Last week, the Masaka Chief Magistrate Charles Yeteise convicted Simeo Ssenkyama, the Malongo Sub County Chairperson in Lwengo district, to one-year imprisonment or a fine of two million Shillings after he was found guilty of misusing his office to initiate negotiations aimed at concealing a defilement and sanctioning the marriage of a 12-year-old girl.
The 43-year old succumbed to Leukemia after spending almost eight months battling the disease. He was diagnosed with blood cancer in May this year when he started feeling unwell while coaching his club side - Jinja Hippo.
Betty Achiro, a farmer in Ayuu Alali Village, Kal Parish in Palabek Kal sub-county, Lamwo district planted 10 acres of simsim last season. But the grasshoppers destroyed six acres and although she goy only eight out of the 30- bags she expected from the harvest.
Last week Hamidah Nabukenya, Lukonge’s wife petitioned the court alleging that on October 26, her husband and the three others were abducted by armed plain-clothed security personnel who bundled them into a car and drove them to an unknown place.
According to the new schools and another institution calendar, all primary and secondary schools will be re-opened on January 10 after close to two years of closure as one of the measures announced by the government to control the spread of COVID-19.
Speaking at the award ceremony of the KCCA Weyonje Challenge, the Director Public Health and Environment Dr. Daniel Okello said the Authority is making arrangements to pay Causal workers as soon as they can. He did not explain when the payment shall come in and what has caused the delay which workers have described as unusual since their salaries always come latest, one month after.
The town councils that have submitted resolutions for elevation include Luwero, Bombo, Kapeeka-Semuto, Kyotera, Lukaya and Lyantonde. among others. Leaders from the areas are optimistic that the elevation will help to improve service delivery, attract more jobs and effective planning, among other benefits.
The test, which was developed by the University of Liège (ULiège) in Belgium can detect all known variants of SARS-CoV-2, including Omicron. It is the only saliva-based PCR test available in Africa and one of just a handful of its kind available worldwide.
The 62 Billion Shillings is part of what was allocated as capitation grants for schools in the current financial year. The grant normally is used by schools to procure instructional materials, facilitate co-curricular activities, school management, and payment of utilities like electricity and water.
Agnes Igoye, the Deputy National Coordinator, Prevention of Trafficking in Persons in the Ministry of Internal Affairs says that while workers are coached about their expectations abroad, they are never briefed on what to do when they return.
But the East Africa Community – EAC Council of Ministers had recommended the adoption of French as a key language within the bloc, after another country, the Democratic Republic of Congo was validated to become the 7th member of the community. DRC will become the third French-speaking country to join the bloc after Rwanda and Burundi.
Updated forecasts warn that Africa may not reach 70 per cent vaccine coverage until August 2024, WHO’s new pandemic assessment found. With the total number of recorded cases during the pandemic standing at 8.9 million, Africa recorded more than 196,000 new cases last week, up from around 107,000 in the previous week.
The BOU says the Agricultural Credit facility would run into a deficit if all the approved pending applications and those in the pipeline were cleared at a go.
By June 2021, the Agriculture Credit Facility had extended financing to 314 rural farmers using nontraditional collateral under block allocation.
During a meeting with candidates and their agents on Wednesday, the EC Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama, said that to avoid violence only two agents of the candidates will be allowed at each polling station and two will access the tally center.
Boniface Ssentongo a Board Member of Bamunanika Technical Institute says that the delays have been due to failure by Ministry of Education and Sports to pay the contractor in time to complete the work.
Batuwa requested the Speaker to allow him to move a motion without notice so that parliament arrives at a decision on the ongoing strike by intern doctors and the crisis it has posed in health facilities.