The findings of the survey released by the Twaweza in the presence of the Health Ministry officials indicate that eight out of ten citizens (79 per cent) say teen pregnancy has become a bigger problem during the Coronavirus pandemic and half say physical (51 per cent), emotional (51 per cent) and sexual (46 per cent) violence has got worse.
The 96km-road was built in the 1960s to link and promote trade ties and cooperation between Uganda, Tanzania, and the rest of the East African partners. Kyotera County Member of Parliament John Paul Mpalanyi told URN that the current state of the road is appalling.
The long-distance runner says that he endured a lot of pressure which caused him mental distress and anxiety before the 10,000 metres race held on Friday in Tokyo. He scooped a silver medal in the highly competitive race which was won by Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega. Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo won bronze in the same race.
Now officials from the ministries of Environment, Energy, Disaster Preparedness and Works have travelled to the district for an on-spot visit which will form the basis of the action report. The teams are visiting Mubuku, Nyamwamba, Nyamugasani and Lhubiriha valley’s.
Express FC, also known as the Red Eagles, is in Pool-A alongside Tanzania’s Young Africans, Malawi’s Big Bullets and Atlabara from South Sudan whilst KCCA FC is in Pool A alongside Azam FC of Tanzania, Messager Ngozi FC of Burundi and KMKM SC from Zanzibar.
Dan Mukago, the LCV Chairperson Kiruhura district says that their request to the police leadership to avail the district with police personnel attached to the Agricultural Police Unit has fallen on deaf ears.
Kassanda District Chairman Fred Zzimula Kasirye said that the land grabbers turned the 42 days’ lockdown as a celebration to fulfill their motives of grabbing peoples’ land due to restricted movements, closure of several government offices and partial closure of courts.
According to Akumu, a good vehicle should ordinarily use less than four liters for a 100-killometer journey but many in African countries consume far more than that. More than 30 countries in Africa don't have regulations limiting aged vehicles.
Imelda Musungu, the midwife at Osukuru Health Center III says that they are currently receiving over 50 teenage mothers who go at the health facility for antenatal care services per week. They are aged between 12-19 years and they are from Osukuru sub-county and neighboring sub-counties in Tororo district.
Anthony Oringa, the LCIII Chairperson, Lakang Sub County says each of the three claimants have appointed their team who move into the community collecting security intelligence but in the process, end up causing chaos.
Jimmy Oyoo, the Speaker of Pece –Laroo Division in Gulu City says the council agreed that the councilors would borrow and the Division would deduct 135,000 shillings from each councilor’s allowance of 280,000 shillings monthly for between 28 to 54 months.
Pravin Kekhal, the Executive Director Burkona Factory explained to URN that they were driven by the increasing demands for firewood and charcoal for home use and commercial purposes which has led to the massive destruction of trees and forest cover in the country.
It is the National Bureau for Non-government Organisations- NGO Bureau that suspended operations of NEW -U on 29th October 2020 saying that it wasn't registered as an NGO yet engaging in activities of NGOs and majority of its over 50 members were registered NGOs.
Scovin Iceta, who reports for NTV and the Daily Monitor told URN on Friday that police officers in Adjumani roughed him up on Thursday evening after spotting him taking pictures of a pregnant mother carrying boiled maize running away to evade arrest.