The injured have been identified as Reagan Omiya, 2, his brother Ivan Mwaka, 5, and their mother, Christine Akanyo, all residents of Bobi B village in Ibakara parish, Kitgum Matidi Sub County. They are now admitted at Kitgum General Hospital.
The locals along with their village chairperson abandoned their homes on Sunday following the disappearance of a man from pajong clan who is suspected to have been killed over a land dispute on Saturday night.
The Kitgum Municipality Mayor Walter Tooroma says assessments conducted by Ministry of Health on the health center for the past two months has given a negative rating, an indicator that it has not been not fully operational.
The soldiers were arrested on Saturday night in Pandwong Division where they had reportedly mounted a separate roadblock to extort money from unsuspecting road users during curfew time. The Police, however, declined to divulge details of their particulars for fear of jeopardising investigations.
At least 7,763 bags of Narocas-1 cassava cuttings will be delivered to the selected farmers in the district by the end of this month. The task is jointly undertaken with Acholibur Parish project in partnership with National Agricultural Advisory services [NAADS] and Operation Wealth Creation.
Walter Tooroma, the Kitgum Municipality Mayor revealed that two of the 10 mattresses meant for Pandwong HC III quarantine Centre in Pandwong Division have gone missing. He reported this to the weekly task force meeting held at the District council hall in Kitgum Municipality last evening.
Rwot Acana traveled to London in March for personal business but was caught up after the United Kingdom announced a lockdown and grounded all flights in and outside the country as a measure to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
James Oryema Ludega, a Technical drawing teacher at Kitgum High School, says unlike hand held taps used in public places, which have high chances of spreading infection, the foot paddle presents a suitable alternative.
This comes just days after Sub-county leaders protested the 12.4 million Shillings and 40 litres’ fuel collectively allocated to nine sub-counties and three divisions within the Municipality. According to the allocation, each sub-county and Division was to receive only 1,040,000 million Shillings out of the 165 million Shillings disbursed by the central government last month.
Dr Pamela Atim Okot, the Executive Director of St Joseph’s Hospital Kitgum says there is a need to consider the risks health workers are enduring at the moment and determine an appropriate allowance. She notes that allocating 20,000 Shillings for a health worker in high-risk situations may not be right citing that they may deserve probably 80,000 Shillings.
President Yoweri Museveni, during his recent address recommended that everyone should wear a mask, as a way of controlling the spread of Coronavirus Disease –COVID-19. The face coverings are particularly recommended in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission