Jasper Abura, the Lira City Education Officer, says that the inspection report shows that most schools are keeping the learning materials instead of distributing it to their learners. He attributes this to the fact that the learning materials were delivered at the time when some of the schools were already closed.
The group which comprise mostly of street children aged between 4 and 13 ventured into the business in 2020 when the government placed a total lockdown which made the streets unbearable for them. Amidst the struggle to survive on donations from well-wishers, the youngsters secured 10 kilograms of seedlings to start a new life journey.
Emily Awio, in charge ART clinic at Ogur HCIV, says that the bulk ARVs are given to people to last them six months. She explains that the drugs are given to people who have a stable viral load and those who have been on treatment for more than two years.
Tom Richard Okello, the Lira City Community Development Officer says that the 3,000 people could not be registered because their names were entered into the system after it had reached its maximum allocated number. According to Okello, Lira City was given a target of only 9,565 beneficiaries.
Linda Agnes Auma, the Lira District Woman MP who attributed the rise in the number of murder cases to domestic violence advised couples to exercise self-control in the face of violence especially now that they have to live with each other full time.
Similarly, Bernard Opio also a boda boda motorcyclist at Odyek Ejang Market argues that most potential clients are finding it hard to trust boda boda riders with their luggage as they cannot be carried on the same motorcycle.
The restrictions have affected the demand for livestock products by restaurants, street vendors and other institutions. The six weekly cattle markets in the Lango sub-region include Amac, Apala, Aswa, Alito, Ajuri, and Barrio.
At two years, Auma lost her father; Major General David Oyite Ojok, a man who commanded one of the forces that overthrew President Idi Amin Dada in 1979 and later became Chief of Staff of the Uganda National Liberation Army (UNLA).
Barros Odongo, a butcher at Lira main market, said most of their customers were not observing the SOPs, adding that it was very hard to force them to since most of them walk away when asked about face masks.
Gabriel Matwale, the Program Manager Community Health and Vector Control Division at MoH, says they intend to operate 7,000 people to address both hydrocele and elephantiasis in Lango. He encouraged victims to embrace the program, saying their condition is manageable.
Now the children are seen moving to the streets and in unfortunate incidences getting knocked by moving vehicles, motorcycles or even bicycles while others crawl to play at the pile of garbage which poses a great risk to their health.