Samantha Mwesigye, a procurement lawyer and lecturer at Law Development Center, Makerere says the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority regulations don’t allow Procuring and Disposal Entities (PDEs) to enter contracts with bank, companies or those facing bankruptcy.
CID Spokesperson Charles Twine revealed that there is probable fraud of airlifting a person who had not qualified for the games, he said they are still holding the athlete because he is suspected to be part of the fraud.
Muhammad Mubiru, the Principal Hospital Administrator at Entebbe Hospital, says that 20 health workers will be accommodated units. He adds that the construction of the units is timely since the lack of accommodation poses a challenge to their performance.
Ferdinand Ojera Severio, the General Secretary Apaa Township says that at least ten lives of children and pregnant mothers in the area were lost in the area since last year due to the lack of better health services.
The Lokung Sub County LC III Chairperson, Joachim Opoka Ocan, says heavily armed soldiers from the South Sudan Peoples Defense Force (SSPDF) stormed the road maintenance last week. The soldiers allegedly confronted the contractor accusing them and the Uganda government of crossing 7kilometers deep inside their territory.
During a community meeting aimed at blocking a planned mark stone planting by one Patrick Ojok Lakica who is accused of blocking Samson Oyoo Road over the weekend, the community members claim that several other roads in the area that have also been tampered with including Aber Lane which was modified more than five times by the physical planners.
Faith Kabafumu, the OC in charge of the Child Protection Unit, says that children are the most affected in these cases. She says that the COVID-19 lockdown has exposed children to a risky lifestyle and to offenders who usually take advantage of their age and domestic challenges.
According to Dr. Tumuhimbise, the Hepatitis B vaccines will expire in December this year. He attributes the poor uptake of the Hepatitis B vaccine to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that there is a slow response ever since the pandemic broke out in the country,
Enoch Ntale, Coordinator- Musambwa Island Joint Conservation Organisation -MIJCO, says they will improve their conservation operations starting with rehabilitating the breeding colonies which were devastated by the floods.
Michael Oneka, a farmer under Tidi –ma-myero Farmers’ Group in Bungatira Sub –County in Gulu District, says 12 of his group members paid Shillings 148,500 each totalling to Shillings 1,782,000 to Simon Lamex Ocaka, a staff of United Bank of Africa.
Godfrey Batalingaya, the LC 1 chairperson of Mazzi-Malungi village in Kinyogoga Sub-County, says that the lockdown saw a ban on Cattle markets in the area to stem the spread of COVID-19. According to Batalingaya, many of the residents in his jurisdiction who could take cattle products to markets every Monday were affected seriously due to loss of income.
Aisha Salama, a vendor of onions and tomatoes, says that she found her store open with all her market goods worth Shillings 680,000 missing. She says the raid is a big blow to her business, adding that she has nowhere to begin from.