Dr. Edward Wefula the hospital medical superintendent says Kasese diocese has offered the former St Michael Kindergarten and Day Care Centre and Kasese Catholic Social Services Hall to accommodate the hospital.
Ibrahim Saad, who survived an elephant attack, last week says that his two acres of soya garden have been destroyed by stray elephants. He says UWA staff takes time to respond to community calls, something he thinks can be resolved by establishing more rangers outposts across the park.
Hassan Makumbi, one of the affected residents, says that the management of the UWA wants to grab the entire land. He is demanding a fresh demarcation exercise of the park boundaries to ease the tension in the area.
Taddeo Muhindo, a member of the District Disaster Management Committee hopes that once the government establishes a study, the findings would enable both the district and development partners to plan better for any future eventualities.
Kasese LCV Chairperson Eliphaz Muhindi Bukombi, says that last year’s floods greatly affected learning in the district citing many parents who lost their businesses among other properties and are unable to support their children back to school.
The packages, which include household items and agricultural tools, are provided under a $4.2 million grant by the World Bank Multi-Country Demobilization and Reintegration Program (MDRP). The beneficiaries are from the Sub counties of Kitholhu and Kirararo.