Muzoora says the five were returning from Nwoya district this morning where they had gone for cultivation on a canoe loaded with sacks of foodstuffs, which were too heavy for the water forcing it to capsize. The deceaseds bodies were recovered from different spots following a joint search by marine officials and residents.
Samuel Abedi, the Amolatar District Police Commander, says they have so far recovered the bodies of Carlos Ogwal, 6, Michelle Akello, 3 and their mother, Lillian Ayugi, 32 years. He says they are still searching for the bodies of two other accident victims.
The residents, through their lawyers - Byamukama, Kaboneke and company Advocates argue that in 2005, Kabarole district council under minute Kab COU 068/05 sitting on November 24 and 25 resolved to create two new sub-counties of Kateebwa in Bunyangabu and Iruhuura out of Ruteete Sub County.
Dr. Patrick Ndorwa, the Hoima District Veterinary Officer, says the ministry has finally lifted the livestock quarantine. He says the livestock traders and markets are free to resume their normal operations.
Speaking during the handover of relief items donated by the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party on Sunday at Bukalasi Sub county headquarters, Godfrey Wanasolo, one of the victims, said most of the items like food, blankets, cooking oil, mattress ,saucepans and cups didnt reach the intended beneficiaries.
Johnson Mubiru, a pastoralist in Kakabala village says that he has seen few flies in the swamp but didnt think they can cause harm. He has also welcomed the campaign to equip them with knowledge to protect their animals.
Geoffrey Byamugisha, a resident of Bukinda Sub County in Rukiga district, says while the commissioning the highway president, Yoweri Museveni told them that it would last for 25 years without any cracks. He however, says to his surprise the road has developed cracks just under five years after completion.
John Nazogo, the LC I Chairperson Sulu village, says two parishes in Gamwogo Sub County were merged to create Chepterech Sub County. According to Nazogo, they have never added any other village to Chepterech Sub County.
According to the occupants, they have been under threats of eviction since 2016 and are worried that Mengo through Buganda Land Board-BLB may evict them anytime without due compensation despite occupying land for more than 30 years.
John Bosco Ocan, the Amuru District LC Vice Chairperson, says the state of the bridge worsened under heavy rains and traffic after big Lorries started plying it in search for tree logs and other agro produce.