MP Prosy Akampurira launches a Health camp in Rubanda district.

The Rubanda District Woman Member of Parliament, Hon Prosy Akampurira Begumisa in partnership with the office of the district health officer, have organized a 6 days Health camp in the district, aimed at providing free health services to the people. The camp, which is running under the theme “Test your health, and get a treatment”, will see patients receive serves including cervical and breast cancer screenings, pressure testing, HIV testing and counseling and family planning among others. The Health camp, which will be rotating in all the sub counties in…

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A total of 3283 pupil’s sit for PLE in Kabale district.

Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) examinations, started smoothly in Kabale district. A total of 3283 pupil’s from 113 primary schools are sitting this year’s examinations at 69 examination centres in Kabale district. The Candidates started Monday morning with Mathematics and Social Studies in the afternoon. They are sitting for the Science paper Tuesday morning and end with English in the afternoon. Speaking to our reporter after yesterdays exams, the Kigezi High School primary school head teacher, David Byamugisha and his Kaharo primary school counterpart, Andrew Basensa, said that the exams were received…

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Ugandan film industry on a progressing journey.

The Kabale Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Gad Ahimbisibwe Rugaju, has said that the film industry in Uganda is so promising that if well utilized, can help to fight against unemployment among the youth. Rugaju made the remarks today, while opening a five day training of film industry stakeholders from the Kigezi region at Little Ritz Hotel in Kabale municipality. The training is sponsored by Uganda Communications Commission-UCC. In a message read for him by the UCC Content Regulation Manager, Paul Musoke, the Uganda Communication Commission director, Eng Godfrey Mutabazi said…

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Pigs wrapped with placards dropped at Bank of Uganda

Police yesterday recovered two piglets dropped at Bank of Uganda. The piglets were reportedly dropped by unidentified man at the main gate of the Central Bank around today morning at around 10am. They were wrapped in placards with the pictures of the Central Bank Governor, Emmanuel Mutebile and the outgoing Managing Director of DFCU Bank, Juma Kisaame. The BoU Security alerted Central Police Station Kampala, which dispatched a team of officers to pick up the piglets. However, they were unable to find the person who dropped the piglets. The Kampala…

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Bank of Uganda declines to provide details on customer deposits, loans.

Bank of Uganda-BoU will not provide the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises- COSASE information regarding customer deposits and loan schedules because it contravenes the law. This was the position of the BoU Governor, Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile and his Deputy, Louis Kasekende when they appeared before COSASE, yesterday. The Committee has commenced investigations into the alleged irregular operations at BoU and the controversial closure and sale of commercial banks.  They are; Teefe Bank which was closed in 1993, International Credit Bank Ltd  in1998, Greenland Bank in1999, The Co-operative…

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Public urged to embrace tree planting.

Members of the public have been urged to embrace tree planting, as a way to rejuvenate environment. This call was made by the Vice Chairperson of Uganda Safaris Guides Association, Lilian Kamusiime while addressing pupils of Rutoma primary school in Kabale municipality, last evening. Kamusiime was leading a team of tourists from Argentina to plant trees under the campaign “Visit Uganda, Plant a tree’’. The campaign was recently established by the Uganda Safaris Guides Association to engage foreign tourists plant at least a single tree whenever they visit Uganda with…

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34 year old sentenced over aggravated defilement.

High court sitting in Kabale yesterday sentenced 34 year old Apollo Sanvura to 21 years in prison over aggravated defilement. Court that was presided over by the Kabale High Court Judge, Justice Moses Kawumi Kazibwe heard from prosecution led by, Peter Muhindo that on 12th March 2015, while at Muramba in Nyakabande sub county, Kisoro district, Sanvura had canal knowledge with a six year old minor, contrally to the penal code act 194(4) a-b. Sanvura is said to have convinced the victim with a doughnut. Through his lawyer Justus Muhangi of…

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School heads cautioned over exam malpractice during PLE.

The Kabale District Inspector of Schools Moses Tumwijukye Bwengye has warned that invigilators, Supervisors and school heads of primary schools who get involved in exam malpractice during Primary Leaving Examinations- PLE will be apprehended and charged accordingly. Tumwijukye sounded the warning yesterday while briefing head teachers, invigilators and supervisors from Kabale district at the district council hall.  Tumwijukye said that when people cheat exams, they can’t produce quality work at their places of work because they are not qualified, and this retards development. Tumwijukye said that they are already prepared…

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Journalists challenged to exhibit professional codes of ethics.

Journalists have been challenged to exhibit professional codes of ethics while writing and investigating stories if they are to remain relevant to their audiences. The advice was given today by Moses Paul Sserwanga, an advocate of High Court of Uganda and a Media, Communications Consultant while opening a three days Media & Governance Skills Training for Journalists from Kigezi region at White Horse Inn in Kabale municipality. The training that is organized by Uganda Media Development Foundation-UMDF with support from the United States of America mission is aimed at identifying…

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Number of Ugandans referred abroad for treatment drastically reduces.

The number of Ugandans referred abroad for treatment has drastically reduced over the last two years, according to records by the Ministry of Health. The records indicate that the number reduced from 58 patients in the financial year 2016/2017 to 36 in the year 2017/2018. The reduction is attributed to the ability of Ugandan facilities and medics, to handle medical conditions and procedures that were previously referred. The most common conditions considered for referral include neurological diseases, kidney diseases, and cancer-related illnesses. Orthopedics and heart conditions are today the least…

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