The roads in question are under the district works department and have not been worked on for years. Gullies and big potholes have become a common sight on the roads that are mainly used to transport Bananas and other Agricultural produce to the market.
Joseph Besigye, the LC 3 chairperson, Birere Sub County, says the displaced people have taken refuge in churches and schools. According to Besigye, they are still assessing the magnitude of the destruction before deciding their next course of action.
Dr. Bruhan Kasozi, the Isingiro District Veterinary Officer, suspects the affected people ate meat from a carcass smuggled out of queen Lake Mburo National park. He says several people in the area eat meat from untrusted sources.
Resident of Isingiro on Monday raided a check point mounted by the police at Kagogo in Ruborogota Sub County accusing the officers of using it to extort money from locals. Ruborogota Local council three chairperson Robert Seguya says that the police check-point had been put in place to restrict the movement of livestock at the time when the district was under a quarantine due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.
Patrick Kajumba, the Kaberebere town council LC III, says their biggest challenge is the absence of a dumping site. Kajumba says they had identified a piece of land valued at Shillings 100 million but they failed to raise money to buy it prompting the owner to find other buyers.
Innocent Tugume, a resident of Kabarebere town council, says farmers are the most affected by the water crisis. Tugume, who owns a piggery farm, says he uses his motorcycle to fetch water about five kilometers away for his farm, which costs him Shillings 5000 each day
Ntungamo Municipality Town Clerk Christopher Ahimbisibwe told URN that the destruction of the artificial forest aims to send a signal to all those involved in the destruction of natural resources to cease adding that all land encroached on will soon be recovered.
Donozio Kibanda, the Birere Sub county LC V councilor, accuses the Veterinary Department of making the pronouncement without any scientific proof. He says the department should be in position to present communication from the Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Ministries on the quarantine.
Police have arrested the Isingiro district chairperson Jeremiah Kamurali on charges of inciting violence. According to Ivan Nuwamanya, the Rwizi regional police commander, Kamurali is wanted for inciting people to attack refugees in Nakivale refugee camp and grab part of the land that they occupy.
A group of drivers accuse Isingiro Town Council Taxi Owners and Drivers Cooperative Society of overcharging and cheating them. They accuse the same group of operating without a valid contract, and torturing drivers in execution of the questionable mandate.
The registration that started late November covers the districts of Mbarara, Bushenyi, Isingiro, Ntungamo, Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu, and Rubanda. It comes at the backdrop of complaints on the failure to control developments on the banks of River Rwizi in Mbarara and other major wetlands.