John Karingo, a resident of Nsonzi landing site, says that the floods submerged his five houses and he currently stays with his family members in the neighbouring Church of Uganda-CoU building since he has nowhere to go. He wants the government to find land and resettle them.
Kikuube Resident District Commissioner-RDC Amlan Tumusiime told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Friday that the presidential directive that only 20 people should attend burials is being abused due to the availability of food and drinks that attract people.
Amlan Tumusiime, the Kikuube Resident District Commissioner-RDC told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Friday Morning that they resolved to suspend water transport on the lake to prevent the further spread of the pandemic. There are currently 25 cases of COVID-19 in the district, eight of whom are health workers, nine humanitarian workers, a police officer and members of the public.
Dr Nicholas Kwikiriza, the Kikuube District Health officer-DHO told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Tuesday that the second victim, a contact of the first one, has already been admitted at the Kasonga Ebola Treatment Unit where he is getting treatment.
Dr Nicholas Kwikiriza, the Kikuube District Health officer-DHO confirmed the outbreak of the disease in an interview with Uganda Radio Network on Friday afternoon. This came after a 16-year old girl, a refugee and resident of Musiinsa A Village in the Kyangwali Refugee settlement area tested positive for the disease on April 28, 2021.
Richard Tabaro, the Kikuube Resident District Commissioner-RDC, says the twelve new Covid19 cases are part of the 98 people whose COVID-19 test results were released by the Health Ministry on Wednesday.
Up 10 124 people were quarantined at Kasonga Youth Development Centre in Kikuube district after the death of the Congolese refugee and, According to Kikuube Resident District Commissioner Richard Tabaro, the confirmed cases are also contacts of the same DRC national.
According to Dr. Kwikiriza, the deceased’s was transferred to Hoima Regional Referral Hospital Covid-19 Treatment Unit on August 7, 2020 when his condition deteriorated. He says samples were picked from the deceased and taken to Uganda Virus Research Institute Entebbe on August 8, 2020 for testing.
Authorities in Kikuube and Hoima districts had already announced a suspension of fishing activities, in line with the nationwide lockdown announced by President Yoweri Museveni, as a measure to control person to person interactions and close possible loopholes in the management of the disease.
Initially, it was designed to serve a population of 11,000 people but the population has been increased to 60,000 people, exerting much pressure on the facility given the inadequate funding human resource.
Emmanuel Bumaraki, a refugee who came from Nyamamba in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo says he came to the settlement area in September but up to date he has never been allocated land. He says some of the officials in charge of land allocation are demanding for money from the refugees.
Justus Timbigamba, the In charge of Kyangwali Health Centre III told Uganda Radio Network that their biggest problem is drug shortages. He says the drugs they receive are inadequate given the high number of patients they attend to on a daily basis.
According to Canicious Mugisha, the officer in charge of Traffic at Hoima Central Police Station, several bottles of beer were discovered in the Taxi, an indication that the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol.
Tchomia is also one of the busiest fish Markets in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that attracts several Ugandan businessmen from the landing sites of Butiaba, Walukoba, Kijangi, Kaiso,Sebigoro, Nkondo, Ndaiga, Ntoroko, Kyehoro and Fofo from the districts of Hoima, Buliisa, Kikuube, Ntoroko and Kagadi to transact fish business in the Market.