Christopher Opiyo Ateke, the Gulu LCV Chairperson says the ten trucks with over 1,000 bags of charcoals were impounded and fined in the ongoing operation that started on Friday in the areas of Palaro, Paibona, Patiko Sub –Counties among others.
Nebbi General Hospital currently relies on the local government vehicles including that of the LCV Chairman and Resident District Commissioner to refer Covid19 patients to Arua regional referral hospital.
According to the planned expenditure, 82% of the budget will be managed by the central government, while local governments get 16%, which the experts say is too little to enable local governments operate effectively.
The crisis has caused panic among health authorities not only at the regional referral but also in other hospitals and health units that depend on the plant for oxygen. The breakdown comes amidst an increase in hospital admissions for Coronavirus Disease (COVID19) patients.
Hours after the travel ban came to effect, there has been the heavy deployment of armed police officers and Uganda People’s Defence Forces soldiers (UPDF) and the erection of roadblocks at various district boundaries across the country.