Philippa Ngaju, an Electrical Engineer attached to the Uganda Industrial Research Institute UIRI, took home the second prize of USD 25 000 89 million Shillings for her innovation; Electronically Controlled Gravity Feed Infusion Set ECGF, a medical device designed to accurately administer intravenous fluids and drugs by controlling the rate of fluid flow based on feedback from a drop sensor.
To access financing in both initiatives, applicants have to present themselves in groups of between 10 and 15 members. However, the ministry has observed a need to reduce the number of members to not more than six in each group before the next cohort of funds is released.
Innocent Tugume, a resident of Kabarebere town council, says farmers are the most affected by the water crisis. Tugume, who owns a piggery farm, says he uses his motorcycle to fetch water about five kilometers away for his farm, which costs him Shillings 5000 each day
Residents of Gulu Municipality will have to wait another four months before the start of major road repairs on the streets of Gulu town now slated for December this year. Francis Barabanawe, the town clerk of Gulu Municipality says the 6.6-kilometre road stretch will cover 21 streets in the heart of Gulu town.
A metropolitan city in Japan is set to mentor Gulu Municipality on city administration, infrastructure development and other social services delivery over the next three years. Under what is technically known as city twinning, Izumisano City will also cooperate with Gulu Municipality on three core areas of culture; administration; and education and sports.
A meeting between striking staff at Ugandas public universities and officials from the Finance, Education and Public Service ministries appears to have addressed the issues that pushed the staff to lay down their tools.