The decision was made as new cases were averaging 120 per day creating fear that the country could see a new surge in infections following a deep that started in January. Following the confirmation of 66 new cases from tests done on June 23, Uganda now has cumulative 167,367 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The Vice President and Chief of Staff of Pepperdine University which supports the programme Danny DeWalt, told URN during an interview on Saturday that 66 remand inmates on simple cases were released during the five days plea bargaining session.
Under the arrangement, the Ministry of ICT intends to buy devices, particularly computers, to give parish chiefs and train them and other government leaders on how to collect information and feed it to the central database for monitoring.
On a daily basis, several herdsmen flock to the district headquarters which seats on a 10-acre piece of land in Kasingo cell, Hoima West Division to graze animals. The area is now filled with cow dung and covered with a foul stench, yet the back side of the building is bushy.
The rare viral disease, occurs primarily in tropical rainforest areas of Central and West Africa, although it is occasionally exported to other regions. But since May, this year, more than 3,000 cases have emerged in 47 countries, many of which have never previously reported the disease.
Until early this year, Rwanda had closed all its land borders with Uganda for almost three years accusing it of targeting Rwandans. Efforts to have the two countries bury the hatchet all turned out negative.
During the colonial times, about 80 per cent of Uganda’s Rhino population called the reserve home. But After independence, more and more people encroached on the reserve for grazing and farming. As the human population surrounding the reserve increased, poachers hunted down animals in the reserve for food.