57 Government Agencies May Miss Out On Budget Allocations

[Monitor] Kampala -A total of 57 government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) are set to miss out on Budget allocations, for failure to comply with gender and equity requirements for the financial year 2017/18, the Equal Opportunities Commiss…

[Monitor] Kampala -A total of 57 government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) are set to miss out on Budget allocations, for failure to comply with gender and equity requirements for the financial year 2017/18, the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

340 Pupils Displaced As Rains Intensify

[Monitor] Omoro -At least 340 pupils, including Primary Seven candidates, in Bobi Sub-county, Omoro District, have missed classes due to heavy rains experienced in the recent weeks.

[Monitor] Omoro -At least 340 pupils, including Primary Seven candidates, in Bobi Sub-county, Omoro District, have missed classes due to heavy rains experienced in the recent weeks.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Moroto Hospital Boss Interdicted

[Monitor] Moroto -The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr Diana Atwine, has interdicted the Moroto Regional Referral Hospital director, Dr Filbert Nyeko, over allegations of financial mismanagement.

[Monitor] Moroto -The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr Diana Atwine, has interdicted the Moroto Regional Referral Hospital director, Dr Filbert Nyeko, over allegations of financial mismanagement.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Without Health, Uganda Can’t Achieve Wealth

[Monitor] Today on World Health Day, Uganda should take stock of the progress it has made in creating a healthier population. According to the recently released Uganda Demographic Health Survey (UDHS), there are some clear and positive trends: More wom…

[Monitor] Today on World Health Day, Uganda should take stock of the progress it has made in creating a healthier population. According to the recently released Uganda Demographic Health Survey (UDHS), there are some clear and positive trends: More women delivering babies in health facilities; substantial reductions in infant and under-five mortality rates; and an increased percentage of households with at least one insecticide-treatment bed net to combat malaria. These steps are important for achieving the United N

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Deal With Poverty and Unemployment in Slums

[Monitor] A new report titled ‘Strengthening social cohesion and stability in slum populations’ released in Kampala on Wednesday revealed that poverty and unemployment are the drivers of violent extremism among slum dwellers.

[Monitor] A new report titled 'Strengthening social cohesion and stability in slum populations' released in Kampala on Wednesday revealed that poverty and unemployment are the drivers of violent extremism among slum dwellers.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Stanchart Records Shs116 Billion Profit As Loan Defaults Fall

[Monitor] Kampala -A combination of reduced provisions for bad debts and rising income led Uganda’s second largest bank, Standard Chartered Bank. to post a 300 per cent growth in profitability. In financial statements released yesterday, Standard Chart…

[Monitor] Kampala -A combination of reduced provisions for bad debts and rising income led Uganda's second largest bank, Standard Chartered Bank. to post a 300 per cent growth in profitability. In financial statements released yesterday, Standard Chartered Bank Uganda revealed after tax profit had jumped from Shs28b at the end of 2015 to Shs112b in 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Policies On Maternal Health Should Be Based On More Than Cultural Values

[Monitor] Every society, community or group, as any person may categorise it, has values, norms and traditions that they hold dear because it is what defines them either collectively or as individuals, and this is what makes them unique. These values, …

[Monitor] Every society, community or group, as any person may categorise it, has values, norms and traditions that they hold dear because it is what defines them either collectively or as individuals, and this is what makes them unique. These values, norms and traditions provide the ethics and morality around the way they view life and whatever it presents for us as individuals that are part of a general society. It is important to acknowledge that there are unique processes and facts that persistently present them

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Vulgar Stella Nyanzi Is a Sanitary Towel Champion

[Monitor] Stella Nyanzi has intrigued me just as she has many other people in recent days and I begin by asking myself, who is Stella Nyanzi? Is she a feminist? Is she an activist? Is she an educationalist? Is she a rebel with a cause? I think first an…

[Monitor] Stella Nyanzi has intrigued me just as she has many other people in recent days and I begin by asking myself, who is Stella Nyanzi? Is she a feminist? Is she an activist? Is she an educationalist? Is she a rebel with a cause? I think first and foremost I'd say Stella Nyanzi is a hero to hundreds and thousands of little girls and women who know where she is coming from, in terms of defending women's rights to sanitary towels.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda