Patrick Oola Lumumba Mayor of West Division says they have hired two trucks to undertake massive rubbish collection especially around Kabedopong Market, Kaunda Ground, Gulu Modern Market and Lacor Complex Market.
Samuel Akera, the Health Centre Management Committee Chairperson says that the fully-fledged theatre depends on the expertise of Dr Angelo Oceng, the In-charge of the facility, who gets overtaken by administrative duties of the hospital.
The World Bank diverted $15million from the Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health Services Improvement Project and Atwiine says this money is partly utilized to buy reagents, test kits and PPE. However, while other donors have recently announced new funds to the country including USAID that announced $2.3million new support to the country last week, Atwiine says they have no information about this.
The caution comes amid a scramble by African countries to cushion their economies, support hard-hit sectors and provide social support to nationals, amid tough measures to contain the coronavirus disease-COVID-19, whose infection rate has gone beyond three million people countrywide.
In the letter to donors who include GAVI the vaccines alliance, Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Global Financing Facility, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Health Organisation, the CSOs want the donors to commit and contribute to pooled and adequate funding for long-term investments in the health workforce.
But officials at Kitgum Municipal Council say that the timeframe for procuring a contractor for the actual implementation of the project in June this year could be dragged behind schedule as a result of measures taken to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Allan Muruta the Commissioner Public Health Emergencies at the Ministry of Health told Uganda Radio Network that for Ebola preparedness efforts alone, they have so far used over $36million dollars where by part of this money has come from the loan.
Michel Ssenoga, operating in Kira town, says lack of public toilets has forced some people in the municipality to resort to desperate means of disposing their waste like defecating in open areas, incomplete buildings and street corridors.
Mary has taken fertility pills, herbal medicines, food supplements, Pumpkin seeds and done all kind of exercises to boost her fertility in vain. She has also visited priests, herbalists and traditional healers in search of a solution. Mary describes the journey as the worst and most expensive venture she has ever taken on, with a bill of at least 40 million Shillings so far.
According to the minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Hillary Onek, the money is going to be used to improve on services in the health, education and infrastructure sectors in the districts that have been stressed by the big refugee numbers