There is panic and confusion in Agago district after four people were admitted at Kalongo Hospital with signs of Ebola virus. When contacted, MOH publicist Rukia Nakamatte, who had earlier told URN that all was fine, called back saying there is an ebola-like virus in Agago, but not ebola itself. She says they earlier suspected ebola or Marburg viruses but both tests turned out negative. However, the patient was diagnosed with Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF).
Ssengendo David, the Chairman Uganda Primary School Head Teachersâ€™ Association (UPSHA), said that schools are receiving minimum supervision from even head teachers who tend to leave schools in the hands of teachers who are also supposed to be supervised by the head teacher.
The Minister of Education and Sports Jessica Alupo has said that the 100 percent salary increment that the Makerere University lecturers are demanding for is not possible. Makerere University was closed yesterday after lecturers vowed not to teach demanding a 100 percent salary increment.
The annual one month court vacation of the High Court and Magistrates Courts ends today, the Judiciary has said. Judiciary Spokesperson Erias Kisawuzi in an interview with URN said the general public is from tomorrow; free to go to court and follow up their cases.
MP Paul Mwiru is moving a motion that seeks to force MPs to attend to their parliamentary duties or risk missing out on their sitting allowance. Mwiru argues that MPs who comfortably collect their allowance yet absent from the House are aiding corruption. The motion is supported by an NRM MP Peter Okeyo.
The Acting Ambassador in the Ugandan Embassy in Egypt, Arthur Katsigazi has said they have warned Ugandans especially those in Cairo to be vigilant and stay out of trouble amidst political tensions in the country.
Police in Entebbe have arrested two people with a three-month old baby girl who was being taken out of the country without proper documents. The two, who were arrested on Tuesday, have been identified as Martin Benna, a Czech national and Charity Amusiimire, a Ugandan aged 26.
MP Gerald Karuhanga, the Western youth representative, has written to the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga asking her to act expeditiously in accordance with her constitutional mandate to stop Parliament from approving Justice Benjamin Odoki as Chief Justice.