Tom Waisswa, the Najjembe Sub County Male Councilor for Elderly people, says about 200 other elderly people who were selling produce to the vendors are also stuck at home. He says the current working situation isn’t unfavorable for them.
Although Kawolo hospital receives a big number of emergencies because of its strategic location along the busy Kampala-Jinja Highway, the facility has a single ambulance registration number UG 3633M that was bought during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting-CHOGM 2007.
The facility has been operating under a building donated by the area MP two years ago. It offers inpatient and outpatient services, antenatal and postnatal services, family planning, laboratory services, young child clinic and immunization, outreaches, counselling and HIV screening.
Father Joe King, the St Kalooli Lwanga Mbikko Parish priest led at the mass at Buwoolo, the exact place where Kibe was killed. In his sermon, Father King, said the pilgrims symbolize the heavenly journey of the Ugandan martyrs.
The road leading to Gulama, Kiyindi and Najja from Nyenga trading centre, is in a sorry state despite its traffic volume and economic significance to fishing communities. Close to 100 heavy load truck use the road on a daily basis. In a similarly poor condition is the road to Buikwe via Najja to Kiyindi.