The latest of the fire outbreaks occurred on February 10, leaving over 100 traders counting losses. Throughout 2020, heavy and persistent torrential rains submerged the better part of the Town Council, displaced over 650 families and destroyed several settlements including businesses. The impact was grave on human lives and livestock.
Launched in September, the tracking system is a mobile phone application that enables the issuance of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) digital certificates that are mutually recognized by the East Africa Community partner states.
Kasim Akule, the LC I Chairperson of Lorikwo West Cell of Elegu explains that the floods destroyed homes, shops, restaurants and the only market and public toilet facilities following days of a heavy downpour.
Elegu border is responsible for between 80-90 per cent goods and services that enter South Sudan though Nimule. According to the Trade Ministry, from 2016 up to 2018, the border post has been responsible for over USD 1.2 billion in revenue to Uganda. But this time around, it has seen lengthy queues, holding trucks stationed for days as drivers undergo COVID-19 testing.