During last week’s presidential and parliamentary elections, several polling stations faced challenges that include using the Biometric Voter Verification Kit (BVVK) machines owing to knowledge gaps, checking voter’s registers and guiding voters on how to proceed during vote casting.
Kampala district registrar and returning officer Frederick Muwaya says there are 36 contenders for division lord mayors, and 484 for Kampala Capital City Authority councilors and 2,904 for division councilors.
The report notes that there is need for a law to govern disaster risk reduction and management. It says Uganda does not have a national law governing disaster risk reduction and management, and its alignment with international thinking.
According to the Ministry, PWDs leaders in districts are expected to organize the PWDs in groups of between 5 to 15 people and submit their files to the district for final submission to the Gender Ministry for funding.
In his response, Abubakar Mohammed Moki, the Commissioner of Policy development and Capacity Building at the Cabinet Secretariat from the Office the President, Moki advised them to opt for Famer to Farmer extensions explaining that farmers who are knowledgeable in a given area can move out to support other farmers so as to meet the challenges of the partner and finding solutions
Speaking at a local government leader’s breakfast meeting organized by Action Aid Uganda on Friday, the ULGA president Joseph Lamonyang said the bigger revenue sources are not under the mandate of the Local governments as the fall under the jurisdiction of the Uganda revenue authority.
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 have expressed concern over the age restrictions placed by the law on LCIII chairperson aspirants at Sub County, Municipal or City Division level who need to be 30 years or above to qualify to stand for these positions. A number of aspirants have already been blocked from nomination on grounds of being underage.
During the lockdown, the health ministry says a 14 percent drop in accessibility of services normally accessed through out patient departments was noted. The number of children accessing immunization services and women going for their first antenatal visit reduced by 20 and 16 percent respectively, with Kwania, Nakasongola, Luwero, Kyankwanzi and Kampala reporting the highest disruptions of health services
The two oaths which include the oath of secrecy and that of KCCA Executive Director were administered by the Head of Public Service and Secretary to the Cabinet Dr John Mitala in the presence of the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and KCCA councillors.
Isingiro Resident District Commissioner Herbert Muhangi says that the district gets many people from Tanzania trying to enter the country illegally to sell merchandise. At the same time, a number of Ugandans go to Tanzania to till gardens.