48 pupils in Primary Seven were attending a party at the time the building collapsed. All the pupils were retrieved from the rubble alive, but 10 were rushed to Bukatuube Health Center III for treatment.
The suspects who are currently detained at Kaliro Central Police Station include Chief Administrative Officer Samuel Bigirwa, District Education Officer Edward Kamaga and the Parish Development Model-focal person, Fred Mbalumya.
It is reported that the officers connived to subdivide part of Spire road primary school land into 11 plots, which they shared amongst themselves and sold it off to unidentified developers across the city.
As a means of intensifying the spirit of integration within the region, the EAC armed forces have resolved to sponsor the construction of a maternity ward at Ivunamba health center II, two classroom blocks each at St. Mary’s Nsuube and Bukaya primary schools respectively.
Addressing members of armed forces and selected civilians from the EAC member states ahead of the two weeks joint field training exercise at Gaddaffi barracks in Jinja on Friday, Elwelu said that the region is faced with evolving modern security threats, which are better addressed through synergies from the affected countries.
Ayub Kawanguzi, a resident in the area who was found harvesting the groundnuts says that he works with his four children to collectively make big harvests on a daily basis and the farm owner pays him their joint average earning of 12,000 Shillings per day.
The Mayuge district police commander, Bashir Siriba says that they have launched inquiries aimed at ascertaining the cause of the fire, but for now efforts to screen the learners to confirm their availability and safety are underway.
The administrators noted that children's brains are active, with a lot of interest in playing, and mingling amongst themselves without adhering to the recommended COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures.
Aaron Musoke, a grocery shop operator, says that the victims who are unknown in the area bought snacks from Lwanda trading center and moved towards the school before they were shot about 30 minutes later.
According to Kasadakawo, they were tipped off that the three schools were conducting normal lessons despite the closure of schools. He explains that the act of teaching pupils during lockdown amounts to disobedience of the directives issued by the Ministry of Education and Sports.
According to the residents, the latest incidents occurred on Monday last week and Tuesday night where the cows destroyed several acres of their crops. This prompted the residents to impound over 200 head of cattle and held them at Kavule primary school playground insisting that Kalangwa compensates them for the damage.