The suspects, Gerald Sabiiti No.51086, Anthony Wanjala, No.64627, Jamada Wangiri No.68822, Kamada Katende No.69001, Fauhara Namwoyo No.55238, Wycliff Chepkwech all attached to Sironko CPS on the 19th of November this year robbed Ronald Sikoria a resident of Chepryayi village, Kwanyi Sub-County in Kween district while on his way home.
Tappy Namulondo the Bududa Chief Administrative Officer district, they have requested the victims to vacate, but they have refused until they are relocated or compensated. According to Namulondo, the toilets are filled up and need to be emptied and classrooms renovated.
Emmanuel Wakibi, the district councilor representing Bushiribo Sub County, said the purpose of the project was to serve people uphill of Nabweya who did not have access to water. “The people uphill are still suffering but am surprised that pipes are only in the lower area leaving the people who were supposed to be the main beneficiaries of the project,” he said.
Last year, the district reported an outbreak of lumpy skin disease in November and since then, animals have never been vaccinated. The outbreak was confirmed in Nalwanza, Bududa, Bushika and Bumasheti sub-counties.
Paul Kusolo the former Senior Assistant Secretary for Bushiyi Sub County and his accountant Abubakar Wambalo were arrested on Friday and are currently in police custody at Bududa Central Police Station.
According to the District Community Development Officer, the recent survey carried out on condom use by the youths between 15- 24 years who are the majority , shows that only 4% know how to use them correctly.
Job seekers who preferred anonymity told our reporter that they could not make it for interviews after hearing that some of their colleagues who appeared before were being chased with others arrested over forged documents.
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.
Godfrey Nambale, the Bududa Assistant District Health Officer says that currently most teachers have got their first dose waiting for the second. He appealed to them to refrain from social media (mis)reports and embrace the exercise like others so that they don’t lose their jobs as directed by the president.
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.