A number of activities in the district have been suspended due to challenges of the system. Among the activities that have been suspended in the district include maintenance of a 261 km road network in the financial year 2019/2020 due to poor coding to access UGX 320 million from the Uganda Road Fund URF.
The Morulem Sub County LC III Chairperson, Bismarck Ogwang confirmed the ongoing protest by residents on Wednesday morning. He explained that despite holding a meeting with the aggrieved community members on Tuesday, they have vowed to maintain the barricade until Abim District LC V Chairperson, Jimmy Ochero goes on ground to listen to their problems.
According to the State Minister for Northern Uganda Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny, the validation exercise of people affected by war is yet to be completed in Lango. She says that 20 billion shillings has been budgeted for compensation.
Namisindwa District Environment Officer Stella Watsemba says that the mudslides have swept through Bupoto, Buwabwala, Bumbo, Mukoto, Tsekululu sub-counties and Namisindwa town council, affecting 75 per cent of the district.
The team leader Dr Peter Muwereza says that the team will sensitise residents on the disease in addition to compiling an on-site report about the yellow fever threat in the district. He added that the Ministry is also mobilizing resources to carry out mass vaccination against yellow fever in the district.
The Town Clerk Emmanuel Banya says that the process has commenced with collecting baseline information from residents, sensitization of the residents about the plan and consultations with different stakeholders on their views and inputs for inclusion in the physical plan.