Kiir to Address the Nation Tomorrow

South Sudan President Salva Kiir

High court in Kabale has referred for mediation the case in which four members of NRM in Kanungu district were disqualified from competing for positions in NRM internal party elections on allegations that they are Amama Mbabazi supporters.

Justice Michael Elubu made the decision on Tuesday before appointing counsel Ezra Bikangiso to mediate the two sides.

The complainants are Zepher Mugisha  who was running for mayor  Kihihi  town council , page Allen Atuhaire for district woman councilor Kihihi town council, Kenneth Tumuhamye for  LC3 Chairperson  Kanyantorogo sub county   and Nelson Natukunda  LC3 chairperson for  Kihihi sub county.

These were disqualified from the elections on October 5, 2015 by the Kanungu NRM registrar John Byaruhanga under the orders of Kanungu RDC Harriet Nakamya over alleged ties with the former Prime Minister and now presidential candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi.

Elubu said that the hearing of the case couldn’t proceed because it was still premature and new judicial laws require that under such circumstances, mediation must be allowed first.

He then appointed counsel Ezra Bikangiso to mediate between the two sides and adjourned the case till December 16 2015.

Earlier, there was drama when the file of the case first went missing and the case had to wait for about an hour.

In a bid to reduce the maternal mortality rates in the rural district of  Ntoroko, online Rwenzori region, Korea International Cooperation Agencies(KICA) has donated safe motherhood equipment worth Shs 2 billion to the district’s health facilities.

The donation includes patients beds, delivery and examination beds, curtain screens, patient monitors, delivery Kits, newborn resuscitation equipment, sand beds, sterilization equipment and medicine trolleys, furniture among others.

The donation came under Save the Children Uganda, that is implementing the program of Safe motherhood with the aim of reducing death of mothers and infants.

The equipment was handed over during the cerebration of Safe motherhood day that was held under the Theme, “Together Let’s Make Every Child Birth Safe” at Rwangara Health Center II Kanara Sub county Ntoroko district.

Dr.Stephen Bwekingo Twinomugisha,  and Dr.Olaro Charles inspecting the revamped health facility

Dr.Stephen Bwekingo Twinomugisha, and Dr.Olaro Charles inspecting the revamped health facility

Dr. Stephen Bwekingo Twinomugisha, the program Manager Rwenzori KIMCH project said that the 4 year project under Save the Children was launched on June 2, 2015 in the district, with the intention of reducing death among mothers and children as a fulfillment to the global health goals.

He said the main purpose of Safe motherhood day commemoration was to take stock of the efforts made towards improving maternal health in the country and draw attention of stakeholders to renew their commitment to the improvement of maternal and newborn health.

“Rwangara Health Center II formerly had 3 roomed OPD structures but currently boasts of a newly constructed OPD extension of the general maternity ward, staff quarter and Kitchen, placenta pit, water supply, Solar power and pit latrines among others,” he explained.

Dr.Stephen Bwekingo said, “Discussions with the local government are ongoing to have increased human resource, supply of medicine and upgrading the facility to level of Health Center III. The health center, 88km away from a Health center IV, currently serves 13,086 people and Save the Children is now supporting five midwives for a year who are then expected to be integrated into the current government set up.”

He said they have also trained 400 VHTs in basic care integrated community Case Management and community newborn care. He appealed to communities to utilize the health facilities and ensure the items are safe guarded.

Dr.Maxuel Okollo, the acting District Health Officer said that the district on has six government health facilities which cannot serve all the sub counties and town councils in the district.

He said mothers in the district have embraced the campaign of delivering in health facility from 13-33% and Antenatal care increased from 10-30%.

Mr. Timothy Kyamanywa the district chairman said the project will change the health status in the district because most of the pregnant mothers were addicted to delivering under the care of Traditional Birth Attendants.

Speaking as chief guest, Dr. Olaro Charles director of Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital who represented Director of Health Services in Uganda asked government to support small health facilities in order to reduce congestion in Referral hospitals.
South Sudanese President, viagra 40mg Salva Kiir is expected to address the nation again tomorrow Thursday, web about one month after the last address.

The president`s spokesman, Mr. Ateny Wek made the announcement on a local radio on Tuesday without stating the subject his principal is going to address.

Though a peace agreement to end 20 months of war was signed in August this year between the government under Kiir and rebels of Dr. Riek Machar, fighting still continues in the east and north eastern parts of the country.

On the economic front, things are also not favoring Kiir’s administration. Inflation is biting harder, and gravely worsened by the fall of South Sudan pounds against the dollar that have adversely affected the recovery.

Another crisis is the pending implementation of the 28 states ordered by Kiir last month. On 2nd October 2015 the president while appearing on the national broadcaster made a unilateral declaration increasing the number of the country’s states by 18 from 10 to 28.

The move attracted condemnation from the opposition and the international community including the peace mediator IGAAD, the United States and United Kingdom.

The decree was initially not supposed to be taken to the National Assembly and was to be implemented in one month.

The government however reversed one of the decisions and announced plans to lay the decree on the floor of Parliament.

Opposition members had argued that it was in contravention of the 2011 Transitional Constitution for the president to alter the demarcations of state boundaries. Kiir is likely make a new pronouncement on the creation of 28 states that has stalled.


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