CSOs, Citizens in Kabale not happy with underfunding in Health Budgets

Civil Society Organizations and a cross section of citizens in Kabale District have expressed concern over government’s regular underfunding of the health sector in national budgets, which has hindered service delivery in the crucial sector. The Civil Societies and citizens expressed their concern yesterday, through the Chairman Kabale District Health Advocacy Working Group-an association of 20 civil societies advocating for better health services, Johnson Andiinda, during the Citizens’ Dialogue on Health Worker Migration and Family Planning Commodities Financing, held at Kirigime Guest House in Kabale Municipality. The meeting was also…

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BUDGET 2018/19: 68.9 percent of Ugandan Households remain engaged in the subsistence economy

The Minister of Finance, Hon Matia Kasaija while reading the 2018/19 financial year Budget at the Kampala Serena Hotel today said 68.9% of Ugandan Households remain engaged in the subsistence economy. These households are highly vulnerable to risks such as drought that results from climate change. 43% of these households are engaged in subsistence agriculture, producing what they consume. Whereas income per person has increased, inequality between rural and urban areas has risen with rural poverty rising from 22.8% in 2013 to 25.8% in 2017, against a marginal increase in…

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Church House complete, handed over to Church

The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali has today 14th June received the Church House after its completion, during the handover ceremony with Cementers, the building’s Contractor. The almost 17 million US Dollar-about 65 billion shillings Janani Luwum Church House is a 16-floor commercial office building located on Plot 34 on Kampala Road. The concept for Church House as a commercial real estate enterprise began in 1965. Fundraising for Church House went to the grassroots of the church, including every primary and secondary school student…

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