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FAO calls for more effective anti-malnutrition program in Uganda

By Juliet Nalwooga The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has asked government to address the root cause of malnutrition. The organization’s country Representative, Mr. Antonio Querido says malnutrition solutions rooted in food production like those focusing on agriculture, livestock and fisheries are the most effective ways to address the challenge. Speaking ahead of the World Food Day slated for October 16th, Mr. Querido says focus should be on producing nutrition sensitive food to meet the dietary requirements of the population. National celebrations will be in Hoima district under the theme, “Our Actions are our Future, Healthy Diets for a zero Hunger World” According to the 2017 Global Hunger Index, 33% of children below 5 Years are stunted, 22% are underweight …

Indian doctor gets HTP award from Uganda

By Simon Naulele Dr. Vivek Jawali, Chairman Cardiac science at Fortis Hospitals Bangalore, India has been presented with Heal The Planet Global Organization Top Prestigious (HTP) Award from Uganda. The award presented at the sidelines of the United Nations Convention to combat desertification, land degradation and drought at India Expo Centre and Mart that began on 29th August ending13th September 2019 is in recognition for Dr. Jawali’s extraordinary contribution in the health industry. Dr. Vivek Jawali according to the statement from HTP has successfully been responsible for operating many senior citizens of Uganda for high risk heart surgeries. He has also deeply touched the lives of over 30,000 people including many celebrities and doctors who have been operated by him. …

Army resounds warning against use of red berets by civilians

By Benjamin Jumbe The UPDF political commissar Brig Gen Henry Masiko has sounded a warning against use of red berets. It comes shortly after Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) designated the red beret and tunic as official military clothing that could land civilians who wear them in jail. Speaking at the launch of a report titled “Democracy on Trial” in Kampala, Brig Gen Masiko said the military will not accept to have civilians try to threaten authority of the people. He says no one is supposed to use any symbol similar to those designated for the military or be ready to be confronted by the full wrath of the law. However the People Power spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi has scoffed at …

One dead after building under construction collapsed in Bakuli

By Stephen Mbidde The police are still searching for four people feared to be trapped under the rubble after a building under construction collapsed killing one person in Bakuli this morning. Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire has confirmed that atleast one body has been retrieved from the construction site located along Rubaga Road in Kampala. He says another person has been pulled out alive but with severe injuries. “We have so far recovered one body. We pulled out another person who had been injured. Four others are suspected to be trapped in the rubble. Our rescue team is still excavating to find others. That’s what I can tell you for now,” Mr Owoyesigyire told Daily Monitor on Friday. …

UCE candidates to be briefed today

By Damali Mukhaye Briefing of the 2019 Uganda Certificate of Education exams candidates is to be conducted today across the country. The Executive Secretary of Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB), Mr.Daniel Odongo says the briefing of all candidates must be done by school heads and should not be delegated to other staff members. He notes that their experience in previous examinations that breaches of rules and regulations by candidates occurred in centres where briefing was poorly done, or not done at all. Mr.Odongo says heads of the centres should explain clearly to their students the rules and regulations regarding their conduct during the entire examination period. He says candidates should also be informed about their responsibilities and the cautioned against …