The food will be distributed to persons whose livelihood was affected by measures put in place by the government to control the spread of Coronavirus Disease. Some of it will go the needy members of the community.
A statement released this evening indicates that the European Union (EU) Delegation to Uganda is refocusing its existing cooperation and mobilizing additional funding for the country, with a joint priority to save lives, heal the sick, protect the vulnerable, and strengthen research, support health systems and economies.
Speaking at the Uganda Media Center today, Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said the IGP Martin Okoth Ochola took the accusation very seriously and has instituted different measures to help weed out the bad apples.
Namanya Rwatooro, the Operations Commander Field Force Unit-FFU, who led the operation, said they were forced to intervene to disperse the traders for defying presidential directives, which forced the District Covid19 task forces to close the market
The Uganda Prisons Spokesperson, Frank Baine told journalists at the government owned Uganda Media Center in Kampala on Thursday that prison authorities decided to relocate the female inmates because from Kitalya Prisons to Kigo because of congestion.
Moses Otai, the Country Director Child Fund, says their country office decided to reallocate the available funds to respond to the emerging needs of vulnerable households in the communities they serve in 28 districts across the Country.
Most of those that have reported are young girls being molested by their fathers, uncles and relatives. Previously these would be linked by Safepal to safe homes for rehabilitation or refugee as their cases are being handled by legal teams but these were closed in line with presidential directives of curbing spread of Coronavirus disease.
Village Health Teams are meant to serve as the primary, village-level health contact for villages across the country. Its members are non-medical personnel, capable of relaying basic health information to their community members through Home visits, and community dialogue with targeted messages, as well as pointing villagers to the right locations for various levels of health care.
According to the KCCA Director of Gender and Community Services and Production Harriet Mudondo, the girls worked at a bar that was closed following the presidential directives on the closure of bars. She however says that they have failed to trace the people who were employing the girls who are between 15 and 17 years.
Uganda currently hosts over 1.4 million refugees from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi among other countries. Lydia Wamala, the WFP Uganda Office spokesperson, says the reduction is as result of the Corona Virus pandemic, also known as COVID-19.
Katabi Health Centre III is now receiving an average of 50 patients a day, up from a maximum of 20 patients. But it has only one doctor, one laboratory technician, two nurses, and a midwife, yet the facilities there can also not handle the increasing number of patients.
According to the breakdown, the Health Sector bagged Shillings 104.2 billion; the security Shillings 77.4 billion, ICT Shillings 6 billion, Local governments Shillings 36.2 billion, Disaster response Shillings 59.4 billion and MPs Shillings 10 billion among others.
Johnson Mumbere a Boda Boda cyclist remains bitter that he expected the president to allow upcountry transport to start operating. Although the President emphasized the distribution of free food to people affected by the lockdown, Mumbere says that he has no hope that he will receive the relief.