During the night, patients are expected to provide their own lighting if they can afford to buy kerosene for the lamps. In most cases, the MPs were informed by Dr. Okoth Obbo, the district health officer, that doctors work by phone torch light.
Former SC Villa player Dan Walusimbi was arrested on Friday as he tried to access Pope Paul Memorial Centre in Rubaga to attend the Extra Ordinary Assembly of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA).
Kitgum Woman MP Beatrice Atim Anywar reclaims her shadow minister for Energy, Oil and Mineral Resources slot. Mafabi explains that even though Anywar and Ekwau Ibi Florence stepped down with discrepancies, their cases were investigated and resolved.
Medical workers at Fort Portal referral hospital are being implicated in soliciting bribes from patients to offer them treatment. This is contained in the findings of a team from Health Service Delivery and Monitoring Unit.
Although in the 2011/2012 financial year budget, the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development Maria Kiwanuka announced the removal of import duty tax on hand hoes from 10% to 0%, it has not helped farmers increase their productivity. Gertrude Nyakaiski says that by removing the tax, government is indirectly promoting the use of hand hoes, instead of modernizing agriculture.
The President of Uganda Paralympic Committee, Mpindi Bumali, has promised that the Ugandan team to the 2012 Paralympic Games will add another medal to the recent gold medal won by Steven Kiprotich in the London Olympics.
According to the World Health Organization any country that has less than 23 workers per 10,000 patients including doctors, nurses and midwives, calls for declaration of a human resource health crisis. Committee chairman Sam Lyomoki told URN that Uganda has 18 health workers per 10,000 patients.
It was a sombre mood at Nebbi Catholic Parish in Nebbi district on Thursday as the remains of a priest who died 14 years ago was exhumed. Church leaders in the area say the site at which Father Paul T. Jalcebo was buried is to be used to construct a resource centre.