Nodding Disease: M7 To Camp In Northern Uganda


viagra geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>The President was Saturday speaking at the victory thanksgiving service of Ms. Catherine Doreen Lowila, adiposity the Pader district women MP, pilule at Atanga Senior Secondary School in Aruu County.

Museveni, who on arrival launched the “Nodding” disease screening and treatment centre at Atanga Health Centre 3 hospital in Lacekocot trading centre, was received by the Minister of Health, Dr. Christine Ondoa and other medical personnel.

The President assured the affected communities in the North of the country that while investigations are being carried out both internationally and locally in Uganda, the government will step up the campaign to eliminate the worms that are suspected of being the carriers of the so called “nodding” disease.

He said he is to launch a campaign and set up a date for mass treatment of all people in the North so that the prescribed dosage of 2 tablets is administered to the population there to kill the worms in human bodies.

“Let us eliminate this one we are sure of as the whole world continues investigating. I am going to command the taking of the 2 tablets that will clear the worms from the human body where the flies get them for transmission to others,” he said.

Museveni also directed the authorities in Pader district to list down families of the victims that the government will support with food relief as they will not find time to engage in agricultural production.

On the political front, Museveni highly commended the people of the Acholi Sub-Region in general and Pader district in particular, for supporting NRM, a move he described as coming back home. He added that lack of information about NRM in the region made the people of Acholi misunderstand the Movement when it was still at its infancy stage in the North.

He introduced the Deputy RDC, Gulu, Ms. Kinyera Emilia Akulu, who was a teacher in the 1970s and who provided support to the protracted armed people’s struggle in Gulu during Amin’s era. Mrs. Akulu narrated to the gathering her testimony of how she aided NRM.

He pointed out that the people of Gulu are good and only need proper explanation of Uganda’s history.

“The lies which were told to the people by opportunists that NRM hates Acholi, was all rubbish. I knew the lies would evaporate. Indeed it happened in the last elections. The Bible says we shall know them by their fruits,” he said.

President Museveni assured them that NRM always stands by the truth and action and does not believe in lies and propaganda.

“We are very poor in propaganda. Even today, you don’t hear NRM on Radios; it is liars who are all the time on air. For us we believe in action,” he said.

He further pointed out that the peace now enjoyed in the country, is not accidental or wishful thinking, but is a result of the building of the capacity of the army.

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Jacob Oulanya, praised the people of Pader district for making the right choice in sending Women MP, Hon. Catherine Doreen Lowilo, to represent them in Parliament because she has her people at heart. He also thanked them for electing President Museveni and NRM flag bearers.

MP Catherine Doreen Lowila on her part, described the day as not for celebrating but for committing her leadership to God to lead His people according to His will. She asked all the people of Pader to pray for leaders of the country so that God gives them the grace to lead His people.

The Minister of Ethics and Integrity Hon. Peter Lokodo, that Minister of State for International Affairs, Mr. Henry Okello Oryem, of State for Northern Uganda, Hon. Rebecca Otengo and that of State for Housing, Hon. Sam Engola, attended the thanks giving ceremony. Others included leaders from the neighboring districts.


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