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09:20
09:20

National Building Board Moves To Fight Accidents at Construction Sites Masaka City Council 4

Jerome Olowo Stowell, the board architect, says the building committee will re-inspect the building after construction for issuance of an occupancy permit, adding that no building will be allowed to be occupied without an occupational permit.
08:03
08:03

Security Shuts Down Operations of Herbal-Products Distribution Firm 3 1 Top story

A team of security officers led by Masaka Resident District Commissioner, Herman Ssentongo stormed the company’s operation center at Maria Flo hotel on Friday and shut its operations.
11:39
11:39

Decaying Cultures, Shaky Families Blamed for New Suicide Rates 5

James Tumusiime, an author and a strong enthusiast of Traditional African Values, attributes the trend to the gradual breakdown of social-cultural bonds that shaped the behaviours of the ancient society for their common good. He indicates that the African culture treated any form of self-killings, as an abomination that was strongly discouraged by the community.
09:33
09:33

Panic at Masaka District As Five Staff Test Positive For COVID-19 MINISTRY OF HEALTH 2

Herman Ssentongo, the Masaka Resident District Commissioner and Chairperson of the District COVID-19 Response Taskforce, says they have started tracing for the contacts of the confirmed cases to isolate them before they are tested.
20:16
20:16

Prolonged School Closures Spur Child Labour in Masaka 2 3

The mining sites of Kajuna, Kasaka and Butenzi in Buwunga sub county, Masaka district have lately registered an increase in the number of children involved in both artisan sand and clay extraction, and bricks laying as a source of survival.
14:20
14:20

Private School Teachers Storm Masaka RDC's Office in Cry for Help 4 3 Top story

Daniel Muyingo, a teacher at Uganda Martyrs Primary School Katwe explains that due to untold suffering, and the interruption of teachers earnings, many of them have been reduced to vagabonds and in worst-case scenarios stealing to survive, a total disgrace to the profession.
13:09
13:09

Sociologists Predict Surge in Suicide Cases Uganda Police Force 4

George William Ochom, a lecturer of Sociology at Kampala University explains that out of human instincts, a sizeable number of Ugandans have become emotionally charged due to contemporary societal challenges and the perceived social imbalances. He cautions that such a disgruntled group tends to behave weirdly and is capable of becoming destructive to many things including their own life.
08:40
08:40

2,300 Elderly Persons Enrolled on SAGE Scheme in Bukomansimbi 4 1

Steven Kasaija, the SAGE coordinator at the Ministry of Gender noted that riding on lessons from districts in the Northern and Eastern part of the country which were covered first, the government was convinced to bring onboard the elderly in districts of the central and southern regions where the need is also high.
07:56
07:56

Masaka Hospital on Spot Over Appalling Situation in COVID-19 Treatment Ward 1 3 Top story

At the onset of decentralizing the treatment of COVID-19 patients, Masaka Regional Referral gazetted the mental ward to serve as the treatment unit.
10:55
10:55

Medical Teams at Lower Health Centers Exposed to COVID-19 MINISTRY OF HEALTH 2 4

The lower health centres have registered an increase in the number of patients in recent weeks, due to restrictions on public transport and other measures instituted by the government to stem the spread of COVID-19. But many of them are operating without any standard procedure for safeguarding against the infection which spreads from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets.
14:32
14:32

Landlord Gives Tenants Two Month's Rent Waiver Citing Covid-19 Hardship 1 Top story

In a memo sent out to at least 650 tenants, Muto says he has extended the waiver to those operating inside the two complexes. He explains that the retail traders who occupy the two buildings were affected by the lock down since they have not been earning from their businesses and are unable to pay rent.
07:54
07:54

Masaka Diocese Animates Students’ Martyrs Day Pilgrimage Amid Lockdown 2 7

Masaka Diocese which had been chosen to lead this years’ National Martyrs day prayers preferred to design a special arrangement for students as a response to the spectacular crowds that usually characterize the events.
20:56
20:56

Masaka Frontline Health Workers Rewarded for Managing COVID-19 Patients 3 1

The rewards come a day after the team discharged the fourth COVID-19 patient; a female Police Officer who contracted the virus from her duty station in at Uganda-Tanzania border of Mutukula in Kyotera district.
13:17
13:17

Discharged COVID-19 Patient Worried About Life After Treatment 1 3

The 30-years old Bodaboda rider from Rakai district is the second COVID-19 patient to be discharged from Masaka Regional Referral Hospital after undergoing treatment for the last three weeks. He was registered as the second confirmed COVID-19 case from the local community believed to have contracted the virus from passengers who sneak into Tanzania through the porous borders.
15:45
15:45

Lockdown Takes Toll on Seasonal Grasshopper Business in Masaka 3 2

Abudul Kareem Kasujja, the Chairperson of Masaka Bassenene Dealers Association says that the COVID-19 lockdown has created a sharp fall in prices of grasshoppers due to low market demand, as millions of Ugandans are locked down in homes. Kasujja says despite incurring heavy costs in setting up the trapping sites, they are struggling to attract the sizeable market for their catch.
12:13
12:13

Masaka Divisions Struggling with Garbage Management as Revenue Sources Shrink Masaka Municipality 3 1 Top story

Jumah Kasozi, a food vender in Nyendo division market blames the authorities of taking long without sending trucks to collect the garbage leaving the place with unbearable stench.
12:03
12:03

Health Workers Concerned About Reduction of Patient Numbers in Hospitals Kitovu Hospital 4 2

Catherine Nakagiri Kisseka, the Assistant Principal Nursing Officer at Kitovu Hospital has warned that the country is likely to face disturbing figures of child and maternal mortality adverse effects of the lockdown.
17:38
17:38

Masaka Business Community to Oversee Distribution of Donated Food Relief 1 3

Ronald Bbaale Mugera, the Masaka business community chairperson says they want to directly get involved in the food distribution exercise for purposes of accounting for the funds collected.
17:26
17:26

Masaka VHT’s Given Bicycles to Coordinate Surveillance Activities 1 3

Ssentongo explains that Village council leaders who were coopted by the task force to help in the verification of case alerts, were challenged by lack of transport. He said that on top of coordinating the surveillance activities the bicycles will support the HVTs in delivering medicines to patients in the communities.
16:06
16:06

Masaka COVID-19 Taskforce Delivers Food to Families in Nyendo 2 1

According to the Masaka Resident District Commissioner Herman Ssentongo also the chairperson of the district COVID-19 taskforce, they have received reports from leaders about the severity of the food crisis as a result of the lockdown.
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