“Some of the teachers who remained at school tried to control the community from grazing in the school compound but they were harassed. Some community members even threatened to beat up our teachers who attempted to stop them from grazing on the school compound”, Olaki said.
Emmanuel Elimu, the Senior Probation Officer Bukedea District, says the figures were extracted from Police and antenatal visits in various Health facilities covering the period between April and September this year.
James Stephen Engole, the head teacher of the school told our reporter that much as they had done all the necessary preparations to receive students, they had no idea of what happened to the candidates on the first day.
Caroline Ameso, one of the affected cloth vendors in Bukedea, says she is forced to sell clothes stealthily to help her family of seven people who are all dependent on her. Ameso faults government for paying a deaf ear to their pleas to reopen the weekly markets to allow them business and fend for their families.
In her communication to the house, Kadaga noted that her office has continued receiving petitions from different Ugandans whose businesses are still under lockdown. President Yoweri Museveni announced a nationwide lockdown in March this year to contain the spread of Covidi19.
But no wedding has taken place in Soroti Since the pronouncement four months ago. Rev. Naphtali Opwata, the Provost at St. Peter’s Church of Uganda in Soroti Diocese says all the planned weddings were immediately postponed by couples, many of them believing that scientific weddings contradicted the social norms in the region.
Some of the vendors boycotted the payment of the market dues in 2012 claiming that St. Balikuddembe Market Stalls, Space and Lock up Shops Owners Association-SSLOA led by their Chairperson, Godfrey Kayongo doesn’t remit the fees to Kampala City Council Authority-KCCA.
According to Michael Erebu, the District Education Officer in Serere. He explains that less than 10 percent of the learners across the district is trying to read or pay attention to the learning programs on the national broadcaster- Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, UBC.
Musinguzi of Abitex promotions and Mukasa of Bajjo events had invited artists, promoters and comedians for a meeting at Calendar Prestige Hotel in Makindye. The meeting was meant to discuss plans of resuming music shows.
The performance in local governments was affected when districts downscaled their activities and reduced the number of workers as the country partially shut down in March 2020 to contain a lethal virus which had started paralyzing the world.
Through the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment, the government pays senior citizens above 65-years of age a monthly stipend of 25,000 Shillings. However, the elders in Katakwi say they have not received their stipend for five months, partly because of the COVID-19 lockdown.