Kapchorwa LC V Chairperson, Evelyn Kubalika, says that they held a meeting on Thursday last week involving the district and municipal council authorities where they resolved to demolish the illegal structures at Boma grounds.
Cases of Gender-Based Violence still top the list of crimes that were committed in the country, according to the 2020 Police crime report and have gone up in recent months, following a COVID-19 induced lockdown that left millions of people stuck in homes across the country.
The Public Finance Management Act 2015 section 17 (2) stipulates that a local government that does not spend money that was appropriated to a particular vote for the financial year shall at the close of the financial year, return the money to the Consolidated Fund.
Authorities have announced that the district headquarters will remain closed to the general public for at least two weeks. During the two weeks, the district buildings, offices and surroundings will be fumigated to ensure that it is safe from contaminants which could lead to further spread of COVID-19.
The accident occurred on Friday along the Kapchorwa-Tereyet road when a driver of a Fuso Fighter Registration Number UAX 370 lost control at aslope near Sipi town and rammed into a house. According to the police, three of the people on the truck died on the spot, while others were rushed to Kapchorwa General Hospital in critical condition.
Dressed in white outfits, with walking sticks, the group headed by one Swaibu Sande, a resident of Kapchorwa, started the journey early Friday heading to a mountain in Bukwo for prayers. Sande calls himself a prophet sent by God to deliver people to his Kingdom.
Jude Wandera, the Spokesperson of UPDF in the Elgon and Bukedi sub-regions identified the deserter as 45-year-old Francis Musau Kapchekweko. According to Wandera, Kapchekweko deserted the army several years ago.
Addressing rallies in Kapchorwa and Kween districts on Saturday, Muntu said Uganda has never seen a sitting president retiring peacefully arguing that time has come for Museveni to show this to the country.
The first accident which occurred on Thursday evening in Sipi Town Council involved a saloon car registration number UAV-380G which was moving from Kaserem en route Kapchorwa town and a truck number UBF-520Q operated by the Chinese Road Construction company.
Dr. Ayubu Wangubo, the Medical Superintendent Kapchorwa General Hospital, says management resolved with the Health Ministry to resume operations on Monday after thoroughly disinfecting the hospital premises.
The notice, dated September 22 shows that 50 staff have so far tested positive, and three lives lost to COVID-19, at the facility. As a result, he added, services in the Pharmacy, the Female and male wards, Children’s Ward, Outpatient department, and the chronic care wards will be indefinitely suspended.
Moses chelangat, the LCI chairperson of Chenwach Village says that he heard gunshots at around 10 pm which he ignored because he thought the night time curfew patrol team was at work. He added that he was equally surprised when residents woke him up in the morning with reports that one of them had been shot dead.
His Son Joshua Kapkomu says, that, the illness of his dad started like a cough which promoted them to seek medical attention at Kapchorwa Hospital and later referred to Mbale. He remembers his father as a caring person who was there for his family all the time.
The Sipi Region Police Spokesperson, Fred Mark Chesang confirmed the incident, saying Doreen is locked up at Kapchorwa Central Police Station. He says the suspect stabbed the deceased with a knife severally accusing him of infidelity and abandoning his family.
Michael Chebet Musau, the East Division LC III Chairperson, condemned the act of shooting live bullets at civilians. He however also faulted residents for being chaotic and disrespecting security forces, which could have prompted them to open live bullets.