On Tuesday, Dr. Innocent Nkonwa, the Medical Superintendent of Luwero Hospital described the decision by the council as rushed and unfair in a meeting with the LC V Chairperson, Erastus Kibirango and District Speaker, Abdul Mazinga among other Executive Committee members.
Nakalawa says in times like now, everyone or those that have lost their loved ones need to be prepared for the grieving process. According to Nakalawa, failure to grieve can lead to mental illness including depression.
Last month, more than 650 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC fleeing the war in the eastern part of their country entered Bundibugyo District through Rwamabale Sub County in Ntoroko district.
Although the distribution of money was initially scheduled to end on Wednesday, the Minister for Gender, Labor and Social Development, Betty Amongi, told journalists that only 14 billion of the planned 53 billion Shillings had been sent out to the vulnerable populations in municipalities and cities.
Angella Mpiriirwe, a mother from Ruhija sub-county who our reporter found at the facility pending labour, said that upon her arrival last weekend, she realized how the doctor was struggling to perform a cesarean section during night hours without surgical gloves and Misoprostol.
James Mwesigye, chairperson of Covid-19 Taskforce and resident city commissioner says that people had developed a tendency of walking to town and loitering and sitting on their shops' verandahs’ even when they are locked.
Dr. Ben Watmon, the Director Moroto Regional Referral Hospital, says there is a lot of stigma related to COVID-19 and lack of knowledge on the virus. He was addressing a team of Greater North COVID-19 Parliament Taskforce led by Koboko Municipality MP, Charles Ayume.