According to fishermen at Nkose island, in Kalangala district, they have in the last two months lost at least 40 boat engines; estimated at 480 million shillings that were stolen by pirates using the specified navigation routes to the neighboring republic of Tanzania.
Engineer John Baptist Lubega, the Marine Transport Manager at Kalangala Infrastructure Services limited-KIS; a firm operating two ferries between Bukakata landing site at Masaka mainland and Luku in Kalangala district, says they have increased their daily round trips to 20 from 16 due to the high demand for service.
The biggest percentage of these vaccines according to Dr. Muruta have gone to other populations, which surprisingly include children and other energetic persons, instead of the elderly who were targeted because of their compromised body immunity towards fighting the diseases.
However, a May 4th statement from Nation Oil Distributors Limited (NODIL), which operates the ferry, says “the engine maintenance survey is a mandatory follow-up step to the recent engine overhaul, which was carried out last March 2021.”
Richard Lwanga, a leader at Nakibanga Landing Site says that three gunmen attacked fishermen in Mazinga Sub County of Kalangala on Sunday night and placed them at gunpoint before vanishing off with five horse power boat engines.
Buyondo Musa, the L C 1 Chairperson of Kitobo Landing Site in Bufumira says the area Police connive with criminal suspects who pay for their release without being charged for offences they are arrested over.
According to Nakimuli, unidentified people used a nail to deflate the tyre of her vehicle registration number UBG 950M she had parked close to that of Ssemakula on the roadside. She believes the incident is connected to the January 14th, 2021 polls. "Our political opponents are politicizing everything though elections ended," she adds.
The victim was allegedly defiled by Mutebi Serugo Geofrey, aged 26, from Buyindi Village in Mugoye Sub County of Kalangala District on Monday this week. She ran to Bumangi Police post to report Serugo over defilement.
Sadala Musoke, the Executive Director Nation Oil Distributors Limited that operates MV Kalangala, says the vessel is set to resume operations this afternoon with a testing route voyage from Nakiwogo at 2pm to Lutoboka in Kalangala.
Salongo Kalyango Zolo aged 37, Divorced Father of Four Children and a resident of Nakibanga Landing Site in Kyamuswa Sub County Kalangala District first informed his friends as he was going to die instantly after sharing a drink.
Four Houses including a Shop, Lodges and a family house have been destroyed yet others burnt into ashes at Banda Landing Site, Bufumira Sub County in Kalangala District on allegations of possessing witchcraft that attacks residents.
URN has earnt that names being forwarded to the sector commander of of members of the committee that will works with the Fish Protection Unit do not include any opposition supporter as the people on it were just picked by NRM island officials as there were no elections held.
Mbabali committed suicide by drowning on Friday afternoon. Residents tried to search for his body from the lake in vain until it was found last evening. The deceased’s body is scheduled to be transported this morning to his ancestral home in Mawogola for burial.
According to witnesses Mbabali torched his property on Friday afternoon and ran into the lake as residents were struggling to put out the fire. Haruna Kasaali, an eye witness says that Mbabali often warned his friends about his plans to burn his property and end his life.