Month: May 2019

Did you know anything about World No Tobacco Day?

Did you know anything about World No Tobacco Day?
Health
Agencies Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form. Tobacco is deadly in any form and threatens the lung health of everyone exposed to it. Tobacco kills one person every 4 seconds The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2019 is on "tobacco and lung health." The campaign will increase awareness on: ✔ The negative impact that tobacco has on people’s lung health, from cancer to chronic respiratory disease. ✔ The fundamental role lungs play for the health and well-being of all people. The campaign also serves

Pray for your child and trust God for his or her success

Pray for your child and trust God for his or her success
Opinions
This week, many parents are taking their children back to school. For some, this is not an easy time! Some have had a short and troubled night due to issues of school fees and needs. Some couples might even not have talked to each other well. Take heart! You will manage. Somehow, the Lord will show you a way through it, and you'll get the needs. Yes, take heart. One day, that child will finish! Remember also that you are not alone in the struggle. Many other parents are in the same or even a worse situation. Put your child aside and share your pain and hope with him or her. Let the child know and see what you are going through, but don't behave as if he or she is a problem. Let the child know that the reason you struggle is because you love and value him or her. Tell your c...

Political campaigning is political parties’ day-to-day business

Political campaigning is political parties’ day-to-day business
Opinions
The Electoral Commission and such other institutions like the National Consultative Forum or even IPOD should vigorously champion a review in Uganda's political campaign laws to allow political parties to freely conduct campaigns throughout the electoral cycle. Political campaigning is political parties’ day-to-day business.  Political parties in other parts of the world actually campaign on an on-going basis to sell their political agenda, to influence public policy, to recruit members or even organize their grassroots structures.  There is no substantive reason why campaigns of political parties and formations should be limited to just about four (4) months to an election/polling day. In America for example, there is no set timeframes for political campaigns for pa

Celebrating Mukaira’s 90 years of Resilience and Self-determination

Celebrating Mukaira’s 90 years of Resilience and Self-determination
Profiles
Zadock Amanyisa  “If a man is called a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Micheangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and Earth will pause to say, Here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well,” Martin Luther King Jr once said Borrowing from Martin Luther’s wisdom, the people of Bushenyi, Ankole, and Uganda, together with the hosts of heaven and earth on Saturday 25th May 2019 paused to credit Mzee William Mukaira as a great sweeper who did his job well. Mukaira was celebrating his 90th birthday, a life many say, is well lived. The celebration was held at his home in Bwatogo cell, Bushenyi-ishaka municipality. Well-known for his commitment to hard work

Minister Karooro asks Besigye to appreciate NRM Achievements

Minister Karooro asks Besigye to appreciate NRM Achievements
News
Zadock Amanyisa BUSHENYI The Minister in charge general Duties in the Prime Minister’s Office, Mrs Mary Karooro B. Okurut has asked former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president, Col. (Rtd) Dr. Kiiza Besigye to stop criticizing and learn to appreciate the achievements realized during the 33-year NRM regime. According to Mrs Karooro, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) government led by Mr. Yoweri Museveni has registered a number of achievements, which should not be seen as less important. The minister, who doubles as Bushenyi district Woman Member of Parliament, made the remarks on Saturday, 25/05/2019 while delivering President Museveni’s message at a thanksgiving ceremony to celebrate 90 years of Mzee William Mukaira, held at his home in Bwatogo cell, Bushenyi-ishaka

RHU equipping stakeholders with parenting skills

RHU equipping stakeholders with parenting skills
News
BUSHENYIReproductive Health Uganda (RHU) has organized a five-day training workshop in Bushenyi district, focusing on fatherhood/parenting program, a section of the Prevention Plus project, which was adopted by RHU in partnership with Sonke Gender Justice. The training running from 21st-25th May, 2019 has attracted Police and Prisons Officers, Health workers, Community Development Officers, and Community Paralegals, is intended to increase the service providers’ knowledge and skills to be able to implement the program in the various communities in Bushenyi district. Training key stakeholders is part of institutional capacity building to adopt and implement evidence-based gender transformative approaches in the fight against Gender Based Violence and its components in communities in

NGOs ask government to actualize working relationship

NGOs ask government to actualize working relationship
News
Zadock Amanyisa, Bushenyi Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) want the government of Uganda to formalize, actualize its working relationship with them, so that NGOs can have successful partnerships free of frustration by government. The NGOs made the request during a two-day Western Uganda Regional Validation and Synthesis Meetings of the Comprehensive Organizational Assessment and Action Plans for Citizen Based Advocacy held at Crane Resort, Bushenyi district on 09-10th May, 2019. During the workshop, it was realized that Non-Governmental Organizations operating in Uganda have not found a favorable working space due to a number of challenges including being harassed by the Government especially Local Governments, whose leaders sometimes perceive NGOs as agents of opposition. This, N...

Human Activities threatening Kitagata Water Source

Human Activities threatening Kitagata Water Source
Nature & Environment
Zadock Amanyisa The newly constructed Kitagata water plant, which cost Uganda about 35 billion Uganda shillings, is facing a host of serious threats, all caused by human activities despite Uganda Citizens Alliance (UCA) efforts to protect the source. Activities like clearance of forests coupled with conversion of the wetlands to farmlands have caused a dire impact directly and indirectly on the water plant. According to experts, the human activities being carried out by communities living along the catchment area have posed a threat to the stream, which is the biggest source of water in Bushenyi greater sub-region, a development that could see water consumers pay heavily in the immediate and distant future paying the acquired loan from World Bank and water treatment costs. The pr...
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