Category «National News»

AU assess Police officers

By Samuel Ssebuliba. Officers from the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa have assessed 188 members of the Uganda Police Force. The assessed officers have been undergoing a six-month training at Kabalye Police Training School in Masindi District. Speaking during the assessment, Remi Adeoye the head of the AU delegation said he was happy and impressed with the skills that the officers showcased. He said the unit had exhibited higher standards than seen previously. Meanwhile, Grace Turyagumanawe, the director Peace Support Operations in the Uganda Police urged the officers to maintain a high level of discipline when they go to serve in the AMISOM. The officers drawn for the departments of Counter Terrorism, Field Force Unit, Logistics and Engineering and Medical …

MoH Defends decision on ID use

By Moses Kyeyune. The ministry of Health has defended the requirement for National Identity Cards for citizens seeking medical services. Addressing Parliament on the matter, the minister of State for Health in charge of General Duties Sarah Opendi said the decision will only apply after the adoption of the Health Insurance Scheme, whose bill is yet to be presented to Cabinet. She however says there’s no reason for panic among members of the general public since the decision is yet to be concertized. Her response was prompted by the minister of State for Internal Affairs Obiga Kania, who described the decision as inhumane given that a good percentage of Ugandans are yet to acquire National IDs.  

About 1,900 new cases of obstetric Fistula registered annually

By Moses Ndhaye. The ministry of health says about 1,900 new cases of obstetric Fistula are registered annually across the country. The acting director of health services Dr. Charles Olaro says currently about 100,000 women are suffering from Fistula in Uganda and this represents 1% of the total number of women of reproductive age. He made the remarks while announcing preparations for the commemoration of the International Fistula Day marked on May 23rd every year. DrOlaro is concerned that although 2000 repairs are done every year, most of the women who are suffering from this illness do not receive the required medical attention. This year the day shall be marked under the theme; “End Fistula now, reach every one”. Obstetric …

KCCA Director Physical Planning grilled in Land probe

By Ruth Anderah. The commission of inquiry into land matters has accused the KCCA Physical Planners of acting with blind eye when plots are created in walk,drive ways by some individuals. This stems from a complaint by one Beatrice Yiga Musisi in which she accuses business tycoon Humphrey Nzei of blocking her drive way on plot 2C Hanon close in Bugoloobi, through turning it into a personal plot. According to Musisi,Nzei told her to pay for her way or sell the property. Now the head of KCCA Physical Planning Moses Atwine first informed the Probe Team headed by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire that Nzei converted the property from its original approved plan, which is illegal. Atwiine argued that the matter would …

LC5 VC blames teenage pregnancies on parents sharing bedrooms with their daughters

By Patrick Ebong. The LC5 vice chairman for Lira district has blamed the high number of teenage pregnancies on the practice of parents sharing bedrooms with their daughters. George Okello Ayo says some parents in Lango Sub-region who share single grass-thatched huts with their daughters engage in sexual activity when the children are still awake. Speaking at a meeting on Health System Advocacy Partnership organised by Global Forum for Development in Lira town, Okello said many times the men are drunk and are often oblivious to the fact that the children are awake.