Month: August 2019

Nasimu Bagalika: Nursing Student has no fees after death of Parents on same Day

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Zadock Amanyisa BUSHENYIMs Nasimu Tibagalika, 20 years, has been a student in her second semester, pursuing a Certificate in Nursing at Kampala International University, western Campus in Ishaka town, but risks dropping her studies due to lack of tuition fees following the death of her parents, who died on the same day. Tibagalika's parents, Mr Ndikulwange Muzamiru and Kakisige Hajjjara died on the same day in April 2019 after picking a quarrel at their home due to domestic violence. The father reportedly killed his wife and committed suicide, leaving behind four children,at their home in Nakivumbi village, igombe sub county, Iganga district. "I was admitted to KIU on district quota and by this arrangement, I am supposed to pay 50% of the fees, but now I can't afford to p...

Involve Children in the Parenting Process

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By Dickson TumuramyeParental involvement is the level of participation that a parent has in the child’s life. It is a process that prepares your child for independence. The good start you give your children from nurturing, guidance, security to mentorship is good enough if your children are part of the whole process.  We all know that some parents involve their children in homes and others just think that children should be at a receiving end. If a child asks for something and the parent provides, that is all. But few of us take time to find out why a child needs such things. As a result, children who have care-free parents end up taking advantage and misuse the opportunity. Parents who involve their children in parenting process create strong emotional, intelligent

Jubilee Sacco Launches Electronic Banking

Jubilee Sacco Launches Electronic Banking
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Zadock Amanyisa BUSHENYI Jubilee SACCO, the West Ankole Diocesan financial institution, has adopted and launched electronic/mobile banking service, an innovative channel for service delivery in the banking sector. Presided over by Rev Didas Natweta, the Diocesan Secretary, West Ankole Diocese, the launch took place on Wednesday, 28th August 2019 at the SACCO head office in Bushenyi town. Jubilee Sacco will be getting electronic banking services through MSACCO, a key system engineered by Future Link Technologies in partnership with Uganda Central Cooperative Financial Services Limited (UCCFS).  The new service will enable Jubilee SACCO provide mobile financial services to its members and customers respectively. Speaking at the launch, Rev. Natweta noted that the deve...

Bushenyi residents threaten to organize massive protests over presidential banana project workers’ pay

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Residents in Bushenyi district, under their pressure group, Make Bushenyi Great Again (MBUGA) have threatened to organize massive protests should the Presidential Initiative on Banana Industrial Development(PIBID) fail to address concerns of about 56 employees, who claim to have not been paid their monthly wages for two months. Mr. Apollo Lee Kakonge, the MBUGA Chief of Strategy, and also the Executive Director Western Ankole Civil Society Forum, says they have received a complaint from former PIBID workers. “The High Command received an official complaint from 56 employees of PIBID, who claim to have not been paid their monthly wages for two months and more surprisingly, when they demanded payment, they received dismissal from work. These innocent women and men narrated how they wo

How digital media influences your parenting authority!

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By Dickson Tumuramye In the New Vision of August 21, 2019, Hon. Rosemary Seninde, the State Minister for Primary Education reported how she was recently shocked to watch a WhatsApp video showing two nursery school children of 3-5 years, hiding behind a classroom block, kissing intimately. I also remembered when my 6 year old boy shocked us recently that he knows that women get pregnant through kissing. Upon asking him who told him, he told us boldly how he watched it on television (cartoons). Immediately his two siblings aged 7 and 4 years old joined the discussion and talked about other related issues. I and my wife were frozen by this discussion and the influence of cartoons/television on our children. Children are more active, spending large amounts of their time ...

Monica Kanyesigye: Lecturer Turned Social Entrepreneur Shaping Youth To Deliver

Monica Kanyesigye: Lecturer Turned Social Entrepreneur Shaping Youth To Deliver
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Zadock Amanyisa Kanyesigye Monica, 33 a resident of Mbarara Municpality, is a mother and teacher by profession with first and second degrees in Education. Her first Degree is Bachelor of Arts with Education, Art double main whereas her second one is a Master of Education, Planning and Administration. She finished them in 2010 and 2014 respectively at Uganda Christian University, Mukono. After her first degree in 2010, Kanyesigye became a secondary school class room teacher for two years before she enrolled for her second degree, which she undertook and thereafter taught at University level as head of department and lecturer, a job she dropped in May 2019 to follow her passion of working with the youth to shape their destiny. She currently works with Educate Uganda as programs office...

Aeres University Trains Extension Workers in Modern Dairy Technology

Aeres University Trains Extension Workers in Modern Dairy Technology
Agriculture
Countryside Reports BUSHENYI Dairy production is one of the central components of livestock in Western Uganda. It is said to be an important source of food, and income. It also creates employment opportunities for the local population.  However, despite many farmers’ efforts to improve and reap big from the industry, the performance is still low due to a number of factors including low and inefficient dairy technology.  The diary industry in the region also faces challenges related to milk quality, nutrition and feeding, cattle handling, labor efficiency, data management, etc Thanks to the Dutch government through Aeres University of Applied Sciences, Dronten, Netherlands, for training a group of extension workers in dairy technology and ensuring that the dairy farme

How Do We Transform Our Society?

How Do We Transform Our Society?
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Greetings!  I have concluded my countrywide tour of the 20 zones. My idea of using these 20 zones for sensitization comes from the 19 Independence Districts, which themselves had grown out of the 15 colonial districts. The colonial districts were: West Nile; Acholi; Lango; Karamoja; Teso; Bugisu; Bukedi; Busoga; Mengo; Mubende; Masaka; Ankole; Kigyezi; Tooro; and Bunyoro. This is according to a clockwise movement from West Nile. At independence, on account of the cultural and linguistic considerations, four new Districts were created. These were: Madi out of West Nile; Sebei out of Bugisu; Kasese out of Tooro; and Bundibugyo (Bwamba) out of Tooro. This brought the total to 19. Kasese and Bundibugyo were created during Amin's time, responding to the resistance by the Bakonjo ...

Bushenyi Residents to Discuss Proposed Electoral Reforms

Bushenyi Residents  to Discuss Proposed Electoral Reforms
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Countryside Reports   Having generated heated debates on several public platforms across Uganda and beyond, the proposed Electoral Reforms have attracted attention in Bushenyi district and residents are set to hold community dialogues, Countryside Reports can reveal.The Attorney General, Mr William Byaruhanga recently tabled five bills with government proposing reforms as the country prepares for the 2021 General Election.Make Bushenyi Great Again (MBUGA), a citizen-led pressure group is propagating plans to hold community dialogues on the proposed reforms. The group has since July, 2019, resorted to promoting public engagement and debate on civic, political, and social issues affecting development in Bushenyi district, and this time they are set to debate electoral refor...

Bushenyi Youth Development Forum Cements Partnership with Netherlands Aeres University

Bushenyi Youth Development Forum Cements Partnership with Netherlands Aeres University
Agriculture
Bushenyi Youth Development Forum (BUYODEF), a non-governmental organization has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Aeres University of Applied Sciences, Dronten from the Netherlands to pave way for a common  line of action in areas of research, education, innovation, knowledge transfer and training. BUYODEF is a youth project located in Bushenyi district with a membership of over 682 youth striving to address unemployment and under employment by helping the youths acquire relevant skills which will enable them employ themselves sustainably, whereas Aeres University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest agricultural universities in the Netherlands with study programs in various agricultural disciplines including dairy farming, poultry, piggery, agricultural engineering, ...
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