Tensions ensured after Amuriat’s entourage led by Michael Lakony, the Amuru District LC 5 Chairperson stormed the Town Council to address enthusiastic supporters but police swung into action and blocked them.
Martine Ojara Mapenduzi, the Gulu District LC 5 Chairperson also the coordinator District Task Force, says the interception of trucker, brings to three number of positive cases being treated at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.
A team of police backed Amuru COVID-19 Task Force and health workers searched for the driver in Elegu Town Council only to realise that his truck was being driven by another person. The Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, Patrick Jimmy Okema, says the team persisted and searched for the driver until 1:00pm when he was found at BLD parking yard in Elegu.
Pabbo S.S becomes second and prime isolation facility after the first emergency quarantine center was of four beds established at Elegu cross boarder by World Health Organization – WHO and International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Margaret Odokonyero Okot, the Assistant District Health Officer says the high prevalence is attributed to influx of traders and long distance truck drivers who engage in promiscuous acts along the great north road to South Sudan.
The only two ambulances belonging to the district including one that was donated around 2006 by Medicines Sans Frontiers, an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organization have broken-down.
Pauline Ayoo, another resident, said the closure of Apaa Health Centre II has mostly affected expectant mother since they are missing maternal health services due to lack of transport to move to distant health facilities.
Government through the ministry of health this month launched a five-day mass vaccination exercise against the two killer diseases. However, Christopher Ocen, the head of the Village Health Teams (VHTs) in Labala told URN today that the exercise which targeted 7,002 children saw only 4,760 vaccinated.
John Bosco Langoya, the Pabbo Health Centre III Health Management Committee Chairperson, says the staffs were implicated when they tracked their phone calls last week. He says Remo Nyeko, Patrick Odong and Charles Okiya were in touch the day the batteries were stolen.
Community leaders of Payiro parish in Attiak sub-county blame animal distilling for the increasing crimes and underdevelopment on increasing alcoholism. They are proposing a by-law that will ban local production of alcohol.
However, close to 20 years later, many of the survivors argue that they have not recovered from the body burns, bullet wounds and scars they sustained in the attack due to inadequate medical attention.