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.
The municipality introduced charges for all vehicles and motorcycles parking alongside the streets of Central and Goma division to boost revenue collection and controlling traffic flow. Jeseneous limited was contracted to charge cars 1,000 Shillings per hour and 5,000 for a day while motorcycles are charged 1,000 Shillings a day.
According to Opio, owners of small trucks impounded with charcoal will be required to pay shillings 1.5 million while big lorries will pay shillings 3 million. while culprits apprehended transporting charcoal in trailer trucks will pay between shillings 5 and 10 million.
Passing of the resolution created a public uproar especially by environment and tourism activists condemning the act and arguing that the resolution compromises nature and a tourism asset, and accused councilors of passing a resolution with a hidden agenda of greed to grab many of the stalls in the modern market.
Alfred Malinga, the Chief Administrative Officer explained that the District does not have enough resources to support these schools. He is worried that they may not be able to accommodate learners when schools open after the lock down.
The 1. 8 Billion Shillings Kakabara-Nabingola road was constructed under the Development Response to Displacement Impact Project-DRDIP. The program that is under the Office of the Prime Minister is intended to support refugee-hosting communities.