The colorful ceremony which is being held at the University’s graduation ground is virtually being attended by Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni, the Minister for Education and Sports as the chief guest and Minister of State for Sports Hon. Denis Hamson Obua among other dignitaries.
Jonan Kiiza, the Head of Communications at Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited revealed that the government procured 2,000 under the free electricity connection policy and that the meters are undergoing quality test for certification at Uganda National Bureau of Standards and that more meters shall be procured.
Fifth Infantry Division Commander Brig William Bainomugisha advised the graduates to exercise sobriety and discipline while on duty to avoid any breach of secrecy by an enemy radio interceptor in all Military communications.
The first of the three aircraft to be used in conducting the exercise landed at Entebbe at 7:00pm on Sunday, three days after the launch of the airborne survey and mineral mapping in Karamoja on Thursday.
Ronald Jaggwe, the deputy Executive Secretary for Science, Technology Innovation Research and Development, says they expect the project to be up and running within six months. He says that they expect to replicate the project in other parts of the country, which cannot be connected to the main power grid.
According to the proposal, the city council will relinquish the responsibility for garbage handling to the private firms whose services will have to be directly paid for by the residents that wish to have their waste materials collected.
In years to come, we will look back at 2020 as the moment that changed everything. Nowhere else has unprecedented and unforeseen growth occurred as in the digital and e-commerce sectors, which have boomed amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Dr Odong, says health workers had to come first to show an example to the general public to embrace the exercise. He rubbished misinformation making rounds on social media about the vaccines, saying the vaccines underwent all the required standard tests before approval.
In Kole district, the government disbursed 4.5 Billion Shillings to work on 24 community access roads, procure 120 animals and support tree planting initiative for livelihood change, but only 18 community access roads were worked on, 97 animal procured.
Jonan Kiiza, the UEDCL Communication Officer says that their annual book value for 2019/2020 indicates that they made Shillings 75 billion but lost Shillings 25.5 billion to power theft, vandalism of electricity distribution infrastructure and losses incurred in the process of transmitting power.
Jonan Kiiza, the Communication Officer for Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited, says that most of the distribution infrastructure along the Gulu –Lira and Gulu -Kitgum power lines have not been replaced since the 1950s when the lines were constructed, something he attributed to the power unreliability in the region.
Dr Phionah Atuhebwe, the Vaccines Introduction Medical Officer at the World Health Organization-WHO Regional Office for Africa says persons with allergies to protein are especially at a high risk of developing adverse effects. She explains that the protein contents in Astrazeneca vaccines may pose risks of one developing anaphylactic shock, a potentially life-threatening reaction, once administered on them.
Dr Patrick Odong Olwedo, the Amuru District Health Officer says that 486 health workers registered for the vaccines include nurses, midwives, medical officers and doctors working in the various health facilities in the district both privately and government-owned.
Okello explains that whereas Kagwara works await approval from Uganda National Roads Authority- UNRA to move to another level, the contractor is mobilizing resources to commence works at Bukungu and later, Akampala landing sites.
The road project that was launched in October last year, by President Museveni was expected to commence in November 2020, however, it delayed, raising concern among residents and the business community.
Geoffrey Obonyo is the proprietor of Triple restaurant along Olwol road. He says that the water shortage has forced the water price to increase from between Shillings 200 to between Shillings 1000 to 500 per 20 liter jerrycan.