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07:54
07:54

Masaka Diocese Animates Students’ Martyrs Day Pilgrimage Amid Lockdown 2 7

Masaka Diocese which had been chosen to lead this years’ National Martyrs day prayers preferred to design a special arrangement for students as a response to the spectacular crowds that usually characterize the events.
07:46
07:46

Masaka Municipal Cashier in Hiding Ahead of Special Accountability Audit 2

He was interdicted by the Masaka Municipality Town Clerk John Bahengane, to pave way for investigations into allegations that he was involved in a racket of financial fraud in which the municipality has for years lost huge sums of money.
19:02
19:02

Security Closes General Merchandise Shops in Masaka 1 4

Several traders had reopened their shops in response to a move by President Yoweri Museveni to ease COVID-19 restrictions with effect from Tuesday, May 26.
13:14
13:14

Court Upholds Interdiction of Masaka Municipal Treasurer 3 1

In March John Bahengana, the Masaka Municipality Town Clerk interdicted Namulembe to pave way for investigations into gross misappropriation of public funds.
11:19
11:19

Pig Farmers Adopting New Technology to Increase Productivity 4 1

Doctor Lawrence Mayega, the Masaka District Production and Marketing Officer says that the new invention was made through a scientific research partnership by Makerere University College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-Security and the International Livestock Research Institute-Uganda.
20:56
20:56

Masaka Frontline Health Workers Rewarded for Managing COVID-19 Patients 1 3

The rewards come a day after the team discharged the fourth COVID-19 patient; a female Police Officer who contracted the virus from her duty station in at Uganda-Tanzania border of Mutukula in Kyotera district.
11:32
11:32

Masaka Hospital Runs Out of Space for COVID-19 Patients 1 3

Dr Nathan Onyaki, the Hospital Medical Director says that their Mental Ward had been set aside for the isolation and treatment of COVID-19 patients. The centre was designated to manage cases evacuated from the Mutukula One-Stop Border Post at the Uganda-Tanzania entry point, however, it is receiving cases from as far as Isingiro district.
13:17
13:17

Discharged COVID-19 Patient Worried About Life After Treatment 1 3

The 30-years old Bodaboda rider from Rakai district is the second COVID-19 patient to be discharged from Masaka Regional Referral Hospital after undergoing treatment for the last three weeks. He was registered as the second confirmed COVID-19 case from the local community believed to have contracted the virus from passengers who sneak into Tanzania through the porous borders.
15:45
15:45

Lockdown Takes Toll on Seasonal Grasshopper Business in Masaka 2 3

Abudul Kareem Kasujja, the Chairperson of Masaka Bassenene Dealers Association says that the COVID-19 lockdown has created a sharp fall in prices of grasshoppers due to low market demand, as millions of Ugandans are locked down in homes. Kasujja says despite incurring heavy costs in setting up the trapping sites, they are struggling to attract the sizeable market for their catch.
10:35
10:35

Covid-19: One Person Discharged from Masaka Hospital 1 3

Doctor Nathan Onyaki, the Hospital Medical Director says the patient was received on April 22rd and was the first one to be admitted in the hospital’s treatment center.
19:30
19:30

Reserve Force Officer Killed after Shooting Two Civilians in Masaka 1

Major Flavia Terimulungi, the Spokesperson of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF armoured Brigade in Masaka, says the army killed the officer in their pursuit to arrest him after committing the crime.
07:59
07:59

Masaka Hospital Seeks Ugx 900m for COVID-19 Treatment Unit 1

Currently, the Hospital is attending to five COVID-19 patients who were picked from the areas of Rakai district and at Uganda-Tanzania border of Mutukula in recent days. However, the hospital does not have the required capacity to attend to patients especially those in critical condition.
07:58
07:58

Masaka Diocese Priestly Ordination Hangs in Balance 3 1

The Diocese was set to ordain a new set of 18 priests as well as graduating several other candidates to the various orders of priesthood in early august. But the Masaka diocesan Catholic Bishop Serverus Jjumba who by authority performs the ordination ceremony of the priests, says that he is not certain that diocese’s 107th priestly ordination ceremony will take place as planned.
13:05
13:05

Masaka Diocese to Repair Destroyed Historical Church 1 4

Reverend Father Doctor Edward Ssekabanja, the Masaka Diocese Chancellor says despite the extent damage caused by the accident, the diocese cannot afford to lose the church given its great historical significance to Christianity.
12:13
12:13

Masaka Divisions Struggling with Garbage Management as Revenue Sources Shrink Masaka Municipality 3 1 Top story

Jumah Kasozi, a food vender in Nyendo division market blames the authorities of taking long without sending trucks to collect the garbage leaving the place with unbearable stench.
12:03
12:03

Health Workers Concerned About Reduction of Patient Numbers in Hospitals Kitovu Hospital 2 4

Catherine Nakagiri Kisseka, the Assistant Principal Nursing Officer at Kitovu Hospital has warned that the country is likely to face disturbing figures of child and maternal mortality adverse effects of the lockdown.
08:20
08:20

Masaka Security Pardons 25 People Arrested for Violating COVID-19 Guidelines 1 1

Najib Owepukulu, the Officer-in-Charge of Masaka Central Police station says that the suspects were picked from the areas of Nyendo and Masaka town. Some of them were found moving during curfew time, others had opened up nonfood stores, while others were loitering with unclear intentions.
17:38
17:38

Masaka Business Community to Oversee Distribution of Donated Food Relief 1 3

Ronald Bbaale Mugera, the Masaka business community chairperson says they want to directly get involved in the food distribution exercise for purposes of accounting for the funds collected.
17:26
17:26

Masaka VHT’s Given Bicycles to Coordinate Surveillance Activities 1 3

Ssentongo explains that Village council leaders who were coopted by the task force to help in the verification of case alerts, were challenged by lack of transport. He said that on top of coordinating the surveillance activities the bicycles will support the HVTs in delivering medicines to patients in the communities.
16:06
16:06

Masaka COVID-19 Taskforce Delivers Food to Families in Nyendo 1 2

According to the Masaka Resident District Commissioner Herman Ssentongo also the chairperson of the district COVID-19 taskforce, they have received reports from leaders about the severity of the food crisis as a result of the lockdown.
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