At All Saints' Cathedral-Kampala, the Church is using the same arrangement to keep their daily prayer and fellowship sessions running, following a ban on church gatherings. Ivan Naijuka, an officer in charge of Media and Communication at the Cathedral says they generate a link referring the faithful to the webpage in addition to the meeting identity number and password which one fills in to be granted access.
It is alleged that Turyatunga together with other officers under his command raided a mobile money outlet in Kigorobya town council operated by Sam Ziiwa and demanded 50,000 shillings to allow him to operate his business.
Dr. Florence Mugala, the Buhehe Health Center III in Charge, explains that they turned away patients without National identity cards because the Health Management System-HMS requires health workers to capture the National Identification Number-NIN of patients visiting the health facility
Addressing the press at Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, State Minister for Animal Industry Bright Rwamirama said that the government is going to spend 14 billion Shillings in the exercise that is targeting 51 districts that have been affected by the disease. All the 51, are districts within the cattle corridor, stretching from Karamoja, Teso, Buganda and Ankole.
The Minister of State for Planning David Bahati says that the country’s Tourism sector earnings will drop to US Dollars 700 million in the current financial year 2019/2020, a decline of 39 percent compared to the previous financial year.
While the cut for ordinary domestic consumers is negligible, commercial consumers will see theirs drop by at least Uganda shillings 3.8 to Ushs 645.6 in the period between April and June 2020, a significant relief for business people.
Andrew Napajja, the Moroto District LC V Chairperson noted that disbandment of the settlement was done with rush and negligence. He argues that the lockdown announced by the president didn’t mean closing settlements but ensuring that the community complies with the COVID19 preventive measures.
According to the sector allocations, the Works and Transport docket tops the table with an allocation of 5.84 trillion Shillings, followed by Security with 4.503 trillion Shillings. A sum of 4 trillion Shillings is budgeted for Interest Payments, the Education sector has a budget of 3.592 trillion Shillings, while the Health sector budget stands at 2.836 trillion Shillings. The agriculture sector budget stands at 1.324 trillion Shillings.
Zedriga holds a doctorate from the University of the South (Sewanee), a Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies, Master of Arts in Human Rights, Bachelor of Laws LL.B and Certificate of Laws all from Makerere University.
Addressing journalists at Uganda Media Center on Thursday afternoon, the Internal Affairs State Minister, Mario Obiga Kania, said all vehicles that defy the presidential directives should be impounded and drivers be punished.
Dr Julius Amumpe, an Epidemiologist and Head Quality Assurance Department in the Health Ministry, says that they have asked local field teams to collect blood samples from all suspected cases regardless of their viral status including the one that were discharged from quarantine centers.
According to Rotary District 9211 Governor Francis Xavier Sentamu, Rotarians responded to the most pressing need, following an outcry by the Ministry of Health. He says that the donated PPE will go to the Ministry of Health, in both Uganda and Tanzania.
This is one of the systems approved by the World Health Organization-WHO or the American Food and Drug Administration under emergency authorisation. The system hasn’t undergone the normal authorisation process because of the growing demand for test kits for COVID-19 samples across the world with over 1 million people infected.
In Wakiso, the committee was summoned to start processing the proposed shillings 80 billion budget. However, members told the Chief Administrative Officer-CAO Luke Lokoda that they will work only if they are paid arrears dating back from 2019.
Reports indicate that a group of people employed by Abid Alam attacked homes and a farm at Bukompe village razing all plantations and demolishing houses. The head of the State House Anti Corruption Unit Lt Col Edith Nakalema said the eviction was followed by disturbing pictures of rape, and destruction of property among others.
Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng told a press conference in Kampala today, that even if hydroxychloroquine is still undergoing testing, it has the ability to stop the spread of the disease by stabilising red blood cells so that uptake of oxygen by haemoglobin is promoted.