The Hospital Medical Director, Dr. Robert Ssentongo says the stolen equipment was meant to complete the installation of the facility. The equipment included a biomedical engineering tool kit, sanitary plumbing appliances, brazing touch, map gas, hand drill, charging valve, electric blower and a vacuum pump.
Despite the cries by residents complaining of too much dust, potholes and accidents caused by sugarcane trucks, the State Minister for Finance and Planning, Amos Lugoloobi says tarmacking the road is currently unsustainable
In September last year, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja instructed Kayunga district local government to work closely with her office to conduct a valuation of the land hosting the affected households so as to purchase it.
Kitaka Sserwadda, the Chairperson of Kyedikyo settlement camp, says that pregnant women, children, and the elderly are most affected by hunger. He explains that due to severe hunger, no single child has returned to school as they have decided to stay home to assist their parents to look for food.
In 2019, the Ministry of Works and Transport, contracted Omega Construction Ltd to build the road and the bridge over River Ssezibwa at 21 Billion Shillings. It was supposed to be completed within 18 months, but the contractor was granted a six-month extension.
Eng. Steven Kimera, the Chief Executive Officer of private firm Genome, which installed the plant in February this year, says it has a double air filtration system that enables it to produce non-contaminated oxygen.
After Muwonge was announced winner, security personnel were deployed in Kayunga town council, Kangulumira, Busaana, and Kitimbwa town. The District Police Commander Felix Mugizi, says that they have received information that Nakwede’s supporters are planning to protest.
Preliminary results indicate that Nakwede is leading with 35,212 votes followed by her National Resistance Movement challenger Andrew Muwonge with 20,661 votes. Independent candidates Majid Nyanzi has 1,499, Jamir Kamoga 513, Boniface Bandikubi 468 and Anthony Waddimba for DP scoring 519.
According to the candidates, various cases of electoral mal-practices involving ballot stuffing, voter intimidation, and arrest of National Unity Platform-NUP polling agents have been reported in Bbaale, Kayonza, Kitimbwa, Kangurumira, Nazigo, and Kayunga sub-counties.
Among those arrested is Daily Monitor Journalist, Michael Kakumirizi who had traveled to spend a night at Kayunga but was picked upon arrival, Julius Mutebi, the Mayor Kira Municipality, and Nakwede’s campaign manager, Ben Kyobe.
During a meeting with candidates and their agents on Wednesday, the EC Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama, said that to avoid violence only two agents of the candidates will be allowed at each polling station and two will access the tally center.
On Tuesday, security personnel fired live bullets and teargas to disperse hundreds of NUP supporters in Kayunga Town Council who were protesting the cancelation of the final campaigns of Harriet Nakwede.
About land wrangles Museveni reveals learning that NRM leaders such as Moses Kaliisa Karangwa and the candidate are fueling some of the wrangles. He praised the District Woman Member of Parliament Idah Erios Nantaba, for following up the process of titles, securing land titles for 1,000 residents.
Harriet Nakwede, the NUP candidate for the Kayunga LC V Chairperson seat, accuses police of impounding her sound truck to sabotage her final campaigns fearing the presence of her Party principal, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.
Ssempala Kigozi, the Kayunga Resident District Commissioner-RDC notes that the deployment is intended to maintain stability in the by-election and secure the President’s visit to the district today to drum support for the NRM candidate, Andrew Muwonge.