Brian Ampeire, Kabale District Police Commander says that they were forced to fire tear gas and live bullets in the air after locals declined to listen to their merciful order of returning to their homes.
The biggest proportion of the fund, totalling 303 billion Shillings will go towards support to refugee communities, followed by 270 billion Shillings, to be spent on addressing food security and sustaining livelihoods of the urban poor. Up to 281 billion Shillings will be spent on social protection, 286 billion Shillings will be spent on Health and 55 billion Shillings on economic support.
Simon Peter Oibi, the foreman who was also taken ill told URN that they were called by Akol to roof his house, whose roof was destroyed by wind.
According to Oibi, all the people that ate the food are hospitalised after presenting with diarrhea, vomiting and stomach ache.
‘Pata Pata’ literally means ‘touch touch’ in Xhosa. The modified version sung by Kidjo includes lines such as: It's a time to "Sit it out!" This is ‘no-pata-pata... Stay at home and wait it out … We need to keep our hands clean ….So ‘no-pata pata’...Don’t touch your face, keep distance, please.
Banya, a civil engineer who owns a palm oil farm in Kalangala was admitted at Entebbe Hospital after testing Positive to COVID-19 last month. He had just returned from a business trip Canada through Washington DC and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, shortly before the closure of airports.
Watoto Church Associate Team Leader Julius Rwotlonyo says that all 14, who included 11 children and three adults, have now tested negative and have been discharged from Hospital. Eight of the team members were discharged last week, while the rest six were discharged yesterday.
Wakiso District Health Officer, Dr. Mathias Lugoloobi, says the purpose of the test is to rule out the possibility that none of the affected individuals in infected with the virus. He says they will conduct both the nasal swab and blood tests.
Bishop Johnson Twinomujuni, handed over the relief food to the leaders of the five districts including the Resident District Commissioners, Chairpersons Local Council V and Chief Administrative officers.
Banya, 49, says the search for persons who came to Uganda in March was a trigger for media instigated hostility against him and many of the people in this cohort. He says that prior to his admission at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital, local leaders and residents from his community singled him out creating an impression that he was hiding from health authorities.
Quarantining and lockdowns have forced industries to shut down, and this, has crashed emission of Nitrogen dioxide, a major air pollutant, closely linked to factory output and vehicles on the roads. A forecast produced by climate experts of the Global Carbon Project also predicts that carbon dioxide emissions could fall by the largest amount since World War II.
Tax on capital gains will be remitted by Total Uganda on behalf of Tullow Uganda – this will be equivalent to USD14.6 million (Shs 55.6bn). The deal collapsed last September because the companies could not agree with government on taxes and recoverable costs.
Also affected is the price of sugar which is now sold at as high as 4,000 Shillings, up from 3,300 Shillings at the beginning of April, and maize brand which has increased by 400 Shillings from the initial cost of 2000 Shillings. Other essentials like cooking oil have recorded an increase by 500 Shillings.