Security and health officials argue that the hotels work normally during the day by serving food and soft drinks, but change the business into dancing clubs under the cover of darkness. Monalisa Lounge and Little Liz Hotel's reportedly play loud music at night and operates bars, despite the continued closure of bars.
Speaking to journalists, Dr. Nathan Onyach, in charge of the operations of Regional and National Referral hospitals, said that like many professionals, health workers also suffered effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and have been frequenting his office seeking approval for loans, which often come at high-interest rates.
Dr. Joyce Anena Oyet, the in-charge of the Accident and Emergency Unit at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, says that the hospital lacks a CT Scan, Intensive Care Unit –ICU facilities, medical supplies like X-ray films and enough staff, which affects trauma care.
The Maternal and Child Health Community Outreach, organised by the Rotary Club of Lugogo Mango Tree and Bunjako Health Centre III was targeting to give services to at least 200 mothers. But it attracted more than 500 people, largely teenage mothers from the landing sites of Katebo, Ssenyondo and Misanvu, and Bunjako island.
Bob Akena, a Village Health Team-VHT supervisor in Palabek Abera Sub-county told Uganda Radio Network that the huge numbers of blackflies in Abam East village have left many farmers unable to farm in the morning and evening hours for fear of the painful bites from the flies.
Kato Besisira, the Kanungu Assistant District Health Officer in charge of Environmental health who is also the Chairperson of the district Ebola Taskforce told our reporter that screening facilities have been placed at the Ishasha and Butogota entry points to make sure that any person crossing to Uganda is thoroughly checked.
Lucy Akech, the LC I of Ogony Cell in Kweyo Ward, says that the waste from the abattoir flows straight to Ogony stream where residents fetch water for domestic use since there is no borehole or piped water in the area.