Beatrice Kiraso, the former Kabarole Woman Member of Parliament and Chief of Staff in the Tumukunde camp, says they had organised undisclosed venue near Bundibugyo town for the meeting with their supporters.
Two months ago, floods hit Ntoroko after Lake Albert burst its banks. The floods affected Kanara Town Council where it destroyed several homes, schools, health centers, and killed domestic animals among other things.
Flooding in the district is a perennial problem. However, it escalated at the start of this year when the lake burst its banks spilling water over 10 kilometres into communities. The most affected areas are Kanara Sub-county and Kanara Town Council.
Simon Mugisa, one of the area residents says that some of the displaced people have constructed raised wooden structures to accommodate themselves. He adds that some are sleeping in the cold while others relocated to stay with relatives in safer places.
The most affected areas are, Rwangara, Katanga, kacyankumo and Kanyansi and Kanara Ward. The residents say that the overflow of water is having a negative economic effect on people who depend on the lake for fishing.
James Abigaba, a resident of Kibuku wonders how the practice can go on without any intervention from the district leaders, even when the district headquarters are located in the same area and a few kilometres from the mines.
Last week, UNEB Security Committee summoned Ntoroko district education officials, LC V chairman, Members of Parliament, and candidates and head teachers from the seven schools whose results had been withheld over allegations of examination malpractice.
Vincent Mujanama, a comprehensive nurse from Ntoroko district and Pidson Bwambale, an enrolled nurse from Kibaale district, were arrested at Kalita Bus Park in Fort Portal with a box full of Coartem drugs.
According to the Ntoroko District Inspector of School DIS, Rev David Kibonwa, UNEB has also summoned the Chief Administrative Officer, Resident District Commissioner, Chairman LC V, District Education Officer and Invigilators.
Last week, UNEB announced that the results for 244 pupils from seven schools in Ntoroko district were withheld over allegations of exam malpractices. The affected schools are Masaka Primary School, Masojo Primary School, Butungama Primary School, Budiba Primary School, Kamuhiigi Primary School and Kabimbiri Primary School.
Its alleged that one of the soldiers identified as Opio Damazio mobilized his colleagues from Habimbiri UPDF detach to arrest Akugizibwe, with whom he had a disagreement earlier. It is not clear how his life ended, but his body was found in River Semuliki, the next day with missing body parts.
Currently, the farm gate price of the crop has fallen from 270, 000 shillings in the last harvesting season that ended in January this year, to 180,000 shillings. A kilogram of cured vanilla has reduce from USD 600 about 2.2 million shillings to USD 400 about 1.48 million and the prices are expected to drop further.
Its alleged that on July 8th, the MPs bodyguards from Uganda Peoples Defence Forces UPDF allegedly assaulted workers of BCR General Limited, the company that had been contracted to construct Kakara-Rwebisengo Road.