The four are said to have entered the country through the porous border points of Lake Albert on May 30, 2020. They were sighted by residents who immediately alerted security and health officials who later picked them from Kijangi Landing Site in Tonya parish Buseruka sub-county.
The two; Opio Ozelle and Singa Kowe were killed in a fire exchange with Uganda Peoples Defense Forces -UPDF soldiers on April 9, 2020, after they were found robbing Ugandan fishermen. Five others were also arrested by the UPDF while on the lake.
According to the Health ministry structure, the facility is expected to have four enrolled nurses but none is available. Only one of the four required midwives is available at the facility. The position of clinical officer is also vacant.
Brian Kisembo, the Kabarole Haemorrhagic Fevers Focal Person, says that they have already mapped out all lodges and guest houses that are normally frequented by Congolese Nationals and urged the operators to ensure they pay more keen attention on the health of their clients and report any suspicious cases.
Fresh clashes broke out on Saturday night between the Lendu and Bagegere displacing thousands of people from the areas of Tara, Muvaramu, Kango, Gbii, Roo, and Largo in Ituri province in Bunia district.
According to Hakiza, the suspects didn’t have any document authorizing them to enter Uganda when they were picked up. He says during the arrest, security impounded four fishing boats, one boat Engine and immature fish belonging to the suspects.