Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said they have come up with a number of options other than blocking the drivers from accessing the country. The new measures will come into force as soon as leaders in the East Africa Community agree on the procedures.
The admitted drivers; one who was heading to Kampala and another who was heading to Kenya, had entered the country through Elegu Border Post. Upon posting positive results, they were tracked and intercepted from Kamdini Town Council and taken to Lira Regional Referral Hospital Mental Unit for treatment.
The deceased have been identified as Constable Daniel Kule, a driver of the canine unit vehicle registration number UP 7527 and Detective Constable Wilson Mbusa. The two had taken a juvenile offender to Kitumba Remand home in Kabalore district for detention when the tragedy occurred
As of today, Uganda has recorded 139 cases. While no deaths have been recorded yet and majority of the cases are from truck drivers, Dr Woldermariam says that precautionary measures like wearing masks in public should be adhered to.
The money will cover emergency road maintenance works on Upper Kololo Terrace, Queensway, pothole patching on Wilson Road, Sikh Road, Channel Street, Johnston Street, Yusuf Lule Road, Portbell Road, Lubiri Ring Road, Masaka Road, Salaama Road, Luwafu Road, Naguru East road and Kira Road, among others.
The standard news media of Kenya reported today that the Kenya Medical Research Institute had overturned COVID-19 test results on a Kenyan long-distance truck driver who was tested positive in Uganda while on transit a fortnight ago.
Butambala County MP Muhammad Muwanga Kivumbi questioned the salary figures. The documents indicate that the directors receive a gross monthly salary of 33.04 million Shillings each, the Senior Legal Officer receives 20.65 million Shillings, Senior Public Relations Officer receives 25.37 million Shillings, the Senior Administrative Officer receives 20.65 million, while the Principal Accountant receives 17.7 million Shillings.
Prosecution led by Lt. Alex Rasto Mukhana told court that while in Rengen Sub County on Feb 23rd, 2020, Lokure accepted to wear military uniform and carry a firearm belonging to one of the LDUs deployed at Rengen Water pump purporting to be a member of the forces and even went on unlawful operation.
The Managing Director of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Richard Byarugaba has said that they will have no option but to pay the 20 per cent to each saver as long as it is approved by Parliament.
The new centres include Makerere University's department of microbiology and immunology, National Health Laboratory Services, the Infectious Disease Research Collaboration in Tororo district, the Uganda Virus Research Institute Plague Laboratory in Arua district, Gulu University, Rakai Health Sciences Laboratory and the Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital laboratory.
The hospital is treating five truck drivers evacuated from Elegu One-Stop Border Post in the neighbouring Amuru District. But according to Dr James Elima, the Director of Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, they have only six nurses and two medical doctors who would be overstretched if the cases go beyond their capacity.
The operator Allan Ssembusi was reported missing last month from Gganda, Wakiso District prompting critical police units such as Crime Intelligence and Flying Squad Unit to launch a search and rescue mission. Many intimated that he had been kidnapped while returning home, from his workplace.
The positive community cases with no link to previous positive cases include a police officer picked from Masindi, another picked from from Kyotera in addition to a truck driver also tested from Kyotera and a student in Rakai district who returned from Bukoba in Tanzania.
Bahati told the committee today that the money was needed to operationalize UIRI’s machining, manufacturing and industrial skills training centre at Namanve. He added that in 2014, UIRI secured a grant of USD 30 million from China to establish the centre. He added that all the planned 17 building structures at the campus have been constructed and machines and equipment installed.
They laid down their tools on Monday, demanding outstanding arrears before they resume work. However, after three days of a stand-off between the administration and the workers, the hospital management resolved that those not willing to work voluntarily and bear the situation be indefinitely suspended.
The self-study materials program championed by the National Curriculum Development Centre-NCDC has failed to yield results as many of the districts have reported receiving just a handful of materials. Wakiso district which has the highest number of learners in both secondary and primary Schools, received 24,964. Primary schools in the area are estimated to have over 400,000 pupils and secondary schools have a population of 120,000 students.
At Serere Health Center 1V, a proposed district hospital, only 965 mothers came for antenatal care in April compared to 1,267 in March when the lockdown was announced. Records at the facility also indicate that only 170 babies were delivered at the facility in April compared to the 203 in March.