“My boys had gotten used to the classroom environment which kept them busy throughout the day, but since they are still in lower primary and are yet to return to school following the covid-19 lockdown restrictions, they had resorted to fishing as a means of making themselves productive,” their father says.
According to Martin Okidi, a boat captain at the source of the Nile, the four members of the same family, who included two adults and two minors, had gone for a boat ride with a tour guide, when their boat engine developed a mechanical fault on their way to the Source of the Nile and drifted with the fast-flowing waters towards Kiira Power Station.
Anywar, the designate minister of state for environment, made the remarks moments after interfacing with the appointments committee of parliament which was vetting new members appointed into cabinet by president Yoweri Museveni last month.
The Jinja Zone UPDF spokesperson, George Musinguzi says that they are conducting both day and night search for the body of their colleague. The main search area is around the Owen falls dam which has been cordoned off and restricted from fishermen, tourists, and other water users.
Dr. Giuliano, who is also an Assistant Professor at the American University of Beirut, observes that where China has lent extensively, it has gone ahead to attach some of their national assets in order to recover its invested money.