In his sermon during the Eid al-Adha prayers at Masaka main mosque grounds on Thursday, Shiekh Bugembe expressed concern that the covid-19 restrictions coupled with unexpected rise in fuels prices have presented to them tougher times during fasting of the holy month of Ramadhan.
PWDs Masaka City claim that the program is abused by technical staff at the local government levels; through extorting money from the applicants and the creation of non-existent groups that are receiving funding.
On that day, Kwagala narrates that she left the girl in the house and ran to the shops but never found her home when she returned. Although she thought that she could have wandered in the neighbourhood, the child never returned and has never been found to this day.
She said her late sister was her sole caregiver after they lost their two parents who hailed from Busoga region and that after the demise of their parents, her sister migrated with her to Mbale at a very tender age and she has been under her care since then, including paying for her school fees until she died recently.
The Uganda Episcopal Conference has for the second time selected Masaka Diocese to lead the celebrations on June 03rd, 2021 after missing the opportunity last year following the suspension of the celebrations because of the Coronavirus disease outbreak.
Dr. Felix Kaduchu, the Dean Faculty of Medicine at Gulu University told URN in an interview on Tuesday evening that some students tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. “We have not forced them to take the vaccination but they realized that some of their colleagues had tested positive with the virus and decided to embrace the exercise,” Dr. Kaduchu explained.
However, a May 4th statement from Nation Oil Distributors Limited (NODIL), which operates the ferry, says “the engine maintenance survey is a mandatory follow-up step to the recent engine overhaul, which was carried out last March 2021.”
In his resignation letter to the Tooro King, Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV dated May 3, Mugasa says he has served the cultural institution for over 22 years in different capacities and he feels it is the right time to resign.
Haruna Wamala, the administrator Kawolo Hospital, says although the renovation and expansion of the hospital was a huge blessing, their staffing levels didn’t change. According to Wamala, there is a need for urgent recruitment of sonographers, surgeons, bio technicians and clinicians among other staff.
“I bought this land in 2008 from Abudu Mayanja with a pathway, which leads to various properties in the area. Pastor Kakande also bought the neighbouring land from Abudu’s brother, Kaddu and put up his school and church five years later. He started encroaching on the pathway claiming it is part of his Kibanja, which is not true,” Wasswa said.
Commenting about the project and women inclusion issues, Sheikh Muhammad Ali Waiswa, the 2nd Deputy Mufti of Uganda said while they opened up a women’s desk at the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, they have employed males to work there since women are not forthcoming.
Shifa Kateregga, the Executive Director of Human Rights Defenders Masaka-HURIDEM, a civil society dealing in the protection of gender-based rights in the sub-region blame the trend on illogical myths among communities as well as mothers who have abdicated their parenting responsibilities to male relatives creating room for the abuse of their children by lustful men.
However, access into compounds of the defiant schools is currently highly restricted from any suspicious visitors who have to undergo thorough questioning about their intentions and indeed some are repulsed.
Speaking at the meeting, Kabale LC V Chairperson Patrick Besigye Keihwa, who also doubled as steering committee chairperson for the research noted that ever since the government evicted the Batwa from Bwindi, Mgahinga and Echuya national forests, it has done nothing to resettle them.
Michael Ochwoo, the Manager of TASO Gulu Care Centre, says that many of the people living with HIV lack food to keep them on treatment. He says that while the Centre managed to enrol back 200 people who abandoned ARVs, 35 of them died due to adherence issues.
Tusubira says that disco Matangas contribute 80% to the teenage pregnancy and early marriages in the district. He says that the dances also contravene the night time curfew and ban on social gatherings as part of the control measures against the spread of corona virus.