Dr Edward Muwanga, the Kyotera District Health Officer, says that they are eagerly waiting for the supplies given the increasing number of COVID cases. As of Monday, the district had 388 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
The floods that had initially cut off Kyapa-Kasensero road intensified last week following the persistent rainfall in the area. This is the only road that connects Kasensero and Kyebe communities to Kyotera –Mutukula highway. As a result, the health workers and other road users can hardly cross to either side of the road.
The 41-km road connects the Kasensero Landing Site and Kyebe communities to the Kyotera–Mutukula highway. However, the road has been impassable for over two weeks after persistent seasonal rainfall that led to flooding in Toome where an area covering close to three kilometres was submerged.
At least Shillings 1.5bn was budgeted for the whole project and part of the money was expected from the central government. However, the project stalled in April 2019 after the Shillings 540m that was released by the Finance Ministry was suddenly diverted to implement several projects in different sub-counties.
The Lwengo CAO, Winston Agule Mulimira, says they have since cut their workforce from 30 to 10 per cent. He says they will reopen the offices on December 28, 2020, under strict observance of the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs issued by Ministry of Health.
An average of 20 premature babies and children with jaundice, a condition that causes yellowing of the skin and eyes is born every month compared to the previous years when the number was less than than 15 cases.
Records indicate that the number of Malaria cases has increased by over 400,000 this year, from 1 million cases recorded by June 2018, to 1.4 million Cases by June 2019. The surge affected at least 65 districts in the areas of West Nile, Acholi, parts of Lango, Busoga, Bunyoro, Karamoja, parts of Buganda, the districts of Amuria, Kumi and Soroti in Teso, and the districts of Kamwenge, Kisoro and Kanungu in Western Uganda.
The Chief Administrative Officer, Fred Kalyesubula directed Kayinga last week to handover office to his deputy; Teddy Nakyanzi to pave way for investigations. Kalyesubula accordingly ordered for re-verification of the academic papers of all staffs recruited in the past three years Kayinga has been in office.
According to Sikahwa, they registered a number of complaints from job applicants implicating Kayinga for soliciting bribes from them with promises of helping them to secure public service jobs in the district.
Hajji Sulaiman Ssamula, the Managing Director Owen Construction Company Ltd is worried that the persistent rainfall could affect the building. Ssamula says he received an initial deposit of Shillings 300M for the project with promises of additional funding in vain
The councillors disrupted a session convened by the speaker for the approval of a 24.67 billion Shillings budget upon realizing that some priority items had been omitted from the budget framework paper.
Kalisiizo Town Council Youth Chairperson Fred Busuulwa says that Ugandan elections have been commercialized to a level that eliminates the capable leaders in favor of those who can buy their way to the top.