Although the hospital has an oxygen plant, its production does not match the demand especially during the surge of COVID_19. The current plant which has the capacity to produce 30 oxygen cylinders is now producing at least 25 yet the unit uses approximately 60 cylinders per day.
Jasper Abura, the Principle Education Officer of Lira City explains that the department has met its set target and still hopes to have more teachers vaccinated. He notes that non-vaccinated teachers will not access learning institutions.
Judith Namirimu Polah, a Senior Principal Nursing Officer supervising the treatment centre explained that the facility is filled up due to the surge in the number of cases. She explains that the extra treatment centre will be located in two tents within a designated area at the hospital.
CONSA will combine newborn screening and early intervention using the standard of care regimen that includes routine immunization, folic acid administration and anti-bacterial prophylaxis among others.
Geoffrey Ariko, the Lira District Bio-stat Officer, explains that malaria cases kept increasing throughout the year up to 33.7%. He, however, says that they recorded a sharp decline in Malaria cases between December 2020 and March 2021 following the implementation of IRS program in May 2020.
The second phase, budgeted at a total cost of 37.6 billion shillings, will cater for works along Obangakene road measuring 0.18km, Noteber 0.251km, Aber 0.204, Olwol 0.534, Uhuru Rd. 0.3km and Boundary road 2.177km.
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.
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 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.
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.
Dr. Acheng cautioned the officials and other people involved in the project against corruption saying most times, it’s the leaders and senior civil servants who cause shoddy work by asking for "kick back"
Hon. Grace Freedom Kwiyocwiny, the Minister in charge of Northern Uganda explained that the construction that is now being undertaken by CMD Investment Limited had stalled for many years due to a number of challenges including cultural institutional conflicts.
Anna Mary Apio, a teacher at Rachele Comprehensive Secondary School believes that the new curriculum will help students apply the skills acquired directly unlike the past where students are trained to pass exams.
The training follows an initiative started by the Ministry of Health in improving accessibility to testing services for purposes of ensuring that all cases are detected and attended to at the earliest stage.