Simon Knox Okongo, the Kitgum District Surveillance Focal Point Person says for nearly a week now, only about 20 people voluntarily turned up for RDT and PCR test in three designated Covid-19 testing centers.
According to Christopher Obol Arwai, Kitgum district chairperson, the estimated number of the rebels alleged to have entered the forest is more than 500 and are already wracking havoc in the community.
Innocent Rubangakene, a Laboratory scientist at Kitgum General Hospital told members of Kitgum Covid-19 Task Force on Thursday that he has been a victim of harassment meted on him by security personnel during curfew hours.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network in an interview, Rwot Acana says the cultural institution was right to intervene in the marriage woes in the region saying the ceremony had turned commercial and uncultured.
Collins Cox Mwaka, the in Charge of Loborom Health Centre III in Labongo Layamo Sub County, says that cases of unaccompanied minors between 6 and 14 years turning up at the facility seeking treatment have been on the rise.
The conflict started after authorities in Mucwini Sub County reportedly set up a security checkpoint along the Kitgum-South Sudan highway at Ayoma village which is located in Pamolo Parish, Labongo Layamo Sub County.
The Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson David Ongom Mudong says the decision was taken to avoid incitement and illegal congregation people that contravenes the current Standard Operating Procedure in the fight against Coronavirus Disease(Covid-19).
The suspect identified as Joan Oyella, a resident of Ayull Cell in Pager division, Kitgum Municipality is reported to have committed the crime while working as a housemaid for a South Sudan government dignitary in Juba.
Maj Flavia Terimulungi, the 5th Infantry Division Spokesperson however told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the suspects couldn’t appear in court last week because they were still undergoing investigation.
Kitgum District health department received 3,120 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from the Health Ministry in March this year. However available statistics show that only 1,066 doses of the vaccines have been used representing only 34.2 percent of the total vaccines released to five health facilities in the district.
Jenne Achola, a resident of Bongolaku village in Labongo Akwang Sub-county, Kitgum District is among parents in the region who aren’t happy with what they perceive as government reluctance to revitalize treatment of nodding syndrome patients.
According to Okeny, on May 1, Odiya who is attached to Namukora Police Station together with some sub-county officials stormed his home to arrest him. Okeny explains that when he resisted, officers beat him and later bundled him into a vehicle and abandoned him at Namukora Health Centre IV.
Ongwen 45, was found guilty of 61 crimes comprising crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Northern Uganda between 1 July 2002 and 31 December 2005 while serving as a brigade commander of the LRA’s Sinia Brigade.
Kitgum district received 3,120 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines. But, statistical data obtained from the district health department indicates that by Sunday, April 25, only 537 people had been vaccinated. The data indicates that out of the registered 720 health workers, only 192 have received the jab, 144 teachers had received the jab against the targeted 1,189 and only 47 security personnel have been vaccinated.
Ongwen who made submissions at The Hague based court on Thursday during a mitigation session of his case noted that for 27 years since his abduction as a child by the LRA rebels, he lived in prison in captivity.