On Saturday evening, the youth stationed on all routes leading to Fort Portal city with the placards. Some of the placards called on members of the public to wear masks properly, others advised people to avoid crowds while others carried messages encouraging hand washing and social distancing.
Kibira said they also found that 56 per cent of women between 18 and 24 years of age countrywide had had sex before they were 18 years old and only 19 per cent had used a certain method of family planning. But 23 per cent of these got unwanted pregnancies and gave birth.
Murungi Monica, the Ibaale HC II in charge, notes that at on several occasions they have been forced to use their own money to buy things like gloves and masks because they last received a consignment from National Medical Stores -NMS about two months ago.
Dr. Alex Adaku, the Director of Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital, says that even though the workers are entitled to day-offs; they will need to review them the duty rosters such that those who have been getting more days off can have less for purposes of improving service delivery.
According to the guidelines, all staff and learners are required to wear face masks all the time. Schools are expected to ensure learners wash hands, observe the recommended social distance of 2 meters and record the body temperature of everyone in the schools.
Today Saturday, King Oyo is marking 25 years since he ascended onto the throne as the King of Tooro. Normally, thousands of people from Tooro and abroad throng the palace to celebrate the coronation anniversary that is locally known as Empaango.
Harriet Kemigisa from Kichuhu Sub County said that she has three children who cannot easily access the market to buy food due to long distances. She is fully aware of the implications of skipping her treatment, but she couldn't continue with treatment on an empty stomach.
Vincent Twesige, the Rwenzori West Region Police Spokesperson, says police officers will be moving to public places such as hospitals, schools and public functions to educate the public on the virus and ensure people adhere to the preventive measures.
Albert Bakasara, the TAA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – CEO, says that the cancellation of the event is a painful but necessary decision. He discloses that of the over 320 people that had been expected to attend, several had already purchased their convention tickets and the association is going to refund all their registration money.
Lack of counsellors in health facilities is affecting the implementation of the Prevention of Mother to Child HIV Transmission- PMTCT programme in Kabarole district. Dr. Steven Baguma, the Kabarole district PMTCT focal person, says that a study carried out in February in the district indicated that there are few or even no single counsellor under the programme.
Joseph Mashuuko, the Karambi LC V councilor, says that they have written to the district executive committee seeking explanation why the water sources were not constructed despite the availability of the funds.
A food security project has helped create nutrition awareness in Kabarole district. In 2015, the district benefited from the Uganda Multisectoral Food Security and Nutrition Project. The major objective of the project is to address the problem of malnutrition in school-going children and women of child-bearing age.