UDB Managing Director, Patricia Ojangole says they have created unsecured loan products based on the fact women have been proved to be better at debt repayment than men, and that there is need to take advantage of this.
Madrine Namulema joined a local association of clay bricklayers in the area and gradually, she also introduced her four children aged between seven to 13 years to the same work, from which they earned reasonable income for a period of over one year now.
Reports indicate that 51% of women in Uganda have been abused by an intimate partner in their life meaning that more than half of the women in Uganda have been victims of GBV. The global rate of physical and sexual abuse is lower at 1 in 3 women abused in a lifetime.
'We shall then compare the findings of NDA, UNBS and those of an independent laboratory and if the results are varying then we are going to be in trouble. So you cannot change these results. Go and do the exact thing and give us exact results!” - Committee Chairman Mwine Mpaka.
Faidat Abdulwahab, a first-year student pursuing a bachelor's degree in procurement and logistics management, says that forcing students to unveil is not only an infringement on their freedom of worship as enshrined in the constitution of Uganda but also disrespectful. She equated the act to stripping a female in public.
the couple used to be peaceful and a source of inspiration for many young families within the area. However, following the covid-19 lockdown in which Byakika lost his bar business and started living permanently with his wife, the two started engaging in endless fights.
Dr. Joel Buzira a microbiologist at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) says they conducted a study at Mbarara hospital among pregnant women where they found women suffering from vaginal candidiasis were no longer responding to itraconazole and fluconazole.
Since 2018, the government has not compensated the project-affected persons yet they stopped using their land. The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) had also promised to start compensation in December 2020 or early January 2021.
According to Balunywa, if there was any other university in Uganda with resources that are available to Makerere, the oldest institution in the country would be no more, thus challenging its management to look at ways of ensuring that the existence of the great institution is felt in the communities. But Yusuf Kiranda, University Secretary, blamed it on bad press.
Cheptegei stresses that they have since suspended construction works at the facility and instead shifted their energies in reaching out to the well wishers, who will raise both funds and technical support to ensure that the facility is constructed in comformity to world class athletics standards.
Through mobile monitoring where researchers have placed devices on boda bodas around Kampala and Wakiso districts, Nantanda says they have found areas of Rubaga, Kawempe, Bweyogerere and Namugongo to have very bad quality of air, something that badly affects sensitive groups like children and the elderly of 70 years and above. She says Namugongo has had the worst measures among those areas.
Hiring private companies has largely been blamed for the high cost of power and unstable supply, and for this, the public view is dominated by calls not to renew Umeme’s contract at the end of its 20 years in 2025.
"Even if the contract is to be renewed, the government should leave the companies to operate in peace without threats of termination because this also scares investors away from the sector," says Ssebowa, former ERA Executive Director.