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10:19
10:19

Buvuma Pupils, Teachers Admitted After Lightning Strike 1 1

Janifa Nakkazi, one of the affected teachers, says the thunderbolt was followed by a serious fire and almost affected every class but they managed to evacuate the pupils into a nearby mosque. Nakkazi sustained burns on the left leg.
13:21
13:21

Boat Accident: Police Recover Three Bodies from Lake Victoria 1 1 Top story

The victims left Kiyindi landing site in Buikwe district around 6 pm on Sunday while heading to Bwema sub-county on a passenger boat that was loaded with stone aggregates for making concrete.
11:51
11:51

Passenger Boat Feared Capsized on Lake Victoria Boat Capsized 2 1 Top story

Patrick Ssemwogerere, who saw the boat setting off from Kiyindi landing site, says that it was also stone aggregates for making concrete.
14:41
14:41

Buvuma Water Project Contractor Warned Against Shoddy Work 1 3

The project will benefit 10, 000 people in 22 villages of Bweema Sub County. The contract was awarded to Kanyenya Engineering Works Limited.
15:49
15:49

Poor Roads, Lack of Water Ambulance Irk Bugaya Island Residents 1 2

The area is characterized by a hilly topography filled with sharp stones on the land surface, making the movement of vehicles and motorcycles even more complicated. The low lying areas of the sub-county are equally in poor shape, many of them struggling to deal with stagnant water.
13:18
13:18

Buvuma Authorities Under the Spotlight for Accepting Dysfunctional Water Plant 2 1

Faizo Kibanayita, a resident of Bugaya ‘B’ Village, says that they had high expectations of accessing clean water, which isn't the case.
14:36
14:36

Dead Bodies that Stay in the Wards for Hours Traumatise Patients in Buvuma District Parliament 3 1

Claire Namuweera recalls the night the patient near her died and the health workers immediately administered the offices dutifully and then left the body there until morning when the relatives came to collect it, something which forced her caregiver and sister to spend the rest of the night outside yet it was raining.
12:25
12:25

Health Ministry Agrees to Shift Boat Ambulance to Buvuma Ministry of Health 1 3

During the meeting, Buvuma officials raised concern why the Ministry continues keeping the water boat ambulance meant for the district in Entebbe yet they have health emergencies to attend to in the islands.
09:51
09:51

Buvuma District Suspends Business After Registering Two Positive COVID-19 Cases 2

Zebio Wasswa, the Buvuma District Information Officer, says all staff and other workers at the district headquarters been advised to go for COVID-19 testing and self-isolate until when their results return.
06:37
06:37

Buvuma Police Headquarters Closed After 10 Suspects Test Positive for COVID-19 1 4

They were supposed to be arraigned before the Grade I Magistrates court on Monday. But before the session, results from tests conducted after their arrest indicated that all of them were positive for COVID-19.
14:25
14:25

Buvuma Ferry Passengers Reduced After registering Two Covid-19 cases DHO 1 2

The District Health Officer-DHO Dr. Barker Kanyike instructed the ferry management to reduce the numbers of passengers from 200 to 80 after registering two cases on the ferry last week. The ferry makes two trips between Kiyindi and Kirongo on a daily basis.
21:49
21:49

Island Communities Oblivious of COVID-19 Control Measures Lufu island 1 3

No resident is using a facemask at Lufu and Yuwe islands, which are located between eight and 10 kilometres from the main island of Buvuma. They still meet in groups, for drink ups and other social gatherings, with no physical distancing measures and no fear of a possible outbreak of coronavirus disease.
17:09
17:09

38 Rwandan Nationals Quarantined in Buvuma District Rwandans 1 2

The group which includes 28 men and 10 women entered the district through Kalangala district to Lubya Island but were intercepted on Monday by the district COVID-19 surveillance team.
12:23
12:23

Buvuma District Covid-19 Task Force Receives Boat From Area MP RDC 1 4 Top story

Agnes Nabirye, the Buvuma District Covid-19 Task force Chairperson and Resident District Commissioner, says they have been facing challenges of responding to emergencies in distant islands that make up the district. Buvuma district comprises 52 scattered islands.
13:03
13:03

Kiyindi-Buvuma Ferry Grounded Due to Submerged Docking Pier RDC 3 1 Top story

Fred Wandera, a businessman in Buvuma notes that their business are hit hard whenever the ferry is out of service. He asks government to explore other alternatives as they wait to work on the docking pier.
14:19
14:19

Buvuma Residents Appeal to Gov't Over Nairobi Fly Lwajje Sub county 1 2 Top story

Susan Nankanja, a Village Health Team-VHT member, says many residents wake up from their beds in the morning with itchy faces, which sometimes develop into blisters. She is distressed that many of them are suffering with pain due to failure to access treatment.
13:53
13:53

Poor Working Conditions at Oil Palm Nursery Project Irks Buvuma Officials NOPP 2 1

“We have talked to the project managers to consider things that matters first. They have always told the people of Buvuma that the project is here to change their live. We think this must be reflected in all areas of life. The population at the site is too big to work without sanitary places this exposes their lives to diseases.” Mabiriizi explains.
11:06
11:06

Buvuma Residents Occupy Flooded Homes lake victoria 2 4 Top story

Charles Ayisu, the Busamuzi Sub County LC 3 Chairperson expresses fear of starvation because most of their food crops were submerged. He appeals to government work out a quick remedy for people staying near the Lake Shores to avoid a crisis in the future.
07:35
07:35

Trench Foot Disease Chasing Buvuma Boat Operators, Fishermen from Lake DHO 3 1 Top story

Dr. Baker Kanyike, the Buvuma District Health Officer-DHO confirms that immersion foot is common among people in the district, saying they recorded about 40 people turning up for treatment for a similar condition.
12:55
12:55

Residents Decry Appalling State of Lwajje Health Center II Buvuma District 1 3

It is the only facility in the sub county located on an isolated island in Lake Victoria. The facility faces challenges of poor infrastructure, inadequate human resource drug stock outs.
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