In the past two weeks, the district has registered over 30 covid-19 positive cases from within the community and a few from the Elegu border post. Initially, the district was registering 5 to 10 cases since the beginning of the year.
Amuru district COVID-19 task force has revived the village task forces
in a bid to identify and refer suspected COVID-19 amidst an increasing number
of positive cases.
In the past two weeks, the district has registered over 30 covid-19
positive cases from within the community and a few from the Elegu border post. Initially,
the district was registering 5 to 10 cases since the beginning of the
Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Amuru Resident District Commissioner
says they observed complacency among the task force members from both the
district and village task forces.
According to Oceng, the village task forces headed by the LCI chairperson and
constituted by their committees will be in charge of sensitizing the community
members in their respective villages, identification of people presenting signs
and symptoms of the contagion and reporting to the sub-county and district task
//Cue in: “We have again
Cue out … to door sensitization”//.
But Yolanda Akwongo, the LCI chairperson of Jimo village, Parabongo Parish in
Lamogi Sub County says that they previously worked tirelessly to sensitize the
masses and prevent the spread of the contagion in their respective villages but
never received any token of appreciation.
She says some of her committee members are reluctant to carry on with the
resolution of the district task force saying they spent time and resources moving
in the various areas in their villages.
//Cue in “Tic ma ki
Cue out …. Rwot kweri ki rwot kweri”//.
Patrick Ojara, the LCI chairperson of Opok village also in Lamogi Sub County
says he has met some resistance from his committee members on the resolution of
the district task force which did not support them despite traversing the
villages sensitizing the masses to observe the set standard operating
procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Amuru district registered 38% of Uganda`s positive cases in the first wave of
COVID-19, mostly from truck drivers who enter and exit the Country through
Elegu border post.