Across Jonglei and Unity State, homes and clinics have been submerged, communities have been stranded and animals “lie dead in the fields”, WFP said in a statement. Schools that were due to open next week “are filled with the homeless”.
The legislators also noted that there are severe threats to the realization of the objectives of the regional integration, including the inter-State conflicts and political instability in some Partner States which affect the smooth implementation of the integration agenda.
Minister Nshuti called for consolidated political support for the integration process as well as availability of adequate financial resources and timely remittances, if the region was to succeed in its programmes.
Timothy Gawaya, Hope Mpeirirwe say that they had crossed to Rwanda for a business mission when President issued a directive to close all borders. They say that they had no option but to remain in Kigali. T
This brings the cumulative number of reported cases in the country to 6,017. According to results released by the health ministry today, Moroto, Kampala and Butaleja accounted for the highest number of cases with 166, 85 and 59 respectively. Two new deaths were also reported bringing the number of reported deaths to 63
Results released today by the health ministry show that 326 new cases were confirmed bringing the total number of cases reported in the country to 4,703. This is the single highest figure of cases that the country has ever reported in a day since it recorded its first COVID-19 case in March 2020.
The outbreak in Equateur Province emerged in early June and has now spread into another of its 17 health zones, bringing the total number of affected zones to 12. So far, there have been 113 cases and 48 deaths.
RECDTS is designed as a mobile phone application and will enable the issuance of the EAC COVID-19 digital certificates that are mutually recognised by Partner States, thus eliminating need for multiple testing as well as contributing to alleviating ongoing congestion at East Africa border crossing points
The Assistant Commissioner for Regional and Bilateral Division External Trade at the Ministry of Trade, Richard Okot Okello, says there must be renewed efforts to remove all barriers if intra-regional trade is to be revamped.
They include No 31093 Sergeant Brian Okello Sadik; No 56398 Corporal Caesar Dragudu, No 37359 Constable Albert Oven, No 50449 Constable Christopher Ocen, No 52819 Constable Anthony Adirondack. They are all being detained at Nwoya Central Police Station pending disciplinary trial.
Before the meeting, Members of the East African Legislative Assembly threatened to boycott the sittings over arrears including delayed salaries of three months. The legislators also claim up to USD 2 million for the meetings they have attended online since the pandemic broke out, including USD 400 each as transport and USD 160 for sitting allowance.
On Tuesday, the Health Ministry started charging truck drives Shillings 240,500 for COVID-19 tests. The test results are needed before the truck drivers are allowed to enter and leave the country. Only negative drivers are allowed to enter the country.
The University had been directed to halt admissions in the two courses for lack of appropriate infrastructure and equipment early this year following the third joint inspection of medical and dental schools and teaching hospitals in Uganda carried out from 10 to 14 February 2020 by the East African Community-EAC Joint National Medical and Dental Practitioners’ Council.