<b>Imams urged to educate on HIV</b><br>KAPCHORWA-Imams have been urged to sensitise Muslims to adhere to religious laws to eradicate HIV/AIDS. The district health officer, Dr. Rogers Masaba, made the call while opening the Islamic Medical Association of
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Imams urged to educate on HIV
KAPCHORWA-Imams have been urged to sensitise Muslims to adhere to religious laws to eradicate HIV/AIDS. The district health officer, Dr. Rogers Masaba, made the call while opening the Islamic Medical Association of
Imams urged to educate on HIV
KAPCHORWA-Imams have been urged to sensitise Muslims to adhere to religious laws to eradicate HIV/AIDS. The district health officer, Dr. Rogers Masaba, made the call while opening the Islamic Medical Association of Uganda (IMAU) workshop for Kapchorwa and Bukwo district Imams at the district Farmers’ Hall recently. Masaba reminded the Imams that they were supposed to disseminate HIV/AIDS messages to Muslims. “You have a big following and when you talk to your people they listen because they recognise you as their spiritual leaders,” Masaba said. The IMAU secretary, Yousuf Twalla, said the workshop was meant to build the capacity of Imams to use the Islamic approach in addressing HIV/AIDS problems within their communities.

Pit buries two labourers
BUSIA-Two people died after the walls of a pit latrine they were digging collapsed and buried them. George Odhiambo, 45 and Solasti Alimanya, 35, were digging a pit latrine for Mahanga Primary School in Masafu sub-county on Friday. The regional officer in charge of the fire section, Charles Aburu, said the bodies of the victims were found 20 metresdown the pit. Simon Wafula, one of the labourers, said he had just climbed out of the pit to start pulling out the soil that had been excavated when a crack developed on the walls and the pit collapsed.

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