Festus Luboyera, the Executive Director of the Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) says some of the rivers that flow into the lake are filling up due to the higher rains received particularly in Rwanda, Kenya and Burundi. There are 23 rivers that flow into the lake, eleven of them coming from Tanzania.
However, by 8th May, 2020, the water level was at 13.42 metres, surpassing the 13.41 metres of 1964 which had been the highest ever recorded in 50 years.
It has been confirmed that two of the seven workers are from Lira Regional Referral Hospital. The duo, a lead nurse and medical officer have been admitted at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital while the rest are at Mulago Specialised Hospital.
There are four border districts in Karamoja including Moroto, Amudat, Kaabong and Karenga which share a common border with South Sudan and Kenya. However, as South Sudan and Kenya register more COVID –19 cases, there are growing concerns of importation of the virus through the border posts in Karamoja.
Trouble between the MP and the task force started in the meeting held at district headquarters on Friday when MP Macho raised a concern of allowing traders to open their stores and sell off their produce that they had stocked.
However, the RDC Capt Chris Mike Okiria disagreed with him saying that they must get directives from the office of the Minister of internal affairs before the market is reopened.
Lucy Olot, an eye witness who is also a Community member at Aduku town council, said the suspects were cited interacting with the truck drivers last night. The matter was reported to the surveillance team who alerted police patrol who took them for institutional quarantine.
Although Lira is already overwhelmed with patients just like the other Referral hospitals in the region, the officials says more patients will have to be brought in since sporadic cases are still being confirmed.
Works on the road that started in March involve replacement of the formation layer also known as the sub-base, the base layer which is made out of a mixture of crushed rocks and marram and the Asphalt made layer.
Stanley Okettayot the water and sanitation engineer working with water for people says the project aims at providing water to improve on community hygiene and sanitation since communities have been attributing poor hygiene to lack of water.
Zainabu Watsemba a farmer from Shanemba village in Bunaporo parish said all her food crops she planted including beans,maize sugar canes are all destroyed. She said she had planted in three gardens but all have been destroyed by rain. She asked government for intervention saying they are badly off.