Uganda is planning to vaccinate 22 million people in a phased manner using the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The country has so received 964,000 vaccines some of which, according to the health ministry, have already been transported to all designated facilities by the National Medical Stores.
Agule County MP Francis Mukula had asked Kalyegira to explain the funding gaps that the authority is experiencing. In his explanation, Kalyegira pointed out that the authority only has an annual budget of 6.1 billion Shillings, but expects to increase that to 7.25 billion Shillings in the next financial year 2021/2022 following the listing of one telecom company.
His comments come a day after Kyagulanyi called for peaceful demonstrations to oppose the results released by the Electoral Commission, Declaring Yoweri Museveni, a candidate of the National Resistance Movement, as the winner of the January 14, presidential election. Kyagulanyi also announced that he had won the election with 54.19 per cent of the total votes cast.
It involved a Kampala bound trailer registration number T141 DCR/T781 DJH and a taxi registration number UAY-766V which was heading to Nakasongola. According to Apollo Kabaali, one of the eyewitnesses, the trailer lost control and rammed into the taxi before overturning.
The punishments are outlined in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Bill, tabled before parliament by the Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa. The current law provides for a general penalty of a jail term not exceeding two years for anyone who contravenes its provisions.
Dr Patrick Odong Olwedo, the Amuru District Health Officer says that 486 health workers registered for the vaccines include nurses, midwives, medical officers and doctors working in the various health facilities in the district both privately and government-owned.
While Umeme’s social media sites have been hailed as some of the most interactive and helpful, it is common for complaints lodged to be followed by complaints of delays in handling the situation. Most of the complaints to Umeme are about unexplained power outages.
Thomas Samfan Omara, who is also a clinical officer attached to Aduku Health Center IV and his wife Hellen Auma, a midwife attached to Morning Side Medicine Clinic in Aduku Town Council, were remanded on Wednesday by Aduku Grade one Magistrate Molly Alice Adong.
Fatinah Kigenyi, a resident of Kabi Zone in Buwenge Town Council, Jinja District was arrested by police over allegations of trespass on Wednesday morning. However, on arrival at the police station, she collapsed and died a few minutes later.
Joseph Lyagoba, a resident of the area says that they were shocked to learn about the incident since Waiswa was known for cherishing his family. “It is hard for me to believe what just befell us, Waiswa was an exemplary husband who would even leave the trading center much earlier than anyone of us because he always wanted to spend more time with his children,” he said.
The Rwenzori West regional police spokesperson, Vincent Twesige, said that the manual storage of files has been a challenge to them for long. He said some people give up on their cases and criticize police because their files get mixed up and delay the justice system while others disappear completely.
A large number of these patients come from faraway villages and town, and do not have enough savings at their disposal. As a result, some of these outpatients and their families have to live and sleep in the cold on hospital verandas like security guards.
Geoffrey Okot, a piggery farmer at Pagik Parish says that the disease was first detected in late February but has since escalated and killed over 30 pigs in his neighbourhood including his within four days.
The Electoral Commission (EC) today rejected a section of proposals under the Constitutional (Amendment) (No.2) Bill, 2020 which among others seeks to change the process of handling parliamentary election petition.
In Wednesday’s judgement, the same judge reversed his decision on grounds that the November judgement was based on wrong documents. Justice Musene reversed his decision basing an affidavit by Local Government Minister, Raphael Magezi.
On January 22 2021, Nyanzi asked the Mengo Chief Magistrates Court to order for a vote recount but the Chief Magistrate Esther Nansambu dismissed his application six days later. Nansambu reasoned that Nyanzi was raising matters of electoral offenses which would only be determined by the high Court which has jurisdiction to entertain such.