The neglected tropical disease is spread by infected mosquitoes whose bites deposit a parasite that travels to the lymph nodes. It affects the lymphatic system causing swelling and pain in the legs, arms and genitalia. It also increases the risk of frequent bacterial infections that harden and thicken the skin.
According to the proposal, the city council will relinquish the responsibility for garbage handling to the private firms whose services will have to be directly paid for by the residents that wish to have their waste materials collected.
Residents in the city argue that failure to collect garbage and poor disposal has become a threat to their health and the environment and could expose them to hygiene-related diseases such as Diarrhoea, typhoid and cholera.
Amanda Ngabirano, the National Physical Planning Board chairperson, said the country is disorganized because national physical planning has not been valued. A fine of 2million shillings shall be levied on those who shall not paint their business premises and lack dustbins
The panic started after reports that swarms of desert locusts had been sighted in Abim district on Monday evening. The district located in Karamoja sub-region borders Kapelebyong and Amuria in Teso and Otuke and Agago in Lango Sub Region.
The three groups are Nyeko- rac community Farmers’ Cooperative Society, Itek- okile Rice Growers and Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd and Bar Orphan Widows and Widowers- (BOWW) Cooperative Society.
Museveni also notes that some UWA officials are collaborating with Li Wejin and Yinzhi, both Chinese diplomats to export ivory from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan. He also expresses displeasure over the reported theft of 1,300Kgs of impounded Ivory worth Shillings 3 billion from the UWA stores.
Patrick Ogweng the Deputy Town Clerk Lira Municipality has defended their forceful eviction arguing that the struggle by Lira Municipal council to evict the IDPs and dissolve this camp started 2007, a year after government dissolved all the IDP camps in Northern Uganda.
The project will involve upgrading the network system, extending water to more villages, improving the infrastructure like pipelines, reservoirs, booster pumps and establishing motorized pump schemes in areas where piped water cannot reach.
Through their umbrella organisation, Lango Youth Former Captives/Returnees Association -LYFCA, the group notes that most of them are in dire need for help, yet government has done little to facilitate their reintegration into the community.
National Forestry Authority in January 2016, ordered the affected people to vacate the piece of land measuring approximately 210 hectares in Abalokare, Dogikore and Amoilela villages in Amoilela parish, Bala Sub County. They were accused of alleged trespass on the reserve.