This is according to a series of tests conducted by the COVID-19 task force after complaints raised by beneficiaries of the relief food, distributed in the first week. The food sent by the office of the Prime Minister, is targeting households whose livelihood was disrupted by the various measures instituted to control the spread of COVID-19.
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.
Kadaga said that the Office of the Clerk to Parliament together with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Ministry of Information, Communications Technology and National Guidance have arranged initial video conferencing services.
“It is your knowledge that the company closed operations since March 26, 2020, which means it is increasingly becoming impossible for the company to shoulder expenses including salaries,” reads the notice.
The PSU has previosuly been headed by Senior Commissioner of Police Joel Aguma, Commissioner of Police Fortunate Habyara, Commissioner of Police Good Mwesigwa and Assistant Commissioner of Police John William Okalany.
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.
While media reports had said the spills were oil, the Energy and Mineral Development Ministry Permanent Secretary, Robert Kasande said: “whereas what happened in Kibiro is almost similar to what happens during an oil spill incident, it may be erroneous to dub the incident an oil spill.”
All EAC Partner States have confirmed cases of coronavirus disease COVID-19 with Kenya reporting 216 cases with 9 deaths; Rwanda 134; Uganda 55; Tanzania 53 with 3 deaths; Burundi 5 and one death and South Sudan 4 cases. Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda have not reported any deaths as at April 15, 2020.
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.
The deceased, John Opio Taban was shot on April 21, 2018 by a Police Constable identified as Robert Byamugisha under circumstances that remain unclear to date, and died at the Intensive Care Unit of Mulago Hospital moments later. A subsequent postmortem confirmed that he succumbed to excessive bleeding, a result of bullet wounds.
The officials Fatumah Nakatudde and Apunyo Paul Okiria prior to their dismissal in October 2018 were working as Deputy Registrar and Senior Administrative Assistant at the College of Health Sciences respectively.
This follows a meeting of the International Health Regulations Committee for Ebola in the DRC where it was decided that the situation should continue being treated as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern even if there's no evidence that any of the neighbouring countries are at risk of the disease spreading to their territories.
In the latest report of the global outlook for 2020, the IMF says Uganda’s growth will be 3.5% this year down from 5% in 2019. This is far better than Kenya’s that will drop from 5.6% in 2019 to 1% this year.
More than 1.5 billion children and young people have been affected by school closures worldwide. 15 million of these are in Uganda, where schools have been closed since March 18. Many of these are now online taking classes and socializing, a trend which is likely to continue for the next 21 days, after the extension of the lockdown.