Officials from the OPM allocated an acre of land to the families instead of the two which they had earlier been promised. However, the land was taken away from the victims in exchange for 100,000 Shillings each month, despite growing food on the land. Wilson Wanansolo, the chairperson of the resettlement camp says that the land was allocated to Bunambutye Health center which is currently under construction.
“Everything is not well here. We have not received funds to operationalize the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs. Management requested for a supplementary, which was recently approved but the money has not been processed,” the source said.
The primary seven candidates totalling 749, 811 will be briefed on March 26, and start their examinations with the Mathematics Paper on March 30, 2021, and the Social Studies paper in the afternoon. The next day, learners will sit for the Integrated science paper and end with English on March 31, 2021.
Prof Samuel Luboga, Education Service Commission Chairperson, says 82 schools across the country will benefit from the recruitment as part of government’s efforts to ensure each sub-county has public school.
According to officials from UCI, in the last six months, they have screened only 10 women who were referred from several health centers. Previously, they would screen up to 100 women on a daily basis five days a week
According to the health ministry, surveillance teams have been sent to the border districts of Kasese, Ntoroko and Bundigudbyo to study the situation and give a status report that will determine the next course of action. According to Dr Kaducu the new response plan will have to cater for how the country can respond to two disease outbreaks given that isolation wards and former Ebola treatment wards will now have to be used to cater for two disease outbreaks
Today, the State Minister for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Peter Ogwang announced that the blockage had been lifted. While he apologised for the blackout that Ugandans were subjected to, Ogwang cautioned against the destructive engagements on social media.
Dr. Rose Byanyima, the Deputy Director of Mulago National Referral Hospital and head of the COVID-19 Treatment Unit, says they have received reports of people buying the negative COVID-19 postmortem reports and are looking into the matter. She notes that the practice is deplorable and unnecessary because the hospital records cannot easily be changed.
Salima Namusobya, the Executive Director Initiative for Social and Economic Rights, says the prolonged closure of schools without an open and transparent plan shared by the government leaves the population in a dilemma about the future of the learners. She adds that as the government tries to find a working solution, it should not leave other stakeholders uninformed, saying that the outcomes might be hard to mitigate.
Kembabazi also says that they want the government not to rely on the private sector for vaccination of Covid-19, saying that government should have picked lessons from the COVID-19 testing and treatment experience where costs for testing and treatment once outsourced to private sector are only affordable by a few .
Key findings from the report show that the sources for news gathering on African countries are problematic, the resulting content continues to feed old stereotypes, and often the quality of local journalism doesn't allow for nuanced and contextualized storytelling that is critical for telling stories about the 54 African countries.