Aruu South MP Samuel Odonga Otto and his Kilak South Counterpart Gilbert Olanya led a demonstration in Gulu town last week protesting the high number of COVID-19 patients admitted at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.
On Wednesday, more than 200 residents who were affected by the construction of the plant staged a demonstration. Some of the residents argue that they waited for more than three years for compensation in vain.
Jemimah Kobutumwa, a resident of Kigunda village, says they were forced to storm the RDCs office to demand for explanation why government has failed to compensate them because he is the presidents representative in the district.
Sadick Mackdard, a produce dealer says Mugabi street has become one of the Garbage dumping sites in the town. He accuses both the municipal and Kahoora division Authorities of abandoning heaps of garbage along the street, a thing that has compromised sanitation.
Alex Kayanja, one of the affected workers, says to their surprise the managers expelled some of the workers who led their colleagues to demand for a pay rise. According to Kayanja, they refused to sign the contracts because they were never given chance to read it.
The students matched from the university premises at Kikungiri Hill, through Nyakambu and Kekuubo, heading to the office of the Kabale Resident District Commissioner. They carried placards with inscriptions; this is a public university, say no to high tuition, and a number of others all calling for a reduction in tuition charges.
The road is characterized by huge potholes that have made it impassable especially during rainy days. Angry residents last evening blocked it with heavy stones and logs to express dissatisfaction with the failure by the Uganda National Roads Authority to rehabilitate it.
The protest was blocked as the activists approached the American Embassy in Kampala where they were due to present a statement of dissent. Led by Barbara Alimadi, the group had successfully matched from Kabalagala, a Kampala Suburb to the embassy in Nsambya. They were however blocked as they approached the entrance to the US Embassy.
The conviction of Mukula drew angry reaction from his supporters and people in Teso region.
Alison Agaba the Regional Police Commander, Mid Eastern says a total of 200 police were sent to Soroti to beef up security in the area.