Election 2016

Tooro Leaders Make Own Manifesto, Presidential Candidates to Endorse it

Anthony Karyegira, the vision bearer of the  Tooro Manifesto, is a well-known advocate on Tooro issues

Total E&P Uganda, viagra order http://curarlaimpotencia.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-debugger.php the licensed operator of oil Exploration Area 1 and 1A (EA 1 & 1A) has donated an assortment of medical supplies to boost the efforts of Hoima, find http://concasol.org/wp-content/themes/twentytwelve/page-templates/front-page.php Masindi and Buliisa districts in the fight against cholera.

This follows an outbreak of the disease within the area especially in Hoima district at landing sites along the shores of Lake Albert.

Each of the districts will receive medical items to include; 625units of disposable gowns, viagra 90pairs of boots, 36bottles of antiseptic scrub, 9 jerry-cans of 10litres each of disinfectant, 600units of 500ML bottles of IV fluids and 30boxes of 1,000 each units of disposable gloves.

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“We are making a donation comprising an assortment of medical supplies as part of our Health and Safety initiatives, to reinforce the efforts of the district local governments of Masindi, Hoima and Buliisa to combat water borne diseases including cholera,” Amar Moussa, the Health and Safety Manager at Total E&P Uganda said in a statement.

“We have noted over time that the rainy season nationwide increases the prevalence of water borne diseases. This is more so around the landing sites on the shores of Lake Albert. Predominate of these opportunistic diseases is cholera whose outbreaks are prevalent during this time of the year As a result of this, the district health resources; both human and financial usually constrained in an effort to combat these diseases” said Total E&P Uganda’s PRO Christopher Ocowun while making the donation to Buliisa district officials today.

Hoima Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Luke Lokuda expressed gratitude to Total E&P Uganda for donating the assorted medical supplies to the districts to boost the fight against cholera.

“These medical supplies will go a long way in improving the working conditions of the health workers who are in the communities attending to cholera patients” he remarked.

Lokuda challenged other corporate organisations to emulate Total E&P Uganda and support the fight against cholera. He said the ultimate solution to the problem of cholera is to improve on the sanitation in the fishing villages along the shores of Lake Albert.

The CAO noted that although no new deaths have been reported, there are still new cases of cholera being reported at the health facilities.

The epidemic has so far killed six people and affected many others at landing sites in Kabwooya and Buseruka sub counties on the shores of Lake Albert in Hoima district since the outbreak was confirmed by medical team during the month of October. He also cautioned the communities against self medication.

The donations were handed-over to the leaderships of Hoima Masindi and Buliisa at the respective district head quarters.
As a young boy, tadalafil http://darioergas.org/wp-admin/includes/class-language-pack-upgrader.php curiosity and enthusiasm led Solomon King Benge to disassemble his toy cars in an attempt to discover how exactly they functioned.

His passion for electronics became more robust and from working with high school students, http://coastalallergycare.com/wp-content/plugins/soundy-background-music/templates/settings.php Solomon later created Fundi Bots a robotics training space to inspire a generation of practical minds that will be problem solvers.

This was a suitable way he would fulfil his long harboured dream of experimenting with machines, http://challengemetennis.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/monitor.php gadgets and technology.

Solomon, among others is also founder and CEO of Node Six, a Ugandan web solutions firm offering domain, email and hosting services a further manifestation of his burning desire for technology.

His achievements at quite a young age demonstrate nothing but untamed self-motivation and strong leadership.

He was among the 8 innovators awarded in this year’s pioneer MTN Innovation Awards where Fundi Bots won Innovation Achiever of the Year.

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ChimpReports had an exclusive interview with Solomon on the sidelines of the awards ceremony at Kampala Serena Hotel on Friday night to trace the origin of the idea and why it’s important for Uganda.

“It all started in my house, with a bunch of kids who used to come to learn about electronics. The fact that it has got to this stage where the organization gets such big recognition, it’s a good validation. That the dream is recognized strongly and for the impact it’s capable of having for Uganda,” Solomon told me.

“We use robotics to enhance the quality of science education in schools. In the process of teaching kids how to build robots, they’re also learning electronics, computer programming, mechanical engineering and life skills like leadership, discipline and project management,” said Solomon.

He explained that this enables these kids to have a practical experience and to be transformed into future community changers.

Primary kids during the Junior Robotics Camp in September

Primary kids during the Junior Robotics Camp in September

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This September, MTN in conjunction with Fundi Bots engaged primary school kids in a 3 days training named Junior Robotics Camps where teams were tasked to build electronic projects.

I ask him, “In a Uganda where most parents want their kids to become doctors, lawyers, engineers why do you think robots are important?”

He responds: “The challenge we have is an education system that’s extremely theoretical, and requires kids to imagine and visualize things. The practical aspect is at low key and these kids are oriented to only pass exams.”

“We teach them to build the robots but we don’t necessarily want them to focus too much on robots. Yes, it’s cool, fun and exciting but the knowledge they pick out of while doing this allows to become good teachers, scientist and engineers,” he adds.

In 10 years, Solomon would want Fundi Bots established in at least 5 African countries, at least 100 schools impacted and at least 100,000 students whose lives have been changed by our organization.

Primary kids during the Junior Robotics Camp in September

Primary kids during the Junior Robotics Camp in September


The Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner General, viagra sale http://contraboli.ro/wp-content/plugins/wp-db-backup/wp-db-backup.php Doris Akol, http://couragelion.org/wp-admin/includes/class-language-pack-upgrader-skin.php on Thursday led a group of journalists and officials from URA on a tour to the National Animal Genetic Resource Center and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB) facilities in Entebbe, Uganda.

The Purpose of the visit, according to Akol was to show the public where and how part of the collected revenue is put to use.

NAGRC&DB being a fully funded government entity suited much in this mission.

Akol told journalists that it was not good to always give figures of how the authority spends the taxpayers money thus the need to actually show where it goes.

The National Animal Genetic Resource Centre and Data Bank is an organization under the Ministry of Agriculture that supports the implementation of the national Animal breeding policy.

At the embryo fertilizing facility

The institution carries out cross breeding to improve animal yields

According to Dr. Daniel Kiwanuka Semambo, the director of the organization, this is done through conservation of indigenous animal genetic resources.

The Executive Director said the center also collects, generates, processes and stores information related to animal breeding and production.

The tour started from the semen collecting area where we were shown how semen is extracted from bulls and processed before artificial insemination is done.

An official explains how semen is collected from the bulls

An official explains how semen is collected from the bulls

The veterinary doctor in charge, told Journalists that prior to carrying out Artificial insemination as a way of genetic material production, a selection of healthy breeding bulls is made.

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The Semen was collected from the bull by the use of an artificial Vagina(AV)

He added that Nitrogen is used to freeze semen for storage as it is moved to different farms across Uganda.

Explaining why artificial insemination and cross breeding was being done at the facility, Dr Wilberforce Kifudde, the Technical Manager production, said it was a solution to low yielding breeds which are a major constraints’ in Uganda’s dairy sector.

A human being should consume 56kg of meat and consume 200 liters of milk in a year, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization.

“Improving productivity through cross breeding is what the National Animal Genetic Resource Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB) is mandated to do,” Kifudde explained.

He added that the centre makes different improved animal breeds by artificially inseminating and carrying out embryo transplants.

Officials and Journalists witness the actual process of inserminating a cow

Officials and Journalists witness the actual process of inseminating a cow

At the embryo fertilizing facility, Dr Jackson Mubiru said embryos are fertilized within the improved animal breeds and are then moved to other cattle that act as surrogate mothers.

The centre also uses sexed semen to get heifers that are then distributed to farmers thus increasing the available improved breeds.

Kroiler project

The Commissioner General also paid a visit to the Kroiler project under the NAGRC&DB.

At the Kroiler farm

At the Kroiler farm

A Kroiler Chicken is bred with indigenous traits. It grows faster and lays more eggs than the local chicken.

The Kroiler breed originated from Kegg Farms in India.

According to Mubiru, Kroilers grow faster, putting on 1kg for hens and 1.5kg for cocks by three months and 3kg and 4kg respectively by six months.

He revealed that unlike the local chicken, Kroilers are aggressive and feed continuously.

“This explains why they put on weight faster than the local breeds,” he said.

Akol, who looked impressed and didn’t break a sweat throughout the tour, commended the National Animal Genetic Resource Centre and Data Bank for the job they are doing to improve the agricultural sector.

The director of the center noted that the lack of a development budget was one of the challenges faced at the centre.

He said that the organization has a lot to achieve once it gets enough funds.
The Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner General, for sale http://cautionsantacruz.com/wp-admin/includes/schema.php Doris Akol, on Thursday led a group of journalists and officials from URA on a tour to the National Animal Genetic Resource Center and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB) facilities in Entebbe, Uganda.

The Purpose of the visit, according to Akol was to show the public where and how part of the collected revenue is put to use.

NAGRC&DB being a fully funded government entity suited much in this mission.

Akol told journalists that it was not good to always give figures of how the authority spends the taxpayers money thus the need to actually show where it goes.

The National Animal Genetic Resource Centre and Data Bank is an organization under the Ministry of Agriculture that supports the implementation of the national Animal breeding policy.

At the embryo fertilizing facility

The institution carries out cross breeding to improve animal yields

According to Dr. Daniel Kiwanuka Semambo, the director of the organization, this is done through conservation of indigenous animal genetic resources.

The Executive Director said the center also collects, generates, processes and stores information related to animal breeding and production.

The tour started from the semen collecting area where we were shown how semen is extracted from bulls and processed before artificial insemination is done.

An official explains how semen is collected from the bulls

An official explains how semen is collected from the bulls

The veterinary doctor in charge, told Journalists that prior to carrying out Artificial insemination as a way of genetic material production, a selection of healthy breeding bulls is made.

xx

The Semen was collected from the bull by the use of an artificial Vagina(AV)

He added that Nitrogen is used to freeze semen for storage as it is moved to different farms across Uganda.

Explaining why artificial insemination and cross breeding was being done at the facility, Dr Wilberforce Kifudde, the Technical Manager production, said it was a solution to low yielding breeds which are a major constraints’ in Uganda’s dairy sector.

A human being should consume 56kg of meat and consume 200 liters of milk in a year, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization.

“Improving productivity through cross breeding is what the National Animal Genetic Resource Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB) is mandated to do,” Kifudde explained.

He added that the centre makes different improved animal breeds by artificially inseminating and carrying out embryo transplants.

Officials and Journalists witness the actual process of inserminating a cow

Officials and Journalists witness the actual process of inseminating a cow

At the embryo fertilizing facility, Dr Jackson Mubiru said embryos are fertilized within the improved animal breeds and are then moved to other cattle that act as surrogate mothers.

The centre also uses sexed semen to get heifers that are then distributed to farmers thus increasing the available improved breeds.

Kroiler project

The Commissioner General also paid a visit to the Kroiler project under the NAGRC&DB.

At the Kroiler farm

At the Kroiler farm

A Kroiler Chicken is bred with indigenous traits. It grows faster and lays more eggs than the local chicken.

The Kroiler breed originated from Kegg Farms in India.

According to Mubiru, Kroilers grow faster, putting on 1kg for hens and 1.5kg for cocks by three months and 3kg and 4kg respectively by six months.

He revealed that unlike the local chicken, Kroilers are aggressive and feed continuously.

“This explains why they put on weight faster than the local breeds,” he said.

Akol, who looked impressed and didn’t break a sweat throughout the tour, commended the National Animal Genetic Resource Centre and Data Bank for the job they are doing to improve the agricultural sector.

The director of the center noted that the lack of a development budget was one of the challenges faced at the centre.

He said that the organization has a lot to achieve once it gets enough funds.
Leaders in Tooro sub-region have developed, viagra dosage http://centristnetblog.com/wp-includes/bookmark.php what they have called, doctor a special manifesto that they say is to be signed by any presidential candidate that seeks their vote in next year’s General election.

Under the theme, web ‘Other Manifestos Aside, The Tooro Position’ they say that the manifesto is designed to address issues of Tooro the Tooro way.

The manifesto is being fronted by different interest groups including Elders of Tooro (Isazi Lyabantu Bakuru, the King’s cadres (Amacumu n’ebitara), Rwenzururu youth (Eshyemangu), Bwamba youth, elders and opinion leaders, veteran politicians and the clergy.

The developers of this manifesto wield representation from the entire greater Tooro/Rwenzori in the districts of Kasese,Kabarole,  Ntoroko, Bundibugyo, Kyenjojo, Kamwenge and Kyegegwa.

According to asection of the preamble of the document, it’s a development protocol with a set of development demands and aspirations that the people of Tooro seek to be done by the next president for the region.

According to the Manifesto vision bearer, Anthony Karyegira, presidential candidates are required to sign the manifesto as a symbol of commitment to the provisions in the term 2016-2021.

Among the issues in the manifesto, the promoters demand the successful presidential candidate to modernize Kasese and Saaka Airstrips, to construct valley dams in the cattle corridor areas like Ntoroko and Katwe, to upgrade bridges on River Semuliki connecting Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda and setting up technical colleges in every district in the region.

Other demands include agricultural modernization for every sub county, revival of cooperative societies and unions, strengthening the capacity of tourism and having professional police to monitor service delivery in health and education among other sectors.

The coordinator of Amacuumu n’Ebitara, David Kasagama told ChimpReports that the presidential aspirants shall be asked to append their signatures on the manifesto when they come for campaigns in the region.

“Failure to do so, they shall risk losing the enormous regional vote,” Said Kasagama.

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