In the past, leaders in Masaka city and environmental conservation activists have been at loggerheads with a senior officer of Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF identified as Major Patrice Mugume who hired trucks to dump the soil in a wetland, clearing part of it for construction.
George Ocan, the District Secretary for Health disclosed that they have proposed activation of the work of the village structures and intensify surveillance and risk communication interventions to strengthen coordination.
Geoffrey Komakech, a farmer in Gulu City told URN in an interview that they petitioned the RCC after all their efforts to recover their money from Gulu District Agriculture Department failed to yield results. He says that they also handed a copy of their petition to the Gulu District Chief Administrative Officer for intervention as well.
In Arua district, there is only one ambulance, which is inadequate to manage Covid19 cases in the district. Paul Drileba, the acting District Health Officer says the situation has become difficult to manage in the four sub-counties. Since they struggle to ensure timely referral of cases to Arua.
"This lady is not fit to be RDC. She has frustrated government programs like Emyooga, which has failed to take off yet the government has already sent funds to the district and she is the Chairperson of the Emyooga task force. She also failed to intervene in the scandal of the over Shillings 7 billion meant for four roads leading to shoddy work and frustration of the project and many others," he said.
Although Richard Kyambadde, the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA principal wetlands officer claims halting dumping and establishing of any development in the area, LCI Chairperson Richard Lugoloobi says the abuse has continued since there was no security deployment made to stop the perpetrators who are committed to destroying the environment, nor to identify them.
Michael Rackara, a parent whose child has been deformed by the ailment at Aremo Wang-Lobo in Odek Sub-County says that the affected children who have become unproductive to their families should be paid a monthly stipend of 120,000 Shillings.
A report by the Inspectorate of Government implicates the officers for the irregular procurement of Contractors for sub-projects of Alibabito primary school and staff house construction worth Shillings 424,200,000, Obongi Health Center Four General Ward and staff house worth Shillings 760 million and District Production Office Block worth Shillings 2.015 Billion.
The house which was initially built in 1935 was after its renovation meant to be handed over as a souvenir present to Kabaka Ronald Mutebi II, on his 28th coronation anniversary which will be celebrated on Saturday in Nkoni palace in Masaka.
Musa Makomeri, Kasansa Village LC I Chairperson who doubles as the Chairperson of Kasansa Rice Grower Association, says that the ban will affect many residents depending on rice growing for survival. He says that farmers are ready to adjust to best farming practices to avoid problems.
Kitgum Municipal Council signed a contract with Trio Consultants Ltd in June this year to supervise, China Railway 18 Bureau Group Co Ltd that was contracted to undertake the 16.6 Billion shillings road construction.
A section of councilors led by James Agaba, the representative of the Southern division and the elderly male councilor, Phillip Ntakyotugyira, said there is no way they would approve Nambajimana because his Primary Leaving Examination certificate bears the name of Nambajimana Alex B, Ordinary Level certificate bears Nambajimana B. Alex and Tertiary Institution and University certificate bears Nambajimana B. Alex.
Muhammad Mubiru, the Principal Hospital Administrator at Entebbe Hospital, says that 20 health workers will be accommodated units. He adds that the construction of the units is timely since the lack of accommodation poses a challenge to their performance.
During a community meeting aimed at blocking a planned mark stone planting by one Patrick Ojok Lakica who is accused of blocking Samson Oyoo Road over the weekend, the community members claim that several other roads in the area that have also been tampered with including Aber Lane which was modified more than five times by the physical planners.