On Sunday, the Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja met some of the flood victims at Butiaba and Wanseko landing sites in Buliisa district and assured them that the government will soon find land to resettle them.
The suspects have been identified as Abudallah Mansur, Swalleh Adam and Rasul Maliamungu all residents of Arua district. Albertine police spokesman Julius Hakiza says they received intelligence led information that the trio had connived with some truck drivers belonging to CICO and siphoned fuel from their trucks.
The mothers who spoke to Uganda Radio Network explained that after the closure of the only health center that was situated within their vicinity, they were left with no option but to seek services of the TBAs.
Simon Mutiti, a resident of Butiaba landing site in Butiaba Sub County is one of those displaced by the floods. According to Mutiti, he is currently experiencing untold suffering since his three houses were submerged by floods.
The suspects have been identified as Charles Katwkwa 35, Jesero Wandera 36 and Abudallah Kusiima 19. They were arrested on Monday in Buliisa town Council after they connived with CICO truck drivers and siphoned fuel from the trucks.
In 2016, the government received funding from the World Bank to upgrade 30.4km of roads to first-class Murram in Buliisa. The roads include the 10.7km Ngwedu-Ndandamire -Bikongoro, 10.8Km Buliisa-Bugana and 8.9Km Biiso-Nyeyeremya-Waaki all in Kigwera and Biiso sub-counties respectively.
The health centre was submerged last year following the rising water levels of Lake Albert. The floods also submerged staff quarters, maternity, male and female wards, store, Outpatient Department-OPD and roads leading to facilities.
The ferry is the major link for business persons in the regional towns like Hoima, Kigorobya, Masindi, Biiso, Buliisa, Kikuube and Wanseko in Bunyoro in the Albertine, and Panyimur, Dei, Pakwach, Nebbi, Paidha and Arua in West Nile.
The Health facility was in October last year submerged by floods from the rising Lake Albert water levels. It was then relocated to Butiaba Primary school as pupils were home due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Now with the return of the P6 pupils, the Health Centre III has to move again.
At least 29 houses with land titles, were handed over to the Project Affected Persons-PAPs at Uduk II Village Ngwedu sub-county, Buliisa district on Monday, as part of the Tilenga Resettlement Action Plan Implementation. One house is yet to be fully completed.
The Congolese soldiers were arrested on Friday night last week while robbing Ugandan fishermen of their boats, nets and boat Engines near Bugoigo landing site in Buliisa district and Dei in Pakwach district.
At least 57 people were aboard the boat that capsized near Songa-Lendu landing site in Buliisa district while heading to Panyimur fish market in Pakwach District. Twelve people escaped the accident as they were rescued by fishermen. Police have since attributed the boat accident to dangerous loading.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region police spokesperson, says marine police has joined local fishermen to search for the bodies of the missing businessmen. He says the retrieved bodies are still lying at Songalendu landing site as police make arrangements to transport them to Buliisa Hospital mortuary for postmortem.