The meeting which was taking place in a hall at Lacor Catholic Parish in Lamogi Sub County ended prematurely when heavily armed policemen led by the Officer in Charge of Operations at Amuru Central Police Station Jonathan Apuwae stormed the area and ordered everyone to vacate or face arrest.
They argue that they are facing an uphill task to meet the feeding needs of the children. Many of these had been supported by Hope for Humans, a non-government organization which was set up to shelter, treat and rehabilitate nodding disease victims. But the centre shutdown in 2017 due to funding constraints.
John Francis Otim, the In-Charge of Orungo HCIII says that the facility receives an average of 65 patients per day, and takes care of more than 17,000 people. However, many of these could not get the much needed services, especially if they required admission due to the lack of admission services.
Last week, Police officers conducting an operation in Kyebando, Kisalosalo zone in Kampala bundled up to 17 people found operating nonfood businesses on a patrol van. None of the suspects nor police officer had protective wear like masks, which exposed them to Covid19 infection. This has been same practice in different parts of the country.
Florence Nakayenza, 27, a resident of Mpumudde-Kyampisi Kangulumira sub-county was sent to the quarantine centre at Namagabi primary school after recklessly touching a truck without any protective gear. She will spend 14-days in quarantine.
Martine Ojara Mapenduzi, the Gulu District LC 5 Chairperson also the coordinator District Task Force, says the interception of trucker, brings to three number of positive cases being treated at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.
According to Covid19 preventive guidelines announced by President, Yoweri Museveni the truck drivers are expected to stay within their trucks and drive directly to their final destination for fear of spreading infection.