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2,000 elderly persons to benefit from SAGE program in Bunyangabu

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 2,425 elderly persons have been registered to benefit from the Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment-SAGE program in Hoima district. The State Minister for Gender and Culture who doubles as the Bunyangabu district Woman MP Peace Regis Mutuuzo says that the beneficiaries were …

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2,500 elderly persons to benefit from SAGE program in Hoima

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 2,500 elderly persons have been registered to benefit from the Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment-SAGE program in Hoima district. Through the initiative, the government extends monthly stipend of 25,000 Shillings to senior citizens aged 80 and above to support them through poverty …

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Scabies cases in Hoima rise to 1500

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of people infested by scabies in Hoima district has reached 1500. Fredrick Byenume, the Hoima district health inspector says they realised a huge number of people are infected during a community surveillance exercise they conducted last week. The most affected people are in …

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Delayed release of road funds irks Hoima district leaders

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The delayed release of funds for the construction and maintenance of roads has irked members of the Hoima district roads committee. The district had budgeted for 602 million Shillings as road fund but only received 415 million Shillings from the central government. But before …

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Increasing cases of violence against children bother Hoima leaders

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders and police in Hoima district are bothered by the increasing cases of violence against children. They say since the nationwide lockdown was announced to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), acts of violence against children drastically increased in the district …

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60 fishermen arrested for defying Covid-19 directives

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixty fishermen have been arrested in Hoima and Kikuube districts for defying the Covid-19 preventive guidelines. The fishermen were picked up while fishing on Lake Albert on Sunday night in violation of the curfew. The affected fishermen are from Kaiso, Kyehoro and Mbegu in …

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More than 100 Hoima teachers tested for COVID-19

Godfrey Sserwanja, the Hoima District Education officer-DEO told Uganda Radio network that they approached the Rapid Assessment survey team to have the teachers tested since the teachers interact with many people more especially the children they teach saying it was crucial for the health ministry to engage teachers in the …

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Hoima residents cautioned against self-medication

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health experts in Hoima district have expressed worry over the increasing cases of self-medication among locals. According to research, more and more residents in the sub-counties of Buseruka, Kitoba, Kigorobya and Kyabigambire no longer seek prescription for malaria treatment, pain killers and antibiotics, a …

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Police to repatriate bodies of Congolese militiamen

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police is with working with Foreign Affairs Ministry to repatriate the bodies of two suspected Congolese militiamen killed in Hoima district to the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. The deceased whose bodies are still lying at Hoima hospital mortuary, have been identified as 25-year-old Ozelle …

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