A video that is circulating on social media shows one of the suspects Aisha Nalubega who is also a step mother to the victim, tying him upside down the victim on the pole while her friend Kyazike lit the candle before they started burning the child with molten wax.
The two officials are Ben Okou, the Senior Health Educator and David Isaac Emuron. It is alleged that Okou was arrested for alleged misuse of covid-19 funds meant to pay allowances for the frontline health workers, village health teams (VHTs) and other district health officials fighting the pandemic.
Alexander Okidi, the LCV Councilor Lira Kato Sub County says that the closure of the facility situation has left patients to seek services from Adilang Health Centre in Adilang Sub County and Dr Amrozolli Hospital in Kalongo Town Council which are both more than 20 kilometres far away.
John Bosco Rusoke, the Fort Portal City Deputy Town Clerk says it is not only teachers who have gone omonths without their payment, but other civil servants were equally going through the same. He however said the city authorities were doing everything possible in partnership with the ministries of finance and of public service to solve the problem.