More than 1800 students led by their Guild President, Ernest Ayen, staged a strike on Tuesday last week, protesting the poor sanitary conditions at the college, lack of practical lessons and lack of value for the high tuition charged at the college.
Over 1800 students led by their Guild President, Ernest Ayen staged a strike on Tuesday protesting the poor sanitary conditions at the college, lack of practical lessons and lack of value for the high tuition charged at the college.
Authorities in Masaka Municipality are forcing traders dedicate a day in the week to mandatory cleaning as garbage crisis worsens. The municipal officials want all shops to remain closed for three hours every last Wednesday of the month to enable traders to participate in general cleaning of the town which is struggling to address the garbage crisis.
Last month, the education department issued the minimum operational, safety and security guidelines for private schools. The schools were warned against opening for the third term if they havent adhered to the guidelines.
Charles Mutosi, the LC 3 chairperson Mutumba sub county, says they have tried their best to enforce the ordinance despite facing several challenges such as lack of facilitation for the enforcement teams.
Itoojo Health Centre III in Ntoroko district relies on rain water harvesting. The health center has two tanks for rain water harvesting. However, the tanks have run dry because of the prolonged drought plunging the health center into a serious water crisis.
The Luweero District Health Officer Dr. Joseph Okware has directed the district Health surveillance officer Richard Kawenyera to investigate the trend of the typhoid to establish whether there is an outbreak. Kawenyera told URN on Friday that they still examining the matter and will come up with report on Monday next week.
Kirangazi town is also growing rapidly because of the thriving charcoal and cattle trade. Kapeeka town board is growing due to the construction of Namukekera Agro based industries that was started by General Salim Saleh to stop rural-urban migration.
A URN reporter visited the site and established that although a toilet facility once existed, it was closed down three years ago due to lack of cesspool services. As a result all dwellers resolved to utilize the forest reserve for the purpose. Authorities say at least Ugx 1 million was needed to empty the latrine.
Fort Portal Municipality is facing a sanitation crisis due to lack of public toilets. There is only one toilet in the municipality managed by Link Bus Company on Kahinju road. According to a World Bank Water and Sanitation Programme report, at least 3.5 million Ugandans have no latrines at all and the place of convenience is open spaces. This poor sanitation is costing the country at least 389 billion shillings annually.
The health center remains the biggest unit in KyazangaTown Council-Lwengo district and serves more than 220,000 people in the area. Its mortuary was built to accommodate two bodies at a time yet more deaths are recorded at the center.