Bigirwa teamed up with other people power sympathizers to sound saucepans, plates and jerry cans as a means of expressing dissatisfaction over the government’s failure to distribute food to all starving Ugandans, after maintaining lockdown restrictions for more than three months.
State Minister for Fisheries Hellen Adoa Says that many of the encroachers have failed to heed to calls to vacate the shoreline, threatening the natural resources and their habitats. According to Adoa, all the lakes are now covered with floating islands that descended from the weakening shorelines as a result of human activity.
While addressing journalists on Sunday, Mugema says that he liaised with different taskforce members whom he notified of his intentions to donate food to the COVID-19 district task force, but was surprised that none of them showed up to receive his items at the district headquarters.
Kadaga observed that the national taskforce is currently concentrating its’ food aid campaigns in the areas of Kampala and Wakiso, while sidelining other equally starving communities throughout the country.
The activists who were being led by their Busoga regional coordinator, Moses Bigirwa had on Wednesday planned to address journalists on their new activities when police officers attached to the field force unit surrounded the hall and arrested them.
The Ministry of Agriculture has since passed out information warning the entire populace to stock enough food. However, the warning might have come in late as many people are likely to have already sold off a number of crops harvested in the recent farming season. Uganda last experienced a major locust invasion in 1961, with immense damage on crops which resulted in acute hunger.
Salim Nabongho, a resident of Bulumoko village in Buyanga Sub County says the four had gone to harvest rice in their garden found between Bulumoko and Nkombe villages in Bugweri district this morning during a downpour when they were struck.
It is alleged that the suspects organized a political rally at Bunyiiro primary school in Nakalama Sub County in Iganga district on Sunday night leading to their arrest. Shortly after his arrest on Sunday night, Lugwire posted message on a WhatSapp group claiming that he had been roughed up by gunmen in a saloon car
The accident occurred at Kyabbogo Village, in Kingo Sub-County when a speeding registration number UAU 523M heading to Kampala from Mbarara rammed into a Toyota Noah registration number UAN 429H whose driver had made an abrupt U-turn.
Alfred Eboku Ejanu, the head of credit and operations at the Microfinance Support Centre, says that during their years of operations in Wakiso district, they have established that the population in Wakiso has unique challenges which need special focus and treatment.
Henry Kyemba, the then Personal Secretary to Dr Apollo Milton Obote points out that as tension between Mengo and Obote continued rising, there were a lot of accusations. Kyemba notes that since Dr. Lumu was a personal friend to Kabaka Fredrick Muteesa, who was already at loggerheads with Obote, his arrest was unavoidable.