URN learned that the concern over the cracked pillars matter was brought to the Ministry of Works’ attention by the JSC, after which the ministry carried out an initial inspection and found out that the cracks in the pillar had progressed for more than a month, and similar ones were also found in some pillars in the basement.
Committee chairman Joel Ssenyonyi confirmed the threats, saying however that they won’t back off from holding corrupt public officials accountable for causing financial losses to the Government, adding that they have surrendered their safety and well-being into God’s hand for divine protection.
Robert Odida, the In-Charge of Koblin Youth Rehabilitation Centre says that the majority of the children who were rescued were below the age of 10, and these have been reunited with their families, thanks to the efforts of the area leaders and partner Civil Society Organizations.
Geofrey Chemonges, a resident of Kamulago village said the soil mixed with big rocks fell covering a distance of 500metres of the road section which is under construction by the China State Construction Engineering Limited.
The area which lies on the border of the Karamoja sub-region has for years experienced unreliable rainfall punctuated with drought, flood, and hailstorms which caused insufficient agricultural production leading to food insecurity among its populace.
Mende Sub County leaders say that brokers without presenting any documentation and in violation of the laws use the police to arrest bibanja occupants charge them with criminal trespass and later on destroy their property.