The AIDs Trust Fund is provided for under the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act, 2012 and it is supposed to draw its funding from the Consolidated Fund.
The Fund was planned to generate money through different levies on bank transactions, air tickets, beer, soft drinks and cigarettes and other taxes on services and goods traded within the country. For instance, 2 per cent of collections from taxes on spirits, soft drinks, beer and bottled water was anticipated would finance the fund.
The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has warned the kingdom subjects to desist from harmful political propaganda ahead of the 2021 general elections.
This is part of his Christmas message issued this afternoon.
For the previous three years, the Birthday Run held ahead of Kabaka’s birthday on April 13, has focused on fighting the Sickle Cell Disease. Proceeds from the run were as such, dedicated to raising awareness and procuring test kits through the Uganda National Health Laboratory Services. This year, 494 million Shillings was realised in the Run.