According to employees at the district, 2 of the stolen computers were brand new and were being used for Uganda Women Empowerment Program-UWEP, children welfare, and the Youth livelihood Program-YLP among others. Rashidah Namboowa, the Butambala District LC V chairperson, says that many programs have stalled because of the theft of computers with vital information.
Farouk Lubega, the Butambala District Probation Officer, says that both the probation office and Police receive between 6 and 8 cases of defilement every month while at health centers 18.2 percent of the mothers turning up for antenatal are teenagers.
While addressing the people of Butambala district at Kabasanda and Gombe trading centers, Mayambala said that he would instead increase the value for money to enable everyone complaining of little pay to happily utilize what he or she is currently earning
Kiviiri has garnered 49,447 votes beating former LCV boss for the same district one Shem Abdu Kyabangi who polled 19,879 votes in a relatively peaceful election exercise, unlike the usual case where Gomba was known to be violent in NRM party elections.
The health workers who have been quarantined at the staff quarters include a clinical officer, a midwife and four nurses. According to Mafumu Kyeswa Bavekuno, the Butambala District Chairperson, the health workers did not follow the standard operating procedures while taking samples of the patient, who visited their facility last week.
According to information obtained by URN, the suspected lunatic only identified as Robert Kayonza waylaid Vincent Serubowa on Monday and cut him several times. Serubowa fought back with similar force and cut Kayonza to death before he was rushed to Gombe hospital in critical condition.
Opened in 1969, Gombe hospital is the only facility of its kind serving people within Katonga sub-region which covers districts of Mpigi, Gomba and Butambala. However, for long leaders in the district have been crying foul give the poor state of the hospital.
Some of the key positions which have been vacant for more than three years include; the District Engineer, Natural Resources Officer, principal Medical officer, and District Community Development Officer among others.
Butambala district projected to collect 132 million Shillings through locally generated revenue last financial year. However, according to the budget framework paper for financial year 2018/2019, the district was only able to collect 29 million Shillings.
The students also accuse the headmaster of allegedly embezzling money they paid for special meals during this Ramathan. Muslim students paid 30, 000 shillings each for a special diet during holy month of Ramathan. However, the students claim that they are fed on only posho beans and rice.
Police in Butambala have arrested the Kibibi Grade Two Magistrate for alleged abuse of office and corruption. Perry Muhumuza, who is in charge of Kibibi and Kamengo Grade Two magistrates courts, was picked up on Wednesday evening from his chambers after complaints of corruption were filed against him at the Office of the Inspector General of Government.
Mark Muganzi, the returning officer, made the announcement at midnight in at the district headquarters packed with DP members of Parliament, councillors and supporters. Muwanga won with 14, 754 beating Kikulukunyu who polled 12, 792 votes.