According to Eswelu, they failed to collect sufficient local revenue because of the low revenue base. He revealed that revenue collection in the district dropped from over Shillings 1Billion to Shillings 426Million, which he attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and creation of Terego district and Arua City hence denying them some sources of revenue.
Dr. Filbert Nyeko, the Director of Arua Regional Referral Hospital, says that the management of patients placed under home-based especially in poor families is challenging due to congestion in homes and poor structures.
Muzaidi Khemis, the Arua Central Division Mayor, says despite serving the entire West Nile, people from DR Congo and South Sudan Nationals, the government has ignored Arua Hospital by failure to construct a bigger and modern mortuary.
The Health Ministry donated the missing ambulance valued at Shillings 300milion to Arua Regional Referral Hospital last year. The driver parked the ambulance in the hospital yard and left the keys behind.
Dr. Godfrey Apangu, the Principal Health Officer Arua City, says that they have realized that most people placed under home-based care do not follow the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs, which is spreading the pandemic.
Speaking during the COVID-19 Taskforce meeting at the district headquarters, Ewacabo tasked Dr. Filbert Nyeko to explain why patients continue dying at the hospital due to lack of Oxygen even after fixing the power problem last week.
The angry cyclists stormed Arua Central Police Station demanding the Police to force Safi Alema Tiyo to handover office and also take custody of the Tipper Lorry they received from the President’s office.
According to a weekly report from last week, some mothers lost their babies due to delays at security checkpoints, while others were abandoned by Boda Bodas who were stopped by security personnel for moving in curfew hours.
Harriet Korodina 28 years and her two daughters Kemirembe Bertina 9 years and one identified as Happy 2 years were found in Barifa forest by a Good Samaritan after they were trying to look for the road from Arua to Kampala and brought to Arua CPS.
According to statistics collected by the Regional Child and Family Protection Unit, the number of registered cases has increased from 35 in the last financial year 2019/2020 to 81 as of the end of May 2021. With the numbers expected to go higher before the end of June 2021.
But in Arua, the vendors have not implemented the directive citing lack of Sanitary facilities and congestion. The market which was constructed out of iron sheets following the demolition of the main market currently accommodates over 3,000 vendors dealing in various foodstuffs. It has one water point and a four stance latrine.
John Godo, an Elder in Ayivu and Minister in Lugbara Cultural Institution, says that the decision to remove Ayivu from Arua City is aimed at safeguarding the common heritage of the Ayivu and Lugbara people from being eroded by the influence of the City.
The students from Makerere University, Kyambogo University, Makerere University Business School, Uganda Christian University and other institutions were stranded in the bus parks since Monday, the day schools were closed by the government as one of the measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Archbishop Kazimba commended the Administration of Madi W. Nile Diocese for the ongoing works which he said is funded by friends of the Church of Uganda Bishops as part of the activities to mark 60 years of the existence of Church of Uganda.
Mercy Atim, a social worker at Imvepi Refugee settlement says cases of women being abandoned by their husbands have become common forcing some of the women to consider extra marital affairs to provide for their families.
One of the inmates who climbed the wall to escape was shot and injured on the leg while another described as a hard core criminal already convicted for murder from Moyo district escaped and is now at large.