Wanje later told URN in a telephone interview that he could not facilitate the tour because the organizers did not make adequate preparation. He accused the district Speaker, Peter Obong and other members of the advance team who went for a feasibility study in Sironko District for failure to submit any report to his office on their findings.
The institutions were in March this year hit hard by the heavy rains accompanied by the hail storms that blew off classroom structures and latrine premises, forcing the learners to study under tree shades.
The workers argue that they lack protective gears which expose them to accidents and are underpaid. Casual labourers are paid 4,500 to 6,000 Shillings per day, which they say is inadequate compared to the cost of living.
The road project that was launched in October last year, by President Museveni was expected to commence in November 2020, however, it delayed, raising concern among residents and the business community.
Sarah Bukariwa, the Lango and Acholi Regional Electoral Officer, says that they are neither responsible for the creation of the administrative units nor their operationalization. “The Electoral Commission is not responsible in any way for the operationalization of the new administrative units, our work is to conduct elections in the gazetted areas and that is all. The Ministry of Local Government is responsible and I think they will handle that,” she said in an interview.
Geoffrey Anyac, the in charge Ibuje Health Center III says the incident occurred on Tuesday night when the health facility was not guarded since the security guard was on a sick leave and no patient was admitted at the ward.
Peter Tibwaboas, the Commandant of the Fisheries Protection Unit in charge of Apac district, says although the majority of the fishermen are complying with the standard operating procedures, there is another group that has totally failed to comply.
It has been realized that most small businesses had been operating on loans secured from micro finance and money lending institutions within their localities.
They are supposed to be remitting payments back to the institutions who had given money whether the business is running or not.
Charles Alex Bogere, the Ferry Master at Masindi Port says one of the engines became fault while in motion crossing the river with passengers promoting them to immediately suspending operation.
Whereas a team of UNRA engineers are already working on the faulty engine, Bogere told URN they are not yet aware about when the ferry may resume operation.
Under first section that covered Rwekunye, Akokoro, Ibuje up to Apac town, some 395 residents were evaluated but only 320 have so far been paid in full their compensation.
Without divulging the total amount spent on this, Mark Ssali, the UNRA Communication Officer told the residents are being paid compensation as per the market value of [property affected and in line with the recommendation of the government chief valuer.