According to the results released by the Speaker of Parliament Anita Among who is the returning officer for the EALA elections, 495 MPs out of the total number of 529 eligible voters participated in the election.
Among however later added that when the counting ended, 478 MPs had participated in the election. According to the rules of procedure governing EALA elections, each MP is presented with a ballot paper containing the names of all those contesting for him or her to choose nine of the contestants.
Dr Anthony Kafumbe, the Acting Deputy Secretary General for Productive and Social Sectors says that states need to enhance surveillance and laboratory testing, especially in border areas, implement appropriate infection prevention and control measures and increase risk communication and community awareness of the disease.
This came after State Attorneys Lillian Omar and Marion Ben Bella told Court that apart from the former Prime Minister Thembo Kitsumbire and Mumbere the rest of the accused persons have not been attending Court.
According to Herbert Luswata, the General Secretary of the Uganda Medical Association, three are medical workers, two are interns and one medical student. The samples of the health workers were sent to the Uganda Virus Research Institute which confirmed the Ebola virus.
The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) says that the brands from Bidco Africa, Pwani Oil Products Ltd, Kapa Oil Refineries Ltd and Menengai Oil Refineries Ltd. failed to meet the required standards as specified in the Fortified Edible Oils and Fats Specifications.,
The laboratory will be the centre where the standards of various products including juice, water, food, and other beverages in the Eastern region are tested before given a go ahead to the be sold to the general public or exported.
The VHTs Program was established in 2001 as a cost-effective way to link communities with health services. VHTS were established by the Ministry of Health to empower communities to take part in the decisions that affect their health; mobilize communities for health programs, and strengthen the delivery of health services at house-hold level.
The first case of Ebola was reported from Madudu Subcounty Mubende District where a deceased 24-year-old man was confirmed to have had the Sudan variant. The Health Ministry called on the public to be vigilant, report suspected cases, always wash hands or sanitize and avoid contact that puts one at risk of catching ebola.
Joseph Paddie commissioner at the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development acknowledges the slow progress of work attributing it to low mobilization and transfer of utility equipment such as water pipes and electricity poles.