By Robert Segawa
Police has been deployed heavily ahead of the 25th Buganda Kingdom Jubilee celebrations at Lubiri palace in Mengo.
The deployed officers most of whom are under the Kampala Metropolitan police include Traffic officers, operations, Field Force unit , canine, Counter terrorism and crime intelligence personnel.
In the deployment meeting which was held last week by the commanders of the various units in Kampala Metropolitan police and the security team from Buganda Kingdom all officers have already been briefed.
Some of the officers especially crime Intelligence and Counter terrorism personnel have already taken position at and around the Lubiri Palace.
According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Moses Kafeero, the celebrants who will be in thousands ought to be security alert and to inform the police in case of any suspicions.
By Sania Babirye
Justice Elizabeth Musoke is the second justice to deliver her independent judgement in the ongoing consolidated presidential age limit constitutional petition ruling taking place at Mbale high court.
Justice Musoke has also concurred with fellow justice Barishaki that the speaker acted within her mandate to expel the the 25 MPs since they were acting in unacceptable manner.
Justice Musoke however rules that the presence of the military police /UPDF was uncalled for and unjustified and that parliament security should have contained the violence by itself.
By Robert Segawa
Kampala Capital City Authority executive director Jennifer Musisi has asked residents in area’s where the authority constructing roads to report those destroying street lights as a contribution towards that development.
Speaking to the journalists during tours of road construction project in Nakawa division Musisi said construction of roads in all divisions of Kampala being completed with just few under construction due to compensation issues.
She warned those vandalizing street lights authority will be dealt with.
By Daudi Zirimala
The Nile Breweries has donated Nutrition kits alongside solar panel unit worth 60 million shillings to Mwana Mugimu Nutrition Unit at Mulago Hospital to promote nutrition among women and Children.
While handing over these nutri kits and mosquitoes nets, the Nile breweries Legal and Corporate affairs Director Onapito Ekolomoit said that, the kits contain a rich variety of nutrients such as soya, silver fish, ground nuts to cater for children’s basic nutritional needs.
He says Nile breweries through its Nutri-Kit Project based on the reports in Mulago hospital that malnutrition is a major public concern yet proper nutrition is essential to ensure the growth, health and development of children to their full potential.
Childhood malnutrition is a direct cause of 35 t0 55 percent of all childhood deaths making it urgency to prevent and address the problem.
By Deo Wasswa
The findings from a new survey on status of emergency medical services in Uganda have found the system lacking.
The survey conducted in May this year by Makerere school of Public health shows that Ambulances are lacking almost everything that would be needed to provide care on the way to health facility.
The survey reached to 111 health facilities both the public and private across the country and it assessed both the pre-hospital as well as facility based emergency medical services capacity in the country.
According to Dr. Olive Kobusingye, the lead researcher, the survey covered six pillars which include, leadership and governance, financing, information, health workforce, machines, equipment and supplies plus service delivery.
The survey considered all levels of health care delivery except the community, thus the findings reflect the status at the national and district level and covered regional referral hospitals, general hospitals, health center IVs, IIIs and stand –alone pre hospital care providers…
By Daudi Zirimala
The ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development has called upon village women councils to participate fully in the coming Women parish council elections due to take place on Monday 23rd July 2018.
Speaking to the media, the state for Gender and Cultural Affairs Peace Mutuzo Regis said that women councils are machinery for advocating for well being of women in Uganda by providing a platform for airing out views of the people at the grass root.
She said that the ministry of gender is rallying all women to participate in these elections, because they form part of the election committee which scrutinizes women groups to access funding under the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship programme UWEP and effective implementation of Operation Wealth Creation especially among women.
The Parish women’s council is composed of the entire elected village women’s council leaders from all villages in a parish and these will converge to elect from among themselves a five member parish women council executive.