According to the results released by the Speaker of Parliament Anita Among who is the returning officer for the EALA elections, 495 MPs out of the total number of 529 eligible voters participated in the election.
Among however later added that when the counting ended, 478 MPs had participated in the election. According to the rules of procedure governing EALA elections, each MP is presented with a ballot paper containing the names of all those contesting for him or her to choose nine of the contestants.
Dr Anthony Kafumbe, the Acting Deputy Secretary General for Productive and Social Sectors says that states need to enhance surveillance and laboratory testing, especially in border areas, implement appropriate infection prevention and control measures and increase risk communication and community awareness of the disease.
This came after State Attorneys Lillian Omar and Marion Ben Bella told Court that apart from the former Prime Minister Thembo Kitsumbire and Mumbere the rest of the accused persons have not been attending Court.
According to Herbert Luswata, the General Secretary of the Uganda Medical Association, three are medical workers, two are interns and one medical student. The samples of the health workers were sent to the Uganda Virus Research Institute which confirmed the Ebola virus.
The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) says that the brands from Bidco Africa, Pwani Oil Products Ltd, Kapa Oil Refineries Ltd and Menengai Oil Refineries Ltd. failed to meet the required standards as specified in the Fortified Edible Oils and Fats Specifications.,
The VHTs Program was established in 2001 as a cost-effective way to link communities with health services. VHTS were established by the Ministry of Health to empower communities to take part in the decisions that affect their health; mobilize communities for health programs, and strengthen the delivery of health services at house-hold level.
Charles Isabirye, the Chairperson of the National Council for older persons in Uganda said that older persons can access the grant in groups of 5 to 10 people and each group will be given five million shillings which they can channel into ventures like farming, Poultry and other ventures.
The Minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs, Hajjat Misi Kabanda has appealed to residents avoid bending to misinformation from anti-developmental persons especially the opposition politicians in the area but to embrace the program since it is intended to foster inter-jurisdictional collaboration for Kampala and the neighbouring districts to enable development.
Gad Rugaaju Ahimbisibwe, the Kanungu Deputy Resident District Commissioner says that groups of locals have now and then stormed his office in demonstration against CHICO over the failure to rehabilitate district and community roads. He faults CHICO officials for being adamant about responding to locals’ demands, in accordance with how it had been agreed upon.