Area leaders and environmental activists say that despite registering an increase in reports of persons encroaching on wetlands and natural forests, and poor methods of farming, they are unable to stop the practices due to a shortage of funds and poor enforcement.
Godfrey Nyakahuma, the Kabale Resident District Commissioner, says that security authorities have resumed full-time deployment of Uganda
Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) and Police along the border because of the increased
Pamela Kembabazi, the Rukiga District Senior Probation, and Welfare Officer says that 71 cases were recorded from July 2020 to July 2021. Kembabazi attributes the rising cases to the negligence of parents.
Elly Maate, Police Spokesperson for the Kigezi region confirms the incidents saying that investigations into the matter are ongoing. Two suspects only identified as Crescent and Nasasira alias Kudidi have already been arrested and Maate warn the essential workers against walking alone at night.
The Rwandan nationals were deported through the Uganda, Rwanda border of Mirama Hills in Ntungamo district on Wednesday. According to the source, the first batch of eight personnel was deported at 11 a.m. while others were deported at 4 p.m., and were both received by Rwandan authorities at the Rwandan side of Kagitumba.
The operation under the command of Kigezi Region Field Force Unit-FFU Commander Henry Kisembo was conducted today in the suburbs of Bugongi and Mundeeba in Northern Division, Bicycle garage street and Kigongi streets in Central Division, Mwanjari cemetery business centre in Southern Division, Kabale Municipality and Kyobugombe trading centre in Kaharo sub-county.
While speaking during a COVID-19 security meeting on Tuesday which attracted all Sub-county chiefs and Officer-in-charges of sub-county police posts at Kabale District Council Hall, new RDC Godfrey Nyakahumaissued a statement saying that the party is hereby blocked.
Alfred Besigensi, acting Kabale District Health Officer confirms that they had projected to get 5,860 HIV victims but they were shocked when the number of victims went beyond up to 8,921, 52% more that was expected. However on a positive note, 99.9999% of them are already on ARV therapy.
Dr. Sophie Namasopo, the Director of Kabale Regional Referral Hospital who also seats on the task force, says the figures from Kabale create a false impression that they have lower COVID-19 cases. He cites the statistics issued last month indicating that Kabale was registering between 0-1 cases per day.
Nickson Kanyesigye, a resident of Bigaaga and Victor Arinda a taxi driver, says that as locals they have many unanswered questions. They note that official transport from Butanda to Kabale town is Shillings 10,000 but Rwandan passengers using taxis driven by their fellow Rwandans willingly pay between Shillings 100,000-500,000 per route.
While on his way back very drunk, the Rwandan failed to walk and slept in the garden of sweet potatoes, where a heavy downpour found found him and he died in the process. Elly Maate, police spokesperson for Kigezi region confirms the incident saying that the deceased’s body has been taken to Kabale RRH for postmortem.
A police officer at Kisoro police station told our reporter on condition of anonymity that Loki, who is currently on official leave had left a gun in Captain Mugisha’s home in Nyaruhengeri, Southern division Kisoro municipality.