Agness Nandutu, the Bududa woman MP and state minister for Karamoja affairs said resettling the people of Bududa in faraway places will not help them because they are used to their fertile areas where they can practice farming, adding that people were relocated to new environments where their productive farming skills and culture could not be applied like Kiryandongo and Bunambutye.
Joseph Nasaba, the LC I Chairperson of Nakhatore village, says that there are no human casualties. He says that he heard land sliding downwards and later confirmed mudslides had hit the area. He has asked the government to come to their rescue because they have lost all their crops.
Mutanje said they were lacking jobs as taxi drivers but currently the Bududa- Kampala bound taxi has employed some of them adding that if they clear the debt and finish it, they are hopeful that they will buy another taxi to add on the one they have now.
Deborah Nekesa, the HIV focal person Bududa district acknowledges the reports of the sale of ARVs to cattle traders. She says that some of the caretakers sell drugs they receive for children under their care, which affects their treatment.
Cosima Mangongo, the local council one chairperson of Bukitoyi village, says that he had crossed to the neighbouring village to buy food for his family when the heavy rains started. He says that the floods swept away the bridge connecting Bukitoyi to Bumasime where he had gone shopping.
Fred Wambewo, a driver on the Mbale-Bududa route, says that most roads in the district need to be rehabilitated to make them motorable. He said initially it used to take them 40 minutes to drive from Mbale to Bududa but it now takes more than 2 hours because of poor roads.
In 2017, over 150 teachers from Bududa district borrowed loans from Bududa Teachers Sacco at an interest of 8% per annum and a repayment period of two years. However, only 170 Million Shillings has been recovered from 100 teachers.
Milton Kamoti Wasunguyi, the Bududa district chairman asked farmers not to sabotage the government programs in their sub-counties if they are to gain out of them. He said they should calm down if they want the best out of the district.
Peter Wamboyo, another farmer, says that the government would have given them a platform to decide on what they want instead of giving them inputs, which are not helpful to them. He says that they would have given them animals to rear instead of plantlets.
Rogers Mangoye, the Accountant of Nakatsi Sub-county is in police custody following his arrest on Monday after he failed to respond to police summons issued last month. According to police, between February and August 2021, the suspect forged the signature of Grace Apolot, the sub-county chief which he used to draw up to 28 million Shillings from the sub-county account in Centenary Bank.
Ryan Akampulira, the Bududa District Police Commander, said that they are keeping the impounded animals and motorcycles at Bududa Central Police as exhibits. He asked the residents to wait until the president lifts the suspension on public gatherings before they can resume bullfighting.
. Paul Mumwata, a livestock farmer, says that he lost his two animals on Saturday to the disease. He says that the animals presented with difficulties in breathing and by the time he called a vet, it was too late to save them.
Godfrey Kigai another farmer said this is the fifth time the district has supplied them coffee seedlings but whenever they (farmers) plant, the seedlings don’t grow.
He also blamed the district officials for not monitoring the coffee seedlings and asking for feedback from them before they can supply more.
Tom Shibale, the Engineer Nangako Town Council, says that they expect to complete the project within two years. He says that they have received half of the amount expected to complete the work and expect to deliver the first phase of the project this month.