Triggered by a lack of nutritious food and repeated bouts of disease – such as diarrhoea, measles and malaria – the condition, also known as severe wasting has been listed as one of the conditions that compromise a child’s immunity.
Asuman Basalirwa, the Bugiri Municipality MP pointed out the French military cooperation with the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) questioning whether it is an issue of concern to France that the army is cited in cases of human rights abuse.
“Today about 33,000 Indians in a population of (over) 40 million natives claim to be responsible for 62 percent of the country’s economic output, they are inching close to 75 percent of the colonial period,” he points out pointing to the fact that Uganda’s economy is already back in hands of the Indians as the case was prior to 1972.
John Baptist Asiimwe, the Deputy DPP resounded the call on Monday while interfacing with Parliament’s Committee on Human Rights on the state of human rights in the country spanning January 2020 – January 2022.
As schools prepare to open for the second term next week, Mukisa is worried about the school requirements. She explains that some of the requirements cost more than half of the tuition she pays for her children.
According to a recent survey by the Inspectorate, the cost of corruption in Uganda has risen from 9.1 trillion Shillings in 2019 to 20 trillion Shillings annually. Half of this money is lost during procurement processes, under declaration of tax and utility costs among others.
On a daily, Naluwooza buys a box of mangoes from city markets to vend and make a profit. Until close to three months back when fuel prices went up affecting the prices of many other commodities, Naluwooza bought each box of mangoes at 13000 shillings. But with changes in prices, she buys the same box at 40,000 shillings causing a drastic decline in her profit, from 50,000 shilling to 20,000 shillings. Yet, buyers too have reduced.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2006 provides for the appointment of inspectors who are mandated to inspect workplaces at any time day or night and make inquiries regarding compliance with the registration of the workplace and safety measures in place to protect workers.
Betty Nansubuga, teaching entrepreneurship at Wakiso Secondary School for the deaf explains that since the introduction of the practical subjects, the students are always active whenever they go out for hands-on sessions.
In the 2022/2023 national budget, the Health Sector has been allocated 3.58 trillion, and of this, 1.03 trillion will go towards payment of wages, 928.400 billion for non-wage recurrent, 270.509 billion on development and 1.353 trillion is expected to come from external funding.
The Church of Uganda Archbishop, Samuel Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu says that the list of high political offices and state agencies headed by women, including that of the vice president, is impressive. He, however, says that this is also because women have some more gifts that give them an edge over men, including trust.
UNHCR: “People fleeing war, conflict and persecution deserve compassion and empathy; they should not be traded like commodities and transferred abroad for processing.”
RWANDA: "If there happens to be among the group, any migrant from neighbouring countries, they will not be allowed in."
In recent weeks, Members of Parliament from the northern and eastern regions called for a fresh disarmament process in Karamoja in order to reduce the number of guns in civilian hands. It is estimated that there are about 500 illegal guns being kept by the suspected rustlers.