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Health ministry yet to receive funds for vaccines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Minister of Health Jane Ruth Aceng has said that the Ministry is yet to receive funds for the covid-19 vaccine.  Although Parliament passed 18.3 billion shillings for the procurement of the AstraZeneca Vaccines from the Serum Institute of India last month, the Health Ministry …

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Is Kenya’s ban on Uganda’s maize a blessing in disguise?

COMMENT | OSCORD MARK OTILE  | According to Uganda’s grain trade policy, most Ugandans, especially in local governments (68%), depend on agriculture for both livelihood and income generation. The country’s major agricultural commodities include coffee, tea, cassava, maize, beans, groundnuts, rice, and bananas. Coffee and tea are traditional cash crops grown …

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Excitement as Karuhemba health centre is elevated

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  There is excitement in Kebisoni Sub- County and its surrounding areas in Rukungiri district following the elevation of Karuhemba Health Centre II to a Health Centre III.  The 563 Million Shillings facility will now serve more than 50,000 residents from Kebisioni sub- County, Kebisoni …

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COVID-19 vaccination: MOH relaxes need for national ID

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Health Ministry has dropped its earlier decision requiring all people showing up for COVID-19 vaccination to present National Identification cards. The Health Minister, Dr. Ruth Aceng, says they have put in place new measures to identify the beneficiaries.  The minister’s announcement comes a few …

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UGX 50 million abattoir lies idle in Omoro town council

Omoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Butchers in Omoro Town Council have rejected an abattoir over the appalling state of the facility. In 2018, the Town Council allocated 50 Million Shillings and constructed a modern slaughterhouse at Opit Central Ward and later officially handed it over to the butchers in December, …

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