They argue that that the affirmative action policy which awarded 1.5 bonus points to girls qualifying to enter public universities, remains insufficient to address equity issues, especially in science-related courses. As a result, they say, the current government merit scholarship for students in higher education is heavily bent in favour of male students.
In his August 6th, 2019 letter to Peter Mukobi, the Director Hoima Regional Referral Hospital, Kisembo wants the team to establish circumstances, under which an Asian businessman set up a private pharmacy on the hospital premises.
The Hospital staff were nabbed on Friday evening on the orders of the parliamentary committee on Health Headed by DR Micheal Bukenya during an Impromptu visit at the Health facility to Monitor health service delivery.
Emmanuel Umirambe, the Inspector of Drugs at National Drug Authority, says they closed the two pharmacies in an operation aimed at clamping down on pharmacies and drug shops operating without the requisite requirements.
According to the guidelines issued last month, all drug shops are required to comply with regulation nine of the National Drug Policy and Authority Licensing Regulations, Statuary instrument No. 35 of 2014, with effect from January 1, 2019.
Most pharmacists and medical practitioners interviewed by URN pointed to the huge demand for the supplements especially from men. The pills are openly displayed and are either sold as a full dose or as per ones need.