Thousands of pensioners today lined up at the National archives and records Centre in Kampala as the ministry launched the exercise Kampala district. The exercise, that started last month, is expected to end on April 5 with the verification of over 73,000 pensioners worth 249 billion per annum.
The discovery raises fear among farming communities following reports that the worms have razed gardens in areas where they were first reported adding to the devastation caused by a prolonged dry spell and severe drought, caused by the El Nino weather pattern in 2015-2016.
The disease, caused by a worm which breeds in fast flowing water, causes skin rashes, intense itching, skin de-pigmentation and severe blindness. It was first reported in Kabarole district in 1991 and since then communities in the affected areas have been undergoing mass treatment.
The European Union Ambassador to Uganda Kristian Schmidt says that although European cities are characterized by high energy consumption, high greener house emissions and high levels of energy access and urban activities, they are not as vulnerable to climate change as Ugandas capital Kampala.
Dr. Fiona Lalango who treated the inmates, says they are yet to decide what caused the blood clot since they lack the tools to investigate such cases. She notes that three inmates with similar conditions were rushed to Kampala for further management.
Rose Okwongo, an expectant mother who had come for antenatal services said many of her colleagues have abandoned the health centre because of the smell and noise caused by the bats. Okwongo says every time she visits and takes long at the health centre she vomits because of the smell.
Learners spend most of their time wandering around the various campuses due to the absence of teaching staff. Gerald Mbuga Kalinzi, the chairman of the Sembabule Secondary Head Teachers Association says that his school has only seven teachers out of an approved staff ceiling of 47 teachers.
Sseruganda drowned at around 7pm on Sunday evening shortly after diving in the pool. An eye witness told URN on condition of anonymity that the businessman drowned after hitting the side walls of the pool.
In order to support the corrective surgery of six children this year, the International Medical Foundation has rolled out another campaign to fundraise for babies born with this and other birth defects. The children will be treated under the Hope Ward Initiative, a charity arm of the International Medical Foundation.
Jolly Uzamukunda Karabayi, the Acting Commissioner for Higher Education, who represented the First lady and Education Minister, Janet Kataha Museveni promised to draft a report and forward it to the Minister for consideration.
Andrewson Kateebire, the Rukungiri District Chairperson faults the engineer for failing to expand the road and spread murrum as planned. He also explains that the engineer was expected to install culverts and work on the drainage as it was agreed on the design.
36-year-old Helen Amongin, a resident of Arapai Sub County has been living with HIV for over four years now. Amongin told URN that she has been skipping her treatment in the past two months due to the food crisis.