Martin Abigaba says they opted to intercept the legislator’s entourage acting on a tip off that he was planning to embark on dubious activities of mass gathering which was contrary to the current restriction imposed to curtail the spread of the deadly coronavirus
Hours after the travel ban came to effect, there has been the heavy deployment of armed police officers and Uganda People’s Defence Forces soldiers (UPDF) and the erection of roadblocks at various district boundaries across the country.
George Canopowonya, a farmer in Matidi Sub County in Kitgum district says the dry spell that commenced in mid-May has affected both cash and food crops that have reportedly failed to sprout and are withering at their critical production stage.
William Komakech, Kitgum District Resident District Commissioner told members of the district task force committee at a meeting on Thursday that students who returned home are now a high risk to the parents and community.
According to health experts, the AstraZeneca vial can be re-refrigerated but after first opening, the cumulative storage time at room temperature must not exceed 6 hours and the total cumulative storage time must not exceed 48 hours.
Health officials in the district disclosed that more than 500 people were vaccinated on Monday, the highest number recorded in a single day since the vaccination exercise kicked off on May 17, this year. William Komakech, the Kitgum Resident District Commissioner told Uganda Radio Network-URN on Tuesday that the vaccine uptake has shot up rapidly since the end of last week.
Maj Flavia Terimulungi, the 5th Infantry Division Spokesperson however told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the suspects couldn’t appear in court last week because they were still undergoing investigation.
Kitgum District health department received 3,120 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from the Health Ministry in March this year. However available statistics show that only 1,066 doses of the vaccines have been used representing only 34.2 percent of the total vaccines released to five health facilities in the district.
Jenne Achola, a resident of Bongolaku village in Labongo Akwang Sub-county, Kitgum District is among parents in the region who aren’t happy with what they perceive as government reluctance to revitalize treatment of nodding syndrome patients.
According to Okeny, on May 1, Odiya who is attached to Namukora Police Station together with some sub-county officials stormed his home to arrest him. Okeny explains that when he resisted, officers beat him and later bundled him into a vehicle and abandoned him at Namukora Health Centre IV.
Hellen Laryang, a mango farmer who owns more than 30 mango trees in Dure central village in Latanya Sub-county, in Pader District notes that several tons of mangoes are rotting away in her orchard because she doesn’t have markets.