At All Saints' Cathedral-Kampala, the Church is using the same arrangement to keep their daily prayer and fellowship sessions running, following a ban on church gatherings. Ivan Naijuka, an officer in charge of Media and Communication at the Cathedral says they generate a link referring the faithful to the webpage in addition to the meeting identity number and password which one fills in to be granted access.
While the cut for ordinary domestic consumers is negligible, commercial consumers will see theirs drop by at least Uganda shillings 3.8 to Ushs 645.6 in the period between April and June 2020, a significant relief for business people.
Zedriga holds a doctorate from the University of the South (Sewanee), a Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies, Master of Arts in Human Rights, Bachelor of Laws LL.B and Certificate of Laws all from Makerere University.
Addressing journalists at Uganda Media Center on Thursday afternoon, the Internal Affairs State Minister, Mario Obiga Kania, said all vehicles that defy the presidential directives should be impounded and drivers be punished.
Dr Julius Amumpe, an Epidemiologist and Head Quality Assurance Department in the Health Ministry, says that they have asked local field teams to collect blood samples from all suspected cases regardless of their viral status including the one that were discharged from quarantine centers.
According to Rotary District 9211 Governor Francis Xavier Sentamu, Rotarians responded to the most pressing need, following an outcry by the Ministry of Health. He says that the donated PPE will go to the Ministry of Health, in both Uganda and Tanzania.
Reports indicate that a group of people employed by Abid Alam attacked homes and a farm at Bukompe village razing all plantations and demolishing houses. The head of the State House Anti Corruption Unit Lt Col Edith Nakalema said the eviction was followed by disturbing pictures of rape, and destruction of property among others.
Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng told a press conference in Kampala today, that even if hydroxychloroquine is still undergoing testing, it has the ability to stop the spread of the disease by stabilising red blood cells so that uptake of oxygen by haemoglobin is promoted.
A highly placed source familiar with the matter told URN on condition of anonymity that the Marine Officers whose duty is to man security on Lake Victoria took a police boat without permission of the Coxswain (Boat Driver) and sailed up to Tanzanian territory.
Lt. Col Edith Nakalema, the head of the Statehouse Anti-Corruption Unit, notes that her unit carried out a special investigation on the on-going COVID-19 food procurement exercise and established that the accounting officers in the Office of the Prime Minister were inflating prices for maize flour and beans procured as relief food for vulnerable families.
Ismail Sebugwawo, the chairman of Ugandans in Abu Dhabi told Uganda Radio Network that though they have stopped registering people they have told airlines to remain ready such that if the government responds or hands them the landing permit, they will just be taking off. Everyone willing to travel was to part with 2200dirhams (about shs2million).
According to the International Labour Organisation, the latest dire assessment reflects the full or partial lockdown measures affecting almost 2.7 billion workers – four in five of the world’s workforce. The new assessment comes almost three weeks after the Organization predicted that 25 million jobs were threatened by the new coronavirus. Overall, for the second quarter of 2020 - from April to June, ILO believes that working hours are likely to decline by 6.7 per cent.
Bishop Luwalira says that what is taking place in the world should show the Church that the pandemic is an issue of life and death and help everyone to faithfully follow guidelines issued to them by authorities for their own good and the good of others. Uganda has currently registered 53 cases of COVID-19 patients.
Although there have been several calls for Parliament to lockdown, following confirmation of COVID-19 Cases in Uganda, and President Museveni’s ban on all Public gatherings, the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has maintained that Parliament will meet as infrequently as possible and also ensure to conduct most of the business online
"The Voices of Kampala leaders are shut because the councilors through which their voices can be amplified are not operating. The Electorates need answers but we cannot authoritatively speak since we do not meet,” wrote the petitioners