David Oguttu, the programme Manager for the National Onchocerciasis Elimination programme says enrolling the refugees in mass treatment will help Uganda achieve its policy of eliminating Onchocerciasis.
Muhammad Kisanja, the chairman of the market tells URN that he has no control of the fees charged to use the Wash facilities as these are private facilities that are benefiting from the inability of the government to construct toilets. He says he already received complaints from vendors that prices for showering had been increased.
James Peny-Wii, the Director of Project Risk, Monitoring and Control at IG, says that reports indicated the beneficiaries lost a great share of the project fund to the contractor in procuring equipment.
Early this month River Tete burst its banks and displaced residents in the two parishes of Arasi and Elegu, Arinyapi sub-county in Adjumani district. The floods destroyed food crops that were ready for harvest, carried away heads of cattle and submerged several grass-thatched houses.
David Otto, a resident of Lorikor East Ward explains that several water wells excavated around the Town Council to provide clean water for domestic use have all visibly been contaminated which has affected water supply.
Kasim Akule, the LC I Chairperson of Lorikwo West Cell of Elegu explains that the floods destroyed homes, shops, restaurants and the only market and public toilet facilities following days of a heavy downpour.
According to results of the study, majority of Ugandans (about 54%) say that the sub-county governments take their views into account in decisions while fewer (35%) report that they believe the national government considers their views.
Umeme, the largest electricity distribution company mandated to operate, maintain, upgrade and expand the distribution network in the country attributes the rampant load-shedding to the effects of global warming that cause disruptions on distribution lines.