Butiaba Health Center III Lake Albert 1 3

Dr. Nelson Naisye, the Buliisa District Health Officer-DHO told URN in an interview that the construction works for the health facility have commenced and are expected to be completed within six months.
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