Thugs Vandalize, Steal School Property in Omoro, Amuru

Unknown people are taking advantage of school closures due to the coronavirus to steal and vandalize school property in Omoro and Amuru districts. In Omoro, windows and doors of ten schools have been removed and stolen by unknown people within the last two months.

All learning institutions were on 17th March closed by President Yoweri Museveni to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the country.

Susan Akany, the Omoro Resident District Commissioner says some of the affected schools are Kweyo, Bobi and Lujoro-Awinyi primary schools among others.

Akany revealed that several teachers` houses have also been broken into as most of them have gone to their homes after the closure of schools.

She explained that most of the schools have no security guards hence leaving avenues for thugs to steal and vandalise.

In Amuru district, Michael Lakony. the district chairperson Keyo Secondary School in Lamogi Sub County and Lujoro Primary School were broken into by unknown thugs last week. The thugs made off with several valuable school property, according to Lakony.

On 17th March, government indefinitely closed learning institutions to curtail the spread of coronavirus alias Covid-19.

Uganda has confirmed 203 cases of Covid-19 as of Saturday this week.