These have been sued by two of the founding members of NURP Difas Basile and Hassan Twala. The duo through their lawyers led by James Byamukama, allege that the respondents fraudulently made changes without following party constitution.
Speaking to reporters at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi today, FDC deputy spokesperson John Kikonyogo said that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the party can’t carry out normal campaigns and voting. Normally, the party would hold presidential primary elections at Namboole Stadium.
UNRA also announced today that six of its staff had tested positive for the virus. In a statement, the roads agency said five of the positive staff members were from the headquarters in Nakawa, Kampala while one from the UNRA Masindi office.
The Indian Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi pledged to donate the equipment to UPDF when he visited Uganda in 2018. The equipment that includes 10 Tata Buses, 10 Tata trucks, two Tata Ambulances and 14 Motorcycles were received by the Minister of Defence Adolf Mwesige on Monday afternoon.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) in the past recommended an increase in testing capacity for Covid-19 and one of the suggested areas was to establish more testing facilities to strengthen and increase speedy confirmation of Covid-19 cases. WHO also recommends that countries should have the ability to carry out mass testing if need arises.
Besides the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) that is taking lead in the Covid-19 tests, government through the Ministry of Health in May announced the accreditation of 7 more laboratories to carry out tests.
Up 10 124 people were quarantined at Kasonga Youth Development Centre in Kikuube district after the death of the Congolese refugee and, According to Kikuube Resident District Commissioner Richard Tabaro, the confirmed cases are also contacts of the same DRC national.
Two of the other patients are from Seeta, while the others are from Katosi and Mukono Central Division, where according to Mulindwa, medical teams are working with community leaders and security intelligence to trace them.
The closure comes a day after police’s Chief Political Commissar, AIGP Asan Kasingye, tested positive for the virus. Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said the closure is intended to disinfect the police facilities. “They have been temporarily closed to allow for decontamination, fumigation and testing of personnel,” said Enanga.
This development comes in the wake of a spiking number of people testing positive in the city. Of the 99 cases that tested positive on Monday, 49 were picked from alerts and contacts in Kampala. Over the last five days, Kampala has been recording the highest number of positives with 59 on Sunday, 65 on Saturday, 75 on Friday and 21 on Thursday.
Manafwa District Resident Commissioner, Ahamada Washaki says the sealing off of the Central Police Station is likely to affect policing activities in the district such as the enforcement of the Covid19 preventive guidelines.
This comes just a few days after the district registered a total of 17 positive COVID-19 cases. Eight of the cases were registered from Apollo grounds in the Central Division, eight from Kitgum maternity home, a private health facility and one from Kitgum general hospital.
According to Nevin Bradford, the executive director of Cipla Quality Chemicals Limited, the human care business imports, markets and sells medicines manufactured by Cipla in India, to the private (non-government) pharmaceutical market. ”These include respiratory medicines, anti-infective, antifungals, gastroenterology, cardiovascular amongst others, he said.
Edward Nyongesa, the Mbale District Surveillance Officer, says the five family members are the first known contacts of the deceased. He says the surveillance team is on ground to ascertain the exact number of people who could have been in contact with the deceased pastor.
It is alleged that Ssebulime, who had a relationship with the deceased; Cathy Nakate, had taken her to the shrine for cleansing, alongside her four-year-old daughter. But, according to the police, Nakate was injured in the process of administering cleansing substances.
Laura Kagame the founder and Managing Director of TravelNeza said the only attempt Uganda Tourism Board made to entice Ugandans with the Tulambule campaign was made all wrong when they involved celebrities as brand ambassadors something she says was out of reach for many Ugandans. For her, already there’s a feeling that tourism is for a certain class and this campaign just came to confirm that.
They include Hellen Adoa, the Serere Woman MP and State Minister for Fisheries, Usuk County MP Peter Ogwang, who has opted to represent the newly created Ngariam County and the Bukedea Woman MP, Anita Among. The other is Emilly Sheila Amulo, the aspirant for the Soroti Woman MP seat.
The WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a media briefing that the countries engaging with the COVAX Global Vaccines Facility, the mechanism designed to ensure equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine has risen following his call last week. However, he adds, there are still funding gaps for the research and development work and therefore urged countries to make binding commitments in support of the facility.