He says the distribution will be done at LC1 level by the LC Chairpersons. Rugunda says these will be supported by the Police and the Uganda People's Defense Force for purposes of transparency and avoiding crowds.
However, KCCA says its leadership and the technical staff have frequently visited several city markets to check on compliance with market guidelines and found that Kasanja failed to comply and hence the closure.
Atwine, who was responding to questions from Members of Parliament in regards to their preparation to handle cases in case they rise, said that at the moment they are handling cases of coronavirus in Entebbe Grade B hospital and Mulago hospital.
“There are some political leaders who tried to distribute food to some desperate urban dwellers, whose sources of income had been affected by the pandemic, these could have been given guidelines on how to safely distribute the food. Instead, Museveni called them shameless opportunists or enemies of Uganda, who should be charged with a capital offence of attempted murder. Surely, Ugandans know who leads in shamelessly giving political handouts using taxpayers’ money,” Besigye said.
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala police spokesperson, said several dozens of drivers have already picked their vehicles and urged those that haven’t collected their cars to do so because no security person can defy President’s directive.
According to Rugunda, each vulnerable person will receive at least three Kilograms of beans, six kilograms of Maize flour and salt. He further revealed that lactating mothers and the sick will each get 2 kilograms of powdered milk and 2 kilograms of sugar for a month. It is not clear if the lactating mothers are part of the 1.5 million.
Margaret Orik Obonyo, the Northern Regional Prisons Commander, says hundreds of inmates comprising both male and female were relocated to Nwoya Prisons on Wednesday to reduce congestion at Gulu Main Prisons.
Jane Kalanzi, a resident of Makindye Division told Uganda Radio Network that she had planned to visit a health facility since Sunday after developing flu-like symptoms, chills and high temperatures as they have been publicized as some of the symptoms of COVID-19.
At a joint media address, Superintendent of Police –SP Patrick Onyango and Lt Col Henry Obbo, the Joint Task Force was extremely happy that most people respected the curfew because they were in their homes by 7pm.
Dr Elizabeth Namukwaya, a palliative care physician at the hospital currently based at the Isolation centre said they have finished initial drafts and hope to have a complete document by the end of this week.
random sampling by URN confirms his complaints that indeed getting RDCs for clearance is very cumbersome. For the 20 RDCs that URN called, only three picked their phones, the others they either went unanswered or were completely unavailable.
Masaka Hospital Superintendent Dr Nathan Onyaki who also coordinates the task force in the nine districts of greater Masaka says that logistical challenges are threatening their operations. He explains that the task force, which is directly charged with coordinating the activates of lower surveillance teams at the districts has run out of fuel, after emptying their reserve in the last two weeks.
Charles Okello, a resident of Lanenober Parish in Lakwana Sub County was relocated from Omoro district coronavirus quarantine Centre in Opit Secondary School on Monday after coming into contact with his boss, a Kenyan businessman who tested positive for the deadly COVID-19 in Kenya.
Dr. Byamugisha told URN in an exclusive interview that prior to the renovation of the hospital, the delivery of health services had become difficult and expensive to manage.
All this has improved, despite the insatiable demands at the Hospital. Following months of renovation work, Dr. Josaphat K. Byamugisha, the Director of the newly transformed Makerere Health Services says he breathes with a sigh of relief.
According to the circular dated March 31, the Water Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Alfred Okot Okidi advised all Chief Administrative Officers, to let all planned activities within the water department and focus on ensuring that the population in their respective areas access clean water.