The laboratory located in Boma, Fort Portal Municipality will be used for testing road materials that include soils, gravel, bitumen, and rocks. It is being constructed under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development USMID at a tune of 86 million shillings.
Last week, UNEB announced that the results for 244 pupils from seven schools in Ntoroko district were withheld over allegations of exam malpractices. The affected schools are Masaka Primary School, Masojo Primary School, Butungama Primary School, Budiba Primary School, Kamuhiigi Primary School and Kabimbiri Primary School.
According to Ministry of Health records, 107 people were vaccinated in Ntoroko district and 524 in Kasese district as of November 17, 2018. Next week the vaccination exercise will start in Bundibugyo district. A total of 3,000 health workers will be vaccinated in the country.
Currently, the farm gate price of the crop has fallen from 270, 000 shillings in the last harvesting season that ended in January this year, to 180,000 shillings. A kilogram of cured vanilla has reduce from USD 600 about 2.2 million shillings to USD 400 about 1.48 million and the prices are expected to drop further.
The vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV is the first highly effective Ebola vaccine since the first outbreak of the disease more than 40 years ago. Created by the Public Health Agency of Canada in 2003, the vaccine was shown to be 100 percent effective in monkeys. But it sat on a shelf for decades because of a lack of pharmaceutical company interest until it was licensed to Merck.
Over 30 cases of number plate thefts were reported in Kabarole district alone in a space of two months. But similar cases have also been reported from Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu, Kamwenge, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo and Ntoroko districts.
The health workers will be vaccinated using the Ebola Zaire vaccine. The vaccine is expected to arrive in the country today afternoon however vaccination will only start once the use of the vaccine has been approved by the Institutional Review Board-IRB.
According to the Health Ministry, the funds will be used to implement a number of preventive methods including the procurement of permanent walk through scanners, surveillance in high risk districts, case management control, facilitate health workers in the high risk districts and vaccination if needed.
The frail-looking old man distanced himself from the recovered items. Bilhwana is believed to be part of the group that has been targeting security installations in Kasese, Bunyangabu, Ntoroko and Bundibugyo the districts.
According to John Kiyaga, the Regional Manager Domestic taxes, URA collected Shillings 9 billion from districts in the Rwenzori region in the 2016/17 financial year. He however, says they collected Shillings 12 billion by May this year indicating a 26 percent increase.
According to Mugisha, the 25-year-old man, a resident of Kikyo parish in Bundibugyo district presented with signs of Ebola prompting them to isolate him at Karugutu Health Centre IV - Ntoroko district.
Babar Baloch, the spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR says that the agency is working with partner organizations in western Uganda to support the influx of the refugees, most of who are exhausted, hungry, thirsty, sick, and have fled with few or no belongings.