NEBBI â€” The Post Test Clubs coordinator and HIV/AIDS activist, Florence Mahoro, will present a paper at the 15th International AIDS conference to be held at the Impact Exhibition and Convention Centre in Bangkok, Thailand from July 11 to 17. Mahoro said at the launch of a post test club at Nebbi Hospital on Sunday that she would present a paper on â€œThe role of people living with HIV/AIDS in reducing stigma and discrimination.â€
KAMPALA â€” A lecturer at the Makerere University Institute of Public Health, Tom Mwebesa, has blamed the continuing deterioration of environmental health in the country on lack of political will. He was speaking at a dinner organised by the Makerere Environmental Health Students Association recently.
KAMPALA â€” The director of Femcom Education Consultancy, Fagil Mandy, has advised children whose parents do not allow them to go out and engage in productive work to get legal aid and take such parents to courts. He was speaking during the Work Experience Day for Taibah High School recently.
KAMPALA â€” Presidential assistant for research Frank Tumwebaze has said for any democratic culture to take root, full participation of the citizens in decision-making must be addressed. He said this at a recent debate organised by the Makerere Debating Club.
MUBENDE â€” Music dance and drama teachers of secondary schools in the district have criticised the Government for failing to put their names on salary payrolls for over four years. They told information minister Dr. Nsaba Butuuro recently that the decision had impoverished them.
KAMPALA â€” Ugandans were recently urged to drink more milk because the annual average of 40 litres consumed by an individual is below the 200 litres recommended by the WHO.
Museveni set for city tour
KAMPALA â€” President Yoweri Museveni will this month tour the five divisions of the district. The presidentâ€™s special assistant on political affairs, Moses Byaruhanga, confirmed the tour but declined to divulge details. A deputy RDC who preferred anonymity, said the tour was planned to address the numerous complaints of residents.
MUK hunts new boss
KAMPALA â€” Makerere University (MUK) has appointed a search committee to fill the position of deputy vice-chancellor as Prof. Epelu Opio plans to retire on June 30, when his contract expires. â€œWhether there is a replacement or not, I am going. I am tired and I have to decide what to do next,â€ he said on Thursday.
Gospel star in Kenya
NAIROBI â€” Ugandan gospel singer Fiona Mukasa is among the artistes from East Africa who will attend todayâ€™s Kisima statue function, where 22 musicians will be awarded for their work in the past year. The function will take place at the carnivore restaurant and will be attended by among others, Kenyaâ€™s sport minister, Najib Balala.
Publishers to meet
KAMPALA â€” Over 300 professional librarians and publishers from several African and Western countries are to converge at the International Conference Centre from July 5 to 10 for a biennial conference on libraries. The 16th Standing Conference on East, Central and Southern Africa Library and Information Professionals (SCECSAL) will coincide with the International Book fair. which runs
UK envoy presents
KAMPALA â€” Dr Thomasi S. Kiryapawo, Ugandaâ€™s High Commissioner to UK, recently presented his credentials to Irish President Mary McAleese at Aras and Uachtarain. Kiryapawo conveyed Pre-sident Yoweri Museveniâ€™s greetings to the people of Ireland. He hailed the Irish assistance to Uganda, which has made impact in poverty eradication programmes.
Masindi â€” District authorities have vowed to arrest and prosecute headteachers who flout the ban on registration of Oâ€™ level candidates who do not possess UNEB primary leaving certificates. The LC5 secretary for education, Kanaginagi Ateenyi, yesterday said some school heads deliberately failed to enforce the ban in order to fleece such candidates.
RDC attacks workers
MUKONO â€” The resident district commissioner, Deo Nsereko, has attacked civil servants for not celebrating national days. Nsereko said this at the reading of the district budget at the district Community Centre Hall recently. The LC5 chairman, Godfrey Ddamulira Kyeyune, attended.
Ishaka to get town status
BUSHENYI â€” Ishaka town council is slated to be elevated to a municipality status by the end of this financial year, the district speaker, Odo Tayebwa, has said. He said town council authorities and local leaders in had already signed documents and tendered them to the ministry of local government.
Students drop case
KAMPALA â€” Kampala International University (KIU) nursing students who sued the institution for luring them into studying for a course it could not award certificates have reportedly given up on the case. KIUâ€™s lawyer Obed Mwebesa told city judge John Bosco Katutsi that many of the foreign students had returned to their countries.