The growing number of local tourists is attributed to MV Kalangala and Entebbe Intenational Airport that resumed operations on October 1st, 2020. Service providers say few, if at all any, international tourists are visiting Kalangala.
Muntu was expected to campaign in Kalangala on Monday, the same day he visited Kyotera and Rakai district. However, he postponed his planned campaign meeting in Kalangala citing transport complications.
However, some residents are not sympathetic to Muntu and his campaign team.
According to Muntu's schedule for Monday, November 16th, 2020, he will campaign in Rakai, Kyotera and Kalangala.
However, some of the residents who spoke to Uganda Radio Network noted that they were learning about the schedule for the first time.
Before the operations of MV-Kalangala were halted, travellers were spending less than 90,000 Shillings and about 5 hours from Kampala to Kalangala via Entebbe.
Yet, a traveler spends less than shillings 90,000 and about 5 hours from Kampala to Kalangala via Entebbe if they use MV Kalangala, boats and canoes.
Hebert Bakiika, the NRM electoral officer in Mazinga Sub-County says that the office failed to improvise a boat to transport the results, yet still, some electoral villages voted on Saturday morning because of the delayed delivery of election materials.
Health experts recommend that people should wear masks in public settings especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. According to medics, the masks may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.
To rejuvenate tourism in the district, some hotel managers have had to cut the costs of accommodation and other services. Kalangala district has 600 guest rooms comprising both small lodges and advanced resorts.
Nelson Kaggwa, a resident of Luwungulu landing site in Kyamuswa Sub County, says the ambulance is a huge relief since many patients on several islands have been struggling to get to Kyamuswa Health center IV for treatment.
Investigations by the Town council Chairperson, Steven Kizza show that the former Town Clerk, Jude Mark Bukenya, former Physical Planner, Moses Ssentamu, District Surveyor, John Ssendi and a host of other officials illegally sold off 30 acres of land in the central business district to Kalangala Infrastructure Services without approval by the town council.
The research organization interviewed up to 71 civil servants from the different local governing Units within the district. Amongst the interviewed employees, 67 said they have been affected by infighting and have on several occasions been transferred to distant, hard to reach areas because of their squabbles with their seniors.
Last Month, a canoe boat with two fishermen collided with a mechanized marine vessel operated by oil Palm Uganda Limited between Funve and Kuye Islands. One person died instantly. Also, a cargo boat from Bubeke Island knocked a rock beneath water as it headed to Kasenyi Landing site in Wakiso district leaving 16 people severely injured on July 3rd this year.
The missing consumables include gloves, syringes, cotton wool and in some of the facilities, there is an acute water shortage that has stalled treatment of patients at the facilities, which include, among others; Bukasa, Mazinga, Jaana and Kachanga Health centres.
The Worker’s representative to council Frank Ssemakula told Uganda Radio Network that each councillor is demanding up to 4.4 million Shillings. The money covers payment for transport, lodging, meals and constituency monitoring earned at each council sitting and paid from Local revenue collections by the district.