On the first day of the exercise, a number of high profile officials reportedly tested positive for the virus and have started treatment. Their contacts, including the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda also went into self-isolation.
State Minister for Fisheries Hellen Adoa who commissioned the ongoing works tasked encroachers to keep off the shoreline as their illegal farmlands continue to weaken the water banks, forcing them to float along Lake Victoria.
State Minister for Fisheries Hellen Adoa Says that many of the encroachers have failed to heed to calls to vacate the shoreline, threatening the natural resources and their habitats. According to Adoa, all the lakes are now covered with floating islands that descended from the weakening shorelines as a result of human activity.
The Minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs Betty Amongi says that the government has observed the large numbers of passengers stranded in parks and decided that public transporters plying upcountry routes who have not yet finalised registration can carry passengers for a period of three days up to Monday June 8, 2020.
Out of the 37.48 billion Shillings allocated to police, 76.8 million Shillings has been spent under advertising and public relations, 480 million spent on printing, stationary and photocopying, and 4.012 billion Shillings spent on special meals and drinks for the frontline officers and others.
“We also suggest that every Government program should have a 2-5% budget component for sensitization and awareness and this should be dedicated towards buying media across all platforms including newspapers, TV, Radio and online for communicating the new normal,” Karisa said.
The $7.6million project that is being completed using funds secured from donors, Global Fund and the global vaccines body GAVI, the Vaccines Alliance was supposed to be up and running by August 2019 having started works in 2017. But, Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng says the project has been delayed by the coronavirus disease pandemic which caused halts with lockdowns.
Stella Nakanwagi, who gave birth to a bouncing baby girl three days ago, was selling onions in Owino Market but used up her capital in the first week of the lockdown and decided to move to Usafi Taxi Park from Wandegeya after failing to pay her rent.
In the 35 districts where the project was being implemented, even as some had health center IIIs and IVs that can offer maternal and child health services including Caesarean section births, they would choose to part with some money to seek care from their 146 facilities.
Fred Enanga, the spokesperson of the Uganda Police Force said that many of the drivers had not registered with the city authorities, before returning to the road. Others were abusing the route charts released by Kampala Capital City Authority and loaded more than the authorised number of passengers.
The site hosting the Royal Tombs is the major spiritual centre for the Baganda where traditional and cultural practices have been preserved. It is the most active religious place in the kingdom, where important rituals related to Buganda culture are frequently performed.
Charles Sonel, a South Sudanese national and third-year student at Kyambogo University says he prefers returning home since he is uncertain on whether he will be able to foot his food bill in the next month.