State Minister for Fisheries Hellen Adoa who commissioned the ongoing works tasked encroachers to keep off the shoreline as their illegal farmlands continue to weaken the water banks, forcing them to float along Lake Victoria.
State Minister for Fisheries Hellen Adoa Says that many of the encroachers have failed to heed to calls to vacate the shoreline, threatening the natural resources and their habitats. According to Adoa, all the lakes are now covered with floating islands that descended from the weakening shorelines as a result of human activity.
The Minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs Betty Amongi says that the government has observed the large numbers of passengers stranded in parks and decided that public transporters plying upcountry routes who have not yet finalised registration can carry passengers for a period of three days up to Monday June 8, 2020.
“We also suggest that every Government program should have a 2-5% budget component for sensitization and awareness and this should be dedicated towards buying media across all platforms including newspapers, TV, Radio and online for communicating the new normal,” Karisa said.
The $7.6million project that is being completed using funds secured from donors, Global Fund and the global vaccines body GAVI, the Vaccines Alliance was supposed to be up and running by August 2019 having started works in 2017. But, Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng says the project has been delayed by the coronavirus disease pandemic which caused halts with lockdowns.
Stella Nakanwagi, who gave birth to a bouncing baby girl three days ago, was selling onions in Owino Market but used up her capital in the first week of the lockdown and decided to move to Usafi Taxi Park from Wandegeya after failing to pay her rent.
In the 35 districts where the project was being implemented, even as some had health center IIIs and IVs that can offer maternal and child health services including Caesarean section births, they would choose to part with some money to seek care from their 146 facilities.
Fred Enanga, the spokesperson of the Uganda Police Force said that many of the drivers had not registered with the city authorities, before returning to the road. Others were abusing the route charts released by Kampala Capital City Authority and loaded more than the authorised number of passengers.
The site hosting the Royal Tombs is the major spiritual centre for the Baganda where traditional and cultural practices have been preserved. It is the most active religious place in the kingdom, where important rituals related to Buganda culture are frequently performed.
They have created more space to enable social distancing, installing automated document readers to eliminate excessive scanning passport pages and e- boarding pass readers and other glass shields at the baggage check-in points to reduce contact between passengers and immigration, customs and health officers.
Departing passengers will now be expected to arrive at the airport at least four hours before boarding to go through the Health Port screening procedures. They will also be required to present a valid health certificate from the Ministry of Health or undergo a rapid test at the airport before departure.
20 of the cases were from alerts and contacts that were picked from the community in the areas of Kampala, Amuru, Mayuge, Kyotera, Wakiso, Dokolo and Amolatar, while 15 were from truck drivers who were tested from Elegu border post, Busia, in Lia, Malaba and the Oraba.
USAID Global Malaria Coordinator and COVID-19 Task Force Leader Dr Kenneth Staley said that already the agency has given USD 3.6 million COVID specific assistance to the country but about USD 1.3 million was tagged to activities meant to help refugees and their host communities.
Rugunda who announced his decision through his twitter handle @RuhakanaR said that although his results were negative, he needs to isolate, as a recommended health measure. Rugunda, one of many ministers that were tested for COVID-19 yesterday is also the head of the COVID-19 government task force.
Uganda's first-ever pledge to be given in instalments until 2025, was announced at a Global Vaccines Summit attended by heads of governments and pharmaceutical company bosses via Zoom last evening. Collectively, the governments pledged USD 8.8 billion in funding for the vaccine programmes.