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“Bobi Wine is still NUP president” EC tells Kibalama.

“Bobi Wine is still NUP president” EC tells Kibalama.

FEATURED, Health, Latest News, Politics
The Electoral Commission (EC) has clarified that the National Unity Platform (NUP) is still under the stewardship of Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine. This follows claims made this week by Moses Nkonge Kibalama who claimed that he had taken back the party leadership from the Kamwokya-based group led by Kyagulanyi. Among the reasons he gave for the decision included mismanagement and lack of transparency at Kamwokya. The Kibalama faction held a delegates conference and even acquired a building in Church Zone, Kabowa in Lubaga division, which it claimed would house the new offices of the party. However, the EC, in a letter dated June 22, addressed to Kibalama and Paul Ssimbwa both NUP members, its secretary Leonard Mulekwah, has maintained that Kyagulanyi is still the party president contr...
NCHE Approves Seven Courses at St. Francis School of Health Sciences

NCHE Approves Seven Courses at St. Francis School of Health Sciences

Business, Education, FEATURED, GOSSIP, Health, Latest News, NEWS, Rwanda
The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has approved approved 7 courses at St. Francis School of Health Sciences in Namataba, Mukono district. The courses include Diploma in Biomedical Engineering, Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, Diploma in Pharmacy, Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health, Diploma in Midwifery, Diploma in Nursing Direct, Diploma in Nursing Extension and Diploma in midwifery extension. In a letter written by the Deputy Executive Director NCHE, Rev. Canon. Dr. Alex M. Kagume, informed the institution that they have accredited their programs. “I am pleased to inform you that after due consideration, Council at its 64th meeting of 14 March 2022 under MIN 446/64/2022 accredited the programmes.” He wrote The institution was then advised to tell thei...
Muhamad Wamala sentenced to life over murder in Kayunga.

Muhamad Wamala sentenced to life over murder in Kayunga.

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The High court in Mukono has sentenced to life imprisonment, a 45-year-old witch doctor from Kayunga, Muhamad Wamala for the murder of Zulaika Nansamba alias Mirembe. Wamala on Thursday last week appeared before justice Margret Mutonyi for sentencing. According to the prosecution, in 2017 at Kisoga village, Wamala with malice aforethought murdered Nansamba by hitting her head with a pickaxe. The prosecution relied on a post-mortem report by Dr Sam Kalungi, a pathologist at Mulago National Referral hospital. The pathologist noted that the deceased had a cracked head and succumbed to blunt trauma. In her judgment, Mutonyi, said that Wamala’s in-law Wilber Ssebuyungo who pleaded guilty to the same offences in 2019 in exchange for a lighter sentence, also implicated him on the murder charges w...
Allied health workers lay down tools over,As science teacher continue their strike 

Allied health workers lay down tools over,As science teacher continue their strike 

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Education ministry is still tussling it out with science teachers to enter the classrooms for which they have been abandoned for two weeks, again it's the allied health workers working in government facilities who have gone on strike, demanding fulfillment of a pledge for salary increment. The health workers under their umbrella body Uganda Allied Health Professionals’ Associations,announced their strike after reportedly giving the government an ultimatum of 21 working days to look into their demands. They say the government promised to better their pay in the 2017/18 financial year following a collective bargaining Agreement between various workers’ Unions. The agreement provides for Certificate holders to earn Shillings 1.3 million up from the current Shillings 300,000, Diploma holde...
Three Burn to Death after Ambulance Catches fire on the Road.

Three Burn to Death after Ambulance Catches fire on the Road.

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Three people including a patient, nurse and the attendant have on Wednesday 11, succumbed to burnt injuries after an ambulance they were travelling in caught fire along the Kasese-Fort Portal road According to the Ministry of Health, the incident happened when emergency care teams were transferring a patient from Bwera Government Hospital to Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital and the ambulance registration number UG 291M in which they were caught fire while in transit at Kibiito in Bunyangabu district. “Our Fort Portal emergency response team reported that five people were on board at the time of the fire that started in the patient cabin. The three people who were in patient’s cabin including an emergency nurse, the attendant and patient died in the fire,” the Health Ministry said....
Government Resurrects Bukalasa Agricultural College, with a 9billion multi purpose structure.

Government Resurrects Bukalasa Agricultural College, with a 9billion multi purpose structure.

FEATURED, Health, Latest News, NEWS, Rwanda
Over the years Uganda's oldest Agriculture College at Bukalasa in Luwero District has been facing challenges of insufficient classrooms and insufficient mechanized equipment for use in teaching modern agriculture. This prompted the government of Uganda in 2020 to launch plans to rehabilitate the College, with the support from the world Bank. Now the government of Uganda through its ministry of education and sports has officially received Bukalasa multipurpose building facility from contractor VAMBECO Enterprise, the facility is under the Uganda Skills Development Project. While receiving the facility, Galvin Kisolo Lule the principal Bukalasa College commended the government for addressing the challenges that has been facing the college. Kisolo However pointed out the issue of water for pr...
HOW WE CAN REDUCE BUS RELATED ROAD ACCIDENTS – BY WANZALA RICHARD SSALONGO.

HOW WE CAN REDUCE BUS RELATED ROAD ACCIDENTS – BY WANZALA RICHARD SSALONGO.

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First, I would like to commiserate with the families of all those who lost their loved ones to the Link Bus accident and other road accidents in Uganda in the past few days. It's a shame that we continue to lose our people due to such avoidable causes. The government and passenger transport companies should ensure the following if we are to curb this carnage. 1. What happened to the speed governors that were installed in all buses? Was it someone's business venture and after they made profits, this was forgotten? We need to revive this initiative in a civil way. 2. Seat belts: We should enforce the fastening of seat belts by all passengers in buses and taxis. 3. Time cards should be introduced for all buses on long routes. We all know what time a bus driving at 80km/hr should take to ...
National drug authority crackdown herbalists advertising with ‘bizindalo’.

National drug authority crackdown herbalists advertising with ‘bizindalo’.

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The National Drug Authority has conducted operation on herbalists who are selling unregistered drugs and illegally advertising using Bizindalo, the operations were conducted in Busega, Kalerwe and Wandegeya in Kampala and Nansana in Wakiso distric Abiaz Rwamwiri, the NDA Head of Public Relations said that its illegal to promote drugs that have not been verified by NDA a thing that is contrary with section 33 of the NDA Policy and Authority Act which requires anyone that is going to promote drugs, their information to have been verified by NDA to protect the public from misleading drug promotion messages. Section 33 (1)(c) of the National Drug Policy and Authority Act, Cap 206 prohibits the advertisement and publication of information that is calculated to promote the use of a drug for pr...
UK Government supports procurement and installation of Oxygen Plant in Kayunga Regional Referral Hospital.

UK Government supports procurement and installation of Oxygen Plant in Kayunga Regional Referral Hospital.

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The UK Government - through UNICEF - has procured a Pressure Swing Absorption Oxygen Plant in Kayunga Regional Referral Hospital, to increase the oxygen producing capacity of the 200-bed facility and other lower-level facilities in seven neighbouring districts in central Uganda. The Oxygen plant installed by UNICEF in February 2022 was today unveiled and officially launched by the Ministry of Health. Globally and in Uganda, the demand for oxygen sharply increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, far exceeding the capacity of oxygen generated in many referral hospitals. The scarcity led to loss of lives of critically ill patients who depended on oxygen therapy daily to stay alive. Moreover, oxygen remained a critical treatment for small and sick new-born, children with severe pneumonia and ot...
World Immunization Week.

World Immunization Week.

FEATURED, Health, NEWS
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson headlines week-long commemoration of global vaccination efforts and calls for greater investment Global partners pledge $1 for every like, share, or comment on social media posts mentioning ‘UNICEF’ using the hashtag #longlifeforall until May 10 NEW YORK, 24 April 2022 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson is leading UNICEF’s global immunization initiative with a global message thanking the scientists, parents, health workers and others who have been so critical in helping to immunize children over the last two decades. In a video released ahead of World Immunization Week, Neeson talks about how the efforts of scientists such as Jonas Salk, who developed the first vaccine against polio, and dedicated workers who fill vials at factories or delive...
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