Nalongo Jennifer who was found with her family boarding a small wooden boat from Pallisa crossing to Kaliro district to attend a burial said that the journey has become very expensive to them as they have to pay twice on both sides. She said using the boat is also risky to their lives calling upon the concerned authorities to work on the bridge to ease movement for them.
Led by Francis Twesige Mukoto, the Kabwoya LCIII Chairperson, the residents and some area MPs including Francis Kazini for Buhaguzi County and Stephen Asera Itaza for Buhaguzi East demanded that his appointment be cancelled accusing him of being behind the rampant land grabbing in Kikuube.
The deceased, an elderly man who was referred from a health facility in Pandwong Division reportedly succumbed to COVID-19 complications at about 5 pm on Wednesday. However, his body remained on his death bed for close to 20 hours, until it was handed over to the relatives on Thursday afternoon.
LEGs is a USD 43 million project funded by the Islamic Development Bank and implemented in 10 districts to address water for production, agriculture production, infrastructure and food security challenges, under the Ministry of Local Government.
Two weeks ago the district leaders resolved to urgently relocate 1,974 households affected by rising waters at Lake Kyoga and others evicted from land belonging to Nakasongola Army barracks to Kyalubanga forest reserve.