A project six-million-Euro project that will register mandatory children born in eight countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, was announced on Thursday in Brussels. The European Unionâ€”UNICEF project, announced by United Kingdom Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, seeks to ensure that millions more people can enjoy access to healthcare, attend school and vote in elections for the first time.
Moroto local leaders on Friday handed over 20 animals recovered from the Matheniko rustlers to the Jie elders, ending two weeks of camping at the district headquarters. The animals were recovered from the kraals in Loputuk village, Nadunget Sub County, where they were hidden for over six months.
Presidential Press Secretary Tamale Mirundi has paid 150 million shillings to the Ministry of Works Permanent Secretary, Charles Muganzi, as an out-of-court settlement of a defamation case filed by the latter.
More than 600 Congolese government soldiers have fled into Uganda through Bunagana border post after serious fighting with the rebels. Congolese government forces have for the last three months been battling rebels loyal to renegade soldiers, Colonels Bosco Ntaganda and Makenga.
The construction of a Heath Centre Three in Migyera town council, Nakasongola district, has excited local residents who expressed optimism of accessing better medical services. St. Francis Migyera Health Unit was on Thursday commissioned by the Catholic Bishop of Kasana-Luweero diocese, Right Reverend Paul Ssemwogerere.
The hospital facility stocks about 1700 items, including drugs and other supplies like syringes and gloves in its central pharmacy. All these used to be monitored manually and recorded in books. According to David Nuwamanya, the Assistant Commissioner for the hospital, only a few people used to know the records of these items.
Homesteads in Jinja who fail to abide by public health communal regulations are to face a jail sentence of three months and a fine of thirty thousand shillings, as the district council resolves to implement a by -law passed in 2005.
A 20-litre jerrycan of water costs 1000 shillings, which residents say is too expensive for them. The most affected people are those living in Bugiri town council and the patients at Bugiri hospital. Some move for long distances to fetch water from wet lands since they cannot pay 1000 shillings for 20 litres of water.
Leading Kenyan media group, the Royal Media Services (RMS), which owns the popular Citizen Radio and Television stations, is making inroads into the Ugandan media industry by acquiring stakes in the Voice Media Group owned by Soroti MP Mike Mukula. Voice Group runs Soroti-based Voice of Teso, one of the oldest FM stations in Uganda and Jinja-based Voice of Busoga.
Government has ordered for a fresh verification of members of Acholi War Debt Claimants who are to be compensated. A group of 20,000 war debt claimants are due to be compensated by government for property that they lost during the Lordâ€™s Resistance Army-LRA insurgency in northern Uganda.