According to Colman Mulonde, the LC I Chairperson of Kafunjo cell, the deceased had been requesting the return of Shillings 16 million that she gave Pastor Bukenya in July, with a promise of paying back within two months.
Vincent Mugisha, the Ibanda District Surveillance Officer, says that they received information from the in-charge of Kicence Health Center III about two people presenting with symptoms of anthrax. He says that three more cases were reported at Keihagara Health Center with similar symptoms.
Dr. Rosemary Byanyima, the acting Executive Director of Mulago National Referral Hospital, encouraged the government to engage in medical camps, emphasizing that they would help the Ministry of Health assess the extent of diseases in local communities.
A kilogram of vanilla was valued at 550,000 Shillings in the pre-COVID-19 period. However, this value gradually decreased to 210,000 Shillings in 2021 and worsened in 2022 when the price of vanilla plummeted even further to a mere 50,000 Shillings per kilogram 10 months ago. Presently, vanilla is being sold for between 3,000 and 4,000 Shillings per kilogram.
Unless the people vacate the wetlands to allow them to hold the running waters and practice the sustainable land management system that includes afforestation, terracing the hills, and land mulching, such disasters won't end -Environmentalists.
Jackson Mukaga, the Coordinator Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP), says that the project aims at enhancing the security of land ownership and uplifting the livelihoods of vulnerable groups.
Paul Muhenda, the Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations at Ibanda Central Police Station, says that Mwebaze and the wife had on several occasions reported cases of domestic wrangles, adding that they had registered 7 cases between the two.
According to Kasasira, trouble started after 19-year-old Yoweri Kasasira, who is at large, went to Natukunda’s home in Buhweju district and tricked him that he was going to sell him a cow. Natukunda decided to follow Kasasira to Ibanda with Shillings 6million for buying the cow.
Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police spokesperson, says the arrest of the suspects follows a case of disappearance registered at Ibanda Central Police Station on November 5th, 2021 by Musiime’s relatives.
Stephen Bebwa, the Ishongorero Sub-county chairperson several gardens of cassava, beans, maize, peas and banana plantations were destroyed. He says they have started compiling a report on the extent are the damages to seek the intervention of the government.
Nuwagira says Ibanda district has lost to encroachers several wetlands measuring about 1,500 hectares that include Rwanyabihuka in Kijongo Sub County, Ndoragi, Kemitozo and Ntungamo in Nyabuhikye Sub County, Kabobo, Mpunda and Katembe in Rukiri Sub County and Rushango in Nyamarebe sub county.
Mathias Muhumuza, the LC 1 Chairperson of Kyabugaija Upper Cell, says he got a call from one of the residents informed him about the body in the garden. He suspects that the security guard could have been killed elsewhere and his body dumped in the banana plantation because there are traces of tires and feet heading towards the garden.