The grave yard that consists of 48 graves of some of the polish refugees who died in Nyabyeya village when they settled in Masindi is currently in bad shape. The grave yard is located near St Mary Nyabyeya Catholic Church that was also constructed and left behind by the polish refugees.
Rev.Father Peter Wasswa, the Country Director of the polish Development Organization in Uganda told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that construction of the maternity ward by the polish embassy is in appreciation for the good reception the people of Nyabyeya and Masindi, in particular, offered to the polish refugees when they settled in the area.
The deceased identified as, Stewart Abitegeka, a resident of Kisanja village in Labbongo sub county in Masindi district was among hundreds of youths who turned up for the recruitment exercise at Masindi field artillery division Barracks.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson explains that as Oluka, other UPDF and police officers were enforcing curfew, they met Tumwesigye at night and tasked him to explain why he was moving past curfew time.
Built between1943 and 1945 by the Polish refugees, the church still serves the local community. The church is said to have been renovated by Polish students in 2010. There are 44 graves of polish refugees who died of different ailments in the graveyard near the church compound.
The victim is Simon Kabuubi whose wife is Beatrice Abigaba, and the couple, who are residents of Kirasa 1 cell, Masindi central division, in Masindi Municipality are marking their marriage silver jubilee.
Mugasa who contested with Kaboyo in the Hoima Mayoral Race filed the petition before Masindi High Court alleging that Kaboyo committed numerous electoral offences before and during the polls which were held early this year, by engaging in voter bribery and malpractice.
Now speaking to URN, Kirabira has expressed disappointment over the way police handled the case and wondered why then police took the man to court that later remanded him instead of taking him to a mental health facility.
Cosmas Byaruhanga, Chairperson for Masindi Sugar Cane Out-growers Association Limited -MASGAL and also the Masindi District Chairperson in an interview with Uganda Radio Network on Tuesday Morning said the new price was announced without consulting farmers.
According to Kirabira, Seruga approached her secretary on Wednesday seeking permission to see her. She explains that the secretary asked Seruga why he wants to meet the RDC. In his response, Seruga claimed that he had come to deliver a document to the RDC.
The health workers said they couldn't continue handling patients especially those diagnosed with the deadly COVID-19 pandemic without Personal Protective equipment-PPE, because this exposed them to a greater risk of contracting the disease. The situation left many patients admitted at the health facility puzzled with no one to attend to them.
Most of the health workers who spoke to Uganda Radio Network on condition of anonymity noted that all the PPE including face masks, gloves and sanitisers that were given to them got used up two weeks ago and they cannot continue to attend to patients especially those with COVID-19 cases without the protective gear.
Edina Nyinereza, the officer in charge of Masindi central police station told Uganda Radio Network that police got a tip off by area residents that the pastor was still conducting prayers and allowing many of his believers to access her church despite a presidential directive that banned religious gatherings as one of the ways of curtailing the spread of COVID-19 in the country.