The City Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago who had earlier on asked Kanyike to reject the nomination wished her success at her new job. Fellow councilors congratulated Kanyike upon her nomination and thanked her for her service as Deputy Lord Mayor since 2016.
Mbale, one of the seven municipalities that were elevated to city status, will have two Divisions from the three that have been part of the Municipality. They include the Industrial Division and Northern Division.
The survey discovered that the lockdowns and border closures imposed to stop COVID-19 are impacting both the production of medicines and their distribution, potentially leading to increases in their cost and to supply issues, including stock-outs over the next two months.
But the lack of food has instead emerged as a threat to persons living with HIV whose adherence to medication has drastically fallen during the lockdown, according to Hillary Ogwero, the chairman of people living with HIV in Sikuda sub-county. Busia district has 12,000 people living with HIV.
Sarah Nakabuye, the Head Teacher Masaka School of the Deaf says that parents can’t explain to their children why they are no longer going to school because they can’t even interpret their language, yet some of the learners in this category have not yet understood why they are confined in homes.
Many of the roads in the area have become impassable following floods that devastated the area in recent months. They include, among others, the Lumbugu-Buyamba-Lwamaggwa road, which connects to Lyantonde district which was ruined by the floods from Lake Kijjanebarola.
Security leaders in the district have pointed out that women and young girls are suffering sexual abuse within the camps. Kasese Regional Police Commander Samuel Asiimwe says that the police have received a series of complaints of sexual violence which need to be addressed as a matter of urgency.
The vaccination started on Monday, targeting to cover 85, 000 people across the district. However, the vaccination team says, in a report released on Sunday, June 21, that only 78 per cent of the target were received. 4 per cent of those vaccinated are children under one year.
Now, Isaac Mukisa, the spokesperson of the Municipal Council, says ever since June 12th when registration commenced in Entebbe, 140 operators have been cleared to operate in Entebbe.
“The council expects to register about 1,000 taxis but few operators have turned up in the last two weeks,” Mukisa says.