Acana who heads the Ker Kwaro Acholi Chiefdom, flew to London for personal business in March. He was also scheduled to attend an Acholi convention that was due to take a few weeks ago, but got caught up when countries including the UK started to lockdowns, and flights in and outside the country banned.
The travelers are suspected of having come from Dubai and other high risk countries before the health ministry put travel restrictions on travelers from countries like US, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain
Of the three, two were from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates while one was from the United States. Before the results were released, Dr Aceng indicated that 13 of the initial 45 cases, had got in contact with 660 people prior to their quarantine. The contacts were being traced.
“Some of the LDUs are misbehaving, they were entering houses. What are you doing entering people’s houses? If anybody enters your house, don’t even allow them just ring Nakalema and see what we shall do to them,” Museveni said.
These measures include those that significantly limit people’s basic rights like freedom of movement, association, faith among others. According to lawyers such as Asuman Basalirwa, the measures are symptomatic to a State of Emergency that is provided for under the 1995 Constitution, and can’t be supported by the Public Health Act.
Speaking to Journalists at the Uganda Media Centre today, police spokesperson Fred Enanga said they couldn’t allow the suspect, identified as Okungu Lazarus, to confuse the people because COVID-19 has no cure at least, as of now.
In an interview with Uganda Radio Network on Friday, the Association’s Secretary-General Dr Mukuzi Muhereza said that since the lockdown was announced on Monday and a curfew launched, four of their doctors have been beaten up by security operatives on their way to or from the health facilities.
UPDF First Division Spokesperson, Maj Bilal Katamba, confirmed that Mayanja was arrested by intelligence team deployed to track his movements. LDUs are superintended by UPDF First Division which is commanded by Maj Gen Samuel Kawagga.
State Minister for Kampala Benny Namugwanya said transport would be available at the Central Police station and the Fire Brigade station for people in the Kampala Central Business District, at Jinja Road Police for residents of Naguru and Nakawa, and at Wandegeya Police Station for residents in the areas of Wandegeya and Mulago.
Adam Swaleh, the chairperson Arua Brokers and drivers Association told URN that because of the difficulties to get money for survival and increasing hunger, many brokers hailing from Yumbe and Koboko districts have been forced to walk back to their villages.
The drivers under their umbrella body, Kasese Taxi Operators Saving and Credit Scheme have been saving an average of 15,000 Shillings per day to cater for emergencies. These include accidents, sickness, loss of relatives, and payment for traffic charges, among others.
According to Police, the suspected tried to pretend like truck drivers when they saw officers approaching but the officers pinned them for fleecing surrounding communities of their valuables during curfew period.
Delivering goods and services to residences in Gulu and around the outskirts in Gulu Municipality now ranges between the range from at least 2,000 up to 20,000 depending on distance with a radius of four kilometers and nature of the consignment.
Ssebana Nsubuga, the Chairperson Mulago Hospital Youths Development Organisation, says the cost of producing coffins has escalated since president, Yoweri Museveni ordered the closure of hardware shops, which they source, material for their work.
In the first case, the expectant mother reportedly waited for so long, before getting an ambulance for the referral. When it eventually arrived, the mother was too weak and lost the baby in the process. In the second incident, the parents struggled to get any possible means of transport to move from the village to the Hospital, but lost him along the way, while moving on a motorcycle.
Omoro district LCV Chairperson Douglas Okello Peter says through the food drive, they have received items from politicians including Rt Hon Deputy Speak Jacob Oulanyah who gave 100 kilograms of posho, a box of soap, Opit investment millers giving 10 liters of cooking oil and 10 bars of soap among others.
Linda Agnes Auma, the Amuru Resident District Commissioner told URN on Friday that the lodges were closed on Thursday evening when security stormed the area and discovered that very many people had still booked in and they were still operating.
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, said the six were arrested after security officers were tipped off by intelligence. Onyango said investigations indicate that the six alongside others that escaped were transported in a Lorry and started operating.