Tony Opio, a supplier from Nalubwoyu Sub County delivered the 144 bags of cassava cuttings to the district headquarters. The samples were inspected by the district leaders who confirmed that they could not be received for planting.
Richard Odur, a resident of Abino A village in Muchora parish explains that living on the island is now a big challenge because there is only a small portion of land to dig and attending to medical emergencies is a great challenge.
Geoffrey Ocen, the District LCV chairperson says over 65% of the entire road network in the district has been affected by the floods. Adding that their attempts to fix it has been futile since the water levels keeps rising.
On Wednesday, MPs probing the utilization of the Emyooga funds were told that Kwesiga side-lined Carla Teddy Ayo, the commercial officer and other members of the Emyooga task force and formed 317 new groups to replace the initial 411 groups that had been approved by the task force.
Geoffrey Otim, the officer in charge Bangaladec police outpost in Namasale Sub County, says the deceased has been venturing into the swamp to catch mudfish for the last five years. He explains that Opio would go to the swamp at 4 am and return home around 11 am.
The most affected sub-counties are Namusale, Awelu, Etam, Agikdak, Akwon, Muntu, Awingiri, Nalibwoyo, and Opali. The floods have submerged several homes, pit latrines and crop gardens leaving residents with nowhere to turn for help.
The government banned fishing activities on all Uganda water bodies in May 2019 to improve the fish stocks and reorganise the sector. As a result, a number of districts have reported improvements in fish stock, which have been attributed to the intervention of the Fisheries Protection Unit.
Currently, a 28 feet recommended boat size is being built by Kyalimba Construction Company at Bangaladesh landing site in Namasale sub county. 56 out of the 846 boats expected for the start are already furnished.
In mid April, Lake Kyoga Management Organisation-LAKIMO slapped a two month ban suspending fishing activities to allow the Fisheries Protection Unit (FPU) coordinate the registration of fishermen and their boats.