𝐄𝐗𝐏𝐋𝐎𝐑𝐄𝐑 𝐍𝐄𝐖𝐒 𝐑𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃𝐔𝐏
𝟑𝐫𝐝 𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐
𝐄𝐁𝐎𝐋𝐀:𝐖𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐕𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞
Blood or body fluids like urine, saliva, sweat, feces, vomit, breast milk, semen and blood of an Ebola infected patient or dead body.
Using objects contaminated with body fluids of an Ebola patient dead body like clothes, beddings, cutting and piercing materials and syringes.
Blood or body fluids of infected bats or nonhuman primates such as apes and monkeys.
Semen and vaginal fluids of a person after recovering from Ebola through oral, vaginal or anal sex.
𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚
Ministry of Health yesterday said that no Ugandan will be forced to take part in the trials of the ebola vaccine, an exercise slated to start in two weeks. The Minister of Health, Jane Ruth Aceng made the remarks at Parliament while responding to a question posed by Hon. John Baptist Nambeshe (Majiya County) who tasked the Ministry of Health to explain if the trials on the new Ebola virus will entail seeking the consent of participants.
𝐔𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐬𝐮𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢
The spokesperson of Uganda prisons, Mr. Frank Mayanja Baine stated that government in conjunction with Uganda Prisons has suspended visitations in all prisons units in the country. “As q result of the outbreak of Ebola virus, visitation of all Prisons units, court and community work is suspended, Referral of sick prisoners outside the prisons health system is suspended and all the above take immediate effect,” Baine said.
𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐚
According to Mulindwa Ismael, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education and Sports, Government has discouraged boarding primary schools from sending non candidates home during the primary leaving examinations (PLE), due to the Ebola outbreak. Alll head teachers and directors are asked to desist from asking parents to pick their children from schools as this could lead to a wide spread of the disease.
𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐞
Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in Uganda, has announced its highly anticipated sales extravaganza, ‘My Club Black November’ with extensive offers and the return of ‘Deal of the Day’. The campaign will run across all stores in the country, with MyClub members enjoying discounts of 50% or more, whilst customers not signed up to Carrefour’s loyalty program will receive up to 25% off selected items.
𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩 𝐈𝐂𝐓 𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭
A group of researchers have created an information, communication, and technology (ICT) system to manage antimicrobial resistance and track antibiotic consumption in livestock, beginning with the chicken business. The researchers came from COVAB-Makerere University, the International Livestock Research Institute Kenya (ILRI), the University of Nairobi, and the Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences (SLU).
𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐢, 𝐊𝐲𝐚𝐛𝐚𝐳𝐢𝐧
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has met and held discussions with the Kyabazinga of Busoga Kingdom, William Wilberforce Gabula Nadiope IV. In a meeting that took place at State House Entebbe on Wednesday, the president and the Kyabazinga discussed key issues concerning the development of Busoga Kingdom. Among the key issues discussed was the return of more Busoga kingdom property by the central government.
𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐬
The Kasese Municipal Authorities together with police have temporarily closed an illegal and offensive business of hides and skins on the second Street, industrial area and subsequently arrested its Manager. The notice of closure that was signed by the Town Clerk, Mr. Theophilus Tibihika, indicated that the business which has been operating for now seven months and belongs to Mr. Farook Basajjabalaba does not have a license, contrary to section 8 of the Trade Licensing Act.
𝐍𝐈𝐓𝐀-𝐔 𝐝𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐁𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐤𝐚𝐦𝐮,
Director e-Government Services at National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U), Mr. Collin Babirukamu, yesterday held a meeting with Uganda Tourism Board team led by the Executive Director Lilly Ajarova in a bid to digitally boost the sector. According to Babirukamu, the engagement was centered on collaboration for digital transformation of the Tourism Board and the upcoming Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) 2023 which will take place from February 8th to 11th 2023.
𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝐕𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐒𝐬𝐞𝐤𝐚𝐧
The Former Uganda’s Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi was admitted to Rashid Hospital in Dubai health city for emergency medical attention after his health deteriorated while on flight. It is said that the former VP was returning from holiday in the United States of America (USA) with his grandson on board.
𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢
The government of Uganda has denied supporting the M23 rebels, who earlier this year seized the strategic border town of Bunagana, saying bilateral relations with both neighbors remained “strong” and “warm.” “Our relationship with FARDC (Congolese army) and the President of DRC and his Cabinet are warm,” said Uganda government Spokesperson, Mr Ofwono Opondo.
𝐔𝐏𝐃𝐅 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝟑𝟗𝟎 𝐠𝐮𝐧𝐬
The Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces (UPDF) 3rd Division Commander, Brig Gen Joseph Balikudembe revealed that over 390 guns have been recovered from criminal elements in Karamoja region. He further warned Karamojong pastoralists to stop burning grass in the Sub-region. He said this does not only waste the environment but also increases security threats in the region as pastoralists wonder to secure fresh pasture in the new unburnt areas. Brig Gen Balikudembe made this call while on a radio talk show hosted by Mr. Moses Logwe on Monday at UBC Moroto station.
𝐊𝐚𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐚 𝐭𝐨 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐔𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚’𝐬
The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Ruth Nankabirwa stated that the Karuma Hydroelectric Power Station, once completed, will boost Uganda’s electricity generation capacity to 2,000 megawatts. She said this while speaking at the launch of the Consumer Protection and Installation Permits Centre by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA).
𝐀𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐁𝐫𝐮𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥 𝐁𝐲𝐚𝐫𝐮𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐚
Achilles Brunnel Byaruhanga has been recognized in London, UK, for his “outstanding dedication and exceptional contribution to conservation of nature.” Byaruhanga, the Executive Director at NatureUganda was awarded during Tuesday’s annual Tusk Conservation Awards at London’s historic Hampton Court Palace. Attended by Prince William, this year’s celebrations, in partnership with Ninety One, not only celebrated the unsung conservation heroes of Africa, but also marked the 10th year of the awards.
𝐁𝐔𝐒𝐇𝐄𝐍𝐘𝐈: 𝐅𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐲 𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐩
Bushenyi district residents have been tipped to spy at each other if they want to curb down theft in their areas. This was sounded by Ryansana 1 village Chairperson Byamugisha Charles as he addressed residents who have been raising daily claims that their property and plantations, especially bananas were being stolen. It all started when Byaruhanga Henry who owns a demonstration banana plantation at Kashenyi Health Centre II brought a police sniffer dogs to arrest suspected thieves who took away his 9 banana bunches last night.
𝐌𝐀𝐒𝐀𝐊𝐀: 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐄
Masaka City on Wednesday recorded its first Ebola death after one of the two patients earlier admitted at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital succumbed to the deadly virus hours after being evacuated to Entebbe treatment centre. According to the hospital principal administrator, Mr. Charles Tumushime, the female victim first suffered a miscarriage as she was receiving treatment at St. Joseph’s Clinic in Kimaanya, Masaka City before she was referred to the regional health facility in critical condition.
𝐈𝐆𝐀𝐍𝐆𝐀: 𝐒.𝟔 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐚𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐭
A senior six student of Bukoyo Secondary School in Iganga district committed suicide days to final examination. The student committed suicide by hanging yesterday in the dormitory after getting reminder to go home to collect fees balance. This boy had not cleared fees for two terms. It is alleged that he also dodged mocks and whenever they rounded and reminded him to go for fees, he would move out and later sneak in until today when he was rounded up again and instead of dashing home, he decided to look for a mosquito net and hanged himself in the school dormitory.
𝐊𝐀𝐒𝐄𝐒𝐄: 𝟐𝟔 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐠𝐢𝐫𝐥𝐬 𝐭𝐨
26 girls are preparing to sit for their final examinations, as St. Johns Bukangara primary school in Munkunyu sub-county has so far registered 17 cases, Nyakiyumbu primary school has 2 cases, Mushenene Primary school 2 cases, all are candidates of P7.
𝐁𝐔𝐋𝐈𝐈𝐒𝐀: 𝐊𝐞𝐧𝐲𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐯
Four people including a Kenya trailer driver yesterday perished in a nasty road accident along Hoima – Wanseko road in Buliisa district. The Waaki East Village LC1 Chairperson Geofrey Ukumu said that the incident happened at Waaki bridge.”The trailer ferrying a container failed to negotiate the sharp corner at the river hence knocking two road users dead and then rammed into the Waaki river waters,” he said.
𝐌𝐀𝐒𝐈𝐍𝐃𝐈: 𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞
According to the district Crime Intelligence Officer, Ms. Achiro Florence, government has resorted to registering all born again churches following the different incidents that have been happening in the churches. Ms. Achiro further tasked the church leaders to bring a file containing an LC1 letter, introduction letter from the church founders, names of the church, faith and ministry statements, registration forms, contacts, roles and locations of the church leaders which will help in monitoring the security of both the churches and the church goers.
𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐎𝐑𝐎: 𝐎𝐣𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐢 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨
According to George Etyang, the District Commercial Officer, Ojilai PDM SACCO is to hold its first general meeting slated to take place on 11th November 2022. He addressed that the meeting will comprise; training of PDM SACCO members, admitting of new members, establishing of a vetting criteria, inauguration and vetting of PDM committees.
𝐌𝐈𝐓𝐎𝐎𝐌𝐀: 𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜
According to the Mitooma District engineer, government has embarked on the construction of a bridge connecting Katunda and Mashunga parish. The local council chairperson stated that the construction will benefit the communities including reduced travel distances.
𝐊𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐑𝐎: 𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐏
In preparation for the Polio vaccination campaign that is scheduled from 4th to 6th November 2022, Health officials are to conduct a Stakeholders coordination meeting. The beneficiaries of this polio vaccination campaign include all children under the age of 5 years.
𝐊𝐄𝐍𝐘𝐀: 𝐏𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐬𝐮𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝
Kenyan police said attackers suspected to be members of the Al-Shabab rebel group in Somalia have abducted two paramedics, a driver and a patient near Kenya’s border with Somalia. The attackers ambushed an ambulance belonging to the regional county government of Mandera, in the Kenya’s northeast, as it transported the patient to a hospital in the county.
𝐃𝐑𝐂: 𝐔𝐍 𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐩𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐜
The UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC has withdrawn troops from the eastern military base of Rumangabo, ceding ground in the battle against the M23 rebel group.
UN troops have been supporting Congolese forces against the M23, which launched a new offensive in October and seized the town of Kiwanja on Saturday, breaking months of relative calm.
𝐍𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐇 𝐊𝐎𝐑𝐄𝐀: 𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐬
North Korea has fired multiple missiles, including a failed suspected intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that forced the Japanese government to issue evacuation alerts in the northern and central parts of the country.
Today’s launches are the latest in a series of North Korean weapons tests in recent months that have raised tensions in the region.
𝐑𝐔𝐒𝐒𝐈𝐀: 𝐃𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐞
Russia agreed to rejoin the UN-backed agreement to allow the export of grain from Ukraine via a safe Black Sea corridor, with shipments expected to resume on Wednesday.
Russia’s defense ministry confirmed that Moscow would again participate, saying it had received sufficient guarantees from Kyiv that it would not use the maritime corridor for military operations against Russia.
𝐌𝐘𝐀𝐍𝐌𝐀𝐑: 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐞𝐱-𝐩
A court in Myanmar has handed a 148 year prison sentence to a former parliamentarian from the deposed National League for Democracy (NLD) party, adding to a previous conviction which will now see Win Myint Hlaing, 52, spend a total of 173 years in prison.
The sentence, which was handed down to Win Myint Hlaing after his conviction on terrorism charges, appeared to be the longest jail term given to any member of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government and NLD party since the military grabbed power in February 2021.
𝐄𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐎𝐏𝐈𝐀: 𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐢𝐠𝐫
The African Union mediator, Olusegun Obasanjo confirmed that the parties involved in conflict in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray have agreed on a permanent cessation of hostilities, just more than a week after formal peace talks began in South Africa.
The government and Tigrayan authorities have agreed on orderly, smooth and coordinated disarmament along with restoration of law and order, restoration of services, and unhindered access to humanitarian supplies.
𝐂𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐀: 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜 𝐕𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐥𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫
Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio on Thursday resumed production at its two factories in the eastern city of Hefei after COVID-19 curbs disrupted operations and delayed deliveries.