At least two people have been isolated at Nakaseke Hospital over the outbreak of the Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever CCHF. In his letter dated August 21, 2017 addressed to District Health Officers in 17 districts, Dr Anthony Mbonye, the acting Director General of Health Services confirmed the outbreak of the fever. Mbonye said two cases had tested positive one from Nakaseke hospital and another from Kiboga Hospital.
The Kampala Capital City Authority council has today appointed a four-member committee to study the upcoming festival and make recommendations on how it can be owned by the authority rather than the executive director Jennifer Semakula Musisi.
The ministry pays membership fees to four International Organizations including the World Trade Organization, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa COMESA and United Nations Industrial Development Organization UNIDO and South Center.
URN has learnt from a document submitted by Minister Aggrey Bagiire that Rubanda West MP Denis Sabiiti was on the SGS payroll for ten months as a consultant being paid 3,000 US Dollars, an amount equivalent to over 10 million Shillings per month. This went on while he was still Contracts Management Committee in the Ministry of Works and Transport.
Raymond Jjagwe, the Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in Luweero, says Rukundo disguised himself as an aide of the priest and asked for money to buy an ambulance, construct a borehole, pay fees for orphaned children and other projects.
Makerere University may soon dispose of the once glorified maize mill after the investment arm of the university refused to take it over, three years after its closure. URN has learnt that the University has finalised plans to sell off Italian machines acquired in the early 1990s to produce high-quality maize flour for the students in various halls of residence. Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, says that the space is needed to serve as a restaurant since food kiosks had been razed down.
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, says they were forced to release all suspects evacuated from Elegu Police post on bond since the station was partially submerged by water..
James Ategeka defeated Peter Musinguzi with 18,367 votes against 11,976 votes for the district chairpersons ticket. Defence Minister Adolf Mwesige, who is also MP for Bunyangabu County, threw his support behind Byabasaija and Musinguzi. At different fora, Mwesige also requested the electorate in Bunyangabu to vote the two candidates.
She told the Commission that the collapse of systems at the land registries together with integrity problems in land administration led to issuance of fake land titles that are now due for cancellation. She also claimed the land registrars need to be cushioned from politicians whom have partly contributed to the mess at the lands registry.
Business in Elegu border Town in Amuru district has been paralysed after Unyama River burst its banks and flooded the area. The floods followed overnight rains which ended late on Tuesday, displacing an estimated 20,000 people to Bibia parish.
Francis Tumukunde, an official of the NRM Electoral Commission declared Kintu Kisekulo as the official candidate to contest for Kyotera LCV seat. He will now faceoff with Democratic Party candidate Tom Darlington Balloja and FDCs Godfrey Kahweru in the general election scheduled for next month.
Wycliffe Kitana, the Namisindwa District NRM party registrar has confirmed the arrests. He says an election supervisor from Bumwoni is also in police custody for alleged failure to pay presiding officers.
The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology says that details of nearly four million Sim Cards submitted by subscribers cannot be matched with the provided National Identification Numbers NINs.