Twaib Wamala, the Executive Director of Uganda Harm Reduction Network (UHRN), an entity that links clients in need of the rehabilitation drug to the Butabika based Medically Assisted Therapy (MAT) clinic, says that many clients share Nalwoga’s story as they experienced interruptions and missed treatment during the lockdown.
The Speaker of Parliament is of the view that the law has served the elite at the expense of the uneducated rural populace. But the right to access to Information activists say parliament has not played its oversight function to ensure that the law is implemented as envisaged in 2005 when it was enacted.
Attorney General, Kiryowa Kiwanuka said that it was an error on the part of the government not to inform the Office of the Speaker but everything is being done to make sure that the legislators are treated within the law.
During the plenary, Mpuuga raised a procedural concern questioning whether the Speaker had been notified about the re-arrests of the MPs. He also noted that the MPs had been denied access to their immediate family and that it cannot be business as normal when such violations are going on.
The study also sought to identify the impact of anthracycline therapy on heart function and reveals the therapy poses dangerous heart problems to cancer patients because it not only affects the heart function directly but also weakens the ability of the heart do adapt other ‘stressors’ later in the life for example, a major operation, pregnancy and chest radiotherapy. Dr. Zhang thereforenotes that clinicians should closely monitor the heart function of cancer patients before and after chemotherapy.
According to the Access to Information Act, every citizen has a right of access to information and records in the possession of the State or any public body, except where the release of the information is likely to prejudice the security or sovereignty of the State or interfere with the right to the privacy of any other person.