According to a survey conducted by the Namayingo district health team in 2018, 90 per cent of the cholera infections originated from the island areas of Sigulu, Bukaana and Dolwe before spreading to the mainland population.
The company was contracted to construct the 2.9 kilometres of Eng Zhikusooka Road and Main Street extension in Jinja district, under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development- USMID project.
The residents note that their counterparts across the islands of Serinya B, Bumba, Kazi and Sagitu who purchase food from different landing sites have continued with their daily movements to the neighbouring countries of Kenya and Tanzania yet there are security forces mandated to enforce the presidential directives.
Shafic Kisumuluzo, the Bwondha Zone C village chairperson, says despite registering one positive Covid19 case on the landing site last week, the both the community members and suspects have failed to adhere to the corona virus preventive guidelines of social distancing and wearing facial masks.
The victim is a wife to a Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldier, who travelled to the barracks to nurse her ailing husband on Tuesday. The soldier whose identities have been withheld is reported to have suffered a mental breakdown and was admitted in the barrack’s health facility.
State Minister for Fisheries Hellen Adoa Says that many of the encroachers have failed to heed to calls to vacate the shoreline, threatening the natural resources and their habitats. According to Adoa, all the lakes are now covered with floating islands that descended from the weakening shorelines as a result of human activity.
By this morning, a number of gardens and pig houses were floating on parts of the lake that are adjacent to Masese landing site, Rippon falls and Rock. The same villages are also threatened by the rising water levels which are seemingly threatening to guzzle the Lake Victoria shoreline.
The deceased include; 45-year-old Taibu Isabirye, his wife Sylvia Namukasa aged 40 years and 13-year-old Erinah Nabirye, all residents of Kinawanpere village in Bulopa sub-county, Kamuli district. They were knocked dead by a Toyota Noor series registration number, UAP 239V whose driver is on the run.
The weed was first seen on Uganda's water bodies in 2013, according to data at the National Fisheries Resources Research Institute and has since spread to cover parts of Lake Kyoga and Albert. According to water and fisheries experts, the giant Salvinia Molesta is worse than the water hyacinth.