Last weekend, two in- laws died in Bugondo Sub County, Serere district following a domestic brawl. The duo perished after a lengthy domestic conflict between Petua Atipo and her husband, Patrick Otim who separated after repeated violence.
Several businesses have come to a standstill since the lockdown which started in March. The absence of advertisers, and sponsors for programmes and talkshows hosted by radio stations means that they can nolonger make enough money to sustain their wage bill and other running costs.
Godfrey Sserwanja, the Hoima District Education officer-DEO told Uganda Radio network that they approached the Rapid Assessment survey team to have the teachers tested since the teachers interact with many people more especially the children they teach saying it was crucial for the health ministry to engage teachers in the COVID-19 testing exercise.
Atim had been referred to Pallisa Hospital from Kameke HCIII after developing complications, which could not be handled at the lower unit. According to Bosco Lokaki, the Chairperson of Kobwin Agurur village, the woman had gone to the hospital for delivery but medical officers established that she had experienced an intrauterine fetal death.
The affected group came up earlier to cry for help, saying many of them were starving and pleaded to be classified as a vulnerable group that needs to be considered for urgent food relief. The group also threatened to name and shame leaders who benefit from their illicit trade, who have abandoned them at their time of need.
One of the victims whose houses was burnt identified as Opwonya Laywer says the armed men in came to the area and asked them to leave the area immediately before setting the houses ablaze. Michael Lakony, Amuru district LCV chairperson says this is not the first-time huts are being burnt in the area ever since the border dispute between Amuru and Adjumani started some years back.
This comes just days after Sub-county leaders protested the 12.4 million Shillings and 40 litres’ fuel collectively allocated to nine sub-counties and three divisions within the Municipality. According to the allocation, each sub-county and Division was to receive only 1,040,000 million Shillings out of the 165 million Shillings disbursed by the central government last month.
Sources from the Health Ministry attributed the lack of PPE to global shortages increased global demand and ensuing constrained supply of critical logistics for COVID-19. There is growing demand world over for gloves, surgical masks, surgical N96 Respirators, face shields, protective gear and test kit.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network on Wednesday afternoon that the deceased was fishing with his colleague, John Kyaligonza where a hippo attacked their boat causing it to overturn and capsize.
Although she did not spell out the exact punishment that awaits noncompliance, the Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwiine told journalists on Wednesday that the public still needs guidance on the most effective type, the cost friendliness and what type fits who.
Maria Akankwasa, a wholesaler at Kaswa trading centre said she has made uncountable loses in her business because has three shops sell perishable products. According to Akankwasa, she made a loss of five million Shillings in one shop alone.
On October 4, 2019, President Yoweri Museveni wrote to the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga objecting to a provision that the Ministry of Finance will oversee financial matters of the fund while the Ministry of Gender will handle policy issues. The President advised that the split oversight mandate would cause delays in decision making and create loopholes for corruption.
This year’s event chairman Denis Jjuuko says that the event has been called off, following extensive consultations and in adherence to a belief that in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing is more important than the health of people in the country.
Silas Aogon, the Kumi Municipality Member of Parliament, says the truck drivers park with the help of police enforcing the curfew. He claims that the officers pocket bribes from the drivers to allow them park and continue with their journey at dawn.
The World Bank diverted $15million from the Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health Services Improvement Project and Atwiine says this money is partly utilized to buy reagents, test kits and PPE. However, while other donors have recently announced new funds to the country including USAID that announced $2.3million new support to the country last week, Atwiine says they have no information about this.