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Isingiro district headquarter’s closed after staff test positive for COVID-19

Isingiro, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Isingiro District headquarters have temporarily been closed after twelve staff tested positive for COVID-19. Herbert Muhangi, the Isingiro Resident District Commissioner who also chairs the District COVID-19 taskforce, says they decided to close the offices to stop further spread of the virus and ensure proper …

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First stray dog rescue centre opens in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Gulu City has received its first Dog Rescue Centre thanks to Big Fix Uganda. The Centre that is valued at Shillings 85 million was built with funding from the American People and is found in Pece Acoyo in Pece-Laroo Division South East of Gulu City.  …

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Kagadi district headquarters closed over COVID-19

Kagadi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Kagadi district local government headquarters have been thrown into panic and declared a no-go area after a senior staff tested positive for COVID-19. Businesses came to a standstill on Monday at the district headquarters after staff members at the district headquarters received information that …

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UNAIDS predicts 140,000 new HIV deaths

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has launched a new report in which countries are being urged to set new targets that will enable them end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Titled, ‘Prevailing against pandemics by putting people at the …

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Ugandan amputees to get artificial limbs from India

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In a bid to extend its humanitarian work, the government of India through the Indian Women Association (IWA) in Uganda has launched a camp to provide artificial limbs to amputees in Uganda. The chairperson of IWA, Suman Venkatesh said that the artifical limb fitment camp …

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