Each beneficiary recieved 10 kgs of posho and beans. Margy Lowanyang, 30, a family head and resident of Rupa sub-county, says that she has resumed ARV treatment after getting food that will help boost her immune system.
Lokeris Nakwang, a resident of Atedeoi village in Lotisan sub-county, says that hunger has forced them to start boiling hides for food. She says that they have eaten all sorts of wild green vegetables and the only edible items they are left with in the house are skins and hides.
Mary Nakiru, a 13 years old female from Loputuk village said they struggle to burn charcoal or collect firewood depending on what’s in high demand and they take to a town that is about 10 kilometers away from the village to go for an exchange to get local brew residues as food.
Joseph Abura, the Bishop of the Anglican Karamoja Diocese attributes the high rates of domestic violence and crimes to overdrinking. He says that many parents have abandoned their families and resorted to drinking.
Among the injured is Col. Godfrey Kayondo, the commanding officer of the 409 Battalion. Maj Isaac Oware, the UPDF 3rd division spokesperson, says that six soldiers sustained severe injuries while five escaped with minor injuries.
Ismail Mohammed, the mayor of Moroto municipality, noted that without first transforming people’s minds, there will be no improvement, even if many garbage trucks are brought to help in garbage collection.
‘’90% of our patients tested positive for malaria. More than five in ten of those admitted to health facilities with complicated malaria are children under the age of 5, who are particularly vulnerable to the disease,’’ said Lote.
Police says it is taking a keen interest in churches, bars and the curfew hours as they plan to secure the festive season and ensure the safety of the public, warning that all those who defy will be arrested and charged in accordance with the Covid-19 directives.
The Spokesperson in the Ministry of Health Emmanuel Ainebyoona says the national immunization campaign is scheduled for January, 2022. He says the drive will be conducted from house-to-house to ensure that all the targeted population is covered.
With an additional 6, 000 dozes delivered to the district this week, Dr Lokaale says the District COVID-19 Taskforce has set a target to have at least 60 per cent of the population vaccinated by January 2022.
Kanonya says that all taxi drivers, loaders, brokers at the terminal must sanitize while each driver must have proof that they have a sanitiser for passengers before accessing the park. He adds that any driver who will be found loading passengers without a sanitiser will be fined up to 100, 000 Shillings.
Dr. Ben Watmon, the Director Moroto Regional Referral Hospital, says there is a lot of stigma related to COVID-19 and lack of knowledge on the virus. He was addressing a team of Greater North COVID-19 Parliament Taskforce led by Koboko Municipality MP, Charles Ayume.