While addressing journalists on Sunday, Mugema says that he liaised with different taskforce members whom he notified of his intentions to donate food to the COVID-19 district task force, but was surprised that none of them showed up to receive his items at the district headquarters.
Dr Peter G. Mwesige, the Executive Director African Centre for Media Excellence, noted that journalism without fear or favour “in times of Covid-19 means not giving a free pass to government officials, health workers and others at the frontline. The public should be given information to celebrate the ‘heroes’ without sweeping their mistakes under the carpet."
Traffic on the road has been diverted as Motorists from Mbale-Muyembe to Nakapiripirit are advised to use Mbale-Soroti-Katakwi-Nakapiripirit road while those from Nakapiripirit to Mbale/Muyembe are advised to pass via Katakwi-Soroti-Mbale-Muyembe road.
Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, said Assistant Superintendent of Police –ASP Joseph Kamukama, was arrested after he attempted to protect Caesar Ekwang, a suspect in the murder of Vincent Serungi.
The UN Secretrary General, António Guterres has thereby called upon governments and stakeholders to provide greater protection of journalists because they are the "antidote" to what he has termed the "the second wave of misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 crisis."
The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda the Most Rev. Dr. Steven Kaziimba Mugula says the Church will this year not congregate at the Martyrs' Shrine in Namugongo to commemorate the death of the Uganda Martyrs.
Sison Mugisha, Kisoro District HIV Focal Person says that they are aware of the decline of HIV patients in all health facilities across the district due to transport challenges. Mugisha says that they have resolved to register all clients across the district so that they look for possible means of transporting ARVs to their homes.
The construction works that started in 2001 using force on account funding is costing the Town Council Authorities shillings 400 million. However, the construction works have still stalled due to lack of funds.
According to the residents, the heavy rains that caused floods started on Friday at 8pm till Saturday morning. They also destroyed acres of food crops such as beans, maize,
cassava, bananas, sweet potatoes and washed away over 70 houses.
UBOS’ Consumer Price Index (CPI) for April 2020, which measures what Ugandans pay for various goods and services, captured the period between March 15, 2020, and April 15, 2020. This was the period, wherein anticipation of lockdown due to coronavirus, Ugandans went out to stock on foodstuffs and other goods.
Dr. Atwine who also assessed Covid-19 preparedness at Uganda-Rwanda border of Chanika, Kisoro hospital in Kisoro district, Uganda-Rwanda border of Katuna and Kabale regional referral hospital in Kabale district explained that the government is aware that some schools especially those along the border attract learners from neighboring countries adding that opening them now means that it will give a chances for some people to cross to Uganda.
Elly Maate, police spokesperson for Kigezi region says that the children were buried alive by the landslides while braving a heavy downpour to return home. The landslides resulted from a heavy downpour that started on Saturday morning at around 2:00AM and rained for over 10 hours.
The group who are calling themselves “vulnerable” says government has since sidelined them to benefit from the recently distributed food relief from the Office of the Prime Minister. They say life has never been easy for them since the lock down.
The Masindi patient is one of the two people who tested positive to COVID-19 on Saturday bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 85 in the country. The other patient who tested positive is a 35-year old Kenyan male driver who entered the country through the Busia border.
The Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick has identified the suspect as Ssempijja Muhammad who was cut off the leg by residents after allegedly being found in possession with suspected stolen items in Bussunja village, Kakiri town council Wakiso district