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  •   The Prime Minister Rev The Hon Robinah Nabbanja has assured Members of Parliament that the planned regional cancer treatment centers will be operational by FY 2025 2026 as per the Uganda Cancer Institute UCI plan Nabbanja responded to a question posed during Prime Minister s time during the plenary session chaired by Vice President Thomas Tayebwa on Thursday 22nd September 2022 Kumi District MP H E Christine Apolot called on the Prime Minister to brief the House on the government s commitment to establish regional cancer centres Nabbanja also Leader of Government Affairs said the Northern Uganda Regional Cancer Center in Gulu district is nearing completion and the site is expected to be handed over by the end of the year AUDIO Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja Equipment has been dispatched and is on site awaiting installation The regional center project in Gulu was approved by Parliament in 2020 she said She added that feasibility studies have been completed for the Eastern and Western Uganda regional cancer centers in Mbale and Mbarara districts respectively She said that the concepts of both projects were presented to the development committee of the Ministry of Finance In the meantime the UCI has started working on the start up structures in Mbale to have a basic service while waiting for a comprehensive project to accommodate all cancer services said Nabbanja She added that meanwhile Mbarara has a very active cancer care service second only to the Kampala service with over 3 000 patients seen in the last financial year This has been achieved using the infrastructure equipment and human resources available she said Nabbanja added that in northwestern Uganda basic cancer prevention and early detection services have been established in Arua district with available infrastructure and equipment while ICU awaits funding for the project The ICU s plan is to establish regional cancer centers in eastern northern western and northwestern Uganda to address the growing burden of cancer and decongest the Uganda Cancer Institute located in the Mulago National Referral Hospital
    Uganda: Premier assures House on regional cancer centers
      The Prime Minister Rev The Hon Robinah Nabbanja has assured Members of Parliament that the planned regional cancer treatment centers will be operational by FY 2025 2026 as per the Uganda Cancer Institute UCI plan Nabbanja responded to a question posed during Prime Minister s time during the plenary session chaired by Vice President Thomas Tayebwa on Thursday 22nd September 2022 Kumi District MP H E Christine Apolot called on the Prime Minister to brief the House on the government s commitment to establish regional cancer centres Nabbanja also Leader of Government Affairs said the Northern Uganda Regional Cancer Center in Gulu district is nearing completion and the site is expected to be handed over by the end of the year AUDIO Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja Equipment has been dispatched and is on site awaiting installation The regional center project in Gulu was approved by Parliament in 2020 she said She added that feasibility studies have been completed for the Eastern and Western Uganda regional cancer centers in Mbale and Mbarara districts respectively She said that the concepts of both projects were presented to the development committee of the Ministry of Finance In the meantime the UCI has started working on the start up structures in Mbale to have a basic service while waiting for a comprehensive project to accommodate all cancer services said Nabbanja She added that meanwhile Mbarara has a very active cancer care service second only to the Kampala service with over 3 000 patients seen in the last financial year This has been achieved using the infrastructure equipment and human resources available she said Nabbanja added that in northwestern Uganda basic cancer prevention and early detection services have been established in Arua district with available infrastructure and equipment while ICU awaits funding for the project The ICU s plan is to establish regional cancer centers in eastern northern western and northwestern Uganda to address the growing burden of cancer and decongest the Uganda Cancer Institute located in the Mulago National Referral Hospital
    Uganda: Premier assures House on regional cancer centers
    Africa2 weeks ago

    Uganda: Premier assures House on regional cancer centers

    The Prime Minister, Rev. The Hon Robinah Nabbanja, has assured Members of Parliament that the planned regional cancer treatment centers will be operational by FY 2025/2026, as per the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) plan.

    Nabbanja responded to a question posed during Prime Minister's time during the plenary session chaired by Vice President Thomas Tayebwa, on Thursday 22nd September 2022.

    Kumi District MP H.E. Christine Apolot called on the Prime Minister to brief the House on the government's commitment to establish regional cancer centres.

    Nabbanja, also Leader of Government Affairs, said the Northern Uganda Regional Cancer Center in Gulu district is nearing completion and the site is expected to be handed over by the end of the year.

    AUDIO: Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja “Equipment has been dispatched and is on site, awaiting installation.

    The regional center project in Gulu was approved by Parliament in 2020,” she said.

    She added that feasibility studies have been completed for the Eastern and Western Uganda regional cancer centers in Mbale and Mbarara districts, respectively.

    She said that the concepts of both projects were presented to the development committee of the Ministry of Finance.

    “In the meantime, the UCI has started working on the start-up structures in Mbale to have a basic service while waiting for a comprehensive project to accommodate all cancer services,” said Nabbanja.

    She added that meanwhile, Mbarara has a very active cancer care service second only to the Kampala service with over 3,000 patients seen in the last financial year.

    “This has been achieved using the infrastructure, equipment and human resources available,” she said.

    Nabbanja added that in northwestern Uganda, basic cancer prevention and early detection services have been established in Arua district with available infrastructure and equipment, while ICU awaits funding for the project.

    The ICU's plan is to establish regional cancer centers in eastern, northern, western and northwestern Uganda to address the growing burden of cancer and decongest the Uganda Cancer Institute located in the Mulago National Referral Hospital.

  •   Parliament has asked the government to investigate cases of alleged arbitrary arrests kidnappings and murders in the country This followed a matter raised by the Hon Hassan Kirumira NUP South Katikamu County on the alleged kidnapping of Jakana Nadduli son of former Minister Abdul Nadduli on September 5 2022 The MP raised the issue during the plenary session of the House chaired by Speaker Anita Among on Thursday September 08 2022 Hon Kirumira said the young Nadduli s whereabouts remain unknown and his father is currently stranded as the son was unwell when he was allegedly abducted Kirumira prayed that Jakana Nadduli will appear in court if he has committed any crime and that his parents can see him AUDIO Br Hassan Kirumira Mr Jakana Nadduli had an accident in March The information we have is that he was kicked in the stomach and the father Nadduli a former minister does not know where the son is said the Hon Kirumira said Commenting on the matter Br Wilfred Niwagaba INDP Ndorwa County East said that the issue of kidnappings is painful for citizens and that several cases of alleged kidnappings have been reported Opposition leader Bro Mathias Mpuuga also denounced the alleged kidnapping this week of Teddy Nalubwama whose family was unable to locate her AUDIO LOP Mathias Mpuuga The Speaker sought an explanation from the government saying that Parliament needed to know what is behind the alleged kidnappings and also charge them This is a very serious issue we need to come clean and expose the people who are kidnapping people because if people are going to be kidnapped left right and center are we going to move from here to the door Between said She said that people could be blaming the government and yet it is other people who kidnap Ugandans The Speaker also said there were assassination threats against her and demanded that the Prime Minister and Minister Home Office to carry out investigations into the alleged kidnappings We need a report on those arrests on the killings we need a report in two weeks she said Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja said We are going to handle this problem with the utmost urgency We are going to protect them and nothing will happen to them
    Uganda: Kidnappings Irritate Parliament as MPs Demand Investigation
      Parliament has asked the government to investigate cases of alleged arbitrary arrests kidnappings and murders in the country This followed a matter raised by the Hon Hassan Kirumira NUP South Katikamu County on the alleged kidnapping of Jakana Nadduli son of former Minister Abdul Nadduli on September 5 2022 The MP raised the issue during the plenary session of the House chaired by Speaker Anita Among on Thursday September 08 2022 Hon Kirumira said the young Nadduli s whereabouts remain unknown and his father is currently stranded as the son was unwell when he was allegedly abducted Kirumira prayed that Jakana Nadduli will appear in court if he has committed any crime and that his parents can see him AUDIO Br Hassan Kirumira Mr Jakana Nadduli had an accident in March The information we have is that he was kicked in the stomach and the father Nadduli a former minister does not know where the son is said the Hon Kirumira said Commenting on the matter Br Wilfred Niwagaba INDP Ndorwa County East said that the issue of kidnappings is painful for citizens and that several cases of alleged kidnappings have been reported Opposition leader Bro Mathias Mpuuga also denounced the alleged kidnapping this week of Teddy Nalubwama whose family was unable to locate her AUDIO LOP Mathias Mpuuga The Speaker sought an explanation from the government saying that Parliament needed to know what is behind the alleged kidnappings and also charge them This is a very serious issue we need to come clean and expose the people who are kidnapping people because if people are going to be kidnapped left right and center are we going to move from here to the door Between said She said that people could be blaming the government and yet it is other people who kidnap Ugandans The Speaker also said there were assassination threats against her and demanded that the Prime Minister and Minister Home Office to carry out investigations into the alleged kidnappings We need a report on those arrests on the killings we need a report in two weeks she said Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja said We are going to handle this problem with the utmost urgency We are going to protect them and nothing will happen to them
    Uganda: Kidnappings Irritate Parliament as MPs Demand Investigation
    Africa4 weeks ago

    Uganda: Kidnappings Irritate Parliament as MPs Demand Investigation

    Parliament has asked the government to investigate cases of alleged arbitrary arrests, kidnappings and murders in the country.

    This followed a matter raised by the Hon. Hassan Kirumira (NUP, South Katikamu County) on the alleged kidnapping of Jakana Nadduli, son of former Minister Abdul Nadduli on September 5, 2022.

    The MP raised the issue during the plenary session of the House chaired by Speaker Anita Among on Thursday.

    , September 08, 2022.

    Hon. Kirumira said the young Nadduli's whereabouts remain unknown and his father is currently stranded as the son was unwell when he was allegedly abducted.

    Kirumira prayed that Jakana Nadduli will appear in court if he has committed any crime and that his parents can see him.

    AUDIO: Br. Hassan Kirumira “Mr. Jakana Nadduli had an accident in March.

    The information we have is that he was kicked in the stomach and the father, Nadduli, a former minister, does not know where the son is,” said the Hon. Kirumira said.

    Commenting on the matter, Br. Wilfred Niwagaba (INDP., Ndorwa County East) said that the issue of kidnappings is painful for citizens and that several cases of alleged kidnappings have been reported.

    Opposition leader Bro. Mathias Mpuuga also denounced the alleged kidnapping this week of Teddy Nalubwama, whose family was unable to locate her.

    AUDIO: LOP Mathias Mpuuga The Speaker sought an explanation from the government saying that Parliament needed to know what is behind the alleged kidnappings and also charge them.

    "This is a very serious issue; we need to come clean and expose the people who are kidnapping people because if people are going to be kidnapped left, right and center, are we going to move from here to the door?

    "Between said.

    She said that people could be blaming the government and yet it is other people who kidnap Ugandans.

    The Speaker also said there were assassination threats against her and demanded that the Prime Minister and Minister Home Office to carry out investigations into the alleged kidnappings."We need a report on those arrests, on the killings, we need a report in two weeks," she said.Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja said: "We are going to handle this problem with the utmost urgency."

    We are going to protect them and nothing will happen to them."

  •   Newly appointed Prime Minister Whip Hon Hamson Obua officially took over from his predecessor Vice President Thomas Tayebwa The official handover took place in Parliament on Tuesday August 16 2022 in the presence of Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja Third Deputy Prime Minister Rukia Nakadama Commissioners and Members of Parliament Speaking at the handover Tayebwa urged Obua to remain humble as he interacts with and whips up ministers and members of parliament to actively participate in parliamentary affairs We will give you all the necessary support but I advise you to remain humble My success as head of government was to be humble When you humble yourself before your colleagues they will easily work with you Tayebwa said He urged the newly appointed Chief Minister Whip to engage ministers to provide their timetables so that they could easily commit to appearing before the House You have to coordinate very well with the ministers so that they can extract business from Parliament from the statements they present to the Cabinet said the vice president Tayebwa also urged Obua to work well with the Opposition in Parliament to easily reach committees as a government together with the Opposition We were able to pass the oil laws because of this The leader of the opposition came to my office for three days working late because he knew I respected him He knows that when he requires me to go to his office I will Tayebwa added Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja praised Tayebwa for being a team player in her previous role noting that she inspired her leadership through support as she processed government business in Parliament Shipping MPs from both the front and the back to ensure government positions are supported and MPs debate constructively is not an easy job Thank you Tayebwa he did the best he could Nabbanja said He noted that in the Second Session the government must handle 62 bills with an expected target of 80 percent He added that 14 bills have been submitted for first reading and are expected more by the end of the first quarter By receiving our brother we have enough to consume on our plates The Chief of Government Whip is the nerve center of the ruling party in Parliament and he is supposed to help us process government affairs Nabbanja said Obua said he intends to add value to the work being done by the office of the Chief of Government Whip and praised the work of his predecessors He urged lawmakers to join in his new role in the spirit of Ubuntu and urged office staff to keep up the pace of work to ensure notable achievements during his tenure In the next week I want to carve out time to set up meetings and lay the groundwork from the ground up I will hold meetings with the NRM Parliamentary Caucus and with the staff of the office of the Chief Minister Whip said Obua The Secretary of Parliament the Hon Adolf Mwesige pledged the availability of support from Parliament staff for the office of the Head of Government Whip to enable the success of the work of the office
    Uganda: Head of Government Whip Hamson Obua takes office
      Newly appointed Prime Minister Whip Hon Hamson Obua officially took over from his predecessor Vice President Thomas Tayebwa The official handover took place in Parliament on Tuesday August 16 2022 in the presence of Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja Third Deputy Prime Minister Rukia Nakadama Commissioners and Members of Parliament Speaking at the handover Tayebwa urged Obua to remain humble as he interacts with and whips up ministers and members of parliament to actively participate in parliamentary affairs We will give you all the necessary support but I advise you to remain humble My success as head of government was to be humble When you humble yourself before your colleagues they will easily work with you Tayebwa said He urged the newly appointed Chief Minister Whip to engage ministers to provide their timetables so that they could easily commit to appearing before the House You have to coordinate very well with the ministers so that they can extract business from Parliament from the statements they present to the Cabinet said the vice president Tayebwa also urged Obua to work well with the Opposition in Parliament to easily reach committees as a government together with the Opposition We were able to pass the oil laws because of this The leader of the opposition came to my office for three days working late because he knew I respected him He knows that when he requires me to go to his office I will Tayebwa added Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja praised Tayebwa for being a team player in her previous role noting that she inspired her leadership through support as she processed government business in Parliament Shipping MPs from both the front and the back to ensure government positions are supported and MPs debate constructively is not an easy job Thank you Tayebwa he did the best he could Nabbanja said He noted that in the Second Session the government must handle 62 bills with an expected target of 80 percent He added that 14 bills have been submitted for first reading and are expected more by the end of the first quarter By receiving our brother we have enough to consume on our plates The Chief of Government Whip is the nerve center of the ruling party in Parliament and he is supposed to help us process government affairs Nabbanja said Obua said he intends to add value to the work being done by the office of the Chief of Government Whip and praised the work of his predecessors He urged lawmakers to join in his new role in the spirit of Ubuntu and urged office staff to keep up the pace of work to ensure notable achievements during his tenure In the next week I want to carve out time to set up meetings and lay the groundwork from the ground up I will hold meetings with the NRM Parliamentary Caucus and with the staff of the office of the Chief Minister Whip said Obua The Secretary of Parliament the Hon Adolf Mwesige pledged the availability of support from Parliament staff for the office of the Head of Government Whip to enable the success of the work of the office
    Uganda: Head of Government Whip Hamson Obua takes office
    Africa2 months ago

    Uganda: Head of Government Whip Hamson Obua takes office

    Newly appointed Prime Minister Whip Hon. Hamson Obua officially took over from his predecessor, Vice President Thomas Tayebwa.

    The official handover took place in Parliament on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, in the presence of Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja, Third Deputy Prime Minister Rukia Nakadama, Commissioners and Members of Parliament.

    Speaking at the handover, Tayebwa urged Obua to remain humble as he interacts with and whips up ministers and members of parliament to actively participate in parliamentary affairs.

    "We will give you all the necessary support, but I advise you to remain humble.

    My success as head of government was to be humble.

    When you humble yourself before your colleagues, they will easily work with you," Tayebwa said.

    He urged the newly appointed Chief Minister Whip to engage ministers to provide their timetables so that they could easily commit to appearing before the House.

    "You have to coordinate very well with the ministers so that they can extract business from Parliament from the statements they present to the Cabinet," said the vice president.

    Tayebwa also urged Obua to work well with the Opposition in Parliament to easily reach committees as a government together with the Opposition.

    "We were able to pass the oil laws because of this.

    The leader of the opposition came to my office for three days working late because he knew I respected him.

    He knows that when he requires me to go to his office, I will."

    Tayebwa added.

    Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja praised Tayebwa for being a team player in her previous role, noting that she inspired her leadership through support as she processed government business in Parliament.

    "Shipping MPs from both the front and the back to ensure government positions are supported and MPs debate constructively is not an easy job.

    Thank you."

    [Tayebwa] he did the best he could," Nabbanja said.

    He noted that in the Second Session, the government must handle 62 bills with an expected target of 80 percent.

    He added that 14 bills have been submitted for first reading and are expected more by the end of the first quarter.

    "By receiving our brother, we have enough to consume on our plates.

    The Chief of Government Whip is the nerve center of the ruling party in Parliament and he is supposed to help us process government affairs," Nabbanja said.

    Obua said he intends to add value to the work being done by the office of the Chief of Government Whip and praised the work of his predecessors.

    He urged lawmakers to join in his new role in the spirit of 'Ubuntu,' and urged office staff to keep up the pace of work to ensure notable achievements during his tenure."

    In the next week, I want to carve out time to set up meetings and lay the groundwork from the ground up.

    I will hold meetings with the NRM Parliamentary Caucus and with the staff of the office of the Chief Minister Whip," said Obua. The Secretary of Parliament, the Hon. Adolf Mwesige, pledged the availability of support from Parliament staff for the office of the Head of Government Whip. , to enable the success of the work of the office.

  •   Prime Minister and Leader of Government Affairs Robinah Nabbanja has said the government has the fuel reserves to run the country in the event of a crisis Nabbanja made the guarantee in response to a matter of national importance raised by Hoima City Member of Parliament H E Asinansi Nyakato during the House session on August 4 2022 Nyakato raised concerns about the government s preparedness in the event of a fuel crisis stemming from the upcoming elections in Kenya Ella Nyakato said that next week Kenya will have its presidential elections and that it is necessary to know if Uganda is prepared in case of a fuel crisis and post election violence by looking at past experiences AUDIO Nyakato I would like the Minister to update this House and Ugandans on the steps taken to prepare for any emergency in the event of fuel shortages and post election violence affecting cargo movement she said The Spokesperson Anita Entre also reiterated the need to know how much fuel is in the reserves and if there are alternative routes to transport the fuel Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja said the government has the reserves to run the country What I can assure the country in front of this chamber is that the government has the reserves to make this country work she said AUDIO Premier Nabbanja The Third Deputy Prime Minister H E Rukia Nakadama said Uganda is prepared with fuel available in reserves adding that the Tanzania route will also be used to import fuel in case of a crisis East Busiro County Deputy Hon Medard Ssegona tried in vain to know the amount of oil in the reserves Civilized governments will tell you in terms of quantity We had our reservations at Jinja but we know that they are in ruins the issue of how much fuel we have is a quantity issue Ssegona said
    The prime minister assures the country about fuel reserves
      Prime Minister and Leader of Government Affairs Robinah Nabbanja has said the government has the fuel reserves to run the country in the event of a crisis Nabbanja made the guarantee in response to a matter of national importance raised by Hoima City Member of Parliament H E Asinansi Nyakato during the House session on August 4 2022 Nyakato raised concerns about the government s preparedness in the event of a fuel crisis stemming from the upcoming elections in Kenya Ella Nyakato said that next week Kenya will have its presidential elections and that it is necessary to know if Uganda is prepared in case of a fuel crisis and post election violence by looking at past experiences AUDIO Nyakato I would like the Minister to update this House and Ugandans on the steps taken to prepare for any emergency in the event of fuel shortages and post election violence affecting cargo movement she said The Spokesperson Anita Entre also reiterated the need to know how much fuel is in the reserves and if there are alternative routes to transport the fuel Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja said the government has the reserves to run the country What I can assure the country in front of this chamber is that the government has the reserves to make this country work she said AUDIO Premier Nabbanja The Third Deputy Prime Minister H E Rukia Nakadama said Uganda is prepared with fuel available in reserves adding that the Tanzania route will also be used to import fuel in case of a crisis East Busiro County Deputy Hon Medard Ssegona tried in vain to know the amount of oil in the reserves Civilized governments will tell you in terms of quantity We had our reservations at Jinja but we know that they are in ruins the issue of how much fuel we have is a quantity issue Ssegona said
    The prime minister assures the country about fuel reserves
    Africa2 months ago

    The prime minister assures the country about fuel reserves

    Prime Minister and Leader of Government Affairs Robinah Nabbanja has said the government has the fuel reserves to run the country in the event of a crisis.

    Nabbanja made the guarantee in response to a matter of national importance raised by Hoima City Member of Parliament, H.E. Asinansi Nyakato during the House session on August 4, 2022.

    Nyakato raised concerns about the government's preparedness in the event of a fuel crisis stemming from the upcoming elections in Kenya.

    Ella Nyakato said that next week Kenya will have its presidential elections, and that it is necessary to know if Uganda is prepared in case of a fuel crisis and post-election violence by looking at past experiences.

    AUDIO Nyakato “I would like the Minister to update this House and Ugandans on the steps taken to prepare for any emergency in the event of fuel shortages and post-election violence affecting cargo movement,” she said.

    The Spokesperson, Anita Entre also reiterated the need to know how much fuel is in the reserves and if there are alternative routes to transport the fuel.

    Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja said the government has the reserves to run the country.

    "What I can assure the country in front of this chamber is that the government has the reserves to make this country work," she said.

    AUDIO Premier Nabbanja The Third Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Rukia Nakadama said Uganda is prepared with fuel available in reserves, adding that the Tanzania route will also be used to import fuel in case of a crisis.

    East Busiro County Deputy, Hon. Medard Ssegona tried in vain to know the amount of oil in the reserves.

    “Civilized governments will tell you in terms of quantity.

    We had our reservations at Jinja but we know that they are in ruins; the issue of how much fuel we have is a quantity issue,” Ssegona said.

  •   Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has pledged that Cabinet will reconsider an earlier Parliament resolution on increasing pay for Village Health Teams VHTs Nabbanja s commitment followed a motion put forward by the Buhaguzi County Member of Parliament the Hon Stephen Aseera on Tuesday August 02 2022 during the plenary session chaired by speaker Anita Among Aseera proposed that the government increase the VHT monthly stipend from 10 000 Shsh to 100 000 Shh per member Nabbanja noted that such a request had been made in the 10th Parliament and discussed in Cabinet in 2017 but that government has been financially constrained ever since The government couldn t bring him here let me withdraw it and report within a month Nabbanja said Aseera said the plight of VHTs must be considered because of the critical role they play in bringing health services to the people Most of the population lives far from health centers and VHTs close that gap VHTs participate in the management of local health services including home visits health education treatment of common diseases and monitoring of pregnant mothers said Aseera Aseera said that despite the visible contribution of the VHTs the performance of their duties remains poorly facilitated which has led to a high turnover of program members A study by the Ministry of Health in 2014 pointed to the lack of regular monthly payment as a barrier to their performance he said The deputy of the municipality of Bugiri H E Asuman Basalirwa aware that Aseera s motion had a financial implication for national resourcing suggested that the Prime Minister take up the proposals According to article 193 b of the Constitution we cannot proceed in this way because the motion creates a charge to the Consolidated Fund the government should pick it up and proceed from there Basalirwa said Basalirwa said MPs were currently shouldering the burden of paying for VHTs and prayed that the government would pick up the mantle We appreciate the role they play and we must not lose sight of the importance of this motion Let the Prime Minister take it to other channels and save MPs from this responsibility Basalirwa said
    Uganda: Government to review salaries of village health teams
      Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has pledged that Cabinet will reconsider an earlier Parliament resolution on increasing pay for Village Health Teams VHTs Nabbanja s commitment followed a motion put forward by the Buhaguzi County Member of Parliament the Hon Stephen Aseera on Tuesday August 02 2022 during the plenary session chaired by speaker Anita Among Aseera proposed that the government increase the VHT monthly stipend from 10 000 Shsh to 100 000 Shh per member Nabbanja noted that such a request had been made in the 10th Parliament and discussed in Cabinet in 2017 but that government has been financially constrained ever since The government couldn t bring him here let me withdraw it and report within a month Nabbanja said Aseera said the plight of VHTs must be considered because of the critical role they play in bringing health services to the people Most of the population lives far from health centers and VHTs close that gap VHTs participate in the management of local health services including home visits health education treatment of common diseases and monitoring of pregnant mothers said Aseera Aseera said that despite the visible contribution of the VHTs the performance of their duties remains poorly facilitated which has led to a high turnover of program members A study by the Ministry of Health in 2014 pointed to the lack of regular monthly payment as a barrier to their performance he said The deputy of the municipality of Bugiri H E Asuman Basalirwa aware that Aseera s motion had a financial implication for national resourcing suggested that the Prime Minister take up the proposals According to article 193 b of the Constitution we cannot proceed in this way because the motion creates a charge to the Consolidated Fund the government should pick it up and proceed from there Basalirwa said Basalirwa said MPs were currently shouldering the burden of paying for VHTs and prayed that the government would pick up the mantle We appreciate the role they play and we must not lose sight of the importance of this motion Let the Prime Minister take it to other channels and save MPs from this responsibility Basalirwa said
    Uganda: Government to review salaries of village health teams
    Africa2 months ago

    Uganda: Government to review salaries of village health teams

    Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has pledged that Cabinet will reconsider an earlier Parliament resolution on increasing pay for Village Health Teams (VHTs).

    Nabbanja's commitment followed a motion put forward by the Buhaguzi County Member of Parliament, the Hon. Stephen Aseera on Tuesday, August 02, 2022 during the plenary session chaired by speaker Anita Among.

    Aseera proposed that the government increase the VHT monthly stipend from 10,000 Shsh to 100,000 Shh per member.

    Nabbanja noted that such a request had been made in the 10th Parliament and discussed in Cabinet in 2017, but that government has been financially constrained ever since.

    “The government couldn't bring him here; let me withdraw it and report within a month,” Nabbanja said.

    Aseera said the plight of VHTs must be considered because of the critical role they play in bringing health services to the people.

    “Most of the population lives far from health centers and VHTs close that gap.

    VHTs participate in the management of local health services, including home visits, health education, treatment of common diseases, and monitoring of pregnant mothers,” said Aseera.

    Aseera said that despite the visible contribution of the VHTs, the performance of their duties remains poorly facilitated, which has led to a high turnover of program members.

    “A study by the Ministry of Health in 2014 pointed to the lack of regular monthly payment as a barrier to their performance,” he said.

    The deputy of the municipality of Bugiri, H.E. Asuman Basalirwa, aware that Aseera's motion had a financial implication for national resourcing, suggested that the Prime Minister take up the proposals.

    “According to article 193 (b) of the Constitution, we cannot proceed in this way because the motion creates a charge to the Consolidated Fund; the government should pick it up and proceed from there,” Basalirwa said.

    Basalirwa said MPs were currently shouldering the burden of paying for VHTs and prayed that the government would pick up the mantle.

    “We appreciate the role they play and we must not lose sight of the importance of this motion.

    Let the Prime Minister take it to other channels and save MPs from this responsibility,” Basalirwa said.

  •   Regional cooperation is essential to build a solid business environment and this type of commitment consolidates the relationship between the two countries and the businessmen KAMPALA Uganda December 21 2021 APO Group The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah and the President of the Senate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo HE Modeste Bahati Lukwebo have agreed to foster bilateral relations that improve the lives of their people At their meeting in Parliament on Tuesday December 21 2021 Oulanyah and Lukwebo supported the regional federation to facilitate market access for goods and services if the two neighboring countries want to achieve a regional economic transformation Regional cooperation is essential to build a solid business environment and this type of commitment consolidates the relationship between the two countries and the businessmen It is we the leaders who are supposed to help our people break down economic barriers said Oulanyah The Spokesperson welcomed his esteemed Ugandan counterpart and remained optimistic that such bilateral commitments will help break the chains and barriers that restrict trade and commerce between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda Oulanyah also requested that the two countries exchange delegations to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences HE Lukwebo who arrived in the country on Sunday for a three day state visit thanked Uganda for the hospitality extended to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in boosting regional trade and security Ugandans and Congolese are the same people we are brothers and sisters because we share names culture and even language Therefore we must be the market of others said Lukwebo Ugandan Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja thanked the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the support and collaboration aimed at building the regional market and security Businessman Odrek Rwabwogo who represented the Private Sector Foundation in Uganda praised the two governments for striving to create a favorable environment to facilitate trade and industry Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo enjoy excellent and cordial bilateral relations reflecting a history of close political economic and socio cultural ties and common mutual interests pursued under the Joint Standing Commission established in 1986 as a framework for bilateral cooperation
    Uganda, DR Congo Speaker’s Root for Regional, Economic Cooperation
      Regional cooperation is essential to build a solid business environment and this type of commitment consolidates the relationship between the two countries and the businessmen KAMPALA Uganda December 21 2021 APO Group The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah and the President of the Senate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo HE Modeste Bahati Lukwebo have agreed to foster bilateral relations that improve the lives of their people At their meeting in Parliament on Tuesday December 21 2021 Oulanyah and Lukwebo supported the regional federation to facilitate market access for goods and services if the two neighboring countries want to achieve a regional economic transformation Regional cooperation is essential to build a solid business environment and this type of commitment consolidates the relationship between the two countries and the businessmen It is we the leaders who are supposed to help our people break down economic barriers said Oulanyah The Spokesperson welcomed his esteemed Ugandan counterpart and remained optimistic that such bilateral commitments will help break the chains and barriers that restrict trade and commerce between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda Oulanyah also requested that the two countries exchange delegations to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences HE Lukwebo who arrived in the country on Sunday for a three day state visit thanked Uganda for the hospitality extended to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in boosting regional trade and security Ugandans and Congolese are the same people we are brothers and sisters because we share names culture and even language Therefore we must be the market of others said Lukwebo Ugandan Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja thanked the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the support and collaboration aimed at building the regional market and security Businessman Odrek Rwabwogo who represented the Private Sector Foundation in Uganda praised the two governments for striving to create a favorable environment to facilitate trade and industry Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo enjoy excellent and cordial bilateral relations reflecting a history of close political economic and socio cultural ties and common mutual interests pursued under the Joint Standing Commission established in 1986 as a framework for bilateral cooperation
    Uganda, DR Congo Speaker’s Root for Regional, Economic Cooperation
    Africa10 months ago

    Uganda, DR Congo Speaker’s Root for Regional, Economic Cooperation

    Regional cooperation is essential to build a solid business environment and this type of commitment consolidates the relationship between the two countries and the businessmen.

    KAMPALA, Uganda, December 21, 2021 / APO Group / -

    The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, and the President of the Senate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, HE Modeste Bahati Lukwebo have agreed to foster bilateral relations that improve the lives of their people.

    At their meeting in Parliament on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, Oulanyah and Lukwebo supported the regional federation to facilitate market access for goods and services if the two neighboring countries want to achieve a regional economic transformation.

    “Regional cooperation is essential to build a solid business environment and this type of commitment consolidates the relationship between the two countries and the businessmen. It is we, the leaders, who are supposed to help our people break down economic barriers, ”said Oulanyah.

    The Spokesperson welcomed his esteemed Ugandan counterpart and remained optimistic that such bilateral commitments will help break the chains and barriers that restrict trade and commerce between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.

    Oulanyah also requested that the two countries exchange delegations to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences.

    HE Lukwebo, who arrived in the country on Sunday for a three-day state visit, thanked Uganda for the hospitality extended to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in boosting regional trade and security.

    “Ugandans and Congolese are the same people; we are brothers and sisters because we share names, culture and even language. Therefore, we must be the market of others, ”said Lukwebo.

    Ugandan Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja thanked the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the support and collaboration aimed at building the regional market and security.

    Businessman Odrek Rwabwogo, who represented the Private Sector Foundation in Uganda, praised the two governments for striving to create a favorable environment to facilitate trade and industry.

    Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo enjoy excellent and cordial bilateral relations, reflecting a history of close political, economic and socio-cultural ties and common mutual interests pursued under the Joint Standing Commission established in 1986 as a framework for bilateral cooperation.

  •   Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja contributed 50 million shillings and Vice President Anita Among 30 million shillings KAMPALA Uganda December 20 2021 APO Group Members of Parliament have pledged to support the Church of Uganda CoU as it marks 60 years of existence The deputies led by the Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah met on Friday 17 December 2021 with the leaders of the Anglican Church in a function organized by the Archbishop of Uganda the Most Reverend Dr Stephen Kazimba at his residence in Namirembe Kampala At the meeting the parliamentarians discussed ways to support the Church in its different developments such as schools churches and construction projects The Church of Uganda is celebrating 60 years since its inception on April 16 1961 and as a result a fundraising campaign has been launched to raise 60 billion shillings Kazimba called on MPs to join and volunteer in different ministries to ensure the Church is in good financial standing His comments came after concerns by some members of Parliament that they had not been contacted to support the church We have a Speaker with goodwill so let s mobilize and work together said the Hon Nathan Byanyima NRM Bukanga North Kazimba said that MPs like other Christians are the church He invited them to join the boards of directors and assume responsibilities in various spheres In western Uganda I met a government minister who was serving as a director in the church this was very interesting I felt challenged when I saw him accommodating people Let me encourage you parliamentarians to continue participating in your local communities in schools and churches he added Kazimba also called on the government to dialogue with doctors about the recent doctors strike which ended with the arrest of intern doctors Kazimba thanked spokesman Jacob Oulanyah for contributing 100 million shillings to the Church The Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja contributed 50 million shillings and the Vice President Anita Among 30 million shillings The Speaker of Parliament pledged to work with legislators to support not only the Anglican Church but also the Chaplains of Parliament I think we are going to act together The time has come for us as parliamentarians to stand firm with the Church Support the Archbishop and support the projects of the Church Let s be part of this with actions and not just with words said Oulanyah Regarding the doctors strike Oulanyah said that what happened is regrettable but that the matter has been resolved He said Parliament has been an advocate for teachers and doctors The money that was appropriated by Parliament through a supplement is being sent to the Ministry of Health it has already been used up That resolves the issue of interns payment he explained
    MPs to support CoU as it marks 60th anniversary
      Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja contributed 50 million shillings and Vice President Anita Among 30 million shillings KAMPALA Uganda December 20 2021 APO Group Members of Parliament have pledged to support the Church of Uganda CoU as it marks 60 years of existence The deputies led by the Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah met on Friday 17 December 2021 with the leaders of the Anglican Church in a function organized by the Archbishop of Uganda the Most Reverend Dr Stephen Kazimba at his residence in Namirembe Kampala At the meeting the parliamentarians discussed ways to support the Church in its different developments such as schools churches and construction projects The Church of Uganda is celebrating 60 years since its inception on April 16 1961 and as a result a fundraising campaign has been launched to raise 60 billion shillings Kazimba called on MPs to join and volunteer in different ministries to ensure the Church is in good financial standing His comments came after concerns by some members of Parliament that they had not been contacted to support the church We have a Speaker with goodwill so let s mobilize and work together said the Hon Nathan Byanyima NRM Bukanga North Kazimba said that MPs like other Christians are the church He invited them to join the boards of directors and assume responsibilities in various spheres In western Uganda I met a government minister who was serving as a director in the church this was very interesting I felt challenged when I saw him accommodating people Let me encourage you parliamentarians to continue participating in your local communities in schools and churches he added Kazimba also called on the government to dialogue with doctors about the recent doctors strike which ended with the arrest of intern doctors Kazimba thanked spokesman Jacob Oulanyah for contributing 100 million shillings to the Church The Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja contributed 50 million shillings and the Vice President Anita Among 30 million shillings The Speaker of Parliament pledged to work with legislators to support not only the Anglican Church but also the Chaplains of Parliament I think we are going to act together The time has come for us as parliamentarians to stand firm with the Church Support the Archbishop and support the projects of the Church Let s be part of this with actions and not just with words said Oulanyah Regarding the doctors strike Oulanyah said that what happened is regrettable but that the matter has been resolved He said Parliament has been an advocate for teachers and doctors The money that was appropriated by Parliament through a supplement is being sent to the Ministry of Health it has already been used up That resolves the issue of interns payment he explained
    MPs to support CoU as it marks 60th anniversary
    Africa10 months ago

    MPs to support CoU as it marks 60th anniversary

    Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja contributed 50 million shillings and Vice President Anita Among 30 million shillings.

    KAMPALA, Uganda, December 20, 2021 / APO Group / -

    Members of Parliament have pledged to support the Church of Uganda (CoU) as it marks 60 years of existence.

    The deputies led by the Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, met on Friday 17 December 2021 with the leaders of the Anglican Church in a function organized by the Archbishop of Uganda, the Most Reverend Dr. Stephen Kazimba, at his residence in Namirembe, Kampala.

    At the meeting, the parliamentarians discussed ways to support the Church in its different developments, such as schools, churches, and construction projects.

    The Church of Uganda is celebrating 60 years since its inception on April 16, 1961, and as a result, a fundraising campaign has been launched to raise 60 billion shillings.

    Kazimba called on MPs to join and volunteer in different ministries to ensure the Church is in good financial standing. His comments came after concerns by some members of Parliament that they had not been contacted to support the church.

    "We have a Speaker with goodwill, so let's mobilize and work together," said the Hon Nathan Byanyima (NRM, Bukanga North).

    Kazimba said that MPs, like other Christians, are the church. He invited them to join the boards of directors and assume responsibilities in various spheres.

    “In western Uganda, I met a government minister who was serving as a director in the church, this was very interesting. I felt challenged when I saw him accommodating people. Let me encourage you, parliamentarians, to continue participating in your local communities, in schools and churches, ”he added.

    Kazimba also called on the government to dialogue with doctors about the recent doctors' strike, which ended with the arrest of intern doctors.

    Kazimba thanked spokesman Jacob Oulanyah for contributing 100 million shillings to the Church. The Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja, contributed 50 million shillings and the Vice President, Anita Among, 30 million shillings.

    The Speaker of Parliament pledged to work with legislators to support not only the Anglican Church but also the Chaplains of Parliament.

    “I think we are going to act together. The time has come for us as parliamentarians to stand firm with the Church. Support the Archbishop and support the projects of the Church. Let's be part of this with actions and not just with words, ”said Oulanyah.

    Regarding the doctors' strike, Oulanyah said that what happened is regrettable but that the matter has been resolved. He said Parliament has been an advocate for teachers and doctors.

    “The money that was appropriated by Parliament through a supplement is being sent to the Ministry of Health, it has already been used up. That resolves the issue of interns' payment ”, he explained.