The bridge that links Arua town to Terego and Lower Ayivu County was contracted to KG Adubango Construction Company at a cost of 340 million shillings with funding from Uganda Road Fund. The construction works were commissioned in March 2019 but suddenly stopped in August leaving the local residents stranded.
According to Lule, most of the girls were defiled by married men who are above 30 years. He attributes the rise to parental negligence mainly during the festive season where young girls were left to roam around without any supervision.
However, the two administrative units have been bickering over the management of the facility since it was elevated to a hospital. Mukono municipal council officials led by the Mayor, George Fred Kagimu claimed that it was the municipal council, which pushed for the elevation of the facility to a health center IV to a General Hospital.
Last week, Busia municipal council resolved to annex the entire Dabani Sub County, Buchicha parish in Sikuda sub-county and Mawero parish in Buteba sub-county to the municipality. They argued that if the sub-county which has 56 villages is annexed it will ease access to services.
Sylvester Tumukurate, the Acting Mitooma District LC V Chairperson, says the committee will investigate among other issues the alleged removal of the town engineer as a signatory on the road funds account, the double receipt of funds disbursed, failure to pay Ex-gratia to local council one chairpersons and provide accountability for the 2017/18 financial year.