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38 Rwandan nationals who illegally entered into Buvuma district have been quarantined.
The group which includes 28 men and 10 women entered the district through
Kalangala district to Lubya Island but were intercepted on Monday by the district COVID-19
According to the District Health Officer- DHO Baker Kanyike, the group has been quarantined
at Buvuma College School.
Agnes Nabirye the Resident District Commissioner says the team managed to
beat the marine surveillance team to reach Buvuma. She says that several
Rwandan, Tanzanian and Kenyan nationals have made it a habit to illegally enter
the district to engage in silverfish business.
“They have come from Kalangala side to involve in silverfish
business, they travel during night hours from different localities. A team that
we have intercepted are Rwandans”
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The District LCV Chairperson Alex Mabiriizi notes that securing water bodies is difficult for the
district due to a limited budget.
“We have so many areas that are not easily monitored and are used by many
people to sneak in the country through our local council chairpersons are also
doing tremendous work of alerting the surveillance team whenever new entrants