According to a Ministry of health survey carried out prior to the start of the campaign, only 24,000 cold chain carriers were available in the country. This means that about 56,000 out of the 80,000 teams deployed to conduct the polio vaccination exercise nationwide didn’t get the carriers, which are used to safely carry the vaccines.
According to Aboneka, due to the lack of a legal framework to regulate fees and an acceptable range of school requirements, education centers are exploiting this inadequacy with each charging different and exorbitant fees and asking for unnecessary requirements under the watch of the Government.
Addressing a consultative meeting of players in the administration justice in Kampala on Monday, Deputy Chief Justice Richard Buteera, revealed that the concept of hearing Criminal Cases daily is one of the Cases Backlog Reduction Interventions in their efforts to eliminate the case backlog
Last year, Cabinet approved the implementation of Parish Development Model as a delivery strategy for transitioning households out of the subsistence to income economy, with effect from 1st July, 2021.
The ICT Ministry was then charged with the responsibility of spearheading Pillar 5 of the model that deals with ‘Community Data’. This involves setting up the Parish Development Management Information System (PDMIS) to validate information on the beneficiaries, evaluate the livelihood and standards of living of people and tracking the progress and performance of the different pillars so as to report real time implication of the programme.
Betway sports betting company, which has operated in Uganda for the last seven years has been a major sponsor for different sports clubs including Uganda Premier League champions Express FC, Basketball Club Betway Powe, and Kobs Rugby Club. The same company sponsored Arua-based club Onduparaka back in 2016.
“We have been accused of not going to the party headquarters, but those guys have made it impossible for us to go there. The moment you step there, they assume that all their financial problems are going to be solved. They ask for all kinds of favors from us, which we are also incapable of solving because we also have constituents who are equally demanding,” another MP told us.
The number of deaths remains stable, but the agency is concerned about the impact the variant is having on already exhausted health workers and overburdened health systems. Although Omicron may be less severe, for Dr Tedros “the narrative that it is mild is misleading, hurts the overall response and costs more lives.”
Obed Tebesiga Luganda, a second-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies notes that online studies have been challenging to him and he only hopes that vaccination of learners will help business at the institution to return to normal.
Dr. Willy Nguma the Principal Veterinary Officer for Greater Arua said due to the ravage caused by the disease, they have banned export and import of pigs to and from DRC, restricted further, movement of pigs within West Nile, put strict surveillance on major pork joints and introduced night patrols and animal checkpoints on major roads.
Gulu District was placed under animal quarantine by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries in September last year following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in the Sub-counties of Palaro, Awach, and Paicho.