During the period, the contractor excavated stone aggregates from a quarry located at Kyaggunda village in Bukulula sub-county, where some of their workers settled as they blasted stones used in the project works. While they settled, they also engaged women in sexual relationships, which resulted in pregnancies.
According to the UPDF recruitment criteria, all recruits must be citizens of Uganda and in possession of an Original National Identity Card and duly signed Letters of recommendations from LC I, LC III, and GISOs, to confirm that they are citizens of good conduct with no criminal record.
The groups say that artisanal miners are continuously using toxic mercury to extract minute pieces of gold that is mixed in the soil, and other materials. The process entails mixing mercury with materials containing Gold, in order to form a mercury-gold amalgam, which is later heated to a temperature that vaporizes the mercury and leaves behind the Gold.
The industry has suffered setbacks in the development of the different harbour, piers and landing sites that in turn lives private investors unable to open routes to several destinations across water bodies in the country.
Watira says that many people are taking advantage of the disasters to Bududa to hype their political interests. Some, Hijack items donated by the government and personalize them, he said, adding that several others claim that the items are sent to the area as a result of their lobbying.
Archbishop Ntagali told the congregation after taking over the diocese that a three-member committee has been appointed to investigate the allegations against Oode. The committee comprises of The Rt. Rev. George Kasangaki of Masindi-Kitara Diocese, The Rt. Rev. Samuel Bogere Egesa of Bukedi Diocese and The Rt. Rev. Patrick Gidudu of Mbale Diocese.