Ejwau, the Oriamo sub-county male councillor, says that his sub-county continues to seek health services from Alwa, the mother sub-county. He says that more than 15,000 people are cut off by rising water levels from Lake Kyoga.
A total of 42 boreholes through the project funded by Lutheran World Federation-LWF is expected to be drilled in the sub-counties of Lagoro, Kitgum Matidi, and Omiya Anyima worth over shillings 200 million.
Walter Tootika, the Omel Sub-County LC V councillor, says that the bridge section has remained flooded disrupting movements along Pageya-Kidere-Atoo Hill-Omel road consequently blocking residents from accessing social services.
Abubakar Wafuba, a boda boda rider in Mbale city says that the bad state of the road has resulted into several accidents especially at the bridge because despite of Hakim Watenyeli, a resident of Mbale City blames the defects on the road on the negligence of duty by the authorities.
The acting Kitgum District Health Officer, Dr. Henry Okello Otto told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Tuesday that both stocks of Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines got used on Thursday last week. He says that the stock out follows an overwhelming demand for COVID-19 vaccination by the populace in the district.
Olowo decided to close the One-Stop Trading Center citing the lack of sanitary facilities, which comprises hygiene. According to Olowo, the traders had resorted to defecting in polythene bags and dumping them in the nearby bushes and the roadside.
Kapchorwa LC V Chairperson, Evelyn Kubalika, says that they held a meeting on Thursday last week involving the district and municipal council authorities where they resolved to demolish the illegal structures at Boma grounds.
Mable Twegumye, the Officer in Charge of the Criminal Investigations Department at Kamwenge Central Police Station told URN that Kamwesiga and Kaijabwango have been masquerading as Kamwenge district Human Resource Officer and Deputy Human Resource Officer respectively to con money for desperate job seekers.
In spite of releasing the funds timely, the Ministry says up to 119 billion meant for wage bill was returned unspent; gratuity 18.9 billion, pension 7.7 billion, non-wage recurrent 35.5 billion and 40.7 billion for development.
Mutuuzo said that 200 million shillings was availed to some parishes of Bunyangabu district and that each parish was allocated 30 million shillings revolving fund to be paid back within a period of six months.
Dr Moses Ebong, the Kwania District Health Officer blames the poor turn up for the COVID-19 vaccination for negative information on social media. He says that they have trained 175 health workers and Village Health Teams (VHTs) that will be distributed in all sub-counties asking the public to disregard the negative social media report and turn up for vaccination.
More than 40 individual farmers have been identified by the District Agriculture Department to benefit from the piggery agribusiness expected to enhance their household income, and improve livelihoods.
The minister’s visit to Mbale City follows public outcry especially from vendors who said that the slow progress of works on Cathedral and Naboa roads has made the roads impassable due to flooding caused by the ongoing rains.
Samuel Akera, the LCIII Chairperson said the pastoralists are wandering with an estimated 10,000 animals in the four parishes of Pachilo, Pupwonya, Parwaca and Okidi causing devastation to crops like cassava, rice, groundnuts and maize among others.
The council meeting was pushed to Wednesday, next week after it emerged that Rogers Ejotu, the Clerk to Council in Kaberamaido didn't do his job of preparing documents and reports for councilors to deliberate on during the meeting. Ejotu is reported to have travelled to Soroti for a workshop, according his boss, John Stephen Kasada, the Chief Administrative Officer- CAO of Kaberamaido.
In a petition signed by 24 councillors, Muhereza is accused of alleged misuse of government facilities. It is alleged that Muhereza forcefully allocated himself district vehicles from the departments of education and health, which hindered service delivery.
The facility was constructed shortly after Bukongo was granted a sub-county status from Bigasa, however, according to residents, the buildings have remained idle for years without serving the intended purpose.