Cholera-Stricken Hoima School Extends 3rd Term

Anti-corruption Court one again denied bail to the three jailed Public Service Ministry officials including former Permanent secretary Jimmy Lwamafa, viagra Principle Accountant Christopher Obei and Director Research Stephen Kunsa Kiwanuka.

Presiding judge Lawrence Gidudu concurred with Justice Margaret Tibulya that given the colossal sum of 88 billion shillings that was siphoned from the national coffers under the guise of NSSF remittances, viagra 40mg court cannot treat this matter lightly by according a chance to the accused to suffocate the trial.

Justice Gidudu highlighted the fact that there is a high risk of the accused to interfere with the remaining witnesses or flee having heard the trend of evidence from so far the first 2 witnesses; adding that the first case collapsed when the accused were out on bail and the current one has had a chance to proceed because they are on remand.

The Judge also explained that the quality of sureties presented by the 3 accused do not have the capacity to meet the amount of bonded money fixed by court in case they abscond.

He then ruled that court should minimize exposing the current case to the above risks and instead devise means of hearing and disposing it off expeditiously.

The officials are accused of embezzling 88 billion shillings for the financial years 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 under the guise of NSSF contributions for public servants.
Kaiso Primary school in Buseruka sub-county Hoima district is to extend its third term activities for three weeks to compensate for the time when it closed after a cholera outbreak.

The school which has an enrolment of 703 pupils re-opened on Monday last week after it was closed following the cholera outbreak.

The outbreak left a primary one class pupil hospitalized but she has now recovered and reported back to school.

Joseph Mugisa, this the acting deputy head teacher says they have resumed classes amidst challenges of low turn up, what is ed limited detergents and the bad attitude among the residents towards the school among others.

According to Mugisha, they have introduced tough sanitation and hygiene rules like no packing of food to school, children should pack boiled water and washing hands after use of latrine with soap among others.

Hoima district Cholera taskforce announced that the disease had been contained and the last victim discharged a week ago.

The disease has claimed 6 people and left over 185 hospitalized in Kabwoya and Buseruka sub-counties.


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