Isaac Andabati was charged with attempted murder. However, as investigations continued on Thursday, he was reportedly kept alone in the cells and police were shocked to find his body hanging on the roof of the cells using his clothes at dusk on Friday.
During the funeral, President Museveni made several pledges to the family. Bamuze’s son Ali Abdu Adaku Bamuze, says that six years down the road after the death of their father, the president is yet to fulfil the pledges he made at the burial of their late father, Bamuze on October 7th 2015 in Yumbe.
The refugees say that the cut in food aid ration to them by the World Food Program -WFP in April has negatively impacted their livelihoods and left most of them helplessly surviving on one meal a day.
The WFP in April 2020 announced a 30% reduction in the relief food ration it distributes to refugees and asylum seekers, in Uganda. It also warned that further cuts could follow.
Solomon Osakan, the Refugee Desk Officer for West Nile told URN that 13 refugees tested positive for the deadly disease in two lots that arrived mid last week and are currently in an isolation uni. He adds that they have resolved to close all the porous border points as a measure to curb a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Presiding over the celebrations, Rt. Rev. Sabino Ochan Odoki, the Bishop of Arua Diocese said the Basilica is a special gift from God for the diocese of Arua, Uganda and Africa as a whole. Bishop Sabino urged Christians to pray and uphold their faith in the Blessed Virgin Mary who intercedes for the universal church.
Mohamad Yazid, the husband to the deceased who had taken her to the health center disclosed that on arrival home, he left her seated outside with a relative and went into the house to rest, only to wake up from the house after hearing cries from the relative he had left the wife with.
Andama was interdicted by the office of the President on July 2nd in a letter signed by Yunus Kakande, Secretary office of the President on five accounts including corruption and disclosure of classified information.
“In accordance with section F-5 paragraph 8 of the Public Service standing orders 2010, I’m interdicting and forwarding you to the Rewards and Sanctions Committee of Office of the President. You are barred from exercising duties and functions of RDC Yumbe with immediate effect,” reads the letter in part.
Another resident of Fitina Mbaya who only identified himself as Swaleh, said in July 2019, some SPLA soldiers stormed his shop and picked 3 mobile phones, 2 solar panels, a box of soap, silver fish and seven goats from his home.
Up to 56 councillors from the Sub Counties of Kuru, Lodonga and Yumbe Town Council are seeking payments amounting to 12.7 million Shillings for the financial year 2017/18. An additional payment of 109 million Shillings is sought to cover payments to councillors from all 13 Sub Counties of Yumbe district for the financial year 2018/19.
In a meeting of NRM leaders and supporters on Thursday, in Yumbe, the leaders unanimously resolved that they will not travel to Nebbi to meet the President. They want the President to meet them separately in Yumbe.
Juliao says crossing the emergency threshold is a significant gain made in eliminating persistent water crisis in Bidi Bidi refugee Settlement. He says before crossing the threshold, agencies had to collect and treat water from River Nile, a distance of more than 50 Kilometers using water bowser tracks for refugees to access water every day.
Mark Kelly, WFP security advisor for Eastern and Central Africa, blamed the refugees for acting contrary to the laws and guidelines for refugees and more so attacking and beating WFP staff. He noted that the WFP will not tolerate any unruly behavior by the refugees