The mourners mainly his parents Oliver Namatovu and Kasozi Mark plus other in-laws, friends and teachers could not hold their tears as Sserugga’s coffin was lowered down the grave. Some of including Namatovu passed out and they were put on drip.
The body was discovered on Thursday by residents of Kibutamu village. Ssembuuze, a resident of Kitiiti village in Kyanamukaaka sub-county, Masaka district went missing Wednesday while returning from Kyotera.
Muwonge says that in addition to emotional stress, the victims are also suffering from strange health complications, which occasioned the gross mistreatment and torture they suffered during the period they stayed in confinement.
Abitex had organised the concert in Tanzanian territory, where there are no restrictions on crowds and movement as the case is, in Uganda. But border authorities issued tough conditions for Ugandans planning to cross to Tanzania for the concert requiring them to first take a COVID test within 72 hours before exiting the country.
The concerts include one organised by Abbey Musinguzi, the proprietor of Abitex Promotions and others by different promoters. The New Year concerts follow a massive Christmas concert that was organised by Abitex at Happiness Hotel in Mutukula –Tanzania, in which more than 20 Ugandan artists featured and attracted hundreds of Ugandans.
Denis Muyunga, the area LCIII Chairman, says that the residents first developed symptoms such as nausea, severe fever, vomiting, chest pain, a sore throat, abdominal pain, swelling on the arms, and diarrhoea. A number of them died within two or three days after presenting the symptoms.
The 1,443km East African Crude Oil Pipeline will transport Uganda’s crude oil from Hoima in Uganda to the Chongoleani peninsula near Tanga port in Tanzania. It is envisaged to be the longest electrically heated pipeline in the world, crossing through 10 districts in Uganda, a distance of 296 kilometres and 25 districts in Tanzania, covering eight regions.
Jane Kyomugisha, an elder sister to Kasumba narrates that the victim was picked by unknown people who invaded his home in Kyakonda ward, Nabisasa Sub county in Kyotera district on the eve of the election for local council three leaders.
The land, covering 247 square miles is located in the areas of Kanamiti, Matengeeto, Mutukula, Lukulavu, Lukoma, and Kabale villages in Kakuuto sub-county, and in Kabira, Kasasa, Kyebe sub-counties and Mutukula Town Council in Kyotera district.
The State Minister for Micro-finance, Haruna Kyeyune Kasolo, says that his ministry can do nothing to revive the SACCOs that have spent 10 years without operating, adding that they cannot compensate the affected members for the loss.
Doctor Edward Muwanga, the Kyotera District Health Officer says that the numbers are extracted from the official records of the healthcare services delivery points within the district that regularly transmit their figures to the district central registry.
Charles Lwanga, a resident of Kanga village, says that he cannot open up an account yet he refused to sign the RAP forms because of unfair compensation rates for their properties including land, coffee and houses compared to the rates given to the PAPs in Rakai and Lwengo districts.
Richard Kalanzi, the Kabira Sub county LC III chairperson, says that the exercise has become very tricky without facilitation. He says that the government tasked them to register residents without providing any financial and logistical support to implement the directive.