The items were mobilized by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, with a donation of tarpaulins and blankets worth 290 million Shillings and UNICEF with a donation of Aqua Tabs worth 70 million Shillings, channelled through the Office of the Prime Minister and Uganda Red Cross Society.
Police crime report, says that 589 accidents occurred in Greater Luweero region in 2014. The report indicates that 90 were fatal, 314 serious and 185 minor accidents. The reports indicate that the Kampala-Gulu highway records at least one accident per week.
The Chairman LC 3 of Kamira Sub County Livingstone Kategeya says that police in the area is ill equipped and too poorly staffed to respond adequately to emergencies in rural areas. For example police posts like Kabunyata, Kamira and Mazzi Police posts have only three police officers.
In a crisis meeting held on Wednesday night at Busunga Border post, the police led by the Rwenzori Region Police Commander, Thomas Kasimo, Bundibugyo district officials, officials of the Uganda Red Cross and Bundibugyo hospital administrators, it was agreed that the bodies be buried in the hospital compound.
The new interim Secretary General of Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Ken Odur Gabelle has vowed to overhaul the structural system of the organization. This is part of Odur\'s commitment to eliminate flaws in the organisation\'s structure that enabled officials to falsely earn from the Red Cross.
District authorities in the Mt Elgon Zone say they have received a risk mapping report indicating that the region is sitting on a time bomb of disasters including floods and landslides among others, but that there is nothing they can do due to lack of funding.
Close to three years after they were greatly affected by floods and landslides in 2010, the more than 7, 000 residents of Butaleja district can now smile, after Uganda Red Cross Society â€“URCS at last came to their rescue.
The Uganda Red Cross Society is appealing for 4.5 billion shillings to assist more than 14,000 households affected by landslides in the Mount Elgon area in Eastern Uganda. This comes three days after landslides buried Bunakasala and Bunalembwa villages in Mwalukaru parish, Bulucheke Sub County in Bududa district on Monday afternoon.