Abudul Kareem Kasujja, the Chairperson of Masaka Bassenene Dealers Association says that the COVID-19 lockdown has created a sharp fall in prices of grasshoppers due to low market demand, as millions of Ugandans are locked down in homes. Kasujja says despite incurring heavy costs in setting up the trapping sites, they are struggling to attract the sizeable market for their catch.
In a zoom meeting with small businesses owners on Thursday, Centenary Bank General Manager Fredrick Kigozi said they had seen a drove of applications for extension of loan repayments “largely from sectors deemed non-essentials.”
Michael Lakony, the Amuru District Chairperson says community members along Gulu-Nimule and Karuma-Pakwach highway still stand a risk of infection as some of them pick up the used materials dropped by the truckers.
Demitori Niwahanga, Felix Saturday and Patrick Rubaramira, Ihanga parish LC2 Chairman say that the district had in 1990’s shifted the market from Ihanga trading centre to Rugogoma but traders and the customers declined.
Business and traffic were paralyzed as security personnel hunted for suspected contacts of the driver. However, five people were traced and immediately whisked away to the Gulu School of Clinical Officers quarantine facility.
Amuru District Health Officer, Dr Patrick Odong Olwedo revealed that currently, only 13 health workers are deployed at the border screening point. They include four clinical officers who do the screening, four laboratory technicians and support staff.