Many labour exporters, according to Otafiire, have been using clinics to get fake results which they use to take people to work abroad. Once the laborers reach countries like Saudi Arabia, Otafiire says some are taken to other places for instance Thailand where their organs are extracted and then they become food for crocodiles.
Speaking at the public transport symposium organized by the School of Public Health at Hotel Africana, Ivan Mwondha from the World Bank said that since 2012, they have been in talks with the government to implement the Rapid Bus Transport but the process is delayed due to lack of an authority for Public Transport.
Esther Bayiga, a Health Services Researcher at the Trauma, Injury and Disability Project at the School of Public Health says that inclusive and safe public transport involves the mechanical condition of the vehicle, accessibility to roads by people of all ages, and physical condition including those living with disabilities among other factors.
She crossed the finishing line in 4 minutes 16 seconds and 4 microseconds beating competition from England’s Katie Snowden who reached 5 microseconds later and Australia’s Jessica Hull who came third in 4 minutes 16 seconds and 11 microseconds.
Ordinary motorists in Kampala had predicted that by the start of August, a litre of petrol could be selling at well over 7,000 Shillings based on the rate of daily increases then. Between June 20 and July 20, for example, the petrol of fuel had risen from 6,000 to 6,500 Shillings, but has since then risen by just about 50 Shillings.
Rough and informal estimates show that vehicular traffic in Kampala and indeed all Ugandan roads could have dropped by about half over the last two to three months as fuel prices reached unbearable levels for many. Over the period, the cost of petrol rose from 3,700 to more than 6,500 today at pump stations in and around Kampala, but significantly higher in the more rural areas.
The Tracking Universal Health Coverage in the WHO African Region 2022 report released on Thursday shows healthy life expectancy or the number of years an individual is in a good state of health increased to 56 years in 2019, compared with 46 in 2000.
In its proposal, the government wanted to impose a tax of 40 per cent of 40,000 Shillings per kilogram of sacks and bags of polymers of ethylene and other plastics. However, the government provided an exception on vacuum packaging bags for food, juices, tea and coffee sacks and bags for direct use in the manufacture of sanitary pads
The tool called Self-Regulatory Quality Improvement System (SQIS) has a checklist of key areas including the cadre of health workers employed, the infrastructure in a certain facility and how often they are serviced, customer care, records keeping in addition to management among others.