In Soroti district, unknown assailants broke into Ojom HC II in Oculoi Sub County on May 2, 2022. The thugs made off with all the medical supplies in the facility. Police investigations indicate that the thieves took away 82 boxes of coartem for adults and children and other drugs, whose value hasn’t been established.
Christopher Saazi, the Executive Director of Nile Fishing Company that partners with Yamaha Motor Company says that the new bikes are cost-effective to manage as one uses only a litre of fuel to run for 85 kilometers while a litre of engine oil covers 4,000 kilometers.
Rose Tino, the Tubur Sub County, and Town Council female councilor threatened to block a supplementary budget due to the delayed payment of allowances to health workers, Village Health Teams, and Village Chairpersons.
While the health workers at the facility are on duty, they are unable to provide services to patients because medical supplies are locked up in the store. The impasse has been caused by the failure to requisition for medicine due to the absence of the facility’s in-charge.
Soroti Resident Judge, Henry Peter Adonyo granted Olemukan, 48, cash bail of Shillings 5 million. Olemukan applied for bail early last month, days after appearing before the Bukedea Grade One Magistrate, Juliana Kimono.
In a rejoinder to Achieng’s letter, ULGA President, Richard Rwabuhinga, says that had the government provided local government leaders with vehicles as promised earlier, the misuse would have been probably minimized.
The team led by the Aringa North County MP, Godfrey Onzima on Wednesday noted that there were several irregularities in the market that needed reorganization to save a multi-billion facility from ruin.
But in Soroti district and City, billions of cash are sitting as the accounting officers wait for guidance on how to involve the army in engineering works. Luke Lokuda, the Soroti Chief Administrative Officer says they are stuck with the money because there is no clarification on the scope of work to be undertaken by the army.
Dr Robert Ojala, the Senior Veterinary Inspector in charge of North Eastern Uganda told the City and district leaders that the Ministry had decided to repossess the land and will be used as a quarantine station for Teso Sub Region.
Asuret Sub County registered 173 cases of COVID-19 between September 22 and October 1, 2021. This is almost a quarter of the cumulative cases recorded in the district comprising 12 sub-counties since March 2020.
Oscar Gregg Ageca, the East Kyoga Region Police Spokesman, says that Police have opened a general inquiry file Number 15/2021 to investigate circumstances under, which the hoes valued at Shillings 11.7million went missing from the stores at the finance block at Soroti city council.
The sub-counties that have been idle for more than one year after their elevation had their local leaders elected in March during the general elections. But even after assuming office, their operations hang in balance over the absence of start-up funds and independent budgets.
The decision was arrived at during an emergency meeting attended by Soroti city authorities, MoLG officials and selected vendors at the market premises on Friday. The meeting that dragged for almost a whole day resolved to halt the allocations exercise after receiving report of an investigation conducted in the market.