The prayers were held under a theme derived from 2 Corinthians 12:1, highlighting the strength of taking pleasure in infirmities, reproaches, necessities, persecutions and distresses for Christ's sake.
While appearing before the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Thursday, James Ebitu the Ministry’s Acting Permanent Secretary, said they had not received any funds that were allocated by Parliament.
Some of the vendors boycotted the payment of the market dues in 2012 claiming that St. Balikuddembe Market Stalls, Space and Lock up Shops Owners Association-SSLOA led by their Chairperson, Godfrey Kayongo doesn’t remit the fees to Kampala City Council Authority-KCCA.
The plan was unveiled by the State Minister for Labour, Mwesigwa Rukutana in a presentation before the National Economy Committee of Parliament. The Ministry officials had appeared before the meeting to submit their views on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy.
The president of the Society of Uganda Private Medical Practitioners Dr Lulume Bayiga said that it is going to be an uphill task to convince Ugandans that the health impact of COVID-19 is as big as earlier intimated, yet the country has recorded ni no fatalities.
A study carried out in March 2020 when Uganda had less than 20 cases of the disease showed that the level of fear at the time of COVID-19 was as high as 80 percent in some communities. In June,2020 with over 700 cases of the disease reported, the level of fear of the disease had gone down in some communities to as low as 20 percent. Preventive measures as such hand wahing that once stood at 80 percent have gone down to 56 percent as of June
Kabale Regional Referral Hospital, a designated COVID-19 treatment facility in Kigezi sub-region has no capacity to accommodate 200 patients. The available space was initially a psychiatric ward which can only accommodate 50 patients.
Mpigi Resident District Commissioner Rose Mary Byabasaija says that the patient has returned to the island after two weeks of treatment at Mulago Hospital in Kampala. Also, none of his contacts was found positive after the 14 days of quarantine.
Ronald Kazibwe, the Chairperson Kafumbe zone denied claims that they have plans to stage a demonstration, saying police could have deployed after seeing street vendors operating at the entrance of the market.
He says the passengers and the owners of the motor vehicles impounded were charged and left to go on police bond but their motor vehicles will stay parked in the police yard of Central Police Station Mbarara.
The plastic shields, according to medics, protect eyes, nose and the mouth from potentially deadly droplets through which the infection is transmitted. They are a crucial outfit at a time when the government is recommending wearing face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
PAC on Wednesday learned that 62 staff have been recruited by Gulu University during the current Covid-19 lockdown even when the university is closed. Out of the 62 recruited people, 33 are academic staff while 29 are non-teaching staff.
Alex Bikorwomuhangi the director of Five Star Restaurant and Takeaway says that they have deployed a security guard to stop the drivers from entering their restaurant so as to stop spread of the virus to clients and workers.