As part of the change in policy, truckers were supposed to undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing which sparked a protest from drivers who parked their vehicles and blocked off the roads demanding that Uganda streamline its COVID-19 testing protocols in line with other EAC countries. The Drivers were charged 100,000 Shillings or 30 US Dollars for each test.
Founded in 2004, Morukatipe View Primary School started as a community school to cater to the children living in the slums of Kasoli. The school had more than 500 learners by the time of the closure triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Mulanda sub county chairperson Jimmy Othieno Stones welcomed the police station noting that it’s going to help combat crimes in the area and this will facilitate their bid for getting district. The entire west Budama County has no functional police station and people have been relying on Tororo police Station for police services.
The closure of this gate had paralyzed business in Malaba border town as Kenyans who used to come and purchase goods in the area would no longer easily access Ugandan markets. This forced several business persons to close their shops or shift businesses to more profitable areas.
This forced several business persons to close their shops or shift businesses to more profitable areas.
George Olowo, the Nyangole sub-county LC III chairperson, says that some of the commercial sex workers come from outside Tororo district. Olowo says to partly solve the problem, the sub-county is going to pass a by-law to regulate entry into guests houses and lodges.
He notes that due to the lucrative nature of the business, some of their young girls below 18 years have joined in the names of making quick money.
Olowo decided to close the One-Stop Trading Center citing the lack of sanitary facilities, which comprises hygiene. According to Olowo, the traders had resorted to defecting in polythene bags and dumping them in the nearby bushes and the roadside.
The Tororo District Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, Jackson Osudo, says teachers who have refused to get vaccinated risk being scrapped off the government payroll and their services discontinued.
Dr. Obbo has now warned that if the general public does not turn up for vaccinations by the end of this month, the AstraZeneca vaccine will expire and go to waste.
Nankabirwa who was in Tororo town on Thursday meeting the district officials as part of her tour to different key power points in the country said the National Security Council will have to provide the Ministry of Energy a fully-fledged unit with installation of cameras along the transmission lines and police manned vehicles that will patrol such areas where vandalism is common.
Moses Mugwe, the Bukedi South Police Spokesperson, says that they have commenced investigations into the matter, as the hunt for the suspect is ongoing.
According to him, they are yet to make any arrest but Police has mounted a hunt for the pastor and anyone who was involved in the act and be brought to book.
The mob raided the family of David Odoi, a resident of Liwira village in Sere Sub-county on Saturday last week accusing him of poisoning Dominic Owori, who is reportedly unconscious during a drinking spree.
Okuna explains that the decision by the affected property owners not to cooperate with the municipality is a threat to the multi-billion infrastructural development, adding that besides the three property owners, some vendors led by Edward Okware have also declined to vacate road reserves insisting that the municipality shows them alternative space to operate from.