Three of the dead are Hebert Byamukama, a resident of Kyaduri Kyenjojo District, Consolata Katusabe from the same address, and another only identified as Agondeze. Police are yet to establish the identities of other male victims.
At around 10a.m. when Uganda Radio Network visited, some patients were still coming to the facility one by one, many of them ignoring a water tank just outside the facility meant for hand washing, one of the most publicized ways of keeping away Corona Virus Disease (COVID -19) germs at bay.The disease which is currently ravaging the world has affected 540,832 by today.
The Hapuuyo Sub County LC III chairman, Richard Asiimwe, says the president made the pledge as a token of appreciation to the people of Hapuuyo whom he said were very instrumental in the liberation struggle that ushered in his leadership in 1986.
Some of the most affected roads include Kakabara - Hapuuyo in Kigambo Sub County, where culverts at Nyakabiso Bridge were swept away by running water affecting residents travelling from Kakabara to Kigambo.
Kyegegwa District currently comprises Kyaka North and Kyaka South counties. However, a group of elders in the district and the area Members of Parliament – MPs have already presented different proposals to Kyegegwa District Council seeking creation of more constituencies.
In 2014, the area was curved out of Hapunyo Sub County, following a resolution by the district council. Councilors who pushed for the creation of the administrative unit argued that the split would take services closer to the people.
Francis Mugisa, a resident of Mpara Sub County says that the elected leaders promised to lobby the central government to improve the roads in the districts, but the roads remain in a poor state to date. He adds that residents face difficulty to access health facilities, markets and schools.
Last year, while visiting Kyaka County in Kyegegwa district, King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukiidi IV asked the district authorities to vacate the building and hand it over to the kingdom county chief.
Kyegegwa district is on the spot for levying water fees on communities in rural areas. In February, the district council passed a resolution to have all rural communities pay money to access water from water sources that were constructed by the district water department.