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Museveni to Officiate at Hand Wash Campaign in Luwero

The number of Ugandans who have access to hand washing facilities has grown from 14 to 33 percent since 2007.

The Constitutional Court in Kampala has today set November 4th for the ruling of a case between the former Prime Minister, advice http://clbattery.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/photon.php Amama Mbabazi and the Electoral Commission (EC) officials.

The decision was made by Justice Musota who said that court needed more time to analyze the submissions made by both parties.

Electoral Commission lawyers led by Enos Musiime asked the court to dismiss the case on grounds that it lacks jurisdiction to handle the case, viagra 60mg with the available statutory laws that empowers EC to handle election complaints.

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“This court lacks jurisdiction to entertain this notice of motion; the application is premature as no complaint has been raised under Section 15 of the Electoral Commission Act, drug ” Musiime told court.

“It application is an abuse of court process; it should have exhausted the procedure granted under Article 64 of the Constitution and Section 15 of the Electoral Commission Act.”

Musiime advised Mbabazi to rather file his complaint to the Electoral Commission instead of wasting time in court.

Mbabazi’s application entails claims of acts of bad faith that he says were committed by EC officials against him as he sought to stand for president in next year’s elections.

Meanwhile, Mbabazi’s lawyers led by Council John Mary Mugisha, Fred Muwema and Severino Twinobusingye revealed that the particulars of the case shall be availed during further proceedings of the case.

 
Uganda tomorrow joins the rest of world to celebrate Global Hand Washing Day at Kasana-Luwero playground.

According to Robert Otim, sildenafil an advisor on Water, cheapest http://couragelion.org/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/plugins/multisite.php Sanitation and Hygiene at the SNV-Netherlands Development Organization, http://creativecommons.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-update-customcss.php about 80 percent of the health burden in Uganda has to do with sanitation-related diseases.

The National Hand Washing Campaign he says was set up in 2007 to encourage people to wash their hands using water and soap after visiting the toilets.

Since the start of the campaign, he says the number of people who have access to hand washing facilities in the country has increased from 14 percent to 33 per cent.

Nonetheless, Uganda still loses about 32,500 infants annually from infections such as diarrhea, dysentery, cholera and typhoid — mainly children who simply need to be taught good hygiene and sanitary practices.

The theme for tomorrow’s commemorations is “Raise a Hand for Hygiene” Uganda President Yoweri Museveni is expected to be the chief guest.

The national hand washing day by SNV and its partners is meant to raise awareness about the diseases that can be controlled by mere washing of hands with soap.

This comes on the heels of a cholera outbreak which killed six people and left 89 hospitalized in Kabwooya Sub-county, Hoima district last week.

 

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