Kaweesi wanted to rescue his son 12-year-old son only identified as Lucas who was overpowered by the strong waves of the river while swimming. The son was, however, saved by another swimmer on the site while the father was swept away by the waters.
Dr. Paul Onzubo, the district health officer of Maracha says unreliable power has greatly affected the quality of health care and urged government to fast-track the grid extension to avoid more people losing their lives in hospitals due to power blackouts.
The districts of Madi Okollo, Maracha, Nebbi, Obongi, Pakwach, Terego, Yumbe and Zombo are among those reporting an upsurge of malaria cases with the majority of the cases being reported among children below five years.
The operation comes follows a visible rise in the children involved in selling edibles within the city centre. Children as young as five years have been seen wandering across the streets of Arua with baskets containing foodstuffs, eggs, vegetables and fruits, polyethene bags, and facemasks.
Mahmud Dhoka one of the protesters says that the road had turned into a death trap for the locals due to its appalling state. He says they have so far lost three people and several others got injured due to the bad state of the road.
Bosco Abani, the manager of Moise fuel station located along Ediofe cathedral road says their daily sales have drastically fallen due to the presence of relatively cheap fuel being sold on the streets.
Area residents have taken over large portions of the forest reserves to plant food crops while others are involved in illegal logging. Several reserves have also been turned into dumping sites, the most affected being Eruba local forest, Ezuku local forest and Kuluva local forest in Vurra sub-county.