The plan by the community to build community schools near mining sites is based on the fact that the nearest school from Nakabaat mining site that has hundreds of school-going age children is 12 kilometers.
With an additional 6, 000 dozes delivered to the district this week, Dr Lokaale says the District COVID-19 Taskforce has set a target to have at least 60 per cent of the population vaccinated by January 2022.
The groups, which received about 1.9 Billion Shillings in May have not been able to access the resources due to failure by the district to organize capacity building on financial literacy for association leaders.
Moroto Chief Administrative Officer, Charles Kumakech Olubo, says the sanctions and rewards committee of the District and Management will recognize the health workers as routine motivation in Public Service.
Kumakech noted that a number of organizations, individuals and investors donated food to the task-force and it was distributed to benefit some communities across the district. Among investors that have donated food to Moroto include, Sunbelt, Tororo Cement, Pastor Samuel Kakande, Hon. Fred Angela, Full Gospel Church under Compassion International among others.
Edward Eko, the Senior Principal Chief Administrative Officer Moroto noted that the open air messages was the best was the best way to reach illiterate members of the community who do not have access to the mainstream media like radio, television.
Sources at school indicate that the pupils left school for their villages in Katakwi district on foot. Nickson Igulot, the deputy head teacher Moroto Army Primary School, says he is surprised that the pupils disappeared from school.
Moroto District Natural Resource Officer, John Lotyang, says the damage caused on environment through mining is alarming and threatens livelihoods in the district. He notes that many empty holes are being dug daily as people comb the land for minerals yet nothing is done to restore the areas.
Charles Denaya, the officer in- charge Moroto Central Police Station, says that the officials were released on Wednesday. He, however, says that Dr Phillip Akunguru, the staff at Moroto Regional Referral Hospital who is accused of stealing drugs and conducting illegal procedures including removal of uteruses is still in custody.
Nakalema noted that her visit was informed by several complaints especially regarding issues at Moroto Regional Referral Hospital and boreholes that were allegedly not drilled. Other concerns were illegal recruitment of staff, misplaced priorities affecting smooth operations in the hospital and procurement-related issues.
Tension was already high by Monday evening when official communication came in indicating that the team would be meeting Moroto District Officials today. By 12:30pm, Moroto Chamber Hall, the venue for the meeting was almost empty as officers scattered to make consultations in small groups of three to five people.
Kenyatta and his host Yoweri Museveni will be in Moroto to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on cross border integrated programs for sustainable and socio-economic transformation of Karamoja, Turkana and Pokot communities.
In Moroto, the district Chairperson, Andrew Napaja Keem was denied access to the DAO Marble Mining Site last year. Other leaders in Nabilatuk, including the district youth chairperson reported denial to the mining site in his district.
The market was under Nadunget Sub County until April, this year, when the Local Government Ministry merged 20 new villages from the neighbouring sub-counties with the municipality. However, the two sub-counties had earlier agreed to allow the operations of the market to continue in the same location pending council resolutions.
Moroto has been under livestock quarantine since January this year, following an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease. But this week, a number of herdsmen brought cattle to the market, claiming that they had secured permission from area leaders to sell off the livestock despite the quarantine.