Several government-aided schools in Luwero, Masaka, Rakai, Mukono, Nakaseke, Gulu and Amolator, among other districts, are struggling with a very poor turn up of learners, many of them recording less than half of the student population they had before schools were closed on March 20, 2020.
On Tuesday, January 25, Ssemogerere will be installed as Archbishop of Kampala to take over the most influential Archdiocese in the country. Because of the influence of the Archdiocese and the people at its helm, it is often flocked by politicians seeking blessings and those who want to gain and maintain a grip on power.
Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere says that apart from spiritual development, Rotarians do the same projects as the church and there was a need to collaborate so as to reach more people in dire need of services.
Isah Ssemwogerere the Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson says that Police have opened up a Death Enquiry File to establish how the woman died but they are yet to prefer any case against doctors at Luwero hospital.
Learners returned to schools on Monday, January 10, 2022, after 22 months of closure over the COVID 19 pandemic. However, many learners are still home as parents hustle to return their children over lack of fees and other requirements.
On Monday night, students of Bukalasa Agricultural College went on strike and threw stones in the compound in protest against sitting examinations without studies, sexual harassment, and poor sanitation among other complaints.
Learners, across the country, are returning to school this week after 22 months of shutdowns which were effected as one of the measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Although some learners were studying online during the time, many others, especially in rural areas have not had any interaction with a teacher since the closure in March 2020.
Daniel Ssajjabi the Chairperson of Luwero District Private Primary and Secondary Schools Association says that the affected schools were closed because some were being hosted in rental buildings and the directors were unable to pay arrears over prolonged lockdown.
Juliet Najjuma Ssenkoole the Chairperson of Luwero District Task Force on COVID 19 says that the directive is intended to protect the civil servants and encourage the public to embrace the vaccination exercise.
In October last year, the Education Ministry released 50 percent of the first quarter capitation grant for all government-aided schools to help them prepare ahead of the scheduled January 10th reopening.
Fredson Kakooza Wilson, the LC 3 Chairperson of Nabiswera sub-county, says that they secured five acres of land at Kalwara village to relocate Moone Primary School to ensure the 265 learners continue with studies.
Mustapha Kizito, a butcher told URN on Thursday afternoon that he had only sold beef to 20 buyers with each of them buying less than a kilogram of beef. According to Kizito, in the previous seasons, he could sell a cow by midday.
Speaking at a public dialogue at the Luwero Chief Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, Munobe explained that under the Local Council Court Act, LC 1, 11, and 111 chairpersons have quasi-judicial powers to adjudicate in certain complaints, which include settling disputes involving customary and untitled land.
William Mugabi, the URCS Luwero Branch Manager, says that the volunteers have been equipped with kits to offer first aid to accident victims, adding that they have deployed the volunteers in hot spots.
Zephania Sseninde, the LC 1 Chairperson of Ssenyomo village told Magyezi that a bicycle was something small to brag about, saying that there was no need for the Minister to drive from Kampala to Luwero to launch the bicycle distribution exercise.