According to the Kamwenge District Veterinary Officer Dr Paul Mbago, they have taken the decision after learning that the viral disease has already ravaged livestock in the neighbouring districts of Kiruhura, Kazo and Ibanda.
Stanley Okettayot the water and sanitation engineer working with water for people says the project aims at providing water to improve on community hygiene and sanitation since communities have been attributing poor hygiene to lack of water.
The ban on public transport left several vehicle owners, drivers and conductors stranded, many of them questioning how they would survive in the absence of public transport, their sole source of livelihood. It’s on the basis of this that Kamwenge Taxi Owners and Drivers Association (KATODA) has come to their aid.
Kamwenge District Police Commander, Richard Asiimwe, says they picked up the suspects on a tip off from residents. He says the suspects face charges of negligence, which is likely to spread a disease contrary to section 141 of the penal code act.
Moses Mutesigensi, a senior laboratory Assistant at Rukunyu hospital who was residing in the staff quarters told URN that the fire started from a candle, which was being used by his children to light one of the rooms around 10:00 pm while he was on night duty.
Kwesiga noted that they have been receiving reports that Nkoma Sub County is at a risk of being ravaged by epidemics because it is home to several refugees living in squalid conditions.avoiding epidermic diseases.
He challenged his subjects in Kitagwenda County in Kamwenge district where the disease prevalence among married couples stands at 8percent to change their lifestyle to prevent themselves against the deadly HIV/AIDs.
Edith Kyomukama a resident of Kamwenge town council says she delivered her first four children at a traditional birth attendant in the area after fearing to go to the only available Kamwenge health centre three.
However, since Kamwenge community development project opened shop it has affected the operations of Maranatha health unit because of noise pollution.
Asiimwe say the closure of Maranatha is a big blow to her family since she has been entirely getting full board treatment from there without footing high transport costs to travel to the neighboring district of Kabarole where a referral Hospital is accessed.
For six months now, Kamwenge Health Centre III has been operating without a secured placenta disposal pit. Since the collapse of the placenta disposal pit however, the health centre dump the placenta in abandoned toilets.