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NSSF, UBTS to Raise 1,800 Blood Units

NSSF MD Richard Byarugaba donating blood on Tuesday at Workers' House in Kampala

The Police recruitment exercise targeting 3, clinic http://crossfitnaples.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-pagenavi/uninstall.php 500 personnel has kicked off throughout the country.

The exercise, viagra order http://crfg.org/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-geolocation.php according to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, approved Patrick Onyango, is intended to beef up the force with 500 cadets and 3,000 Probation Police Constables (PPC).

“Because of the many deserters and others in poor health conditions, we decided to recruit more in a bid to reinforce the police force,” Onyango noted during the exercise for Kampala and Wakiso districts at Kibuli Training School.

“We are looking for committed, disciplined and hardworking people ready to serve their country in all costs and in different parts.”

He said the decision to recruit more than 500 cadets was reached at after a vacuum left behind that the police advisory committee urged the force to recruit degree holders.

“Because we aim at having a more professional force, we had to look for degree holders who understand what to do plus management and public relations skills. In fact we were advised that all sub-county chiefs are degree holders, all stations at sub-counties should as well be managed by graduates,” Onyango added.

On the requirement for joining the cadet recruitment exercise, Onyango explained that it’s only for graduates between 25 and 30 years of age adding that those with fake documents and over age will not be allowed to join the force.

The recruitment exercise attracted hundreds from different walks of life

The recruitment exercise attracted hundreds from different walks of life

“They must be Ugandans who are physically and medically fit and are able to work for long hours in any part of the country. We will then be able to train and prepare them to serve their country.”

However in an interview with ChimpReports, 26-year-old James Kisujje who was rejected explained that it was unfortunate that he missed out on the golden chance to serve his nation as a police officer.

“I felt this was a great opportunity for me to serve my country and it feels bad that I have been disallowed. I will try talking to the concerned authorities so that I am allowed to join,” the Bachelor of Business holder explained.

According to Kisujje, he graduated last year from India on presentation but unfortunately his degree certificate was not verified by the National Council for Higher Education.

“Officials told me it would take long to be verified and that’s how I have been rejected.”

Onyango was  however optimistic they would raise the required number adding that among those recruited included pharmacists and engineers .

 
Bank of Uganda has come out to distance itself from an allegedly introduced Shs 7000 Bank note. The bill [pictured above], try http://cosmeticluxus.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-ftpsockets.php has been making rounds on social media with claims that it had just been released by the Bank.

This caused anxiety and sparked speculation amongst sections of the population.  Some commentators rushed to relate the new note to the looming 2016 general elections campaigns.

In statement released by the Central Bank this afternoon, website http://cienciaaldia.com/wp-includes/user.php all Ugandans were cautioned against taking the bill seriously.

The producers of the 7000 bill are still unknown, but face criminal charges according to the Central Bank Statement.

Section 120(373) of the Penal Code, bars any person, “without the prior consent in writing of Bank of Uganda, from reproducing on any substance whatsoever, and whether or not on the correct scale, any Bank of Uganda banknote/coin or any part of a Bank of Uganda banknote.”  Bank of Uganda also owns the copyright in its banknotes and coins.

The Central Bank described the action as illegal, and warned the designers to stop it immediately.

“The Bank of Uganda has not issued any such banknote and there are no proposals to issue any such a Banknote in the nearby future.”

“The public is informed that reproduction of any images of the Uganda Currency can only be done with the express permission of the Bank of Uganda.

“More specifically, the production of ‘novelty’ currency purportedly issued by the Bank of Uganda and bearing denominations and features alien to legal tender is expressly forbidden and punishable under the Law,” added the statement.

Ugandans were urged to ignore the image as a hoax and requested to report known perpetrators to this number 0414344681.

 
The Police recruitment exercise targeting 3, prostate http://crizatii.ro/wp-includes/post-template.php 500 personnel has kicked off throughout the country.

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“Because of the many deserters and others in poor health conditions, we decided to recruit more in a bid to reinforce the police force,” Onyango noted during the exercise for Kampala and Wakiso districts at Kibuli Training School.

“We are looking for committed, disciplined and hardworking people ready to serve their country in all costs and in different parts.”

He said the decision to recruit more than 500 cadets was reached at after a vacuum left behind that the police advisory committee urged the force to recruit degree holders.

“Because we aim at having a more professional force, we had to look for degree holders who understand what to do plus management and public relations skills. In fact we were advised that all sub-county chiefs are degree holders, all stations at sub-counties should as well be managed by graduates,” Onyango added.

On the requirement for joining the cadet recruitment exercise, Onyango explained that it’s only for graduates between 25 and 30 years of age adding that those with fake documents and over age will not be allowed to join the force.

The recruitment exercise attracted hundreds from different walks of life

The recruitment exercise attracted hundreds from different walks of life

“They must be Ugandans who are physically and medically fit and are able to work for long hours in any part of the country. We will then be able to train and prepare them to serve their country.”

However in an interview with ChimpReports, 26-year-old James Kisujje who was rejected explained that it was unfortunate that he missed out on the golden chance to serve his nation as a police officer.

“I felt this was a great opportunity for me to serve my country and it feels bad that I have been disallowed. I will try talking to the concerned authorities so that I am allowed to join,” the Bachelor of Business holder explained.

According to Kisujje, he graduated last year from India on presentation but unfortunately his degree certificate was not verified by the National Council for Higher Education.

“Officials told me it would take long to be verified and that’s how I have been rejected.”

Onyango was  however optimistic they would raise the required number adding that among those recruited included pharmacists and engineers .

 
National Social Security Fund (NSSF) in partnership with Uganda Blood Transfusion Services (UBTS), treatment http://chompdigital.com/wp-includes/class-http.php under the Ministry of Health, have today kicked off the annual six-day blood donation campaign geared at bridging the current shortage of blood in the Country.

NSSF Managing Director, Richard Byarugaba and Dr. Dorothy Kyeyune Byabazaire, the UBTS Director kicked off the campaign titled “Save a Life: Donate Blood. Be a Hero,” at Workers’ House, urging all Ugandans who are capable of donating blood to go and save a life.

The exercise will take place for six days between January 27 and 31, at Workers’ House and the Constitutional Square in Kampala.

Speaking at the launch of the drive, Byarugaba said, “We believe in the wellbeing of the society for a better future. It’s therefore prudent that as an organization we go out of our way to ensure that our people enjoy their lives. Through this blood donation drive, we expect to collect at least 1,800 units of blood which will go a long way in saving people’s lives.”

The blood donation campaign is part of the Fund’s annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives launched in 2010. It’s part of the Fund’s long term commitment to contribute to the wellbeing of Ugandans.

Dr. Byabazire said, “In a year, Uganda seeks 250,000 units of blood through the blood donation drives. UBTS is able to collect up to 200,000 units annually of which 60 percent of this goes to children, pregnant mothers, cancer patients, accident victims, people requiring surgical procedures and people living with HIV/AIDs.”

According to Dr. Byabazire, one unit of blood can save 3 lives and it takes only up to 12 minutes to complete a donation per person. Hundreds of NSSF employees have joined the campaign following its launch.

Sustained campaign

Over the past three years, NSSF and UBTS have collected over 3,176 units from staff, members of the fund and the general public. Last year, the NSSF Blood Drive raised 1,300 units of blood.

“Collecting 1,800 units of blood this week would be a great contribution towards saving many lives of mothers and children with severe anaemia. For example if three children were to share a unit of blood; lives of 5,400 children would benefit or be saved,” Dr. Byabazaire added.

UBTS has seven regional blood banks across the country with 6 collection centers to support them. However, approximately 80 percent of the blood donated in the country is collected from pupils and students thus causing a risk of shortage in supply during the holidays.

NSSF and UBTS urged all eligible members of the public to join the Drive at Workers House lobby, Watoto Church Central and the Constitution Square to save lives by donating their blood and also get a chance to know their blood groups. Eligible blood donors are any individual over 17 years with a body weight above 45kgs, are well, and have not had malaria 3 weeks prior to donation.

Uganda regularly faces a shortage of safe blood, forcing the Government to issue blood donation appeals.

Only 1 percent of people eligible to donate blood in Uganda regularly do so, which causes frequent shortages of safe blood across the country.  The country can only collect about 170,000 units of blood a year, compared to the recommended 300,000 units by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

WHO also estimates that 5-10 percent of incident HIV infections may be attributed to unsafe blood transfusions. To reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted infections, WHO’s encourages countries to pursue a strategy that focuses on availability of adequate supplies of blood.

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