On Thursday, the National Water and Sewerage Cooperation (NWSC) pipelines at the bridge burst cutting off water supply to Giligili pumping station in Kasua cell, Ayivu division, and to other areas of the city.
According to the IG, the trio solicited a kickback from a supplier who was hired to offer catering services for the training of over 900 village health teams in Terego district. The event was organised by TASO-Uganda.
The vendors in the market suspect that the despicable practice is being perpetrated by intruders, especially at night. They say that the suspected intruders normally sneak into the market in the evening and hide inside some of the unoccupied stalls on the first floor and thus get locked inside the market.
Dr. Alex Andema, the Director of Arua Regional Referral Hospital, says that most survivors started experiencing visual complications on the first day of admission. He says there is a high possibility City 5 Gin contained Methanol that causes blindness.
The spraying exercise is part of a two-year programme funded by the Global Fund. The intervention will cover nine highly burdened districts namely Adjumani, Moyo, Yumbe, Obongi, Koboko, Maracha, Arua, Madi Okollo and Terego.
The death started occurring on Friday until Sunday morning while several other victims are hospitalized. According to police, seven of the deaths occurred in Mvara and Oluko suburbs in Arua city and seven others in Madi Okollo district.
The districts of Madi Okollo, Maracha, Nebbi, Obongi, Pakwach, Terego, Yumbe and Zombo are among those reporting an upsurge of malaria cases with the majority of the cases being reported among children below five years.
The nurse identified as Paul Wamala was picked up yesterday after relatives of a 2-year old child who died last week at the facility reported the matter to the Arua Regional Referral Hospital police post.
According to the relatives of the child, Wamala allegedly asked them to initially give him 30,000 Shillings to buy medicines to commence the procedure. He however returned shortly to the relatives of asking for additional 180,000 Shillings from the relatives.
Currently, abandoned landfills are a common sight along Duka road, Ojio road, Adumi road, and Lemerijoa road among others in Central Division. Also, areas around Arua Main market and Ediofe junction road have continued to harbor huge filthy heaps of poorly disposed of garbage.
Conducted by Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) between September and November 2021, the survey shows that 24 percent of every 100 women aged between 15 and 49 would like to limit or delay getting pregnant but they do not have access to consistent use of modern contraceptive methods.
Khemis Muzaidi the Mayor of Arua Central Division says that the ban is in good faith because it is only a preventive measure to protect the public from risks of sanitation-related diseases like cholera.
The most affected are those that are deployed at the garbage sorting sites and cleaning services whose work among others involves getting in contact with waste products on the street and in drainage channels in the central business district of the city.
According to the local government, human resource structure, every health center IV is supposed to have one anesthetic officer and an assistant. However, several health center IVs in the sub-region are operating without anesthetic officers.
The drugs were impounded during two weeks of enforcement operations that targeted 100 illegal drug outlets in the districts of Arua, Yumbe, Koboko, Madi-Okollo, Maracha, Terego, Nebbi, Zombo and Pakwach.
Located along Iddi Amin road in Arua Central Division, the abattoir lacks a functional water system, electricity, latrine for the workers and has not undergone any major renovation over the past 20 years.