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Kaiso Primary school in Buseruka sub-county Hoima district is to extend its third term activities for three weeks to compensate for the time when it closed after a cholera outbreak.

The school which has an enrolment of 703 pupils re-opened on Monday last week after it was closed following the cholera outbreak.

The outbreak left a primary one class pupil hospitalized but she has now recovered and reported back to school.

Joseph Mugisa, viagra buy http://coastalallergycare.com/wp-content/plugins/responsive-maps-plugin/responsive-styled-google-maps.php the acting deputy head teacher says they have resumed classes amidst challenges of low turn up, prostate limited detergents and the bad attitude among the residents towards the school among others.

According to Mugisha, thumb they have introduced tough sanitation and hygiene rules like no packing of food to school, children should pack boiled water and washing hands after use of latrine with soap among others.

Hoima district Cholera taskforce announced that the disease had been contained and the last victim discharged a week ago.

The disease has claimed 6 people and left over 185 hospitalized in Kabwoya and Buseruka sub-counties.

 
By Immaculate Wanyenze       

For a long time Uganda Revenue Authority(URA) had a poor public image because of its techniques of work. Staff were seen as unprofessional and corrupt: offering inefficient services coupled with the fact that the systems then were manual.

This created fear among taxpayers who worked hard to avoid paying tax.

However, pill http://chienyenthinh.com/includes/application.php since winning public confidence in the services of URA could not be complete without the development of client service standards, story http://chrisbevingtonorganisation.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-module-protect.php management invested in re-branding the organization as part of the URA transformation process.

The objective was to create a whole new identity of a URA that is friendly, approachable, based on values of trust and partnership with all stakeholders.

The URA today is a reflection of this change.

URA has undertaken a number of initiatives in the area of tax education. One of them is the creation of the URA call centre responsible for receiving and responding to telephone and website queries from the public.

The call centre can be accessed on our toll free number 0800117000.Our aim of this is to have all clients access all URA services information conveniently at no cost. This has overtime saved a lot of time of constant movement from our office premises to serve clients.

In the area of tax education still, conducting radio and television talk shows is a key milestone aimed at addressing tax-related issues. These talk shows are usually carried out on a weekly basis and are designed to cover a specific topic of interest to clients.

In order for the message to reach the intended audience, these shows are carried out across all tax districts in the country.

Also given the significant proportion of our taxpayers that still find it hard to digest a number of issues on tax matters, these have been simplified in the different tax literature.

URA has sought to make tax literature available to all Ugandans by translating them into nine languages, eight of which are major regional languages across the country to ease understanding of tax information.

We have also increased on the face to face engagements with taxpayers not only to disseminate tax information but also to appreciate them. For example, since 2013, URA has changed twist of its press briefsto include visits to government funded projects and compliant taxpayers. The visits are intended to dispel the myth that taxpayer funds are abused.

In its third year running, we have visited government projects and taxpayers to include; Uganda Industrial Research Institute, Uganda Cancer Institute, Luuka Plastics, Uganda Clays and St. Thomas Bazadde primary school in  Bweyogerere. Others areNakawa Vocational Institute, HL investments and African Queen Ltd and NAGRC&DB (National Animal Genetic Resource Centre and Data Bank).

This approach of meeting taxpayers has been applauded by many as a means of building strategic partnerships. It also portrays URA as a listening and pro-peopleentity.

Other than tax clinics conducted, URA has now involved in constant taxpayer visits to keep up with our client issues at their business premises. The tax advisory visits are used to sensitize taxpayers about new processes and systems and to address specific issues relating to compliance.

Our Senior Management Staff are at the forefront of this initiative. These visits have so far been held in Mukono and Kikuubo.

URA also holds annual public debates known as the “Open Minds Forum”. This is an interactive forum which encourages intellectual debates on issues affecting the nation with the aim of involving Ugandans in constructive nation building.

The forum brings together competent government and private sector persons to discuss key national issues which may not necessarily be tax related. The engagement is free and open to all members of the public.

To emphasize the great contribution our taxpayers and other stakeholders make in revenue mobilization and the effort in developing Uganda together, URA finds it vital to appreciate them.

It is for this reason that the annual Taxpayers’ Appreciation Day was set side on the URA calendar in the month of September to cater for its compliant taxpayers for their uninhibited commitment to paying taxes.

The rebranding of URA website also known as the web portal has enabled easy access to tax related information without one having to move to a URA office. It has also increased URA brand visibility thus portraying URA as client focused.

The writer works with URA’s Public and Corporate Affairs unit

iwanyetse@ura.go.ug
Ndejje University’s Ronald Kawumba put up a spirited performance in the final (4th) circuit of the men’s Beach Woodball to emerge overall winner. Kawumba needed 43 strokes same as Faustine Ajoba on the last day to topple the defending champion Joel Adupa.

Kawumba finished with 192 points after collecting 55, dosage http://cssassociation.org/system/modules/frontend/contentaccordion.php 46, cialis 40mg http://charlieacourt.com/wp-includes/functions.wp-styles.php 51 and 40 in the four consecutive ciruits. His teammates Joel Adupa and Israel  Muwanguzi Kayongo took the other podium slots respectively with 177 and 170 points.

The script wasnt very different in the ladies category as Ndejje university’s Joan Mukoova and Lilian Zawedde finished joint top with 118 points. Mukoova last day resurgence turned the saviour. she struck 44, for sale http://cyberstudio.biz/main/components/com_finder/controller.php four ahead of Zawedde. Sophie Namuddu from Ndejje woodball club finished third.

Raymond Ssematta capped his cake with a strong finish hitting 47 strokes to claim the overall prize in the corporate circuit with 108 points. His teammate at St. Joseph’s Technical Institute, Kisubi, Godfrey Bukenya finished third below Joseph Collins Ssemanda (Stroke Woodball Club)

The overall winners in each category will be awarded at the UWbF Awards 2015 slated for Friday, December 11, 2015 at the Grand Imperial Hotel.

Full final standings.
Singles – Ladies
1. Mukoova Joan- Ndejje University

2. Zawedde Lillian- Ndejje University

3.  Namuddu Sophie-
Ndejje Woodball Club

Singles – Men
1.   Kawumba Ronald
Ndejje University

2. Adupa Joel- Ndejje University

3. Muwanguzi Israel Kayongo- Ndejje University

Doubles – Men
1.   Adupa Joel & Bbosa Bruno- Ndejje University

2. Kibuule Franco & Ariho Isaac- Botladz Woodball Club

3. Kirawa Solomon & Omar Pittson- Ndejje University

Doubles – Ladies
1. Nankabirwa Victoria & Mukoova Joan- Ndejje University

2. Nabaggala Sandra Rose & Nantege Shamsa
Kyolaba- Ndejje University/Ndejje Woodball Club

3. Nantumbwe Mary & Irima Racheal- St. Joseph’s Technical Institute Kisubi

Mixed Doubles
1. Nagaba Charity & Kawumba Ronald- Ndejje University

2. Zawedde Lillian & Muwanguzi Israel Kayongo- Ndejje University/Ndejje Woodball Club

3. Namuddu Sophia & Atamba Onesmus- Ndejje Woodball Club/Ndejje University

Corporate Woodball Circuit.
1. Ssemata Raymond- St. Joseph’s Technical Institute – Kisubi

2.   Ssemmanda Joseph Collins- Stroke Woodball Club

3. Bukenya Godfrey- St. Joseph’s Technical Institute – Kisubi

Ladies
1. Matovu Rose
Ndejje Corporate Club

2.   Mulamba Margaret
St. Joseph’s Technical Institute – Kisubo

3.   Nantumbwe Mary
St. Joseph’s Technical Institute – Kisubi


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