According the deputy chief of party ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Makerere University School of Public Health, Dr.Roy Mayega, Uganda is struggling with several resilience challenges yet it has an internal potential as a country to harness available resources including data to solve some of the biggest challenges affecting communities.
He says one ought to do an endoscopy every after two years for wellness purposes. But, even as this is recommended, the test remains expensive for many. Even at Mulago hospital the service is not entirely free since for the upper endoscopy one has to part with more than Shs100, 000 and the colonoscopy goes for up to Shs300, 000. This however is way low compared to the few private health facilities that offer the service at an average of shs400,000 for the upper test and Shs800,000 for the lower test.
The drug shop operators says that several local government authorities such as sub county and division councils have already issued assessment forms for the taxes they have to pay to the councils as trading license which they says that its unfair since they already paid money to NDA to secure their operational licenses.
Tom Apenyo, the Head-teacher of Aber Primary School says they are facing an uphill to confine and treat the learners who have tested positive in the absence quarantine centre and inadequate sanitizer and proposed lockdown to contain the virus.
While delivering President Yoweri Museveni's condolence message, the Deputy speaker Jacob Oulanya who was the chief mourner, appealed to all leaders to emulate Kasamba and take forward his legacy for the good of the country.