The fishermen told URN on Thursday that some fishermen had resorted to fish poisoning so as to harvest more yet in the long run threatening the sustainability of the fisheries sector to compete on the global market.
The victims who were riding on a motorcycle registration number, UDN 597K from Namayingo district collided with a sugarcane truck registration number, UAY 463B in Lugolole trading center in Mayuge district along the Musita-Lumino highway.
Emmy Mitala, the Mayuge Resident District Commissioner, says the security officers attempted to disperse the revellers peacefully but they switched off power and started pelting them with stones. According to Mitala, the officers retaliated by firing live ammunition in the air but a stray bullet hit Ponde in the chest.
The semi-trailer which was carrying petrol from Mombasa to Kampala is said to have suffered a head-on collision with a Mercedez Benz registration number UAB 851Y which was moving from Jinja. The trailer then overturned in Wandago wetland, Mayuge district, sparking a fire which spread to the nearby sugarcane plantation.
The event was also graced by the Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi and the Speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga. The two national leaders promised to lobby government support for the facelift of Bishop Hannington site into a religious tourism centre.
While speaking at the 135th, Bishop James Hannington memorial anniversary in Kyando village in Mayuge district on Thursday, Kazimba said that all political players deserve equal rights with their other ruling party counterparts when canvassing for votes to represent their electorates.
The deceased who are not yet identified were traveling in a sugarcane truck of Tata series registration number UPE 882. Their bodies have been transferred to Iganga general hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.
"We were tasked to ferry jerrycans of acid from the parking yard to the distillery plant on Tuesday. However, two of them burst and the acid spilled on us,” he said. Adding that, “The boss looked on and didn't bother giving us any first aid.”
The ministry acted on a tipoff from a whistleblower who indicated that Waiswa's academic documents did not corroborate with the institutions he claims to have studied from. The whistleblower further stated that several civil servants in Mayuge district acquired their jobs after bribing the District Service Commission.
The residents note that their counterparts across the islands of Serinya B, Bumba, Kazi and Sagitu who purchase food from different landing sites have continued with their daily movements to the neighbouring countries of Kenya and Tanzania yet there are security forces mandated to enforce the presidential directives.
Shafic Kisumuluzo, the Bwondha Zone C village chairperson, says despite registering one positive Covid19 case on the landing site last week, the both the community members and suspects have failed to adhere to the corona virus preventive guidelines of social distancing and wearing facial masks.
Capt. George Musinguzi, the UPDF spokesperson in Busoga sub-region says that the contacts have been grouped basing on their closeness with the victim during her stay at the barracks in order to ease monitoring by the standby health team stationed in the barracks premises.
The victim is a wife to a Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldier, who travelled to the barracks to nurse her ailing husband on Tuesday. The soldier whose identities have been withheld is reported to have suffered a mental breakdown and was admitted in the barrack’s health facility.