John Sabila John, Kikobero village LC I Vice-Chairperson and elder, says the damaged bridge had outlived its lifespan. He has asked the government to intervene immediately and save people from the kind of suffering they are going through.
Rose Nakabugo, the Commissioner Disaster Preparedness in OPM, told journalists on Wednesday during a multi-sector meeting held at the resettlement camp that there has been progress in the camp where beneficiaries of the first phase have grown food and can now sustain themselves.
Patience Baganzi, the Bulambuli District Police Commander, says after receiving intelligence from community members about the missing gumboots, they decided to arrest all the people involved in the theft.
It's alleged that the late was last seen drinking in the bar of Nabukalu Zaina at around 9:00pm on the 29th/04/2020 and then in the morning the next day the body was found in the garden down under the cliff.
Emma Kooko, a senior six student at Masaba Secondary School offering BCM, says the idea of studying at home is unrealistic for children from disadvantaged homes.
He is among the lucky children living in the camp whose family has a TV set but he says what is taught on TV is not adequate enough to equip them with the necessary knowledge and that they don’t have an opportunity for feedback since the teachers are fast and don’t provide room for questions.
Some of the teachers interviewed by URN said they decided to lay down their tool after pleading with the district to pay them in vain. Winnie Nandudu, a P3 Class teacher they have been teaching on unfulfilled promises yet they trek long distances to the school.
According to officials, big swarms of locusts yesterday invaded Seseti village on Ngenge hills in Ngenge Sub County at about 4:00pm before relocating to Kacharasi and Hatari at the border of Bunambutye, Bwikhonge and Nabongo Sub Counties in Bulambuli district.
John Robert Tukei, the Elgon Region Spokesperson told Journalists that Muzakhi was arrested on Sunday evening after the deceased’s relatives demanded to know his whereabouts and filed a complaint with police.
The rocks that warped on Monday afternoon have now split into particles which are now strewn across the road at a place called Nairobi in Kamu sub-county. As a result, the entire stretch of the road from Simu through Kamu to Kaseeremu has become impassable.
Albert Gwaki, the Officer in Charge of Lusha Police Post, says the teenage suspect whose identity has been withheld by URN, had been locked for breaking into the home of Christopher Masiga, a prominent businessman in Namahe village.
Colonel Twaha Kanyoma, who represented the commander Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF Engineering Brigade, said that transportation of construction materials to the site has been hindered by the impassable roads caused by the heavy rains.
For the last three days, more than 100 residents, participated in the road repair and unblocking the drainage. Michael Woniala, a resident of Kamu said that they decided as a community to repair the road after district officials failed to help them.
Residents say some of the water flows from the stone quarrying sites belonging to Kampala and Tororo cement factories and ditches that were left open after the excavation of murrum. Some of the ditches that were used as far as 1998 have now turned into man made lakes covering over 10 acres of land.
Peter Gusolo, a businessman said they spend 2days transporting merchandise from Mbale town to Bulambuli district. “It’s as if there is a deliberate delay to construct this road. Tractors came here and unearthed the roadsides, but no work is going on for close to four years," he said.
Beatrice Nabuyoga, a resident of Luzira village, Busiya parish in Bulambuli district and her bedridden husband have sheltered some of the victims in their home. Nabuyoga, a peasant farmer says her family decided to offer about 10 empty rooms in their home to host the landslide victims after seeing many of them suffering with nowhere to sleep.