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Isingiro Sub County Covid-19 Taskforces Revived

The taskforces will be mandated to hold meetings, following up on alerts and report back to the district task force. The Sub County task force is comprised of ten people, who include District councillors, Sub County speaker and religious leaders.
Herbert Muhangi Isingiro District Covid-19 Taskforce Chairperson~1

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The Isingiro District Covid-19 Taskforce has agreed to revive the sub-county Taskforce committee due to a surge in the number of infected people.

Some of the task force committees revived include Kikagate border task force Bugango Border task Force and Nakivale refugees task force which is monitoring Kabahinda Isolation centre.

Other taskforces have been allowed to open up at Sub counties and parish level.

The taskforces were disbanded following a reduction in the number of covid-19 cases.


Herbert Muhangi the chairperson of Isingiro District Covid-19 Taskforce says that the task force will be given terms of reference aimed at enforcing the COVID-19 presidential directives and ensuring compliance to Ministry of Health set Standard Operating Procedures- SOPs.

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He says taskforces will be mandated to hold meetings, following up on alerts and report back to the district task force.  The Sub County task force is comprised of ten people, who include District councillors, Sub County speaker and religious leaders.

Edson Tumusherure, the Isingiro District Health officer urged people to form and help village taskforces were possible house taskforces.

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James Byaruhanga Chairperson greater Nyakitunda Sub-county Covid-19 Taskforce says much as the taskforces are helpful they are faced with a lot of challenges especially having a large jurisdiction with less manpower and resources to implement their responsibilities.

He however says that out of the ten only three members of the task force, the GISO, OC Police and Chairperson LC III are capable of enforcing the guidelines.

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Isingiro district borders Tanzania and Rwanda which makes it prone to many porous routes used by people engaged in several activities across like fetching firewood, grazing animals, illegal trade among others.



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