Nelson Natukunda, the Kihihi Sub County LC 3 chairperson, says the officers managed to push back four Lions into the national park when they fired in the air. He however, says one of the Lions managed to get away and is still at large.
The scheme which was completed in January 2019 was constructed under a presidential directive issued in 2017 following a public outcry on a prolonged dry spell which had resulted into food insecurity forcing families to survive on mangoes and spear grass.
Wycliffe Mutambuzi, the coordinator Kanungu Kanungu Community Efforts for Rural Transformation, a Community Based Organization says education of the girl child in Mpungu Sub County remains a huge challenge due to lack of female teachers.
The Kanungu District Health Officer, Dr Stephen Ssebudde, says that out of those who turned up for HIV testing, 300 were reluctant to know their status. He explains that some of those who come to test run away during the process of examining blood by health workers.
The Presidents directive followed wild spread cries of starvation in the district resulting from the prolonged dry spell. In the past, several families in Kihihi, Nyamirama, Nyakinoni and Nyanga Sub Counties have been hit hard by food crisis.
Pilgrims from Kanungu district, who are among the first to arrive at Namugongo this week, have recounted their 13-day-journey, sharing stories of faith, perseverance and dedication. The pilgrims, comprising of 17 men and 30 women, walked the 450km journey to attend this years Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations. The journey started at 3am on May 16 at Makiro Deanery in Kanungu town council and climaxed at 7pm on Monday, May 30 at Namungongo Shrine.
Namanya is a principal suspect in the case where Western Amusement Park was on the 15th of July 2014 set ablaze in an incident linked to the pro-Amama Mbabazi Supporters on grounds that they had intended to hurt its owner Benson Karabareme, the secretary of Kihihi traders association.
While others had their names deleted from the payroll for no clear reason, some of their colleagues are earning less than their pay and a few others receiving a little more than their stipulated salaries, Saturday Nason, the branch secretary general says.
Despite hundreds of youth turning up at Rukungiri Municipality stadium with the intention of joining the army most of them were disqualified on Medical grounds, lack of Academic Documents, advanced Age and unfitness.