Kigongo who is also the project supervisor in the district says they have written to the banks instructing them not to release the money until they confirm that beneficiaries have understood the real purpose of the funding.
The LC V Chairperson, Alex Mabiriizi had forwarded his name and that of Beatrice Keyijesha, the Lwajje Sub-county LC V councillor for appointment to the District Service Commission. However, councillors have rejected the move, saying they can only approve the two if they resign from their current positions.
According to information obtained by our reporters, Marine police often stop the boat operators to check on their life saving equipment such as life jackets, overloading and enforce the COVID-19 preventive measures. However, a boat operator told URN on condition of anonymity that the intention of the officers isn’t to maintain order on the lake but to extort money from them.
Zebio Wasswa, the Buvuma District Information Officer, says all staff and other workers at the district headquarters been advised to go for COVID-19 testing and self-isolate until when their results return.
They were supposed to be arraigned before the Grade I Magistrates court on Monday. But before the session, results from tests conducted after their arrest indicated that all of them were positive for COVID-19.
The District Health Officer-DHO Dr. Barker Kanyike instructed the ferry management to reduce the numbers of passengers from 200 to 80 after registering two cases on the ferry last week. The ferry makes two trips between Kiyindi and Kirongo on a daily basis.
The slides that started after heavy rains in the area created huge cracks that developed from higher grounds where small streams originate from before running through Bukiyindi village and draining into Lake Victoria.
Ninziri allegedly connived with Arafat Kalyowa and Jonny Lwanga to forge the Chief Administrative Officer's signature, which they used to withdraw up to 15 million Shillings, from funds which were meant to benefit youth groups in the sub-county. The money was withdrawn from DFCU Bank in Mukono.
The ferry is going to replace the old one that has been operating the route from Kiyindi in Buikwe to Kirongo landing site in Buvuma. The old ferry is expected to be shifted to ply the route from Katosi to Kkoome island.
Despite claims by national oil palm project that the compensation was completed, some residents are still hesitant to vacate claiming that their land and properties were poorly evaluated and want their land resurveyed.
No resident is using a facemask at Lufu and Yuwe islands, which are located between eight and 10 kilometres from the main island of Buvuma. They still meet in groups, for drink ups and other social gatherings, with no physical distancing measures and no fear of a possible outbreak of coronavirus disease.
At the Island, there is only one resident who owns a television set, which is placed in one small room. He added that although the resident wanted to help, the space at his home is not enough to host the learners, without breaking the guidelines on social distancing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Agnes Nabirye, the Buvuma District Covid-19 Task force Chairperson and Resident District Commissioner, says they have been facing challenges of responding to emergencies in distant islands that make up the district. Buvuma district comprises 52 scattered islands.