NRM Warns Against Early Campaigns

Kabale intern heath workers, visit this site who had staged a peaceful demonstration at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital, cure resumed work yesterday after they were paid their full allowances.

Last week, more about a total of 35 intern health workers laid down their tools citing failure by Government to pay their allowances which left many patients stranded at the hospital.

The health workers included medical doctors, dental surgeons, pharmacists and nurses.

Sources from the hospital indicate that the health workers had for long been complaining of not receiving their allowances for the last three month and that they were finding it hard to meet basic needs.

They said that they were entitled to a shs 600,000 shillings pay and an additional shs 220,000 upkeep per Month.

Kabale Regional Referral Hospital Director, Dr. Placid Mihayo told this website yesterday that the hospital administration had been processing their payments since last week and that they had all been paid.

When our reporter visited at the hospital, many of the interns were found at their stations in the hospital.

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Yoweri Museveni

Amama Mbabazi

Norbert Mao

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As the 2016 elections 2016 draw closer, pill the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Mary Karooro Okurut has warned residents of Bushenyi district against getting involved in early political campaigns, saying they will waste their much valuable time.

Karooro, who is also the Bushenyi district woman member of parliament asked women to engage in their economic activities rather than paying attention to self-seeking politicians.

“The rains have come and people need to concentrate on their farms. It is not yet time for politics and campaigns and those who are doing it should know that what they are doing is illegal. I am the spokesperson of NRM and I will be the one to announce the commencement of campaigns next year,” Ms Karooro said.

Speaking to women groups in Ruhumuro sub-county, Bushenyi district on Monday, Karooro said that when people start attending to these illegal campaigns, it is likely to cause famine in future, since there will be nobody attending to the gardens.

He said that in order to avoid this scenario, people should think of their gardens because no politician will put food on their tables.

Ms Karooro asked women to form groups in order to access government funding.

“There is no way how government will help you as individuals. It will be easier for you to access funds from government when you are in groups,” Karooro said.

She decried the abuse of young girls and women, saying that this affects their future negatively.

“It is really disheartening to see young girls as early as two months defiled. There are men who have continued to commit these humiliating acts even when government has put in place firm measures against them,” Karooro said.

She also condemned men who have found it a habit to beat their wives.

Karooro promised to open up a legal office in Bushenyi town that will help women, who are chased out of their homes.

She also urged men to always prepare their families by making wills, such that harmony prevails in their homes when they are long dead.

Earlier, the Bugaara Village LCI chairman Emmanuel Bamwanga had asked Minister Karooro what happened to the bicycles government promised them.

“Our counterparts in other districts received the bicycles; we really wonder why Bushenyi was left out. We have always voted this current government for all the times it has contested, but we don’t know where this neglect is coming from,” Mr Bamwanga said.

Minister Karooro promised to find out why Bushenyi district LCI chairmen never received the bicycles.



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