Now according to a notice dated 20th/May/2022 issued by the Manafwa District Chief Administrative Officer Peter Henry Wotunya, there is a temporal quarantine imposed on the district following a resolution from the stake holders meeting from the three districts of Namisindwa, Manafwa and Bududa which border each other.
Musa Mandu, a farmer in Manafwa Town council, says that in the past by this time they would be weeding beans and readying their gardens for planting other crops like maize. He, however, says that this is no longer the case because of the changing weather patterns.
Peter Matanda, a tomato farmer, says that they have failed even to recoup the money they invested in producing the vegetables. They anticipate scarcity of vegetables in the near future since most of them would have made losses and abandoned the business.
Gideon Nate Israel, a caretaker, pump operator and farmer, says the irrigation scheme has improved their livelihoods since it started in 2018. He says that before the scheme started, he used to grow cabbages and tomatoes, which would fetch him less than Shillings 900,000 in a year, which had three seasons.
According to the Chairpersons like Tefilo Twaale of Nasonga village, Daudi Kutosi of Shiluku Parish, Stephen Kimanayi of Nabuta village among others, note that they have not been paid for three years despite being legally elected in office.
According to residents, Akol and her son were sleeping in their house when the rain pounded the district on Monday evening. Rogers Taitika, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson, says the deceased’s bodies are lying at Mbale City Mortuary pending postmortem.
On Tuesday, the victim and her relatives appeared at the magistrate’s court for the hearing of the case. However, they were told that the file was not in court and that the chief magistrate was not available for any court session.
Speaking to the leaders this afternoon shortly before the commissioning at Manafwa district headquarters, Museveni asked the roads users to desist from smuggling, saying that when goods are smuggled government does not get taxes to construct roads like the one he commissioned today.