The most affected district is Katakwi where four local leaders have resigned. Those who have quit politics are Francis Okwameri, the Ngariam Sub County Councilor, and Emmy Ojirot, the LC 3 Chairperson of Palam.
In the new rates expected to commence in July, each household in the city is expected to pay from 5,000 to 10,000 Shillings to the private garbage collectors every month. Those living in senior quarters will be paying between 20,000 to 30,000 Shillings to the firm that will be contracted to manage waste next month.
The money will be used to construct classrooms, teachers’ houses, and the procurement of furniture. The money is also planned for the recruitment of teachers in 69 government-aided schools in the district.
According to Owiny, Gweri County was omitted from representation on the land board, something he notes was an irregularity that needed the attention of the council before the names are forwarded to the Ministry of Land and Urban Development for approval.
In Soroti district, unknown assailants broke into Ojom HC II in Oculoi Sub County on May 2, 2022. The thugs made off with all the medical supplies in the facility. Police investigations indicate that the thieves took away 82 boxes of coartem for adults and children and other drugs, whose value hasn’t been established.
Christopher Saazi, the Executive Director of Nile Fishing Company that partners with Yamaha Motor Company says that the new bikes are cost-effective to manage as one uses only a litre of fuel to run for 85 kilometers while a litre of engine oil covers 4,000 kilometers.
Rose Tino, the Tubur Sub County, and Town Council female councilor threatened to block a supplementary budget due to the delayed payment of allowances to health workers, Village Health Teams, and Village Chairpersons.
While the health workers at the facility are on duty, they are unable to provide services to patients because medical supplies are locked up in the store. The impasse has been caused by the failure to requisition for medicine due to the absence of the facility’s in-charge.
Soroti Resident Judge, Henry Peter Adonyo granted Olemukan, 48, cash bail of Shillings 5 million. Olemukan applied for bail early last month, days after appearing before the Bukedea Grade One Magistrate, Juliana Kimono.
In a rejoinder to Achieng’s letter, ULGA President, Richard Rwabuhinga, says that had the government provided local government leaders with vehicles as promised earlier, the misuse would have been probably minimized.
The team led by the Aringa North County MP, Godfrey Onzima on Wednesday noted that there were several irregularities in the market that needed reorganization to save a multi-billion facility from ruin.
But in Soroti district and City, billions of cash are sitting as the accounting officers wait for guidance on how to involve the army in engineering works. Luke Lokuda, the Soroti Chief Administrative Officer says they are stuck with the money because there is no clarification on the scope of work to be undertaken by the army.
Dr Robert Ojala, the Senior Veterinary Inspector in charge of North Eastern Uganda told the City and district leaders that the Ministry had decided to repossess the land and will be used as a quarantine station for Teso Sub Region.
Asuret Sub County registered 173 cases of COVID-19 between September 22 and October 1, 2021. This is almost a quarter of the cumulative cases recorded in the district comprising 12 sub-counties since March 2020.