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More men above 40 contracting HIV, according to a 2016 impact assessment of the disease

More men above 40 contracting HIV, according to a 2016 impact assessment of the disease

The Uganda population HIV impact assessment survey 2016 released  last week reveals that the current HIV prevalence among adults aged 15 to 49 in the country is at 6%, among children under 5 years stands at 0.5% while among those aged between 5 to 14 years still stands at 0.5% with the total number of Ugandans […]

MP granted leave to prepare a bill on the prevention of human sacrifice

MP granted leave to prepare a bill on the prevention of human sacrifice

Parliament has granted leave to the Member of Parliament for Ayivu County, Bernard Atiku, who intends to introduce a private member’s bill for an Act entitled; “The prevention and prohibition of human sacrifice and harmful practices bill 2017”. Atiku’s  motion seeking leave was seconded by the Woman Member of Parliament for Kumi district who is […]

PAC faults ministry on market construction failure

PAC faults ministry on market construction failure

The public Accounts committee of parliament has faulted the ministry of finance and local government for failure to work on Busega, Nyendo Masaka markets now six years since the 10 million dollar loan for this project was approved. Members of parliament on the committee were querying the ministry of finance officials over none performance of loans. […]

Parliament approves Government loan to fund MATIP 2

Parliament approves Government loan to fund MATIP 2

Parliament has approved a loan, authorizing Government to borrow USD 84.2million from the African Development Bank to finance Phase 2 of the Market and Agriculture Trade Improvement Programme (MATIP 2). The programme aims at tackling market infrastructure development, value addition and trade facilitation. It will be implemented over a five year period in nine municipalities […]

Police, NAADS investigate lost farmer inputs

The National Agricultural Advisory Services together with the police are investigating the loss of over 5bn shillings meant for various NADDS programs. According to the Executive Director NAADs Dr Samuel Mugasi, the money was lost in the districts of Masaka, Rakai and Lyantonde among others. He says the money was meant for the supply of […]

Masaka hospital tortures patients over lack of identity cards

Masaka national referral hospital has reportedly tortured out patients over identity cards. Dozens of patients in Masaka were on Wednesday this week left stranded at the gate of Masaka Regional Referral Hospital after they were denied entry because of lack of identification. The development came after new guidelines announced by the hospital’s director, one Dr. […]

Masaka gets HIV/AIDS care centre from Uganda Cares

Uganda Cares has constructed a Medical Centre in Lukaya along Masaka high way worth 2.3 million dollars to help carry out voluntary HIV/AIDS   testing and counseling in the nearby districts. According to the director advocacy East and West African region Dr Mina Nakawuka , the centre will help tackle the high HIV prevalence rate in the region. […]

A4C to register as a political party

It looks the Activists for Change popularly known as A4C will soon be registered as a political party in Uganda. Currently Uganda has 38 registered political parties. We have heard from very many supporters of A4C in different parts of the country requesting the A4C leaders including Col. Kiiza Besigye (FDC), Masaka Municipality MP Mathias […]

Woman commits suicide over debts

A woman committed suicide and was found dead in her bed. Jacqueline Nansubuga, a resident of Namasuba Kalina Zone was found dead by her family members who had gone to her room to greet her on Thursday. She left behind a note. It read: “A note to police and my family members. I am sorry […]

Police arrests Besigye, MP Mathias Mpuuga, Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and Kampala woman MP Nabilah Sempala

The police inKampalahave arrestedUganda’s opposition leader, Col. Kiiza Besigye , Masaka Central MP, Mathias Mpuuga, Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, and the woman MP forKampaladistrict, Nabilah Sempala.  The police accused Besigye, Nabilah, Mpuuga and Lukwago of re-launching ‘walk to work’ protests. The spokesman of the police, Asuman Mugyenyi says that these politicians were arrested because […]

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