Amina Wambewo, a mother, says that they were excited at the time the construction works started thinking that they would get better services. She, however, says that the status quo has remained almost two years after. She said they now move over 10 kilometers to Bududa hospital to seek for antenatal services.
Emmanuel Wakibi, the district councilor representing Bushiribo Sub County, said the purpose of the project was to serve people uphill of Nabweya who did not have access to water. “The people uphill are still suffering but am surprised that pipes are only in the lower area leaving the people who were supposed to be the main beneficiaries of the project,” he said.
Deborah Nekesa, the HIV focal person Bududa district acknowledges the reports of the sale of ARVs to cattle traders. She says that some of the caretakers sell drugs they receive for children under their care, which affects their treatment.
Ryan Akampulira, the Bududa District Police Commander, said that they are keeping the impounded animals and motorcycles at Bududa Central Police as exhibits. He asked the residents to wait until the president lifts the suspension on public gatherings before they can resume bullfighting.
. Paul Mumwata, a livestock farmer, says that he lost his two animals on Saturday to the disease. He says that the animals presented with difficulties in breathing and by the time he called a vet, it was too late to save them.
Gerald Mugisha the acting DPC Bududa said they are still impounding those motorcycles that have continued to flout the guidelines set by the president adding that they are using are the fines schedule for the traffic and road safety act since the ministry of finance has not yet released and sent them the current fines that were promised by the president.
The revellers told our reporter on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal that they have not felt the pinch or any threat from the police since the first lockdown was announced in March last year because they are neighbouring Mt. Elgon National Park.
The theater which was constructed in 2019 has since lain idle due to lack of funds to buy equipment to be used for operations.
It is estimated that over 500 million shillings is needed to buy the equipment
Mike Kigai, the in-charge Nabweya health Centre II attributes the high cases of teenage pregnancies to the laxity by parents to counsel their children. He says parents have turned their children into the business, something that has promoted teenage pregnancies in the area.
Tom Mukhobe Wandendeya the Bukibokolo local council five councilor said recently thieves also broke into Bukibokolo health facility and stole solar panels something that annoyed them as leaders. He appealed to the district to fence the facility so that they don't lose valuable items.
In March 2019, Ministry of Health contracted Geomax Engineering Company to build a maternity ward, three stance pit latrine and placenta pit at the facility. The company was also expected to renovate the Outpatient Department-OPD.