“A big boat together with the engine costs about Shillings 3.5 million and most of the fishermen who cannot afford such continue to use small boats well aware that, their lives are at risk more so during this rainy season,” he said.
The residents say that ever since the president declared the nationwide lockdown, Tamulina who claimed to be working with police, has been using logs to stage illegal roadblocks along the Buhatandu-Bungecha road with the aim of harassing and extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public.
It is reported that the child Juliet Nakyaki, from Bumera C Village in Mutumba sub-county had gone to fetch water from Lake Victoria on Friday evening, when a crocodile attacked her. Fishermen mounted a search for the deceased’s remains since Friday night but only managed to recover part of them from a swamp one the lakeshore on Sunday morning.
Beatrice Kandeke, one of the residents says her entire household property perished in the fire, saying she lacks where to keep her 11 grandchildren. "I thank God that we were saved. However, we have lost everything. I am actually stuck and not sure where I will be staying with my grandchildren," she said.
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.
According to preliminary information, the 13 Ugandan traders were sailing on a boat with an unspecified number of bags of maize flour and fish from Sigulu Island in Namayingo district for sale in Kenya.
On Saturday the Namayingo deputy resident district commissioner, Majid Dhikusooka and police detectives stormed their homes and recovered forty bundles of cotton wool, three boxes of injections, six boxes of vaccines and unspecified amount of antimalarial drugs that had been repacked in different paper bags.
Joseph Kawulula, a traditionalist from Namayingo district, says the contested land belongs to the spirits. He asks kingdom officials to support their efforts to construct a shrine rather than block their request.
While addressing stakeholders from Busoga and Bukedi in Jinja district, Musumba argues that, unlike the status quo where implementing agencies deal directly with the project affected persons (PAPs), local leaders mainly village chairpersons and parish chiefs will be at the frontline in the compensation process because they have information regarding the residents.