The Executive Director of Food Rights Alliance, Agnes Kirabo says if a farmer in Uganda who produces 10 kilograms of maize is likely to lose 1.2 Kilograms of the yield on the farm. At the global level, FAO estimates that 14 per cent of the food produced is lost between the harvest and post harvest leading to 40 million dollars loss by smallholder farmers.
Several local organizations that partner with international donors to support the poor children access education have been registering regrets from their partners who attribute their inability to continue supporting the learners to Covid-19 pandemic disruptions on their economic status.
As at 25th September 2020, 82 aspirants had collected nomination and supporter forms to be filled in. They including nine females, namely: Faith Amaro, Maureen Kyalya, Pamela Amolo, Juliana Grace Kabarungi, Linda Nancy Kalembe, Janet Kataha Komugisha, Brenda Katushemererwe, Elizabeth Katwe Lugudde and Phiona Mirembe
The cleaned coffee, technically known as Fair Average Quality, costs between 3,900 and 4,200 Shillings a kilo, which is more than double the cost of uncleaned coffee beans locally called Kiboko.However, a cup of coffee drink costs between 3,000 and 6,000 Shillings in a coffee shop.
For especially children, Dr Sabrina Kitaka a senior paediatrician at the hospital says the reasons for cuts in cases cannot be attributed to COVID-19 alone. She says that at Stanfield ward, for instance, the numbers of inpatients started dropping in June and on Thursday when she visited the ward, there were only three patients.
The act initially capped the age for contestants for LCIII chairperson positions, sub-county, municipal or city division level at 30 and 75. As a result, several aspirants have been blocked by the Electoral Commission, in the ongoing nomination exercise.
Tumusiime accused government officials of using the free airtime slots to account for money that had been budgeted for media spend. He also castigated government officials for sometimes failing to turn up for scheduled government radio programs and yet advertisers who could have booked space have been turned away.
This follows a petition filed by Rubanda district chairman Kenneth Jogo Biryabarema, his main challenger in the race to Parliament. Musasizi had been announced the winner on September 5 after collecting 23,330 defeating Biryabarema who garnered 22,412 votes.
Okurut added that for SDGs on sustainable cities, life on land, peace and justice, Uganda’s performance is also stagnating at a rate of below 50% of the growth rate required to achieve the SDGs, partly because of the covid-19 pandemic.
However, as voters lined up at the back of their favourite candidates, Patience Lule and Nasif Musoke, Nambooze arrived at the election venue and ordered non-party members to leave the line. The directive triggered a bitter argument between the voters and Nambooze until she accepted all people who were gathered at the station to vote.
With the outbreak of COVID-19, Nuwamanya says that their oxygen needs have increased creating pressure on other oxygen-consuming units especially at the Uganda Heart Institute and the children’s acute ward.
Silvesto Asia Ali, one of the affected Farmers says he lost two hectares of Pumpkins to the stray elephants that invaded his farmland on Monday night.
Some six elephants that reportedly strayed from Kidepo Valley National Park into community farmlands have been terrorizing farming communities in Luyita and Lujim parishes of Omiya Pachwa Sub county.
At least 17 health workers in the district hospital tested positive out of the 79 samples taken last week. another 11 tested positive from Morulem Health Centre III. The 28 are all said to be contacts of a midwife attached to Morulem Health Centre who was admitted to Abim Hospital, while in labour.