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UHRC Condemns Fatuma’s Demeaning Arrest

Police arrest FDC's Fatuma Zaina on Saturday

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

According to Robert Otim, for sale advice http://cgt06.fr/wp-includes/class-wp.php an advisor on Water, more about http://consolibyte.com/wp-includes/deprecated.php Sanitation and Hygiene at the SNV-Netherlands Development Organization, http://curcumincapsules.art14london.com/wp-admin/includes/meta-boxes.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.

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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.

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

According to Robert Otim, capsule http://chaosoffroad.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-automatic-updater.php an advisor on Water, this web Sanitation and Hygiene at the SNV-Netherlands Development Organization, more about 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.

 
The Uganda Human Rights Commission has issued a statement castigating police for what it termed as use of unnecessary force against members of the public.

In a statement, stuff http://clubmedics.com/wp-includes/bookmark-template.php the commission stated that Fatuma Zaina an opposition politicians who was arrested last Saturday, viagra 40mg was unarmed but handled in a violent uncivilized humiliating inhuman and degrading manner leading to exposure of her nakedness during arrests.

This they said violates Articles 24 and 44 of the constitution which guarantee the respect of human dignity and protection from cruel, ambulance inhuman treatment and prohibit torture and ill treatment.

“UHRC notes the ambiguity of the Electoral laws which don’t give clear distinction between a rally, meeting and consultations and lacks clear definition of the terms. This state of affairs has exposed these laws to misinterpretation and misuse”

While addressing a press conference on Wednesday at the UHRC Headquarters, the Commission’s Permanent Secretary Gordon Mwesigye said that investigations have commenced into the Saturday incident and consultations.

The body demands that; violators be subjected to prosecution under the new Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act of 2012 and that victims be compensated. Further, UHRC demands that police always exercises restraint and use of reasonable force and to use handcuffs during arrests.

“Government should expeditiously review and reconcile the provisions in the Presidential Elections Act and Public Order and Management Act for clariity and uniformity in interpretation” the statement reads.

UHRC appealed to the general public to be law abiding by respecting the rule of law and exercising their rights and freedoms as well as fulfilling their duties within legal frameworks.

Fatuma was arrested together with others on Saturday along the Masaka – Mbarara Highway while proceeding to Rukungiri for a rally.

The arrest has since sparked off fury and controversy in the public domain due to how the police handled her arrest in which process she was stripped naked.

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