Wilson Kabale, one of the butchers in Kuushu town council who was around at the time of constructing the slaughter slab, says that they want to pay the owner of the land hosting the slab Shillings 5000 for each animal slaughtered but he demanded Shillings 20,000, which they couldn’t afford.
Martin Mutayi, a resident of Bundesi in Bududa district says that despite enrolling for the National ID he lacks time and transport to pick it since he comes from as far as Nametsi Parish. He says he walked 20km last time he wanted to pick his ID and arrived at the NIRA office around 5:30 pm when it was already closed.
The activities include construction of two classroom blocks at Bumayoka primary School, construction of staff quarters at Bukigai health center III, and construction of pupils' dormitory for children with disabilities at Manjiya primary school, in Bududa district.
Simon Peter Zanga, the project supervisor from Geomax Engineering Company has confirmed the delayed payment, saying that they are waiting for the ministry to disburse the money so that they can also start paying their workers.
Tappy Namulondo the Bududa Chief Administrative Officer district, they have requested the victims to vacate, but they have refused until they are relocated or compensated. According to Namulondo, the toilets are filled up and need to be emptied and classrooms renovated.
Emmanuel Wakibi, the district councilor representing Bushiribo Sub County, said the purpose of the project was to serve people uphill of Nabweya who did not have access to water. “The people uphill are still suffering but am surprised that pipes are only in the lower area leaving the people who were supposed to be the main beneficiaries of the project,” he said.
Last year, the district reported an outbreak of lumpy skin disease in November and since then, animals have never been vaccinated. The outbreak was confirmed in Nalwanza, Bududa, Bushika and Bumasheti sub-counties.
Paul Kusolo the former Senior Assistant Secretary for Bushiyi Sub County and his accountant Abubakar Wambalo were arrested on Friday and are currently in police custody at Bududa Central Police Station.
Job seekers who preferred anonymity told our reporter that they could not make it for interviews after hearing that some of their colleagues who appeared before were being chased with others arrested over forged documents.
Agness Nandutu, the Bududa woman MP and state minister for Karamoja affairs said resettling the people of Bududa in faraway places will not help them because they are used to their fertile areas where they can practice farming, adding that people were relocated to new environments where their productive farming skills and culture could not be applied like Kiryandongo and Bunambutye.
Joseph Nasaba, the LC I Chairperson of Nakhatore village, says that there are no human casualties. He says that he heard land sliding downwards and later confirmed mudslides had hit the area. He has asked the government to come to their rescue because they have lost all their crops.