Museveni was sworn in for the 6th elective term on May 12 at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds. Since then, he’s been conducting government business all by himself with the help of technical people in ministries. During this time, several purported cabinet lists have been released by unknown people and circulated through online platforms.
General Katumba underwent surgery last evening to remove one of the bullets that were stuck in his arm. However, he said in a statement, that the second bullet was not removed because of the effect it had on the arteries.
The system that allows health facilities will be able to place orders and track them online, will be rolled out in four phases beginning next month. The first phase covers the 268 Health centre IVs, general, regional and national referral hospitals while the rest of the phases will be rolled out in the next two years in the health Centre III's and Health Centre-IIs, across the country.
This is the fifth supply agreement UNICEF has signed for COVID-19 vaccines on behalf of the COVAX facility following previously announced agreements with the Serum Institute of India, Pfizer and AstraZeneca. The agreements have enabled the facility to make deliveries of the vaccine to the 92 countries that they cover.
The Joint Intelligence Committee brings together the External Security Organisation-ESO, the Internal Security Organisation- ISO, police and military intelligence personnel while the Joint Operations Committee unites the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces, the Uganda Police, Prisons and Internal Security Organisation-ISO.
A highly placed source told URN on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal from their superiors that they have not received their allowances since February 2021, which has made their survival and members of their families difficult.
Muntu was speaking from Medipal International Hospital in Kampala after visiting former Works Minister and Army MP General Katumba Wamala, who survived an assassination attempt on Tuesday. Katumba was shot by unknown gunmen along Kisota road in the Bukoto-Kisaasi neighbourhood, in an attack that left two people dead.
Charles Eyoung, the Psychiatric Medical Officer at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital revealed that the treatment of a single patient cost more than a million Shillings, which the government isn’t providing. Naltrexone, one of the most expensive drugs used for the treatment of mental health patients tentatively costs the government Shillings 650,000.
Dr. Patrick Barasa, the Busia district veterinary officer says that the district has a population of over 400,000 chicken and they have identified three major diseases that are killing the birds. The diseases are vaccinable and they includes Newcastle which is the major one, Fall pox and fall typhoid.
Kayunga Resident District Commissioner-RDC Elijah Madoi says that about 30 people approach his office on a monthly basis seeking help and counsel on land matters, but warns that the challenges will continue unless the government sets up a special fund to buy off titles on land housing a big population.
Hours after the shooting, police and military investigators are still trying to figure out what happened before, during and after the attack. As part of the investigations, military and police investigators are profiling residents from Mariam high school up to where Kisota road joins Bukoto-Kisaasi road.
The new ILO report, World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2021 (WESO Trends), looks at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global labour market.
It analyses the effects on inequality, working poverty women and young people, as well as what is needed for a comprehensive, sustainable and human-centred recovery.
Prof. Moses Joloba, the Principal Investigator on the project, which is aimed at advancing tissue and organ biobanking in Uganda, told URN in an interview that while people are generally happy about the innovation, a lot of those that they involved in their perception studies expressed fears of manipulation.