Namboole has the capacity to admit 1,500 COVID-19 asymptomatic patients. According to the health ministry, the facility has been fitted with 210 beds in the meantime while the health ministry procures more beds
Aidah Nabwami was shot in the chest and she died shortly after reaching hospital while Asadi Jjemba, a mobile money operator nearby, was admitted at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital in critical condition.
According to the health ministry mass COVID-19 testing among learners who are expected to return to school on September 20,2020 will not be carried out. Dr Charles Olaro says that they will only test alerts, positive cases and their contacts for the disease. The rest of will have to follow set SOPs in schools which include frequent handwashing, wearing a mask during lessons and observing social distancing in classrooms
The deceased identified as Teresa Akiror, a resident of Apule Village in Kapujan Sub County was killed by a stray bullet when violence ensued between the supporters of Elakas and Joseph Andrew Koluo, who were both contesting for Toroma County NRM Flag. The two contenders lost the race to Julius Ossiya.
On Monday, justices Elizabeth Musoke, Christopher Madrama and Irene Mulyagonja ruled that the current UPC Party President Jimmy Akena had illegally been elected into office during the 2015 party primaries.
Rukutana was captured in a video that went viral on social media showing him grabbing a gun from one of his bodyguards and started shooting at a vehicle belonging to supporters of his political rival Naome Kabasharira. At the time of the incident, Rukutana had just lost the Rushenyi country NRM flag to Kabasharira.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network Oryem conceded defeat but noted that he never anticipated losing the elections. Oryem, however, says despite the surprising outcome of the elections, he had always planned for an exit, from 2006, when he lost the seat to Livingstone Okello-Okello.
Paul Samuel Mbiiwa, the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer says that only heads of department will be allowed at the headquarters while the rest will remain and work from home. He adds that the restriction will help to curb the spread of the virus
Mijumbi who was arrested in April and had his laboratory equipment confiscated by the National Drug Authority (NDA) on allegations that he was a quack, says ever since his release from detention, he has been visited by several high profile officials but the visits have not had any impact on his innovation save for intimidation and warnings to go slow on COVID-19 research.
Rukutana was arrested with three of his bodyguards from his home in Ruyonza, Rubaare Sub County for allegedly shooting and injuring a person, during the National Resistance Movement party primaries held on Saturday. The bodyguards were identified as Egec Paul, Kozala Faizal and Okello John Bosco.
In one of the glaring incidences of the day, State Minister for Labour Mwesigwa Rukutana became unruly after losing the Rushenyi county flag to Naome Kabasharira. He reportedly grabbed a gun from his bodyguards and shot two people who were rushed to hospital in critical condition. Rukutana was arrested in the aftermath.
Okumu explains that the party is striving to build in-house consensus and compromise among candidates seeking elective positions, by trimming the number of aspirants. By so doing, he says, the party will avoid wasting resources on primaries, while at the same time consolidating unity among its members.
The District Health Officer-DHO Dr. Barker Kanyike instructed the ferry management to reduce the numbers of passengers from 200 to 80 after registering two cases on the ferry last week. The ferry makes two trips between Kiyindi and Kirongo on a daily basis.
Supporters of both parties had converged at Duhaga Roundabout in Hoima West Division for a planning meeting ahead of the 2021 general elections. It is alleged that the meeting was going to be chaired by Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the National Unity Platform Principal and champion of the People Power pressure group.