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2,000 teachers in Busia district receive Covid-19 jab

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 2,146 teachers and non-teaching staff in Busia district have been vaccinated against Covid-19. The district received 5,169 doses of AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines targeting more than 5,000 people. Dr Mathias Wabwire Panyako, the Busia District Health Officer says that out of the 2,146 teachers, 346 …

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Strengthen democracy in face of future crises: UN chief

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for efforts to strengthen democracy in face of future crises by learning from COVID-19. “As the world struggles to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating consequences, we must learn from the lessons of the past 18 months …

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Digitise collection of donations to church

Churches shouldn’t overlook the now unavoidable solutions towards giving that is smart, fast, and virus free COMMENT | MICHAEL JJINGO | Change is real! Many people doubted the migrating of television programs from analogue to digital, even after appreciating the spin offs that were to follow; crystal clear pictures, better …

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SME body speaks out on government’s budget plan, COVID-19 and economy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | John Walugembe, the executive director of Federation of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Uganda has urged the government to practically implement its proposed economic recovery programme in a bid to improve peoples’ livelihoods. Walugembe speaks for the umbrella/business association that brings together over 112,000 micro, small …

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Why TB goes undiagnosed

New research shows what must be done about it | THE INDEPENDENT | Early diagnosis is crucial for the effective management of any disease. In Africa, this is not always possible which affects the ability of countries to bring diseases under control. Wilber Sabiiti, a Senior Research Fellow in Medicine, …

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Katikkiro Mayiga calls for proper schools reopening

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga has implored the government to put up a proper roadmap of reopening schools in the country amidst the ongoing pandemic. He says this should begin with ensuring that all teachers and non-teaching staff are vaccinated. The Katikkiro says that there should …

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