Tomorrow's national prayers come at a time when the number of COVID-19 cases in Uganda has surpassed 100. The country remains under lockdown with schools and businesses closed. No public or Private transport is allowed on the roads, save for essential service providers who were approved by the government.
Godber Tumushabe, the Associate Director of the Great Lakes Institute for Strategic Studies has welcomed the proposed national dialogue, saying Uganda has had a turbulent history with contested elections and coupes characterized with violence.
Ensuring girls stay in school could boost the developing world economy by 21 billion shillings a year according to a new United Nations study. Girls are less likely than boys to complete schooling and more likely to face forced marriage, child labour, female genital mutilation and other undermining practices.