Luuka is one of the largest sugarcane growing districts in Busoga sub-region with 80% of the population either directly or indirectly involved in sugarcane industry, 15% deal in coffee whereas the rest are small scale holder farmers dealing in food crops.
The National Organization of Trade Union (NOTU) says government should lead the fight against corona virus without leaving it to the citizens considering the pandemic implication to the population that even still struggle to access the basic needs .
The now aged citizens, some already eighty years old, decided to draft a terminal benefits compensation claim of 10 billion Shillings. On average, each would be paid sh2.8 million for all those years, a mere three days' pay for a Member of Parliament.
Prossy Babalanda, a pastor attached to Ntinda victory family center told the meeting that she can’t afford the equipment required for reopening because she entirely depends on believers to finance their operations.
The patients were protesting the poor living conditions at the centre, late meals, poor sanitation and delayed results. The patients further challenged the absence of guards at the facility which does not have a perimeter wall to protect them from intruders and the lack of psychosocial support.
Mubarack Weere, the Administrator Jinja Regional Referral Hospital told URN that they have officially notified the Health Ministry about the breakdown of their X-ray machine and efforts are underway to repair it soon.
Onesmus Mwesigwa, the Kiira Region Deputy Police Commander warned residents against unnecessary gatherings in trading centers, which violates the directives on social distancing and therefore undermine efforts to stop the spread of the virus.