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Uganda stranded with 13.4 million unutilized COVID-19 vaccines.

Uganda stranded with 13.4 million unutilized COVID-19 vaccines.

Health, Latest News, NEWS
The Ministry of Health still has 13.4 million unutilized COVID-19 vaccines, the Public Accounts Committee – PAC Central Government has learned. The Health Ministry Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine, says that the country risks losing huge sums of money that was used to procure the vaccines if they expire without being utilized. Some of the vaccines are scheduled to expire in August and September this year. She attributed the low uptake of the vaccine to negative perceptions about the side effects and the belief by Ugandans that COVID-19 no longer poses a life-threatening risk. She was appearing before the committee alongside other officials from the Ministry of Health on Wednesday to respond to a recent forensic investigation by the Auditor General, John Muwanga into the utilization of...
Uganda celebrates 25 years of UPE success.

Uganda celebrates 25 years of UPE success.

Education, FEATURED, Latest News, NEWS
The Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) is celebrating 25 years of Universal Primary Education (UPC) in Uganda. The programme that provides free education in government primary schools commenced in 1996 with 2.5 million learners enrolling. The numbers, according to the ministry & Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), have since gone up and now stand at 8.6 million in 2023. The ministry said the increase is a sign that the government has accorded an opportunity to many children in the country who would have been in villages without acquiring education. Ismael Mulindwa, the Director of Basic and Secondary Education at the ministry, told journalists at Uganda Media Centre this morning, that the government launched UPE to provide free education to all children in the country. Since then,...
We shall fight homosexuality by all means – MP Namanya.

We shall fight homosexuality by all means – MP Namanya.

FEATURED, Latest News, NEWS, Politics
The Rubabo County Member of Parliament Naboth Namanya has said that he is rallying fellow Mps to fight Homosexuality by all means whether legal or illegal. Hon. Namanya who was elected to the 11th parliament on the FDC ticket made the statements while participating in a radio talk show, to discuss the Anti-Homosexuality bill that was presented before parliament last week. Namanya said that, even if passed into law, the Anti-Homosexuality bill, may not be enough to scare away agents of homosexuality, and therefore Ugandans will need other means of fighting the problem, even if the means are not legalized. “We are going to fight this Homosexuality war by all means, and I will personally rally fellow MPs to join this war, with both legal and non-legal instruments,” he said. Hon. Namanya(in ph...
Student arrested for carrying a gun to school with intensions of killing a teacher.

Student arrested for carrying a gun to school with intensions of killing a teacher.

Education, FEATURED, Latest News, NEWS
A juvenile (female student) has been arrested after she allegedly carried a locally manufactured gun to school purposely to shoot her teacher who asked her to cut her coloured hair. News of the beautiful minor went viral after a Twitter user,@ValiantNig took to the micro-blogging platform to share a photo of her holding the short gun while being surrounded by soldiers. An investigation is underway to ascertain how she came by the gun and how she was able to leave home with it without her parents or guardians knowing about it. In other news, fear and panic have gripped students after the slumping to death of a senior lecturer as speculations are rife that the incident was related to covid-19. Reports say the Management of Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education in Nigeria has confirmed the...
Speaker Among to return 500 iron sheets.

Speaker Among to return 500 iron sheets.

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The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among has revealed that she bought 500 iron sheets to replace the ones she unknowingly received from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM). While opening Wednesday’s session, Among revealed that she has already instructed her personal assistant to take the iron sheets back to OPM. The speaker noted that she had already donated the 500 iron sheets to different schools in Bukedea district without knowing that they were meant for Karamoja sub-region. On February 15, legislators under the Karamoja Parliamentary Group (KPG) accused the Office of the Prime Minister of diverting iron sheets, goats, and foods that were meant to benefit Karamoja residents, who in the recent past were affected by starvation and spates of insecurity. Ministers that include, Matia Kas...