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Bobi Wine ste to sue police officers.

NUP’s Bobi wine on Wednesday paused his campaign meeting to meet with Electoral Commission chairman, Justice Simon Byabakama after he and his team was brutalised in Kayunga district.

Bobi Wine was told by Justice Simon Byabakama to sue security officers if they continue to interfere with his campaigns.

“There is no one above the law. There is a need to know that Mr Kyagulanyi is a presidential candidate so if these people come and pull him out of the radio, he is free to sue them so that the long hand of the law catches up with the perpetrators,” Justice Byabakama told the media yesterday.

 


Minister of Health Dr. Jane Aceng Ocero launches Malaria Free Uganda (MFU) Board.

The Minister for Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero on Wednesday launched the Malaria Free Uganda (MFU) board, an innovative Public-Private Partnership recently established to sustain and accelerate the National Malaria Response.
Board members during the Launch
The Board is composed of Mr. Kenneth Mugisha who is a Board Chairman for Rotarian Malaria Partners Uganda, Mr. Patrick Bitature who is  a Chairman Simba Group, Mr. Solomon Ossiya from Rotarian Malaria Partners Uganda, Ms. Lillian Ajarova, CEO, Uganda Tourism Board, Mr. Fabian Kasi, CEO, Centenary Bank, Ms. Barbara Mulwana who is a Chairperson Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA), Mr. Harrison Mutikanga, CEO, Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited, Ms. Proscovia Nabbanja, CEO, Uganda National Oil Company, Ms. Sylvia Arinaitwe, Dep. MD, National Water & Sewerage Corporation, Ms. Juliet Kyokunda, CEO Uganda Biodiversity Fund and Mr. Bildard Buguma, MD, Joint Medical Stores.
The Board will Advocate for malaria to remain high on the national development agenda, including for sectors outside of health, Mobilize Financial and in-kind goods and services to plug resource gaps under the national malaria strategic plan, Strengthen Mutual Accountability for achieving a malaria-free Uganda by 2030 and lead the Promotion for the inclusion of MFU into the private sector Corporate Social Responsibility Programs.

Kadaga advocates for grassroots screening for cancer

Speaker Kadaga (middle) and officials of the Uganda Rotary Cancer Program in Muyenga on Sunday 30 August 2020

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has reiterated her call to the Uganda Rotary Cancer Program to further spread their message to get to the lowest person so as to improve the country’s statistics about cancer.

Officiating at the Rotary Virtual Cancer Run 2020, Kadaga, commended the team for their dedication and drive towards eradicating cancer in the country and thanked participants and sponsors of the run.

Unlike past years where runners converged at the Independence Grounds in Kololo for the event, this year saw participants running from different locations and sharing pictures and videos over social media. This was meant to avoid gathering, one way to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

“Today we are here to celebrate the resilience of the Rotary family in fighting this disease called cancer. In March this year no one would have predicted that we cannot sit together or plan together because of the pandemic,” she said in Muyenga on 30 August 2020.

“Nonetheless you did not allow this situation to stop the annual run which is now in Uganda and the whole world. I will continue to urge you to go down to the very last Ugandan in the deepest of villages so that we can improve on the statistics,” she said.

She said that she was looking forward to a time when cancer screening becomes routine which would lead to its early detection and treatment.

The Chairperson of the Uganda Rotary Cancer Program and District Past Governor, Steven Mwanje, said that they have embarked on creating awareness and offering free services in the villages.

“We want to create awareness in the population, offer free screening and ultimately free treatment; building infrastructure and finally building human resource capacity to deal and treat with the cancer patients,” he said adding that “With the support of Nsambya Hospital, we go around the country offering free screening services.”

The Chairperson Rotary Cancer Run, 2020, Dennis Jjuuko thanked all the sponsors of the Rotary Cancer Run for their donations which have helped them raise substantial resources that have built the Rotary Caner Centre located in Nsambya Hospital in Kampala.

“I thank all those who ran and I continue to encourage you to exercise regularly, eat healthy foods and endeavor to test for cancer regularly as it is still a dangerous disease,” Jjuuko said.

The District Governor Rosetti Nayenga, said that Rotary committed to serve humanity, and believes in disease prevention and treatment hence their drive to spread the message of wellness, improving and expanding services towards health care.

At the event, the Rotary family paid tribute to the fallen film star of the Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, who died of Colon Cancer.

 






Uganda’s Covid-19 New cases hits 318 in a single day

On Saturday (22nd August 2020) Uganda  registered the highest number COVID-19 cases at 318 in a single day.

The breakdown of the cases is as follows;
• Amuru Prisons: 154 of which 153 are inmates and 1 prison staff.
• Contacts and Alerts are 136: Kampala -65, Kiryandongo-14, Gulu-9, Mbarara-9, Kitgum-8, Arua-8, Wakiso-7, Mbale-4, Buikwe-4, Masaka-2, Bugiri-1, Jinja-1, Luweero-1 Manafwa 1, Masindi 1, Mityana 1
• Health workers (20): Kitgum 9, Kampala 6, Arua 2, Adjumani 1, Kiryandongo 1, Luweero 1
• Truck drivers (8): Malaba 3, Busia 2, Mpondwe 1, Oraba 1, Madi Opei 1

Uganda has also recorded one (1) new COVID-19 death, a 49 year old male from Mbale District, bringing the total cumulative COVID-19 deaths to 20.

The cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Uganda now stands at 2,166

Currently, Kampala Metropolitan Area has the highest numbers of community transmission.
A cumulative total of 540 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Kampala since the 23rd March. Of these, 342 cases were registered within the last one week, from 15th August to 21st August 2020 including 5 COVID-19 deaths.

Several institutions including; Malaysia Furnishing, Royal Pharma, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, IGG,KCCA, Toyota, NRM Secretariat, Eagle Holdings,Megha Industries, media houses (New Vision, NBS,NTV,BBS) and other private hospitals have reported clusters

This highlights the need to ensure that workplaces strictly observe the Standard Operating Procedures and Infection, Prevention and Control measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.

 






Uganda confirms the first Covid-19 death case.

Uganda registers 1st COVID-19 death.
A 34 year old Ugandan female,resident of Namisindwa District who presented with COVID like signs and symptoms: fever,dry cough,headache and difficulty in breathing.
Director General Health Services, Dr Henry G. Mwebesa confirms during a presser.The deceased was initially admitted to Wasungui HC II on Wednesday, 15th July, 2020 and treated for severe pneumonia. However, on Monday, 20th July, 2020, she was transferred to Joy Hospice health facility, in Mbale District, where she was isolated in the female ward.While in isolation, the patient’s condition deteriorated with difficulty in breathing, cough, chills and headache. Unfortunately, she passed on on Tuesday 21st July, 2020 at 2:00am. May her soul rest in eternal peace. She was buried on 23rd July 2020 as per Safe Dignified Burial procedures.The postmortem samples from the deceased were confirmed positive for SARS-COV-2 by 4 laboratories: UVRI, CPHL, Tororo and Makerere. In addition, findings at postmortem showed features of acute pneumonia; findings that are consistent with COVID-19 infection.To date, Uganda has registered 1,079 cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans and a total of 971 Ugandan recoveries

 

 

Mosquito net distribution to start this Saturday 11th July 2020.

  • Minister of health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng encourage the families to cooperate with the VHT during these exercise and calls for everyone to be good disciples in reminding the neighbours about this fight against Malaria.

 






A 20 year old woman raped, left unconscious after accepting a lift by a stranger.

Police in Njeru municipality, Buikwe District are investigating rape allegations by a recuperating 20-year-old woman who was found unconscious in a car she says her rapist abandoned on Friday.

The Ssezibwa Region Police Spokesperson, Ms Hellen Butoto, said preliminary investigations suggest she was trying to beat the curfew and stopped the stranger for a lift to Bugembe, on the outskirts of Jinja City.
However, the motorists reportedly drove her to a nearby sugarcane plantation and raped her in the car.
“The lady, a worker at Nytil, at around 9pm stopped a car at the New Bridge roundabout on the Njeru side, and asked to be taken to Bugembe but instead ended up being raped.

“We are also investigating whether she was off duty at that time because guidelines issued to avoid the spread of Covid-19, say that everyone is expected to be home by 7pm. The curfew is still in force to-date,” said Ms Butoto.
Ms Butoto further said efforts are underway to speak to a concerned passerby who claims to have heard a lady screaming for help inside a car around that time.
“When the suspect heard a vehicle heading towards his direction at Kidawalime-Nyenga Road in Bukaya, he fled into the sugarcane plantation, leaving his victim inside the car registration number UBE 249X that police has impounded at Njeru Police Station,” Ms Butoto added.

Ms Butoto said the lady, who is currently undergoing medical examination, says the suspect “is in his early 50s”.
Ms Butoto has cautioned the public against seeking and accepting lifts from strangers driving private cars during the day or at night.

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