Simon Muguluma a taxi driver notes that they are now choosing to stay in traffic jam for almost six hours on one stretch of Mbalala-Bweyogerere when it rains, rather than using shortcuts where they get stranded or vehicles break down making them incur heavy expenses.
George Masengere, the Mukono Municipal Spokesperson says they are waiting for the tribunal to rule on the appeals whether or not to declare and dispose of debts of all academic institutions, factories and hotels that challenged the valuations.
Joseph Kavuma, the Navumbe Local Council-LCI Chairperson, says the current status of the Health center impedes service delivery to residents yet they can’t afford services in alternative medical facilities.
David Kiyaga, the Ntenjeru Sub County LC III Chairperson, says in their meeting with Col. Nakalema and NFA team, it was agreed that the land should be used by locals through planting indigenous trees as well as planting suitable crops.
Statistics at Mukono General Hospital indicate that 4 out of every 10 patients who report to the facility on a daily basis suffer from malaria. Dr. Kaweesi says once residents adopt the habit of sleeping in nets, malaria cases would reduce in the district.
Uganda's maize products received strong criticism this month after the Agriculture and Food Authority-AFA in Kenya banned imports from Uganda on account that they contained aflatoxins, which were dangerous for human health.
Dr. Godfrey Kasirye, the Medical Superintendent Mukono General Hospital, says that much as the number of referrals and turn up of patients has increased, the number of health workers and equipment has never improved since they were elevated. He says there are about 80 health workers at the hospital.
George William Telebajo, another resident says the project took advantage of the poverty in Buvuma to trick them into selling their land cheaply. He notes that several residents have ended up in jail for stealing food while others are now sleeping in wooden cubical at landing sites.
In Mukono, the former Member of Parliament for Mukono North and South constituency Rev Dr Peter Bakaluba Mukasa was declared the winner with 73,815 votes. Mukasa who contested on the NUP party ticket defeated the NRM party candidate Haji Harunah Ssemakula with 25,202 votes.
Several group members claim that they were promised to receive and have full control of the funds by the district leaders after fulfilling all the requirements, but are instead directed to form and register their groups under SACCOs at the Sub-county level.
About 80 workers who have been serving at Mukono General Hospital prior to its elevation from Health Center IV to a general hospital are now required to sign appointment letters placing them under the district.
Ritah Nakandi, the Infection Prevention and Control-IPC Focal Person at Mukono General Hospital, says they have severally appealed to the authorities to provide them with sufficient PPE and other related requirements in vain.
Ahead of the official closure of nominations on October 1, scores of aspirants for local council positions flocked the centre today, in a rush to beat the deadline. Many of them were accompanied by hundreds of supporters, crowding the nomination centre, in contravention of the COVID-19 guidelines issued by both the Electoral Commission and the Ministry of Health.
The vetting process which started last week, on Tuesday had to close on Sunday with the declaration of winners. However, participants in the municipality have since been waiting for results until today when they were told that the process was marred by irregularities which affected the outcome.
Previously, the district was conducting nominations at the district Electoral Commission offices. However, another office has now been established at Nakifuma sub-county headquarters. The main centre is now handling candidates from Mukono South, North, Aspirants for the District leadership position, and the municipality whereas the new centre is handling candidates from Nakifuma County.