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Government suspends 26 for allowing expired sugar to be sold to the public.

Government suspends 26 for allowing expired sugar to be sold to the public.

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The head of Kenya’s standards regulator and 26 other government officials have been suspended over the release of 1,000 tonnes expired sugar into the market. A statement by the head of public service, Felix Koskei, said 20,000 bags of sugar imported into the country in 2018 and condemned by the regulator had been “irregularly diverted and unprocedurally released”. The Kenya Bureau of Standards had then declared the sugar as unfit for human consumption and was set for destruction through conversion to industrial ethanol. The conversion was to be undertaken jointly by regulatory agencies. They were required to source for a distiller through an open and competitive tendering process and pay all the necessary taxes and fees. “It is manifest that some officers in the relevant agencies abdicated...
MTN Uganda joins forces with Tooro kingdom to promote healthy living and sports development.

MTN Uganda joins forces with Tooro kingdom to promote healthy living and sports development.

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MTN Uganda has announced its partnership with Tooro Kingdom for the highly anticipated second edition of the Masaza Football and Bicycle Racing Tournament. With a commitment of over Shs150 million in sponsorship, MTN is dedicated to fostering healthy living and sports development among the youth in Tooro Kingdom. The Masaza Football and Bicycle Racing Tournament, organized by Tooro Kingdom, is set to attract audiences as it runs concurrently across the nine counties of the MTN Uganda| Media Release kingdom for two months. This initiative serves as a catalyst for engaging the youth in sports activities and providing them with a platform to channel their energy into healthy pursuits. MTN Uganda believes in the transformative power of sports to uplift communities and empower individuals. ...
Sh1Bn needed for mental health assessment.

Sh1Bn needed for mental health assessment.

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Kampala - Following the murder of labour ministerCharles Okello Engola by his body guard, health ministry officials are speaking up on the danger of leaving mental health issues unaddressed in the country. They are now demanding the release of sh1b to begin handling the issue. With the funding, psychiatrists are confident they can come up with low-cost interventions to deal with the mental health challenges the country is currently grappling with.
What you did not know about Keith Muhakanizi,

What you did not know about Keith Muhakanizi,

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Muhakanizi has been one of the longest-serving technocrats in President Museveni’s government, died last evening at the age of 64 in Milan hospital India Keith Muhakanizi was born in Rukungiri District to the late Rev. Kosia Kajwengye and the late Zeridah Kajwengye. He was born to a family of 7 children, 4 boys and 3 girls. Muhakanizi’s mother was a very kind and ardent religious woman while his father Kajwengye pioneered evangelism in Rujumbura that later spread throughout East Africa. In addition, they also taught families about the cleanliness of their families and personal hygiene, built schools, health centers as well as pioneering the best methods of farming in the region. Talking about his parents, Muhakanizi said his parents did not get formal education but were very intelligen...
Min. Aceng in greater Luwero to assess health services.

Min. Aceng in greater Luwero to assess health services.

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The Ministry of Health top officials led by the Minister of Dr Jane Aceng Ocero are today Tuesday, April 11 in Nakaseke to assess health services delivery. The visit started at Luwero General Hospital that was recently upgraded from a health centre IV. At the morning briefing chaired by the Minister, the team was divided into two groups one led by the Minister of Health and another by the Minister for State General duties Hon Anifa Kawooya. Dr Aceng emphasized the government’s commitment to complete the elevation the facility. She also communicated the availability of some funds for Result Based Financing. “Pay attention to the distance between Health facilities. We need to know the number of sub-counties in Nakaseke, how many have Health Centre IVs, how many sub-counties that have no heal...
Dfcu and Marie Stopes to offer free specialised health services to customers.

Dfcu and Marie Stopes to offer free specialised health services to customers.

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Dfcu Bank, under its dfcu Women in Business Program and Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) have announced a joint campaign that will allow the bank’s female customers to get access to free and specialised healthcare services. The campaign named ‘Every stage of woman’ will run for one month ending April, 31. Under the campaign, Marie Stopes Uganda will offer free gynaecology and antenatal consultations, free screening services which include body mass index, blood pressure and breast examinations. The bank’s customers will also get access to subsidized pap smear tests and family planning services. According to the bank’s officials, the campaign seeks to create an environment where women who use its financial solutions can easily access wellness tests that will help them know the status of their hea...
Coughing president appears in video to reassure nation about his health.

Coughing president appears in video to reassure nation about his health.

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The president of Tunisia, Kais Saied, has used his first public appearance in nearly two weeks to criticise opponents who were questioning the state of his health. In a video posted online, the president described speculation that he was ill as “utterly crazy” and accused the opposition of trying to create a crisis. Coughing occasionally during the address, he said that a power vacuum was not created if he caught a cold. President Saied has ruled by decree since seizing power in 2021 and last year forced through a law giving his office unlimited powers.
Kambuga hospital to turn into a regional referral hospital.

Kambuga hospital to turn into a regional referral hospital.

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The Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng has disclosed that Kambuga Hospital will soon become a Regional Referral Hospital once it is fully renovated and expanded. Minister Aceng made the remarks while presiding over the groundbreaking ceremony of the commencement of renovation works at Kambuga Hospital in Kanungu District. The Minister said that the renovations will be carried out in phases, with a focus on the Maternity, Male, Female & Pediatric Wards in the current financial year, followed by the OPD and imaging center next financial year. The Minister said that implementation of the project which will cost an estimated Ugx 40 billion will be a joint effort by the Ministry of Defense through the UPDF Engineering Brigade and Kanungu District Local Government. She said that Kambug...
After years of struggling to get water, Iganga residents have received 50 new boreholes.

After years of struggling to get water, Iganga residents have received 50 new boreholes.

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Residents of Nakalama, Bulamagi and Nakigo sub counties in Iganga district have received boreholes after years of struggling to get water. These received 50 boreholes which were dug Okoa Hero’s Child Ministries, in collaboration with Water Charity worthy Shs 400m. According to the Program Director, Okoa Hero’s Child Ministries, Bashir Mutebi, a 2021 survey conducted by the organisation found that over 30,000 families representing 88 percent of the area population have no access to clean drinking water, exposing them to the risk of diseases like diarrhoea. While launching the construction of three boreholes in Bulamanji and Bwanalira villages, Mutebi said the organisation will also provide water tanks to homes and primary schools in the water-stressed sub counties to help them harvest water...
Uganda has tightened her security at the border due to marburg outbreak in Tanzania.

Uganda has tightened her security at the border due to marburg outbreak in Tanzania.

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Uganda is on high alert of the Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) following the death of five people in Tanzania from the disease. The outbreak has prompted the government to take swift action to prevent the spread of the disease across the border and ensure the safety and health of its citizens. The Tanzanian Health Ministry has confirmed the presence of this highly contagious disease through the National Laboratory. The disease was first detected last week in Maruku and Kanyangereko villages in Bukoba Rural district within the Kagera region, but the health authorities were initially unaware of what it was. It exhibited severe symptoms such as sudden fever, vomiting, body aches, bleeding from various parts of the body, and kidney dysfunction. The deceased are among the eight patients who were re...