Dr Joyce Moriku, the State Minister for Primary Health Care, says that the government has imported additional 1 Million vaccines which will be rolled out in May to complete vaccination of those that had earlier received the first dose last year 2020.
Patrick Ejiku, the district disaster risk management committee chairperson of Serere says that a total of 4, 950 households have been affected by water across the district. He says that at least each of the eight sub-counties in the district is affected by floods especially in low lying areas like swamps.
Eng. Paul Logole, the Kotido District Engineer, says that he has forwarded a list of three bridges in Rengen Sub County to the Works Ministry for action. He said the district doesn’t have enough resources to fund construction of bridges.
Over 30 families in tongolo village in Njeru municipality have abandoned their homes due to heavy rains that flood in their houses ending up destroying them and their properties. They have resorted to renting and others have shifted to other villages.
Masaka municipality contracted a Lebanese firm Stars Groups construction limited, to undertake the project works in a period of eight months from September 2017, at a cost 13 billion Shillings. This is part of the construction funded under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructural Development-USMID Project.
Moses Agum, the Amudat Deputy Chief Administrative Officer says they are compiling a list of the affected. He notes that no deaths have been recorded despite the fact that a number of houses fell during the heavy rains.
The rain destroyed over 10 houses, Makayi Hill Nursery and Primary School and New Apostolic Church-Makayi. A number of crop gardens were destroyed in the villages of Makayi, Bulemeezi, Kyetume, Kalagala, Mijinje, Kyamutakasa and Ggulu, among others.
Abel Bizimana, the Kisoro District LC V chairperson, says two children were also swept away in Footo village in Nyakabande Sub County. He however, declined to divulge details, saying a team from the district is trying to find the missing children.
The tournament attracted a total of 58 secondary schools, jointly using nine play grounds across Masaka Municipality. However, most of the playgrounds are soaked in water as a result of a sequence of downpours in recent days.
Moses Mubangizi, the Bundibugyo District Natural Resources Coordinator, says that the department lacks funds to contribute to the center. He explains that the department is allocated Shillings 600 Million every financial year, which is inadequate.
Fifteen houses and several crop gardens have been devastated by a heavy downpour in several villages of Muko Sub County in Rubanda District. The heavy rains that lasted for at least two hours started at around 01:00am.