"Parliament of Uganda like the rest of the country has been affected by the second wave of Covid-19 with a positivity rate of 17 percent. As a mitigating measure in the prevention of Covid-19 infection, the administration of parliament in consultation with the office of the Speaker is closing parliament to Hon. Members of Parliament for a period of two weeks in order to disinfect the parliamentary building" reads part of the communication to the MPs.
The new Government Chief Whip, Thomas Tayebwa has revealed that President Yoweri Museveni tasked him to eliminate transactional politics and warned that no ruling party legislator will be bribed to pass any Bills sponsored by Government.
Lt Col. John Bizimana, the Registrar of the General Court-martial, says that unlike the past lockdown when they continued working, this time around they have started to halt their operations but will remain on standby in case any new matter comes up.
Yokana Barasa, a worker at the carpentry workshop says that they had gone for breakfast and left their colleague using a timber grinder machine to clean the timbers meant to make a coffin, unfortunatly when they came back, they found him fallen down only to check they saw the clothe he was using as a protective gear on his head rolled tightly on the neck and the machine was on the chest.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network (URN), the Health Coordinator Kasana-Luweero
Diocese, Rev. Fr. Peter Mukasa Masembe, said that they have started with the Heads of Departments (HoDs) including; Education, Youth, Communication, Caritas and Lay Apostolate among others.
“But our local healthcare center questioned the eight members and designated them as close contacts with the person who tested positive. Now we are requiring them to stay inside the hotel until July 3, the city was still looking into the possibility of allowing training outside the hotel. ," a city official told AFP."
On Tuesday, four legislators namely Muhammad Muwanga Kivumbi from Butambala County, David Kalwanga, Busujju County, Betty Nambooze, Mukono Municipality and their Lubaga South counterpart, Aloysius Mukasa expressed interest in chairing the Buganda Parliamentary Caucus in a closed meeting.
Bageya Waiswa, the Ministry of Works Permanent secretary, says that they have received a huge number of applications ever since they opened the application system, which has caused delays in the issuance of the permits.
But RDC Tilutya does not regret ordering the setting ablaze of the camp saying it has been illegal in the area. According to the RDC, much as these people had been displaced by slides, they have taken too long without finding an alternative permeant solution and had started to commit crimes in the area such as having sex during day time and theft.
Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says security personnel under the intelligence units are allowed to move in private cars but they must have their IDs at all times. Police says in previous lockdown there was impunity of security personnel who used their personal vehicles to ferry their relatives.
Rugunda said that his tenure at the helm of the Prime Ministers office has brought tremendous progress in regard to the primary responsibility of the office which entails coordination, monitoring and ensuring the implementation of government programs.
Stella Kijange, of Nwoya District, an advocate and women rights activist says that more teenage girls are still at risk of getting pregnant during the lock down due to their extreme vulnerability to the secondary, social and economic impact of the pandemic.
David Mwebaze, the Kampala Metropolitan North Regional Community Liaison officer, says they have resorted to sensitise the traders using megaphones to encourage them to comply with the presidential directives.
Records compiled at police headquarters show that by Monday riders of the 2,430 out of 2,762 motorcycles impounded last week had paid 40,000 shillings each to get back their motorcycles. This totals to 97.2 million shillings.
“We have instructed them to pick blood samples from the bereaved family members and order them to go in isolation till results are released,” Kyamuzigita said. He says that they are facing enormous challenges to respond to alerts, contacts, and check on patients due to the lack of PPEs and fuel.
Frank Mugabi, the Head of Communication Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development says that although those affected by the lockdown are in dire need of help, they should wait for official arrangements of government rather than falling victims to opportunists or any other cyber scammers.
Moses Odeke, a mechanic at the Arua Hospital Oxygen plant and his supervisor only identified as Peter was picked by police detectives and detained at Arua CPS for negligence following the death of 5 Covid-19 patients on Friday and Saturday.