They argue that they are facing an uphill task to meet the feeding needs of the children. Many of these had been supported by Hope for Humans, a non-government organization which was set up to shelter, treat and rehabilitate nodding disease victims. But the centre shutdown in 2017 due to funding constraints.
Florence Nakayenza, 27, a resident of Mpumudde-Kyampisi Kangulumira sub-county was sent to the quarantine centre at Namagabi primary school after recklessly touching a truck without any protective gear. She will spend 14-days in quarantine.
Martine Ojara Mapenduzi, the Gulu District LC 5 Chairperson also the coordinator District Task Force, says the interception of trucker, brings to three number of positive cases being treated at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.
According to Covid19 preventive guidelines announced by President, Yoweri Museveni the truck drivers are expected to stay within their trucks and drive directly to their final destination for fear of spreading infection.
"In reference to the murder that on 08/05/2020 the suspect one MBAGO YASIN, a resident of Banda "B" a Boda boda rider at kireka farmer's market has been identified and arrested in LUUKA district and taken to CPS LUUKA pending transfer to Jinja road Police," Owoyesigyire said in a text message to journalists.