The residents say that ever since the president declared the nationwide lockdown, Tamulina who claimed to be working with police, has been using logs to stage illegal roadblocks along the Buhatandu-Bungecha road with the aim of harassing and extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public.
Police detectives who conducted a search at the suspect’s home recovered six phones, eight sim cards and a counter book in which Ssentamu is believed to have been recording phone contacts alongside other particulars of his potential victims.
The hospital is reported to have runout of azithromycin, Vitamin C and Zinc in early June this year and have not received supplies from national medical stores-NMS ever since. This has prompted patients to purchase them exorbitantly from private pharmacies.
On Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Florence Tugumisirize, the Director Jinja Regional Referral Hospital told journalists that Muwema was part of the staff contracted by the MOH to boost the human resource in their COVID-19 Treatment Unit-CTU in June last year.
Trouble for Muwema started on Saturday evening when he allegedly parked his vehicle registration number, UBG 997H along Iganga road in the Southern division in Jinja city and turned up music where they partied and took beers together with 30 others.
The essential workers are being tasked to avail employment identity cards, details of the organizations they are attached too and number plates, before being cleared to access Jinja city central business area.
However, the Kiira region police commander, Dauda Hiriga argues that the continued unregulated traffic flow between the two districts has created congestion and increases the risk of covid-19 infections if not controlled.
Florence Tugumisirize, the Executive Director of Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, says they have so far admitted 156 COVID-19 patients in the second wave. She says 124 of these were treated and discharged while 32 succumbed to the virus.
While cargo trucks, pickups and motorcycles were given a green light to easily proceed, occupants of private vehicles and pedestrians who were not in the category of essential workers were tasked to adduce movement permits.
Security personnel comprised of both police and UPDF on Monday afternoon closed down shops whose owners had resolved to operate normally, despite the presidential directive to temporarily close some businesses.
James Ongicha, the engineering technician and regional workshop manager says that, the plant used to refill five cylinders in two hours, however, it currently performs the same task for close to four hours, which creates the need to service it urgently.