As a result, community members say, that a number of confined patients are taking advantage of the loophole to freely take walks to unidentified locations, especially in the evening. Many have been seen purchasing different items from shops and mixing up with unsuspecting community members.
Shafic Kisumuluzo, the Bwondha Zone C village chairperson, says despite registering one positive Covid19 case on the landing site last week, the both the community members and suspects have failed to adhere to the corona virus preventive guidelines of social distancing and wearing facial masks.
State Minister for Fisheries Hellen Adoa Says that many of the encroachers have failed to heed to calls to vacate the shoreline, threatening the natural resources and their habitats. According to Adoa, all the lakes are now covered with floating islands that descended from the weakening shorelines as a result of human activity.
Isaiah Tumuhimbise, the port officer of Jinja pier, says that the port has been receiving daily tourists and food suppliers which cannot be maintained in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, where social distancing is paramount.
The hostility, they say, started with an increase in the number of Coronavirus cases recorded among truck drivers, mainly those entering the country from Kenya and Tanzania. In recent weeks, more than 100 truck drivers have tested positive to the virus, driving cases of coronavirus in the country now 248.
The most affected areas are, Rwangara, Katanga, kacyankumo and Kanyansi and Kanara Ward. The residents say that the overflow of water is having a negative economic effect on people who depend on the lake for fishing.
Kadaga observed that the national taskforce is currently concentrating its’ food aid campaigns in the areas of Kampala and Wakiso, while sidelining other equally starving communities throughout the country.
“The Indian association responded to the president’s call and their main aim was for us to help them handover this food to the national task force for proper accountability and recognition,” she told journalists.
According to Police, the suspected tried to pretend like truck drivers when they saw officers approaching but the officers pinned them for fleecing surrounding communities of their valuables during curfew period.
Dr. Byamugisha told URN in an exclusive interview that prior to the renovation of the hospital, the delivery of health services had become difficult and expensive to manage.
All this has improved, despite the insatiable demands at the Hospital. Following months of renovation work, Dr. Josaphat K. Byamugisha, the Director of the newly transformed Makerere Health Services says he breathes with a sigh of relief.
Uganda Prison's Service Spokesperson Frank Baine says that the newly constructed Kitalya Min Max Prison in Wakiso will be holding all suspects remanded from Kampala Metropolitan Area at this time. The facility which was built to hold inmates on longer sentences has been empty at the moment and is now seen as a perfect place of isolation.
Joseph Kamukama, the Wakiso Division Police Commander, notes that much of the distress calls are coming in through security system given the fact that the numbers shared by the Health Ministry were widely shared and are inaccessible easily.
The Ministry of Agriculture has since passed out information warning the entire populace to stock enough food. However, the warning might have come in late as many people are likely to have already sold off a number of crops harvested in the recent farming season. Uganda last experienced a major locust invasion in 1961, with immense damage on crops which resulted in acute hunger.