The two were unclaimed bodies of persons who were knocked dead and transferred to Luwero Hospital by the Police a week ago. However, the bodies were not claimed and the hospital administration resolved to have them buried at a public cemetery which is managed by the town council.
Sam Kigula, the Nakasongola district LC V chairperson, explains that the delay in fund utilization stems from confusion regarding whether to use the money for rehabilitation, as suggested by the Ministry of Works, or for routine maintenance, as directed by Parliament.
During the agricultural expo organized by the office of the Prime Minister in Luwero town council on Sunday, pineapple growers were among the exhibitors and expressed concerns over the lack of a better market for their produce.
In 2011/12, Luwero district with support from the Ministry of Health also embarked on the construction of a 100-bed ward at Luwero hospital at 7.2 billion shillings. The district has so far injected 2.5 billion shillings and two out of five floors have been completed
Erastus Kibirango the LC 5 Chairman of Luwero district explains that small-scale farmers failed to access the funds and buy irrigation equipment because of conditions that include co-funding hence it was returned to the treasury for the second year.
The said money was released by the government in the 2020/21 financial year to purchase scholastic materials, handle emergency expenditures, facilitate co-curricular activities, administration and school management.
Erastus Kibirango, the LC 5 Chairman of Luwero District, explains that the responsible officers denied issuing the land title to the veterans and that it was acquired through the forgery of minutes of the area land committee and signatures of District Land Board members in 2019.
On 23rd February, 2023, the Luwero District Service Commission ordered 41 teachers to appear before it to defend themselves in cases of abandonment from duty. The 41 teachers had been accused of being away from work for over three months without permission from their supervisors which is against Public Standing Orders.
Bernard Okello, the Luwero District Human Resource Officer explains that the accused staff appeared in the District's Rewards and Sanctions Committee, which recommended that they are forwarded to District Service Commission to discipline them for abscondment from duty.
Martin Paul Yiga, the Luwero Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, says that before granting them town council status, local leaders assured the government that they have land for the construction of administrative blocks and they are also able to raise enough local revenue to run their activities among other conditions.
Erastus Kibirango the LCV Chairperson asked the council not to pass the recommendations because the councilors failed to investigate the matter as entrusted despite each allocated 130,000 Shillings per sitting.
In Nakaseke, the affected staff have been put on notice to anticipate a delay in the payment of salaries for the month of December. The district has a wage shortfall of 1.3 billion Shillings, according to releases made by the Ministry of Finance in the second quarter of the financial year.
At least 12 bodies have been unclaimed over the last three months and all these were later buried at Luwero town cemetery, according to a report by Luwero Hospital. The latest case involved an elderly woman whose body was dumped in Kavule zone near the Kasana playground.
Erastus Kibirango the LC 5 Chairman of Luwero district says that the district has failed to meet revenue targets due to leakages which include embezzlement, under assessment and issuance of fake receipts among other factors.
According to a circular to all headteachers of government-aided secondary schools, the district has written to the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development asking for supplementary funds to pay for the salaries. The circular dated September 1, 2022, requested the affected staff to remain patient.