Eight people are confirmed dead in a military operation against armed youths in the Rwenzori Mountains. Brigadier Peter Elwelu, the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces UPDF Second Division Commander, told URN that his forces raided training camps for a group that calls itself Esyomango syObusinga, a youth group associated with Rwenzururu Kingdom.
Records at the Kabarole district agricultural department indicate that 80 percent of the farmers were affected by the wilt, which threatened their livelihood since they depended on bananas for food and income.
Vincent Magezi, the Kyenjonjo District Inspector of Schools, says that the education department has compiled a list of community schools which need funding from the Ministry of Education and Sports but they are yet to receive a response.
Bruce Musinguzi, a member of a water user committee in Bukuku Sub County says that they lack funds to carry out their supervisory roles because most residents have a poor attitude towards them. He says the committees should be given bicycles to ease their work.
Unveiling preparations for the conference on Wednesday, the Tooro Kingdom Prime Minister Bernard Tungwako, said the decision to hold the conference was reached following consultations with the kingdom cabinet and legislators from the region.
At Kisomoro Health Centre III, out of the 26 teenage mothers who visited the facility in the past three months, 16 had malnourished babies. Patricia Businge, a nurse says that sometimes the children are deprived of essential foods and the mothers also need nutrients for themselves.
Each Health Centre III in Kyegegwa district received one motorbike ambulance. Others were stationed at the Sub County headquarters to transport patients to health facilities. However, the ambulances are grounded even as people continue to face difficulty.
The SMS platform, launched in 2014 by Kyenjojo Integrated Initiative and Kyaka Association for CBOs, was designed to enable citizens in Kyenjojo and Kyegegwa districts relate with their elected leaders through communication.
In 2014, the area was curved out of Hapunyo Sub County, following a resolution by the district council. Councilors who pushed for the creation of the administrative unit argued that the split would take services closer to the people.
Peter Musinguzi, the Monitoring and Evaluation officer Kabarole district Farmers Association, says the association is advocating for group efforts, since individual farmers cant afford to buy equipment such as tractors and irrigation machines.
Christopher Monday, the Kabarole District Labour Officer, says that before the establishment of the CFLZ committees, it was difficult for the Labour office to monitor cases of child Labour. He adds that through the CFLZ programme, cases of child Labour have reduced from 60 to 25 percent.
In her ruling on Friday afternoon, Justice Henrietta Walayo said that the court was satisfied with the evidence that was produced by Muhumuza. In her judgment she accused the Electoral Commission for not compiling with the electoral laws.
David Akugizibwe, the chairperson of Kabarole Fish Farmers Association says that some farmers who bought fish cages at 1.7 million Shillings are stuck with them due to lack of technical advice. He explains that the farmers need to know the wind direction, nutrient content of the fish feeds to put in the cage and depth of water.
Chris Amanyire, the field officer NRDI says the river is running dry and losing its water color as a result of pollution. According to Amanyire, the plan involves removing eucalyptus trees and replacing them with fruit trees, sensitizing communities, regulating washing bays and demarcating the buffer zones of the river.
At Kyaka Primary school, more than 200 P.5 pupils have gone without lessons for one week. Francis Ainebyoona, the head teacher says that six teachers have not reported for duty for fear of being arrested.