Aketch Nyacho, one of the affected residents, says that she tried to capture video footage about what was happening at the scene but one of the bailiffs beat her up, before speeding off with her two phones and an unspecified sum of money.
It is said that about 532 million tonnes of rare earth elements have been identified in an area stretching a distance of 40-kilometres from the Igombe and Makuutu in Bugweri, Nakigo and Bulamagi in Iganga district and Imanyiro and Buwaaya sub-counties in Mayuge district. This area has almost 5000 households.
According to information obtained by URN, Ogwal checked into the guesthouse on Sunday night. He reportedly spent the entire Monday having informal chats with guest house employees before retiring to his room in the night.
A police officer told our reporter on condition of anonymity so as to speak freely on the matter during the visit of the Defense and Internal Affairs Committee that he has since abstained from sex due to lack of privacy in their housing units, which has since pushed his wife into infidelity.
Geere, a resident of Budwege village, in Bulamagi sub-county, Iganga district, was arrested on Tuesday after publicly confessing that he participated in ending the life of his neighbour, Faziri Maada, on December 24, 2021. But his confession evoked emotions among residents who torched his house and attempted to lynch him in revenge.
Kalogo says that the truck driver, alongside his two other colleagues who were donned in hoods covering their whole faces jumped out of the vehicle and started battering him unsparingly, while accusing him of causing the accident, and then shot his son who bled profusely and died.
“A woman whom we are yet to identify opened a kiosk in this area yesterday (Friday). She hired electricians to illegally connect power in her premises, which I highly think might have been the main trigger behind today’s electricity circuit,” he said.
Mulawa Waiswa, a resident within the area says that the crash has resulted into panic within their community and most of the parents have resolved to locking up their children inside the houses, as a means of deterring them from being exposed to the accident scene.
According to Kasadakawo, they were tipped off that the three schools were conducting normal lessons despite the closure of schools. He explains that the act of teaching pupils during lockdown amounts to disobedience of the directives issued by the Ministry of Education and Sports.