Geoffrey Onekalit, the Tegwana Sub Ward Local Council Chairperson who was at the scene told URN that the security personnel told him that they received information that the pastor had a congregation which was a contravention to the ban on public gatherings to contain the spread of coronavirus disease.
Festus Luboyera, the Executive Director of the Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) says some of the rivers that flow into the lake are filling up due to the higher rains received particularly in Rwanda, Kenya and Burundi. There are 23 rivers that flow into the lake, eleven of them coming from Tanzania.
However, by 8th May, 2020, the water level was at 13.42 metres, surpassing the 13.41 metres of 1964 which had been the highest ever recorded in 50 years.
Pabbo Sub County Chairperson Christopher Odongkara says that Onen was apprehended from Apaa Junction bordering Amuru and Adjumani districts at around 1:30 a.m on Sunday, and detained at Apaa Army Detach for defying the ongoing night-time curfew.
It has been confirmed that two of the seven workers are from Lira Regional Referral Hospital. The duo, a lead nurse and medical officer have been admitted at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital while the rest are at Mulago Specialised Hospital.
The Executive Director who was talking to this reporter during an interview noted that the grim picture is turning to the bright side as they have recorded a percentage increase of 12.4 percent between 2016 and 2019. Okello says that the achievement means that they have been able to halt deforestation from exceeding afforestation.
There are four border districts in Karamoja including Moroto, Amudat, Kaabong and Karenga which share a common border with South Sudan and Kenya. However, as South Sudan and Kenya register more COVID –19 cases, there are growing concerns of importation of the virus through the border posts in Karamoja.
About 100 nuns congregated at the Convent Chapel of Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate for a two hour morning mass which was led by the Archbishop of Gulu John Baptist Odama.
The church was decorated with flowers, bouquets, accolades and placards labelled with the seven gifts of the holy spirits which represent; wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety and fear of the lord.
Lukwata didn’t reveal specific data for the number of young smokers in Uganda but acknowledged that Shisha is popular among this age group with three in ten youth in Kampala reporting to have used it. In terms of percentages, tobacco use prevalence stands at 4.6% for females and 11% for males.
Trouble between the MP and the task force started in the meeting held at district headquarters on Friday when MP Macho raised a concern of allowing traders to open their stores and sell off their produce that they had stocked.
However, the RDC Capt Chris Mike Okiria disagreed with him saying that they must get directives from the office of the Minister of internal affairs before the market is reopened.
Lucy Olot, an eye witness who is also a Community member at Aduku town council, said the suspects were cited interacting with the truck drivers last night. The matter was reported to the surveillance team who alerted police patrol who took them for institutional quarantine.
Recently, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who directed the closure of all educational institutions in March due to the outbreak of the COVID-19, allowed schools to re-open for only finalists in primary seven, senior four, senior six, and those in their final years in Universities and Tertiary Institutions.
Although Lira is already overwhelmed with patients just like the other Referral hospitals in the region, the officials says more patients will have to be brought in since sporadic cases are still being confirmed.
Works on the road that started in March involve replacement of the formation layer also known as the sub-base, the base layer which is made out of a mixture of crushed rocks and marram and the Asphalt made layer.
Stanley Okettayot the water and sanitation engineer working with water for people says the project aims at providing water to improve on community hygiene and sanitation since communities have been attributing poor hygiene to lack of water.
Apart from patients, Nakasujja said owning to the fact that COVID-19 was a new phenomenon to even health workers, a group of other researchers at the University are analyzing health workers who are involved in treatment of the viral respiratory infection to see how they perceive their jobs now and if they have really been affected.