Security personnel comprised of both police and UPDF on Monday afternoon closed down shops whose owners had resolved to operate normally, despite the presidential directive to temporarily close some businesses.
Nuru Mubeezi, a trader along Main Street says that they alerted police after hearing a big blast from the sack. “We saw the burning sack being dropped in the middle of the road and most of us were thinking that its’ the usual garbage protests within the city. However, about 20 minutes later, the sack kept on releasing big blasts, prompting us to alert police,” she said.
In Kabarole district, the National Resistance Movement – NRM candidate Richard Rwabuhinga defeated his four opponents with a huge margin. According to the Returning Officer, Prossy Banura, Rwabuhinga polled 32,709 votes and was followed by John Businge with 2,988.
Speaking to NRM leaders who were attending President Yoweri Museveni’s second campaign at the rugby grounds in Jinja City on Friday, Mukula argues that, Uganda suffered a political crisis in the post-independence times due to inexperienced leaders who acted on emotions rather than reason.
Namuganza says that, under circumstances where millers lack market for their already processed sugar, it is hard for them to purchase out-growers’ cane since they already have surplus processed sugar in their stores.
But Rwabuhinga explains that in 2018, President Museveni lobbied the Chinese government to construct two stadia in Uganda: Akii-Bua in Lira and Buhinga in Tooro. He says the Chinese government accepted the request on condition that Buhinga will be a state-of-the-art stadium with capacity to accommodate 60,000 people.
Sylvia Rwabwogo, the Kabarole Woman Member of Parliament; Adolf Mwesige, the Bunyangu County Member of Parliament and Aston Kajara the Mwenge South legislator were all defeated by new comers in politics with some huge difference.
Rwabuhinga explained to URN in an interview that government's plan is to construct a secondary school in each sub county in the country. He says as far as the council is concerned, St Joseph's Karangura Secondary school is complete and they cannot add it more funds.
Some of the motorcycles were found carrying passengers in contradiction of the presidential directive on operations of motorcycles, while others were found on the road during the night curfew time and overcrowding.
The residents recall that their predicament started on April 8, 2020, when panga-wielding men stormed the area and started destroying all crop gardens. But upon inquiry, they say, the men told them that they had been sent by one Enock Kibamu to raze the gardens on the land, whose ownership he claims.
Churches across the country have remained closed since March 18, following a presidential directive to limit gatherings in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which spreads mainly through person to person contact.
Sylvia Kugonza, one of the journalists, says the incident occurred at around 7 pm on Wednesday when the journalists were returning from work. She explains that as they were approaching Kenya Commercial Bank branch in Kisenyi, Fort Portal, they met the Kabarole District Police Commander – DPC John Faustine Oese and other police officers on patrol.
70-year-old Petwa Mukyala trekked a journey of 18 kilometers from Sakabusolo village in Mafubira Sub County to the RDC’s office in Jinja town on Friday afternoon. Mukyala told reporters that she has seven orphaned grandchildren under her care who she supports using the rental fees for her eight room
Unlike other countries, South Sudan took early measures eve before registering the first case. the government declared a curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 06:00 am ad also ordered the closure of all bars, night clubs, and shops, other than those selling food, in addition to encouraging people to observe social distancing rules.