Namuli says that some pupils dropped out of school after getting pregnant, others are working as housemaids whereas other parents are holding them at home due to their inability to contribute lunch fees of Shillings 20,000.
In March 2020 the government closed schools over COVID 19 pandemic sending both teachers and students back home. Oliver Nanono, then working for Bayport Financial Services, was also hit hard because her major clientele comprising of teachers couldn't apply for loans due to the closure of schools. Just a month into the lockdown, Nanono resolved to resign her job at the Luwero branch and ventured into learning how to make craft shoes.
Betty Namukwaya the Secretary for Finance, Planning and Administration says the district resolved to lower its revenue expectations after failing to meet targets in past years over restrictions on key sources of revenue and elevation of trading centers to town councils.
According to the report, Katakwi Town Council leads with 190 cases, followed by Magoro with 188, Usuk Sub County 177, Katakwi Sub County 137, Ongongoja Sub County with 115 cases, Ngariam 89, Kapujan 87 and Omodoi 100 while Palam Sub County registered the least number with eleven cases.
Paul Mugisha, a senior HIV/AIDS counsellor at Kiwoko Hospital, says that the boy was malnourished with several wounds all over his body, by the time he was admitted at the facility. After a number of tests, he was found to have HIV, and his CD4 had fallen drastically.