As of today, the number of people infected with the disease globally surpassed the 4 million mark. However according to WHO the numbers could have been higher than is currently reported without lockdowns. WHO modelling figures in March predicted that Uganda would have over 16,000 confirmed cases by May 1,2020
As digital learning is expected to take on even after the covid19 lockdown, the national broadcaster, Uganda broadcasting corporation-UBC is considering putting up a fully-fledged e-learning department to support learning across their stations.
Those being investigated are Robert Tukamuhebwa, the director Rudnet a non- governmental organization that supplies condoms in district and Isaac Kaharuza, the political assistant of the former member of parliament for Rujumbura county Hon. Maj. Gen. Jim Katugu Muhwezi.
According to the Cremation Permits, the Cemeteries Officer at KCCA has allowed the deceased’s friend Albert Ntambiko to take charge of the process on Tuesday at the Hindu Crematorium located along the Lugogo bypass in Kampala. The same permission was granted by the Germany Embassy and the deceased's relatives who are all not in Uganda.
One of the deceased has been identified as Samuel Ocii, 49, a resident of Zengebe landing site in Nakasongola district, who reportedly drowned at Munami landing site in Lake Kyoga while trying to engage in fishing on Sunday night. The second fisherman who drowned at Kyebisire landing site in Lwampanga sub-county is yet to be identified.
The Union Secretary Mesilamu Oloka while visiting the site today also blames Kampala Capital City Authority for failing to follow up the matter and ensure compliance, when its technical team raised a red flag on the construction.
Nine sub-counties and three divisions within the Municipality were collectively allocated 12.4 million Shillings out of the 165 million Shillings the district received from the central government. According to break down report presented by the District Chief Finance officer Alexander Otim, each sub-county and division task force will get only 1,040,000 million Shillings and 40 litters of petrol fuel.
The legislators say that the guidelines will further impoverish the urban poor who have suffered the most during a lengthy and crippling COVID-19 lockdown that has seen businesses shut and transport suspended. Kampala Central MP Mohammed Nsereko urged the government to desist from causing further distress to the impoverished city dwellers.
But residents of cell B and A in Ishaka Municipality say that instead of getting the food at no cost, many of them are forced to pay for it. Joan Tumwebaze, the Vice-Chairperson of Cell B said that she bought two 5-kilogram bags of maize flour at 10,000 Shillings, even when the bags were branded with particulars of Hajji Basajjabalaba, who donated them to the taskforce.
John Bosco Wavamuno, the Chairperson of Mukunyu village says that they were shocked by the grave inequalities between the number of students in need and the materials delivered. He says that his area received only 481 copies out of a total of 5,129 students in primary and secondary schools who need the materials in the parish.
In just the last two days, two Tanzanian truck drivers who arrived in the country through Mutukula tested positive for COVID-19 and their whereabouts are still unknown. But, Kabanda says that he observed there is lack of alertness and vigilance in the community that if those were in the nearby areas, they would be easily turned in.
Police has deployed dozens of police officers and water cannons in the park to provide security to the workers of Sterling Civil Engineering Ltd and Kiru General Services Ltd, who are undertaking the renovation.
Speaking today at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki, the UPDF deputy spokesperson said that in the past few days they have witnessed an increase in the number of people trying to flout the ban on private and public transport by moving on trucks which were exempted from the ban.
Curtailment of these services by COVID-19 for six months could see new child HIV infections rise drastically, by as much as 37 per cent in Mozambique, 78 per cent in Malawi, 78 per cent in Zimbabwe and 104 per cent in Uganda.
Uganda Radio Network spoke to two employees at Choice FM who confirmed that they haven’t been paid for such a long time but are stuck with the organization with the hope of getting their accumulated pay because management has promised to pay up soon. According to the staff, they were not paid for unspecified months in 2017, five months in 2018 and ten months in 2019.
Today, while speaking from his home in Lweza, in his annual State of the Kingdom Address, Mayiga said, that not even a child can believe the government said of the story. He added that he was most concerned about the tribal undertones that Zaake describes in his social media post about what happened to him.