Jim Kabeho, the chairman of the Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association (USMA) said they had not shipped any sugar to Tanzania at the moment despite reports that deal had been reached with Uganda government for them to export.
Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director General of Health Services told Uganda Radio Network on Thursday that effective next month they will be carrying out vaccination in six districts of Kasese, Moyo, Arua, Ntoroko, Busia and Namayingo against cholera since it’s one of diseases that pose the highest risk and their biggest scare as the heavy rains set in.
There are 30 ophthalmologists trained to perform eye exams, diagnose and treat disease, prescribe medications and perform eye surgery but those that are scarcer in the country are the optometrists who are supposed to examine the eyes and prescribe eye glasses or contact lenses. Nsubuga says they have so far only graduated 8 of such specialists as the course is fairly new in the country. But, she says about 50 of such experts are currently in training.
With this position, Uganda trails neighbours Rwanda at 37th position, Kenya (102nd) and Tanzania (93rd). Kenya and Rwanda improved by three places each while Tanzania stayed in the same position as last year. Burundi and South Sudan were not ranked.
Sulaiman Ssebuliba a businessman at Katwe zone in Kikyusa town says that technicians sub contracted by UMEME limited have now resorted to solicit money from affected users to migrate them to other reliable lines .
Detective Sergeant Alex Jurua from parliament on Thursday told the court that they have only photocopies of the suspects’ national identity cards. Nabirye was forced to remand the suspects and advised their lawyer Eron Kiiza to file an application seeking a review of their bail terms before the Chief Magistrate at Buganda road.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network on Thursday that Oyirwoth was picked up by officers from Kyatiri Police post and was immediately transferred to Masindi Central Police Station.
In the wee hours of February 6, attackers who were reportedly armed with machetes, bows and arrows invaded the army detach at about 12:30 am, killed three UPDF soldiers and torched several huts before fleeing away.
According to information obtained by URN, shortly after his arrival into the country from China where he had traveled for leave, the Chinese national called up the company driver to pick him up from Entebbe International Airport.