Gulu District Health Department has immunized 19,300 children below the age of five years against measles-rubella.
The six days immunization drive was conducted in primary and nursery schools, and health facilities in the 11 sub-counties of the district.
Dr. Kenneth Cana, the Gulu District Health Officer said on Friday that they have hit their set target of vaccinating over 19,000 children. He says initially, they had targeted vaccinating a total of 19,668 children in the one-week drive.
“Overall, we achieved 98 percent of the target we were meant to get,” says Dr. Cana.
Dr. Cana lauded parents for embracing the vaccination drive, arguing that such a gesture will help in fighting the disease in the region.
He however says the district has registered two cases of measles in Oroko village...
The Bukwo LC Chairperson, Julius Moses Chelimo spent Sunday night in police custody. He was picked up by the police crime intelligence unit on Sunday from his home in Bukwo district, according to Uganda Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga.
According to Enanga, police swung into action when Chelimo defied several summonses to appear and record a statement on allegations of defilement and human trafficking.
Chelimo, who recently announced his resignation from the office of the LC V chairperson is accused of luring a sixteen-year-old girl into acts of sexual violence with promises of marrying her and getting her a job in November 2021.
In September, Enanga told journalists that they were hunting for Chelimo to respond to the allegations. “We are hunting for the chairman of LC 5 Bukwo district...
betPawa have been touring the country handing out protective equipment to help boda boda riders and food market vendors carry out their work safely and comfortably.
Over the course of 8 days in October, betPawa employees visited Kampala, Wakiso, Mpigi, Kalungu, Mukono, Mbarara, Gulu, Mbale, Iganga and Jinja.
In total, they handed out 2,500 items: 1,250 reflector jackets to keep boda boda riders safe in the dark and 1,250 aprons to assist food market vendors with their preparations.
Kamwokya Boda boda riders Chairperson Mr. Steven Kabuye said: “As a betPawa customer, I want to thank betPawa for giving back to us as their customers and I really commend them for the Cashout offer.
“Also, as a leader, I want to thank them for this because, as a boda boda rider, having a reflector keeps me ...
Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operations Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba finally dropped the bomb on his twitter account of running for the highest office in the country.
Gen. Muhoozi officially declared on Thursday 27, on his twitter account that being in that office is the best thing he can ever do for his mother the first lady, Janet Museveni.
“The only way I can re-pay my great mother is by being President of Uganda! And I shall definitely do it!!,” he tweeted.
The tweet put an end to the rurmors and speculations about his running for the office which has been the topic for years. As the president of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who is also Muhoozi’s father advances in age, the most frequently asked question has been who will be his replacement? This on many occasions has create...
The NUP Parliamentary Caucus has contributed Shs 34 million to help stranded Ugandans in the United Arab Emirates return home (UAE).
During a joint press conference conducted at Parliament on Wednesday, the money was handed over to the NUP’s Secretary General, David Lewis Rubongoya.
The NUP launched a fundraising effort earlier this month to aid expatriate thousands of Ugandans who are stranded in Dubai.
The Nile Post understands that party president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu asked his members to contribute at least a million shillings each to the campaign.
Leader of Opposition Mathias Mpuuga informed journalists that they tasked Mawokota North MP Hillary Kiyaga with leading the campaign to collect this money, which he handed over to their secretary general yesterday.
A senior four candidate of Luzira secondary school, Duncan Byambala who is accused of punching to death the school guard, Geoffrey Mugerwa on Tuesday will miss the remaining Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations, police have said.
Byambala is currently locked up at Jinja Road police station following his arrest on Wednesday when he showed up to sit for his UCE examinations. According to Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, the candidate will miss his remaining papers because he is under police confinement as investigations into his case are ongoing.
Trouble for Byambala started on Tuesday afternoon when Mugerwa, 22, blocked him from going out of the school compound for lunch after their morning exams before 1:10 pm as is the practice in the...
The headmasters of Salama school for the Blind in Kisoga Mukono district, where 11 Pupils were killed in a fire, today became increasingly angry after being told that their guest, Princess Royal Elizabeth Anne of England, had cancelled her visit to the blind school.
When we arrived at the school, we found the students and teachers in a state of readiness decorating their school to welcome their long awaited guest.
However at 6pm the principal of the school, Francis Kinubi told us that they have received information from the organising committee at the British High commison that the guest Princess Anne of England has cancelled her visit.
Kinubbi who was devastated, said he was shocked because the school had so much much hope after the fire killed their students and burnt down the dormit...
Minister Amongi (center) with other delegates
The Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development, Hon. Amongi Betty Ongom, has delivered a keynote speech on the second day of the Uganda-European Union Business Forum (#UEUBF2022) at Speke Resort-Munyonyo. She spoke widely about the opportunities government has created to spur youth and women entrepreneurship in the country, but also highlighted the challenges and possible remedies.
She noted that Government has attached great importance to the private sector development as an engine for socio-economic transformation of the Country.
“Youth unemployment is one of today’s big global challenges, therefore as a critical resource worth harnessing, the youth are key to the realisation of Africa’s demographic dividend.” She observed.
Muhangi gave all the 8 participating teams jerseys and ball plus cash.
It was not just playing football but also lots of winning gifts and merry-making in general. All this happened at Hilder’s P/S playground last Saturday, a day that Fortebet-Alex Muhangi soccer tour stormed Soroti City.
The tour started with a give back to the community, specifically donating a number of daily-use items to the needy children at St. Francis Rehabilitation Centre.
Fortebet and Muhangi then proceeded to the football battlefield, where the clash for the champions took place. Eight teams representing the 7 Fortebet branches then battled out in knockout encounters until the victors, Soroti Market branch emerged.
The victors took on Muhangi’s team, in a match that was full of talent show-off.
As usual, thes...