Several residents in areas along Kiteezi – Kabaga road have raised concerns about the trucks which dump garbage along the roads and near their homes. The most affected villages include Nameere, Kizingiza, Lusanja, Kiteezi, Kabaga and Kabwoko.
The Christian feast comes just a week before Easter, to commemorate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Over the years, Palm leaves have been used to simulate events in Jerusalem where Jesus’ path was covered in palm fronds before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his crucifixion on Good Friday.
In some of the lyrics, artists, both local and international are seeking to lift the spirits of persons fighting a disease, whose genesis, mutation, management and treatment, remains strange to mankind. Some of them carry a spiritual message, so powerful at a time of self-isolation, quarantine and social distancing in response to the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Dr Paul Zirimala, the officer in- charge of Wakiso Health IV, notes that the most conditions registered from the sites over the last months has been Hernia. Dr Zirimala says that on average they have been performing five to seven hernia surgeries on patients working from the quarry sites.
Michel Ssenoga, operating in Kira town, says lack of public toilets has forced some people in the municipality to resort to desperate means of disposing their waste like defecating in open areas, incomplete buildings and street corridors.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says police have received information that despite police decision to stop the show, Bobi Wine had decided to proceed with the illegal concert. Onyango says as result, police took a bold decision to block Bobi Wine from leaving his home to prevent him from committing crime.
Community service, locally known as Bulungi Bwansi, is one of the Kiganda traditions aimed at encouraging voluntary community involvement in keeping the environs clean. However, with time, the tradition has been fading away.
This year's camp was organised under the theme; “Living by the scout promise and law”. St Geralds Secondary School Nyakibaale became the overall winners for this year in the secondary school category followed by Rukungiri Primary Teachers College boys.
West Buganda Diocesan Bishop Henry Katumba Tamale says that this will avert reports of any kind of sickness or death that might arise out of the poor health of pilgrims. He says that a medical check will help to ascertain whether a person will endure the conditions on the road and be able to walk long distances.
Ellen Eva Ssuubi, the Executive Director of Wells of Hope, a Non-Government Organization that looks after prisoners children says that in the absence of parents and caregivers, most of these children are left to face lifes challenges at an early age, driving them out of school into child Labour, early marriages, and sometimes, prostitution.
Bobi Wine condemned the Police decision to block his concert, saying it is affecting several innocent people. I know very well these police officers are being used and dont like what they are doing because they studied the law and dont appreciate being forced to break the law.
Ellen Eva Ssuubi, the Executive Director Wells of Hope, says although parents might have committed crimes but their children remain innocent and shouldnt be left to suffer because of what their parents did.