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NAADS Flags off 90 Tons Of Seeds To Karamoja Region

NAADS Flags off 90 Tons Of Seeds To Karamoja Region

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In the bid to eliminate food insecurity in the Karamoja region, the government through its NAADS project has taken a decision to disburse seeds to the region so that the people can grow their own food, this is in addition to the food relief that was distributed by the office of the prime minister. The consignment consisted of tepary beans, Cowpeas, Maize and soya beans of seeds were today flagged off by Minister of state for Agriculture Fred Kyakulaga and Minister for Karamoja affairs Maria Gorethi Kitutu at the equator seeds Head offices at Namanve in Mukono, The act was welcomed by the members of parliament from Karamoja who were at the event. Dr. Samuel Mugasa the executive director National agriculture advisory services NAADS appealed to the Karamoja region leaders to fully consider th...
Six people suspected to have died from Ebola in Mubende.

Six people suspected to have died from Ebola in Mubende.

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Ebola has been confirmed in Uganda after at least six people died in Mubende after showing signs of the deadly virus. The dead include: a female aged 10 months old from Kilwani village, Kiruma who died on September 11 from St. Florence medical Clinic; a male aged 32 years enrolled nurse at St. Florence Medical Clinic in Madudu who passed on September 15 from Cure medical clinic in Mubende town and a female aged 43 years from Bulega, Kiruma who died on died on September 1 at Mubende Referal hospital. Others are: a female aged 10 months old from Bulega who passed on September 12 from Kiboga district but buried in Bulenga; a person aged 56 years old from Bulega in Kiruma who passed on September 13 and a female aged two years from Bulenga Village, Kakenzi parish in Madudu who died on Septem...
UNICEF appoints climate activist Vanessa Nakate as Goodwill Ambassador.

UNICEF appoints climate activist Vanessa Nakate as Goodwill Ambassador.

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Nakate’s appointment follows a trip to the Horn of Africa, where she witnessed how climate change has contributed to the devastation of children’s lives in Kenya due to the ongoing drought crisis. 25-year-old Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate has been appointed as the newest UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, affirming her collaboration with the organisation and recognising her outstanding global advocacy for climate justice for current and future generations. Nakate travelled last week with UNICEF to Turkana Country in north-western Kenya to see firsthand the impacts of water and food insecurity caused by the worst drought in the Horn of Africa in 40 years. In her first trip with UNICEF, she met with communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis, including mothers and babies receivin...
Medical workers strike over unpaid salaries in Lira district.

Medical workers strike over unpaid salaries in Lira district.

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Medical workers in Lira district have gone on strike over unpaid salaries. The more than 124 personnel argue that they have gone for at least three months without pay. On Thursday morning, the health workers from different facilities abandoned work and stormed the district headquarters demanding an explanation from the district authorities. The workers failed to meet the LCV chairperson, Chief Administrative Officer, and Human Resource Officer who were not available. Rashid Mwesigye Etwop, the district entomologist explained that the challenge started in March this year but the Ministry of Public Service responded and they were paid for only a month. Another health worker who spoke on condition of anonymity says that he has not been paid from May up to date. Dr. Pius Omach, a medical offic...
Government to vaccinate children against malaria.

Government to vaccinate children against malaria.

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The State Minister for Health, Hon. Margaret Muhanga has revealed that government plans vaccinate children against malaria. Muhanga made the revelation during a plenary sitting on Tuesday, 16 August 2022 chaired by Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa. “If we do not vaccinate our children again malaria, then we are allowing this killer disease. We lost about 24 children to malaria in June this year,” she said adding that, ‘a vaccine has been manufactured to control malaria especially in children. Government is working with other governments abroad that are producing the vaccine’. She said this while responding to a matter of national importance raised by Kilak South County MP, Hon. Gilbert Olanya on the high prevalence of malaria in Acholi sub-region. Olanya said that a report by the Malaria Indi...
MPs in Busoga call for better health services.

MPs in Busoga call for better health services.

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Members of Parliament on the Committee of Health have promised to lobby government for better health services in the Busoga Sub-region. The legislators made the call following an incident that highlighted the glaring gaps in the health sector within the region. The incident involved a woman, Lydia Nekesa who lost her baby and uterus due to mismanagement at the medical centres she was taken to. Nekesa was admitted to Jinja Regional Referral Hospital after presenting with a ruptured uterus and still birth from Domiciliary Clinic in Idudi Town Council in Bugweri District. The clinic failed to manage her and referred her to Busesa Health Centre IV before she chose to go to Jinja Hospital. The committee interfaced with the leadership of Jinja Regional Referral Hospital and the District Health O...
Stanbic Bank, MTN donate to Kawempe General Hospital.

Stanbic Bank, MTN donate to Kawempe General Hospital.

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In a long running campaign under the theme, Every Mother count, Stanbic Bank and MTN Uganda, have donated various items to Kawempe National Referral Hospital in support of the government’s efforts to improve maternal health care services. The campaign, which was initiated by Stanbic Bank two years ago, has seen several companies donate supplies and equipment in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Three (SDG3) to accelerate the decline of maternal mortality by 2030. In today’s donation, Stanbic Bank handed over 1,000 Mama Kits and 115 ward curtains to accord privacy to the ladies in the labour wards. MTN Uganda donated hospital equipment worth UGX106,000,000, including laryngoscopes, colposcopes, among other essential equipment. Anne Juuko, the Stanbic Bank Chief Execu...
“Bobi Wine is still NUP president” EC tells Kibalama.

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

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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

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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...
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