Addressing fishermen at the Fisheries Protection Unit base at Mwena Landing Site in Kalangala Town Council on Sunday, the FPU Operations Commander, Dick Kirya Kaija, says they have been forced to resume their operations because of the immaturity of fishermen.
The impounded fishing gears were kept for 4 years at Mwenna Fish Processing Plant, the main base of FPU operations in Kalangala Town Council. Fishermen have over the years petitioned FPU to return their impounded gears.
Those who were chased from Kudos went to Kisisira Country club and by the time police raided Kisisira at 1am, they crossed back to Kudos Safaris which had remained open even after the police raid, until morning.
The 6 rowdy tourists who spent the night/morning in the cells had been drinking in local bars at Mwena landing site.
Many of the bars and clubs in Kalangala were just filling up with people enjoying bottle after bottle by 1am in Kalangala Town Council and nearby landing sites of Mwena, Lutoboka, Kasekulo, who continued drinking and making merry until daylight.
Addressing fishermen at Kalangala District Headquarters in an FPU evaluation meeting on Tuesday, Kyanda, said ever since the introduction of FPU on Lake Victoria in 2017, the Government has earned of over Shillings 2.7billions in revenue.
Kalangala Resident District Commissioner, Daniel Kikoola, says that he received several calls from health workers and patients about Damba’s torture by Police officers. He told URN that the conduct of the police officers was unbecoming.
Emmanuel Elweu reportedly disappeared when he went for patrol in Funve forest reserve together with Idris Nassur and Geoffrey Mbabazi, the Forest supervisor in Kyamuswa County. His lifeless body was found on Thursday morning with in the middle of Funve forest reserve together with his gun.
The boat was loaded with fish worth 40 million Shillings and other merchandise that included timber and a motorcycle. Mawaala LCI chairperson Gerald Kalyango says the boat engine sparked after experiencing a technical problem and lit three jerricans of petrol that were nearby.
An eye witness Gerald Kalyango in a telephone interview with Uganda Radio network said the team has been moving in a canoe boat from Kyeseerwa island to Mawaala landing site on Funve Island before colliding with another fishing canoe boat about 300 meters away from Mawaala landing site.
Amos Nyishiyamana and Teogne Ntawohashira, all Rwandese nationals died after they had boarded an out-grower truck carrying their sickles vertically. The sickles are used to harvest palm oil fruits from an oil palm plantation. The sickles got into contact with electric wires and the two were immediately electrocuted.
Sande Gerald Kayita, the Mazinga Sub county LC III chairperson, says the area is infiltrated by criminals who usually steal people’s property both on water and landing sites. Kayita says there is need for immediate intervention to uplift the police stations and outposts to handle the increasing theft on Lake Victoria.
The investigating was today joined by Police Pathologist Moses Byaruhanga to exhume the body which was later taken to Mulago hospital mortuary for a postmortem Byaruhanga says that the exhumation is just one of the steps to facilitate a successful investigation into the alleged murder.
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.