Blood shortage paralyses work at Kapchorwa hospital

By Micheal Woniala Blood shortage has paralysed operations at Kapchorwa hospital in Kapchorwa District for the past one week, forcing health workers to suspend some procedures that require blood transfusion. The district health officer, Dr Siraji Masai says since last week, the hospital has been operating without blood yet the number of patients in need of blood transfusion is high. Masai says the hospital has decided to refer patients who need blood to Mbale regional referral Hospital for now, adding the children with severe malaria, accident victims and pregnant women are the most affected. According to Masai, the hospital receives only 13 units of blood on the weekly basis from Mbale regional blood bank, which he said is not enough …

Vendors want Wandegeya market leadership dissolved

Wandegeya market

By Prossy Kisakye Kampala Capital City Authority lord councilors, during a council chaired by Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago have recommended that the Wandegeya market leadership under Jonathan Gitta be dissolved  immediately. This followed petition to the lord mayor from market vendors led by a one Mawejje Mutesasira that indicated several vendors who are opposed to Giita’s leadership had received numerous death threats from people suspected to be his supporters. In the petition, the market vendors also want KCCA to remove the interim leadership of Gitta that was supposed to last 6 months to pave way for election of new leadership. KCCA’s Acting deputy executive director Mr. Samuel Sserunkuma agreed with councilors and said that the authority would send a team …

City pastor embarks on campaign against poverty

By Jalira Namyalo A city pastor has embarked on a country wide campaign to empower Pentecostal pastors to fight poverty with a view of helping them desist from extorting believers. The leader of Christian Life Church, Pr. Jackson Ssenyonga says empowering pastors economically will help reduce cases of manipulating their flock to get more money. He also reasoned that once empowered economically, the pastors would stop depending on offertory as their main source of income for livelihood. He made the remarks while unveiling a poverty alleviation scheme for pastors and religious leaders, a plan he said would lift the welfare of gospel preachers in the country. According to Pr Ssenyonga, poverty is one of the major causes of the rampant …

KCCA Deputy ED pinned over re-deployment of convicts

By Prossy Kisakye Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has tasked the Acting deputy executive director, Kampala Capital City Authority Samuel Sserunkuma to explain why the authority re-appointed enforcement officers who were convicted for violating human rights. This was after Lukwago received information that a group of enforcement officers who were imprisoned for torturing city street vendors and hawkers had been re-employed upon release. In his defence during today’s council meeting, Sserunkuma refuted the allegations saying they only employed officers who were found innocent.  

UNRA to plant 1 million trees

By Benjamin Jumbe Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is set to roll out its green Right of Way tree planting project across the country. The project launched in March 2017 on the northern bypass will see the planting more trees along national roads for the restoration of the environment. Addressing the media, the authority’s executive director Ms. Allen Kagina said they had 23 nurseries across the country t avail the required planting materials She further revealed that the authority had plans to plant over 1 million trees in the national network for the next 3 years. Meanwhile, UNRA registered an increase of 310.8 km of national road network in the last financial year. This has been revealed by the authority’s …