Paul Okello, the General Secretary of the Uganda Athletics Federation and the head of the team designing the course, says they are expected to complete their task by Friday, December 9th, 2022, to allow the athletes to jog through the loops to the competition day.
Tororo Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Albert Amula, says that they are in touch with the United Nations High commissioner for Refugees and the Uganda Red Cross Society to camp in the area and provide support should the situation get out of hand.
ICU leaders from the Southern districts including Tororo, Busia, Manafwa, Namisindwa, and Mbale have denounced Dokoria’s nomination, saying that he doesn't belong to any clan of Itesots and doesn't qualify to hold the position of Emorimori.
Dr. Thomas Ochar, the medical superintendent of Tororo General Hospital, says that the service provider didn't deliver key parts like the power system stabilizer (PSS), which is key in operating the x-ray machine.
According to prosecution, between the months of November 2021 and April 2022, the duo and others on the run forged accountability regarding the expenditure on the construction of Kagera Bridge where construction of shelter, paying of causal laborers, and compensation of the project affected persons among others are claimed to have been done yet these were not effected.
Officers from the State House Anti Corruption Unit arrested the two officials from the Tororo municipal offices on Tuesday after failing to account for Shillings 180 million out of the Shillings 214 million they received from the Ministry of Works and Transport to work on the bridge.
According to the prosecution, the three during the NRM Parliamentary Elections on September 4 2020 at Akoret B Polling Station, in Akoret Zone, Tororo District, killed Oketcho Sinambio, the then NRM registrar for Mukuju Sub County.
The officials include Mayor Kennedy Orono Nyapidi, the town clerk Paul Omoko, and Municipal Engineer Francis Okema. On Tuesday, the officials were summoned over allegations of mismanaging more than 300 Million Shillings meant for road works.
Wilson Okongo,76, a member of the group, estimate the damage at Shillings 20 million. He notes that if Okware wanted to evict them, he would have notified them and given them time to prepare and leave the land without necessarily hurting them.
The district police commander Rodgers Chebene confirmed that the suspect was whisked away upon referral to Mbale Regional Hospital where he was rushed in critical condition for specialized medical attention. He said the suspect who is facing charges of murder had also been seriously cut and that his survival rates are very minimal especially if not handled well.
Suspending the operations of the Weigh Bridge at Malaba, Prime Minister Nabbanja said that the operations will only resume when the pile-up has completely eased, adding that the government has instructed the ministers of works, internal affairs and trade to pitch camp at Malaba until the fuel situation normalizes.
As part of the change in policy, truckers were supposed to undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing which sparked a protest from drivers who parked their vehicles and blocked off the roads demanding that Uganda streamline its COVID-19 testing protocols in line with other EAC countries. The Drivers were charged 100,000 Shillings or 30 US Dollars for each test.