The bodies are believed to be of people who once owned a home next to the main entrance of the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA Masaka zonal regional offices located in Kijjabwemi B cell, Kimanya-Kabonera division.
Florence Nakandi, the COTFONE Programs Coordinator says that on Tuesday night, unknown thugs broke into their offices located in Kyabakuza ward in Masaka city and took away vital documents and two laptop computers.
Reverend Father Emmanuel Ssekamanya, the Assistant Coordinator of Health Services in Masaka Diocese, argues that despite supplementing the government in the delivery of adequate healthcare to the community, many of the Church founded health facilities in the area are operating under hard times due to limited budgets.
The money was recovered from 11,675 small claims disputes that were disposed of by the magistrates attached to the Masaka circuit through a more simplified and speedy process that does not subject parties to the long litigation route.
Fr Ssendege observed the need to revise the current teaching materials right from primary schools by introducing environment conservation practices that specially targets the children whose future is largely reliant on nature.
According to Kalungi, the current district headquarters, which sits on one of the fairly elevated sites in the center of Masaka city was the enclave of the former regional colonial administrators, hence a representation of the origin of political leadership for the entire greater Masaka sub-region now comprised of ten districts.
Masaka District Chairperson Andrew Lukyamuzi Batemyetto says that the headquarters located at Kitabiro in Masaka city will be sold to enable the district secure the money required to construct new headquarters.
Gorreti Ndagire, the head teacher of Nyendo Public School, says that the school is understaffed by six teachers, despite the recently registered increase in the learners’ enrollment as parents transfer children from private to government schools due to a lack of fees.
Vincent Kasumba, the President of Masaka City Development Forum, a stakeholder engagement platform that is charged with overseeing the implementation of the projects, says the city is finding it hard to carry out maintenance works on some of the earlier completed infrastructure projects.
Jannat Nakawunde, the Deputy Headteacher in Charge of Academics at Hill Public School Bwala in Masaka Town, says they are receiving an unusually high number of parents seeking vacancies for their children citing the high fees in private schools they were previously attending.
In the last three consecutive financial years, Masaka City council has returned to the consolidated fund close to 32 billion shillings out of the shillings 90 billion conditional funding meant for major infrastructural development works.
Nakimbugwe was dragged to court by Victoria Nawangi, an appointed administrator of Ssekandi's properties. Nawangi challenged Nakimbugwe’s occupancy of a commercial building on plot 14 Edward Avenue, and how she derived powers to collect rent from tenants of the said building.
Ukasha Ssekanjako, one of the land dealers in Masaka City, says that they were not involved as stakeholders before the decision was taken. He says it is unreasonable for the city leadership to impose restrictions on the size of plots without consulting the land owners and vendors who have "absolute" rights to their properties.
Dr. Sylvia Kushemerirwe, a scientist at the Medical Research Council-MRC wants the different service providers in HIV prevention and management to establish a direct collaboration to enable them evenly spread across the country, other than operating in isolation which sometimes led to duplication of services.
The Masaka district HIV status report for 2021 indicates that out of 359 new persons enrolled in HIV treatment and care, 17 emerged to be new infections among adolescent girls between the ages of 15 to 19 years old.
According to Bugembe, a number of their colleagues have been suffering from different forms of stigma and discrimination based on their HIV status and different forms of disabilities and couldn’t get direct remedies largely because the available law was appearing to be intricate to both the victims and the violators in terms of language and interpretation.