Bashir Hangi, Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA Communications Manager told URN that the deceased was in the company of three other colleagues on a journey from Masindi District through the National Park to Arua city while using a Toyota Wish car.
Many districts in the region have experienced mild rainfall, punctuated by cold weather and a cloudy sky since Sunday. This has partially brought to an end the long weeks of scorching heatwaves as the region experiences a dry spell.
Sorry the Uganda Cranes will this time miss out because they were not good enough to be part of the 24 teams that will battle it out in Africa’s biggest football showpiece that runs January 9th to February 6th in five different towns.
According to the Education Ministry, the Department of Education Standards last inspected schools in September 2021 and the findings indicated that only 30% of schools had pending issues that required action before they qualify to reopen.
However, the report indicated an increase in prices of other consumer goods, where food and nonalcoholic beverages increased to 5.3 shilling spent on every 100 shilling up from 4.6 shilling in November.
Jolly Nyinamariza, a parent in Kamwokya, says that she is still skeptical about the proposed school reopening next month. She explains that prior to the second lockdown she had paid tuition for her two children in upper primary but the government abruptly closed the schools.
Florence Mabaale, the headteacher of Kasubi Family primary school, says the capitation grant cannot be enough to work on all the needs of the school. She said that they are trying to improvise to ensure that the learners get a conducive environment
According to Thomas Kisolo Kitandwe, the headteacher Kampala Quality, the psychosocial support of the learners and teachers is a priority. He explains that in the period of two years both the teacher and the learners have gone through a number of challenges and ignoring the psychosocial well-being will be a mistake. He says the school will be meeting the teachers on December 28, 2021.
According to the ministry of education, UMEME has agreed to give schools a grace period of twelve months in which to pay any outstanding electricity bills. Since the first lockdown, both private and government schools have been lamenting the utility bills and asking the government to intervene.
Nalwalo has a dark and unsettling story after being defiled by her 74-year-old caretaker, whom she called grandfather. It all started when her parents separated, prompting her father to take her and her brother (Patrick) to their paternal grandmother.
On the issue of transportation, Dr.Mugimba says the government needs to consult with the school managers to see how the learners can report safely. He says they want to ensure that during the reporting process learners do not spread the virus as they congregate for public means of transport. He says that during the second lockdown covid 19 spread very fast among the learners at the time when they were returning home as schools were closed.
Although President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni stated last month that the economy will reopen with or without vaccination come January 2022, the Education ministry insists that the vaccination response will determine the reopening to avoid closure when schools reopen.