Kabarole District Leaders are furious over government’s decision to scrap off Health Centre IIs, which they say will gravely hamper health services in rural areas.
Government announced last year the phasing out of the Health Centre IIs over what was called an unsustainable budget.
Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng said Health Centre IIs will be phased out and resources rechannelled to Health Centre IIIs to make them more accessible and efficient.
But Richard Rwabuhinga, the Kabarole District Chairperson says government scrapping of health centre IIs takes away services from the most vulnerable people in rural areas.
He termed this as a death sentence, considering the less-than-satisfactory state of Uganda’s infrastructure and health referral system.
Speaking during the commemoration of the International Malaria Day at Boma grounds in Fort Portal, Rwabuhinga told Minister of State for Health General Duties Hon. Sarah Opendi that government should reverse its decision on the Health Centre IIs.
He called on government to reconsider the health centre IIs and budget for the drugs for these facilities because their services are impactful.
Sylvia Rwabwogo the district woman MP Kabarole added her voice, saying there is no justification for government for scrapping off the health services for the marginalized communities.
In her communication, Minister Opendi didn’t respond to the issues of health centre IIs but urged the leaders to sensitize communities to utilize these available health center IIIs and IVs to off load congestion of patients at Fort Portal referral hospital.
Presidential adviser on special operations, Maj. Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has applauded the Anglican Church for its role in provision of services in the health and education sectors.
Gen. Muhoozi was today Saturday speaking as chief runner at the second edition of the Namirembe Run for Education, at Namirembe Cathedral in Kampala.
He said the church has played a vital role in the history of formal education in the country; putting a block to improvement of literacy levels.
“Many of us were educated in schools started and run by the church and this goes all the way back to the nineteenth century with the arrival of Christian missionaries ” said Muhoozi.
“We thank the church for its central historical role in the field of education.”
The church of Uganda runs institutions of higher learning and hospitals around the country.
Muhoozi noted that the roles of the church and government in education and health services are intertwined in many ways, which helps in giving better services to the people.
“We all cherish the idea of improving service delivery for our people in order to improve the quality of life.”
Maj. Gen Muhoozi added, “Education and health are two such areas where we can building synergies by supporting each other’s efforts.”
He also applauded the organizers of the run that he said not only helps to support the rehabilitation of education facilities but also encourage people to maintain physical fitness through exercises.
Gen. Muhoozi contributed Shs. 10 million on behalf of President Yoweri Museveni.
The Buganda government minister for sports and leisure, Henry Ssekabembe said such activities should be upheld by all institutions in the country.
“We can’t turn around the country without individual participation. If the number of participants can double in the forthcoming edition, then we can achieve more out of this run,” said Ssekabembe.
According to Namirembe Diocese’s Right Reverend Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira, proceeds from the run would be used to rehabilitate Buloba Primary Teachers’ College and Namugongo Martyrs Seminary, all belonging to the Anglican church in Wakiso district.
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President Yoweri Museveni and Members of Parliament have resolved to amend the existing laws or put a new one in place to prevent future questionable rewards to civil servants.
Museveni met MPs investigating the Shs 6bn handshake on Wednesday and Thursday at State House Entebbe.
The President admitted in the meetings that he approved the release of the money that was given out to the 42 government officials who participated in the tax arbitration battle between the government and Heritage Gas and Company.
He however told MPs on the Committee of Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises that he didn’t know some rules were flouted during the process.
The government officials who took the money have been defending themselves basing mainly on the powers of the president as the Fountain of Honor.
The Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner General, Doris Akol who initiated the sourcing of the money and disbursing it to the accounts of the beneficiaries, told MPs on 12th February 2017 that there was no illegality in the process.
“Under Article 98 and Article 99 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda the President is the fountain of honor and head of the Executive. In accordance with the prerogative of the crown as enshrined in the Constitution, the President is empowered to reward exemplary and ethical performance,” she said.
Later on, the Solicitor General Francis Atoke, former Attorney Generals Fred Ruhindi and Peter Nyombi and Ministry of Energy officials, made this very assertion while appearing before the committee.
However, Museveni and MPs realized at State House that the beneficiaries misused the law and something should be done to avoid the same in the future.
COSASE Chairman Katuntu told journalists at Parliament after meeting the president that the latter concurred with them on the need for a law to regulate rewards.
“The president agreed with our earlier position that a law should be put in place or the existing ones strengthened to police any future reward,” Kauntu said on Friday.
Atwiine Sirus aka Sirus Ziki is quickly rising making it big in the entertainment industry. The renowned Deejay features on 103.4 Juice fm every Friday from 9pm to mid-night in a music dance mix.
He doubles as a music promoter at Given entertainment and have worked with a number of artistes like; Apass, Hellen Lukoma, Sizza man and Voltage (kent & flosso)
2017 seems to be looking good for the rising Dj with new projects scheduled for him.
He has confirmed his East African tour set for this year, where he will be featured in the biggest clubs in East Africa like Nairobi’s Black Diamond and Blue Line.
According to our sources his management has secured tour dates throughout Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan alongside some big artistes who will be headlining his tour.
Dj Sirus has a song with Alvin Kizz and Papa Cidy coming out soon and is also featured on a global smash single with Tory Lanez and honorable which is produced by Hebert skills and mixed by sony music.
Watch the space for more!
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