Refugees told to be honest
Refugees in Uganda have been told to stop exaggerating their problems and be prepared to settle some personal issues on their own. The call was made by Makindye West MP Hussein Kyanjo at the launch of the se
Refugees in Uganda have been told to stop exaggerating their problems and be prepared to settle some personal issues on their own. The call was made by Makindye West MP Hussein Kyanjo at the launch of the sexual and gender-based violence week at Sharing Hall in Nsambya on Monday. He said some families were registering children as separate family heads so as to increase the relief benefits.
Rotary plants trees in schools
The Kamapla Central Rotary Club has launched a school tree planting project. Speaking during the launch at Green Hill Academy on Friday, David Nsubuga, the former president, said many schools lacked shelter and wind-breakers. He said trees would be planted in six schools at sh5m yearly. â€œApart from enhancing the landscape, the trees will have an effect on the environment,â€ Nsubuga said. The Bank of Uganda Governor, Tumusiime Mutebile, who officiated at the function, called for commercial tree planting.
Social workers urged to plan
The state minister for persons with disabilities, Sulaiman Madada, has urged community workers to be accountable to the people. Speaking at the closure of a one-month-national training, Madada urged the participants to make work plans to justify the funding of their activities. The workshop was organised by the Ministry of Gender and the Community Based Rehabilitation Alliance.
NSSF in blood donation drive
The National Social Security Fund is carrying out a two-day countrywide blood donation exercise. The deputy chief marketing and communications officer, Olive Birungi, said it was part of the corporate social responsibility. â€œWe have registered 100 staff members who are willing to donate. We expect to be joined by the public,â€ said Birungi.