Author: Countryside Reports

Grazing animals refreshes the brain, says Museveni

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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said that grazing animals refreshes one's brain to come up with many ideas. "The grazing exercise is refreshing, one uses that time to think and come up with many ideas. That is how our parents came up with a rich language." He said The president made the remarks on Friday after spending time with his daughter, Diana grazing the cattle at his at the farm in Kisozi, Gomba District, where he "continues to breed high-performance Ankole cattle." He tells the youth find time and directly involve in farming because spending time in the garden and on farm brings about innovation. "I encourage the youth not to abandon and neglect these practices whether you have a garden or cattle, find time and get directly involved. Besides creating wealth, i...

Dealing with problematic children

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By Dickson Tumuramye I recently lost my very good friend. He left a widow and 4 children; 3 boys and one girl. One of the boys has typically become a problem to his mum. She is not only nursing the loss of her husband but also the wicked behavior of her son who is threatening to throw her out of his father’s property. This is something that did not start only after the death of the father. It started way back when the boy was in his secondary school. He got addicted to drug abuse and alcoholism. The parents got to know about all this late. Before his death, the father had tried rehabilitating this boy and there were promising results. However, after a short period of time, there was always a re-occurrence of the behavior. The mother is now traumatized by what is happening. S

Bushenyi residents want district hospital

Bushenyi residents want district hospital
Health
COUNTRYSIDE REPORTS BUSHENYI Residents of Bushenyi district are making passionate cries to government to build for them a district government hospital or elevate one of the existing health center IVs of Bushenyi and Kyabugimbi to general hospital status. Currently, there is an overwhelming number of low income patients flocking health centers for medical attention, but cannot get reliable care because health centers are not well equipped to handle complicated cases.  Residents, who can afford have always made their way to private facilities of  Kampala International Hospital and Ishaka Adventist Hospital, located in ishaka town whereas those who cannot afford them skip health care because of the costs involved. According to Mr. Richard Nkyeire, a resident of Bushen

Bushenyi Municipal Academy involving learners in environmental protection

Bushenyi Municipal Academy involving learners in environmental protection
Nature & Environment
COUNTRYSIDE REPORTS Bushenyi Municipal Academy has doubled efforts in teaching the pupils to conserve the environment. Pupils at the school are being educated to look at the trees, swamps, and generally the green environment in a positive way. This according to Mrs. Abby Ayebaze, the director, a way of creating a sense of consciousness and participation, and to help the pupils acquire a knowledge of ecological principles aimed at ensuring a balance between the health of the individual, society, and the environment. The pupils are taken out for tours in the forests around and far from the school so they can see with their eyes what they learn in class. "I want them to first appreciate the environment around. This can act as a demo or a case study when they are spreading the mes...

Job opportunity: Reporters needed!

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Countryside Reports, an online news magazine operating in Western Uganda is hiring cultured and seasoned reporters(5) to feed it with stories that seek to educate, guide and inform the population/audience. Applicants should have; At least a Bachelors Degree in Communication or journalism, and relevant undergraduate experience.Proficiency in English language(reading and writing).Solid and good record of ethics and integrity especially in the media fraternity.Computer and information technology skills.Analytical and sound mind with the ability to base stories on facts and evidence.Good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, etc Applications and relevant academic documents can be sent online to countrysidereports2019@gmail.com For more information, contact 07...

Minister Karooro scoops Best Female Writer Award

Minister Karooro scoops Best Female Writer Award
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COUNTRYSIDE REPORTS Hon. Mary Busingye Karooro Okurut, the minister in charge of General Duties in the office of the prime minister, has received a prestigious award as best woman writer. Mrs. Karooro received the award on Friday night during the Girls Flourish Awards 2019, at Sheraton Hotel, Kampala. The ceremony was powered by the ministry of Gender and UN Women. UN Women is the United Nations entity for gender equality and women's empowerment, working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential. Minister Karooro, a former literature lecturer, who represents Bushenyi district women constituency in Uganda's parliament, is a celebrated novelist, play wright, newspaper c...

Bushenyi CSO to hold baraza over Security

Bushenyi CSO to hold baraza over Security
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Zadock Amanyisa BUSHENYI Western Ankole Civil Society Forum(WACSOF), a sub-national platform for citizens organizations in the Ankole region of Uganda, will on Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 hold a baraza in Ibaare sub county, Igara East County, Bushenyi district to help communities in the areas find lasting solutions to the increasing cases of insecurity. The Ibaare sub-county located along the Ishaka-Kagamba road has in the recent past experienced a spate of petty crimes like house break-ins, animal and agricultural products theft, which the locals fear could culminate into a bigger issue. As insecurity may not only mean theft and housebreak-ins, the area also faces challenges of poor quality of living, which is far below average, poor sanitation, decline in quality of educati...

Why on earth would wetlands be choking on plastic?

Why on earth would wetlands be choking on plastic?
Nature & Environment, Opinions
Zadock Amanyisa I have recently thought far and wide about becoming a voice for God’s silent natural resources including wetlands, which have for long time faced destruction by man, yet they can’t even defend themselves against man’s panga and fire. I stay in a Kyeitembe ward, Bushenyi Ishaka municipality, in the western part of Uganda, where there is a swamp along the road that links to the famous Kabagarame weekly pork market. When you are passing through that swamp, you will see plastic waste in form of bottles and bags dumped in the swamp and its stream. This is so bad! It is saddening to see plastic waste dumped in our wetlands. I have seen other areas choking on plastic waste. Remember, plastic takes more than 400 years to degrade It’s against this background that I hav

Lightning kills 5, injures 25 in Bushenyi

Lightning kills 5, injures 25 in Bushenyi
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Zadock Amanyisa Five people were on Tuesday morning killed by a lightning that struck them dead and left others injured in a tea collection shade in Bitooma Sub county, Igara West county, Bushenyi district. The victims had sought refuge in a tea collection shade due to heavy downpour in the area. Mr John Bomukama, the LCV councilor representing Bitooma sub county at the district told Countryside Reports that 5 people, whose names he had not established died on spot and 25 others were injured and admitted at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital in Ishaka town and Comboni Hospital in Kyamuhunga town council.  “We are in shock following the incident. I have not yet identified the names of the affected, but that’s what happened to us today at around 11am as the are
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