Available statistics show that wetland coverage in Uganda has dropped from 37,346.3 Sq. Km in 1994 (15.5 percent) to 21,526.3 Sq.Km which is an 8.9 percent decrease. There is also a projection indicating that if the destruction trends are not checked, Uganda will be left with only 1.6 percent of wetlands cover by 2040.
Mulawa Waiswa, a resident within the area says that the crash has resulted into panic within their community and most of the parents have resolved to locking up their children inside the houses, as a means of deterring them from being exposed to the accident scene.
In September, Finance Minister, Matia Kasaijja, alongside other leaders and sugarcane farmers within Busoga sub-region held a joint meeting where they revealed that the government was committed to constructing a Shillings 135 billion sugar plant in Luuka district to take up the surplus cane.
During the scuffle to rescue the victims, Kasolo shot dead Yosam Namwindo, one of the residents in the area. As a result, residents turned their wrath on the constable and lynched him to avenge Namwindo’s death.
The teen was rescued in an operation carried out in Budhumbuli cell, Bugembe where the couple was renting for the past year. The operation followed a tipoff from neighbours who accused the young couple of abusing drugs, engaging in endless fights and being unruly.
Daniel Isabirye, a retail metal stall operator in Buwenge Sub County, was two weeks ago arrested and allegedly tortured by the police who were enforcing the curfew in Magamaga trading centre along the Jinja-Kamuli highway.