Although many people feared Kasirye Ggwanga due to his character and way of handling issues, Yasin Kafuuma, who has served as his driver for over seven years says he has never seen a cool-headed and highly disciplined officer who treated everyone with respect like Ggwanga.
During the meeting, the Lira Resident District Commissioner and Task-force Chairperson, Milton Odongo expressed concern about the huge influx of South Sudanese nationals as one of the biggest challenges to their efforts to combat the spread of the virus.
According to health experts, face masks could provide a barrier for potentially infectious droplets by reducing exposure to the saliva and respiratory secretions. Combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, face masks are thought to be helpful in slowing the spread of Coronavirus Disease.
Pontus Onzima, the Chief Warden Queen Elizabeth National park, says they have registered more cases of poaching compared to the period before the lock down. Over 60 poachers have been arrested between March and May compared to only 20 in February.
Tororo District Health Officer Dr David Okumu said that the 27 people who are are currently under quarantine at Mukuju Core Primary Teacher’s College were picked by the district surveillance team after they came in contact with the two cases. Several others are being followed up.
In a circular dubbed the Post Lock down Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ministries, departments and local governments, the Ministry urges staff of advanced age, those with chronic illnesses and breast feeding mothers to continue working from home.
Yumbe Woman MP Driwaru Zaitun says that with continued fighting and skyrocketing COVID-19 cases in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the illegal entry of refugees is a timebomb for Uganda since many of them have found their way into the communities without being tested for COVID-19.
Patrick Okello, a resident of Mbegu landing site in Hoima district, says they received information from DR Congo indicating that 8 bodies of the boat accident victims were recovered from the lake on Monday evening by Congolese fishermen.
Military Police Spokesperson, Captain David Agaba said that the Military Court invited students who were alleging that they were brutalized to testify against the officers, but none showed up. He says that the court was forced to temporarily withdraw the charges against the soldiers.
Museveni said people have not died in Uganda because initially, his directives were followed to the latter which led to a few people being hospitalized. He, however, said with the ever-rising numbers which currently stand at 657, it might be very hard to stop deaths.
“The duo was arrested after a tip off from residents that they deal in the species. Officials from Natural Resources Conservation network were informed about the transaction, and they got Police officers from CPS Kampala who travelled with the team to Kibaale,” Onyango said.
Finance Minister Matia Kasaija is expected to announce the removal of the 18 per cent value-added tax (VAT) on all the tools used in the garden when he reads the 2020-2021 financial year budget on Thursday. The tools include hay mowers, slashers, rakes and tedders.
In 2016, all the theatre equipment including an operating table, oxygen Cylinder, aesthetic machine, surgical Microscopes, Medical Gas and sterilizer among others in the theatre were shifted to Buliisa General Hospital.