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13 Sep 2018 description
report New Vision

By Wilson Asiimwe

Leaders in Kabarole have agreed to construct an Ebola isolation unit in Bukwali near Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital.

Addressing the press last week, Stephen Asiimwe, the Resident District Commissioner for Kabarole and chairman Ebola task force, said the isolation centre will serve all the districts in the Rwenzori region.

07 Aug 2018 description
report New Vision

About 20% of Uganda’s estimated 37 million people are living in urban areas.

Uganda’s unplanned urban sprawl is a threat to food security, the ministry of lands, housing and urban development has said.

Samuel Mabala, the director for housing in the ministry, said the unplanned urban sprawl is eating into agricultural land, and the country could plunge into a food crisis in future if no action is taken.

01 Jun 2018 description
report New Vision

The screening is taking place at both the border districts and in Namugongo before entrance into the shrines.

NAMUGONGO - All pilgrims arriving from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are undergoing screening for Ebola, according to a statement from the ministry of health.

The screening is taking place at both the border districts and in Namugongo before entrance into the shrines.

This comes after the Health Ministry in the DRC the declared the ninth outbreak of Ebola virus in the country, in early May.

21 May 2018 description
report New Vision

The floods have left household property worth millions of shillings destroyed and crops in gardens at harvesting stage submerged, hence looming famine

BULAMBULI- Floods have ravaged five sub-counties in Bulambuli district, leaving over 680 households and pit latrines submerged by water hence forcing families to resort to open defecation. Residents fear a cholera outbreak.

Several families have fled their homes and taken shelter in the nearby schools, churches and trading centres.

17 May 2018 description
report New Vision

The landslides affected mostly homes in Bunasirwe village, Buweswa parish and Weswa sub-county after striking some villages in neighbouring Kato sub-county.

MANAFWA - Landslides have hit several homesteads in Weswa sub-county of Manafwa district after heavy rains pounded the area throughout the night on Tuesday.

According to the district councilor, Jenifer Mwenyi, the incident occurred on Wednesday morning at 10.00a.m while residents went about their normal work.