He says the distribution will be done at LC1 level by the LC Chairpersons. Rugunda says these will be supported by the Police and the Uganda People's Defense Force for purposes of transparency and avoiding crowds.
However, KCCA says its leadership and the technical staff have frequently visited several city markets to check on compliance with market guidelines and found that Kasanja failed to comply and hence the closure.
“There are some political leaders who tried to distribute food to some desperate urban dwellers, whose sources of income had been affected by the pandemic, these could have been given guidelines on how to safely distribute the food. Instead, Museveni called them shameless opportunists or enemies of Uganda, who should be charged with a capital offence of attempted murder. Surely, Ugandans know who leads in shamelessly giving political handouts using taxpayers’ money,” Besigye said.
Jane Kalanzi, a resident of Makindye Division told Uganda Radio Network that she had planned to visit a health facility since Sunday after developing flu-like symptoms, chills and high temperatures as they have been publicized as some of the symptoms of COVID-19.
Dr Elizabeth Namukwaya, a palliative care physician at the hospital currently based at the Isolation centre said they have finished initial drafts and hope to have a complete document by the end of this week.
random sampling by URN confirms his complaints that indeed getting RDCs for clearance is very cumbersome. For the 20 RDCs that URN called, only three picked their phones, the others they either went unanswered or were completely unavailable.
Masaka Hospital Superintendent Dr Nathan Onyaki who also coordinates the task force in the nine districts of greater Masaka says that logistical challenges are threatening their operations. He explains that the task force, which is directly charged with coordinating the activates of lower surveillance teams at the districts has run out of fuel, after emptying their reserve in the last two weeks.
The patients contend that some of them stay far away from health facilities and restricting their movements tantamount to the terminating their lives. Immaculate Nyambugu, one of the persons living with HIV says that several patients have abandoned treatment as a result of the restrictions because they cannot easily walk to the health facilities.
Dr Doreen Agasha Birungi, the clinical director of Hospice Africa Uganda told the meeting that they resolved to close morphine production together with a host of other services that Hospice Africa provides including providing homecare to people at the end of life stage. This was done, in respect of the social distancing principle.
It should be noted that data to inform this analysis was collected up to March 15, 2020. This was before government announced partial shutdown of the economy that instigated panic buying and therefore a spike in prices of certain goods, including food and drinks.
joyce Bukirwa the Vice Chairperson of Butuntumula sub county says that an expectant mother at Kakuuto village delivered on roadside after motorists declined to transport her to Health center over the Presidential ban.
Samuel Kisembo, the Hoima Resident District Commissioner-RDC who also doubles as the Hoima District COVID-19 Taskforce Chairperson says they have decided to use Hoima School of nursing and Midwifery premises to accommodate COVID-19 suspects.
In a notice today, Ministry of Energy and Mineral development said companies intending to apply for the licenses now have six months window up to September 30, 2020 to prepare and submit their bits. The earlier deadline was March 31, 2020.
Dr. Ahmed Bumba, the Principal Medical Officer in Charge of Mbale Regional Blood Bank, says to address the problem they have embarked on a door to door campaign calling upon Ugandans to donate blood. He explains that schools have been the biggest source of blood donors and their closure because of the COVID19 pandemic has hit the blood collection campaign hard.
URN visited selected taxi parks in the city area to see how taxi operators were copying. At Kas Club Taxi Park in Bwaise in Kawempe division, URN found more than 10 drivers sited in groups of two and fours.