Releasing the findings in an engagement organized by Uganda National Health Laboratory and Diagnostic Services, the program manager, Evelyn Mwesigwa, said that 249 out of the 1,871 samples collected from the students tested positive for sickle cell in their survey conducted between March and May 2022.
Joseph Okiria, the Vice Chairperson of Apopong Village says they are not updated about the new developments in the power line. Okiria says that there is pressure mounted by community on local leaders about power but they don’t have the answers.
Two minors identified as Geresem Opio, 6, and his younger brother, Dan Ochom, 3 died and their mother, Rebecca Ibukunyat, 45 was hospitalized with another sister, Josephine Atim, 18, and a brother of 10 years. Both the deceased and patients are from one family belonging to Paul Omokori and Rebecca Ibukunyat.
According to the charge sheet prepared by Andrew Nizeyimana, it is alleged that the six together with others still at large while in Akunyuko Village in Bukedea District, with malice aforethought unlawfully killed Francis Opolot on December 25th, 2021.
The investigations follow a postmortem report from Mbale Regional Referral Hospital that indicated that Joseph Okwalinga alias Golola and Michael Ojakol died due injuries inflicted on them. The duo died in two separate incidents on January 1, 2022.
The strict guidelines follow violation of presidential guidelines on burials with communities reverting to large gatherings for the burial of their loved ones. According to the Presidential guidelines, burials are limited to only 20 people with strict adherence to the Standard Operating Procedures.
According to Ekuwe, the fire is not visible to the occupants of the family members when it breaks out even when they are at home. He says that the fire always emerges between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm but is only visible to non-family members.
On May 4th, 2019, a group of people raided Amujeju village in Amujeju Parish in Kamtur Sub County and allegedly beat up residents, raped women, destroyed their crops and houses and evicted them from their homes.
Hajji Ramathan Walugembe, the Resident District Commissioner of Bukedea says he doesn’t want a repeat of last week’s primaries when supporters of candidates overpowered the police deployed at the tally center.