Dr. Agaba Byamukama, the Nakasongola District Health Officer, says the affected inmates have been transferred to another facility under Uganda Prison Services for treatment. He says that 29 other inmates were in contact with the positive cases having been isolated.
In Nakasongola, a total of 549 pit latrines across the sub-counties of Kalungi, Lwampanga, Lwabyata and Nabiswera have been swept off by the overriding water, according to a report on the impact of the rising water levels released by Nakasongola Chief Administrative Officer Alex Felix Majeme.
Lieutenant Ibrahim Ssekito, the Nakasongola Army Barracks Spokesperson told URN that the soldier had gone for a medical checkup, a routine undertaken before one is redeployed after concluding his leave. He had previously travelled to Kasese district.
Dan Muganga, the Nakasongola District COVID-19 Task Force Chairperson, says they have decided to tighten controls since one of the truck drivers tested positive for Covid19. He says that they had directed all truck drivers to sleep in their trucks within gazetted parking yard and restrict their movements.
There are more than 1,000 subscribers on the National Water grid in Nakasongola district. But, these have not had water supply for more than a month, forcing them to resort to valley dams for water. A jerry can of water now costs not less than 500 Shillings.
According to Auditor-General Report for financial year 2018/19, a review of the quarterly reports and interview with the District Water Engineers revealed that 255 water sources in Nakasongola and 253 in Nakaseke districts were no longer functional.
Mugisha says that he has petitioned the Attorney General seeking clarification on whether there is an Authority which can block the NWSC to access the water treatment plant after Minister gazetted the town under its jurisdiction.
Godfrey Kabogoza, the Migyera town council LC 3 Chairperson, says their hands are tied, arguing that there is no way they can block the minors from joining the trade without addressing reasons why they leave their homes.
Christopher Mwanje, a patient says he has resorted to buying drugs outside the hospital after failing to secure any at the facility. Mwanje has asked government to come to their rescue, saying they cant afford buying drugs because they are costly.
Two people, including a Lebanese national, have died instantly and two others are critically injured following a morning motor accident in Nakasongola district. The incident took place at Bujaabe village near Kafu.