The 2012 study done by International Rescue Centre notes that one in ten menstruating girls skips school four days every month, which is about 24 days the entire year. Other studies have also tagged the challenge as a major contributing factor towards the school out drop for many girls.
The landing site has now been sealed off for disinfecting in line with guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health to control the spread of COVID-19. In addition, the four crew members of the ship will be quarantined in the ship for 14 days.
Oryem says that the first challenge is that the only available option of chattering flights is too costly, even when there is a will to save nationals from the agony they are experiencing as a result of the lockdowns.
The condition occurs when a mother has a prolonged, obstructed labour resulting in an abnormal opening in the birth canal. The health ministry estimates that 100,000 women and girls in the country are suffering from the condition. But according to experts, the condition can be avoided by delaying the age of first pregnancy, the cessation of harmful traditional practices, and timely access to obstetric care.
The government announced plans to close more than 200 illegal landing sites on the shores of Lake Albert in the districts of Hoima, Kikuube and Buliisa. According to the government, the landing sites are facilitating the illegal entry and exit of Congolese Nationals into the country, many of whom have settled on the sites without any control.
Serephine Alia, the Chief Administrative Officer, says that the district has been relying on one ambulance of Usuk MP, Peter Ogwang to handle all the emergencies in the district, which overwhelmed its operations.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor in-charge of Academic Affairs at Makerere, Prof Umar Kakumba notes that although they were looking to an alternative plan of recapturing the data from hard copies, the technical team helped recover the lost data.
Uganda Transport Agencies Limited, the company transporting fuel for Vivo Energy, this week wrote to the minister of Works Katumba Wamala requesting separate spaces, indicating it was a safety hazard to just park in the same. Currently, all trucks are allowed to park in Mukono RVR Kyetume and Namboole stadium.
When URN reporter visited Bussi Islands, residents of Kinywante and Kyangazi villages in Bulwe parish were not observing the guidelines.
Meanwhile, boda boda riders carry passengers, breaching the ban on private and public transport.
Reverend Peter Musapiti, the LCI Chairperson of Shiluku South village says that the suspected patients have often been sighted sending children to buy for them merchandise water from shops in Kuushu Town council.