Frank Tumwebaze, the Chairperson on Masaka Market Vendors Cooperative says that the failure by the contractors to complete and hand over the market has frustrated vendors, who are tired of operating in open space.
The donated ambulance has two oxygen cylinders, a suction unit, a spinal board, rescue splints and bandages, a patient shifting roll, an ambulance chair and a sphygmomanometer instrument used for measuring blood pressure.
According to Nakasongola District Chief Administrative Officer Alex Felix Majeme, the district has collected 920 Million Shillings in the financial year 2020/21 from 539 million shillings collected in 2019/20.
Anywar says the intervention follows concerns by the district COVID-19 task force and health workers who had gone for months without accessing risk allowances for managing the pandemic. Doctors, laboratory specialists, clinical officers, nurses and community health workers under surveillance have not been paid for eight months now.
The latest dispute is pitting a local businessman Faustino Murengyezi and close to 1,000 residents of Bukaala village, who accuse the former of unscrupulously attempting to displace them from public land.