The former Arua
Hill division headquarters has been turned into a covid-19 management centre. Last week, the City health department recorded
a spike of 194 positive cases in a spate of five days.
creation of Arua City, the former Municipality Divisions of Arua Hill and River
Oli were merged to form the Central Division with headquarters at former Oli
while the headquarters of the former Arua Hill Division were not utilized leaving
the structures abandoned.
to the increasing cases of the Covid19, the health department opted to request
to use the structures to establish offices and also Covid19 management center.
Akello, the RCC Arua City said the lack of space for both the health officials
and vaccines has made it difficult to manage the new surge of Covid-19 in the
City. Akello adds that congestion in the City Council area has made the spread
of the pandemic more eminent requiring adequate space to manage Covid19 cases.
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Atima the MP Arua Central Division said since the headquarters of Arua Hill
have been idle, it is important to take health issues with the utmost responsibility and secure the lives of the people from the deadly pandemic.
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Muzaidi the Mayor Arua Central Division said he cannot look on as the people
suffer from the spread of the disease due to lack of adequate space that’s why
he has directed the health department takes over the former Arua Hill Division
offices to manage the Covid19 pandemic.
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Abdu, the Secretary for Social Services Arua City said with the increasing
cases of Covid-19 in the City, the former Arua hill division structures will
help in providing adequate space and also help to save the already abandoned
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According to a preliminary report from the City
Health Office, more than 200 positive Covid-19 cases have been recorded in the
last five days.