Farmers excited as Uganda develops anti-tick vaccine

Animal farmers can now smile after scientists at the National Agricultural Research Organisation (Naro) said they will be releasing an anti-tick vaccine in a year’s time.Dr Swidik Mugerwa, the director of National Livestock Resources Research Institute (NaLIRRI) at Nakyesasa in Wakiso District, said the vaccine development process, which started in 2016 and followed the recommended…

Uganda declares Ebola virus disease outbreak

By Christine Maema Health authorities in Uganda on Tuesday declared an outbreak of Ebola after a case of the relatively rare Sudan strain was confirmed in Mubende district in the central part of the country. According to the Uganda Virus Research Institute, the case was confirmed after testing a sample taken from a 24-year-old male following…

Nyege Nyege: Sell-out crowd at ‘immoral’ Ugandan music festival

Thousands of revellers from across East Africa and the world have gathered for Uganda’s Nyege Nyege festival which was allowed to go ahead despite a threat to ban it because of “immorality”. Critics including several MPs and the speaker of parliament described it as a “breeding ground for sexual immorality” and “homosexuality”. But some say…

MPs ask Uganda Airlines to name 200 people who travelled for free

Lawmakers probing Uganda Airlines have instructed its management to produce the list of people who benefited from a total of 200 voided air tickets and travelled to Dubai, UAE, in November last year. National MPs ask Uganda Airlines to name 200 people who travelled for freeThursday, September 15, 2022 The Uganda Airlines Chief Executive Officer,…

Thousands of teachers go months without pay

By Damali Mukhaye Thousands of teachers on government payroll are in distress after going two months without getting their salaries. A teacher in one of the Universal Primary Education (UPE) schools in Wakiso District, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Daily Monitor yesterday that hundreds of them last received salaries in June. The teacher,…

Parents set to pay for milk at school

By Damali Mukhaye Parents with learners in both private and government schools will be required to dig deeper into their pockets to pay for compulsory milk in a bid to boost children’s health. Under the new government compulsory milk feeding programme, school administrators, board of governors and school food committees, will be required to meet…

Govt starts Ebola vaccination for UPDF soldiers in DR Congo

DR Congo.  Government targets vaccinating about 10,000 UPDF soldiers involved in a military attack code named “Operation Shujaa” targeting rebel groups. “The World Health Organization (WHO) provided us with 12,000 doses of Mark Vaccine which protects against Ebola Zaire. We started with soldiers because there is an Ebola outbreak in Beni, DR Congo,” Uganda’s Health Minister…

United States Launches New Malaria Reduction Project in Uganda

Updated at 0000 EAT on 8th May 2022. The United States Mission in Uganda, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), launched yesterday a new project that aims to reduce malaria infections in Uganda by 50 percent over the next five years. This project builds on…

Airlines board wants media out of probe as Bamuturaki skips Cosase

By Arthur Arnold Wadero The Uganda Airlines Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ms Jennifer Bamuturaki, Tuesday skipped a meeting with Parliament’s Committee on State Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) where her team and the legislators were meant to further discuss queries raised in the Auditor General’s report for the Financial Year 2020/2021. The probe that commenced…

UPDF soldier on Remand for affair with boss’ wife

The Makindye-based General Court Martial has remanded a soldier for allegedly “developing an irresponsible affair with his boss’ wife. By Julliet Kigongo – Thursday 11th August 2022 . Follow us @HICGINewsAgency Prosecution states that “CPL John Nuwagira, 41, a regular militant of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) under second division headquarters as KIT Operator…