To minimize contact time with confirmed cases and therefore reducing the risk of contamination of health professionals in COVID-19 treatment centres, robots were deployedGENEVA, Switzerland, August 2, 2020/ -- One of the challenges being faced worldwide is the rate of infection of health professionals while treating COVID-19 patients. 2016 statistics show the following picture of Rwanda’s health sector: 1/50,505 ground ambulance / population Ratio; 1/10,055 Doctor/population ratio; 1/1,094 Nurse/population ratio; 1/10,500 Laboratory technicians /population ratio.Although Rwanda is on track to meeting most of the required quota, the country cannot afford the set back that a pandemic like COVID-19 among health professionals would cause.To minimize contact time with confirmed cases and there...
The Ambassador of France to Uganda, H.E Jules-Armand Aniambossou, on Tuesday handed over a consignment of 2,510 twenty-liter jerrycans of alcohol-based hand sanitizers to the Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, Minister for General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister.
(R-L)The Secretary and Administrator of the National Response Fund to Covid19 and nominated Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy, Chairperson of the Fund, Mr Emmanuel Katongole, the deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Lt. Gen. Wilson Mbadi, the Political head and Minister in charge of Gen Duties Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, and the UPDF Chief of Medical Services, Maj. Gen. Dr. Ambrose Musinguzi at the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ambassador of France to Uganda, H.E Jules...
Donation handed over on behalf of Kabulasoke Power Project.
The Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid19 and the Minister in charge of General Duties Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, the Chairman of the Fund Emmanuel Katongole and Robert Kabushenga, the Vision Group Managing Director and Member of the Fund during the donation at Serena recently. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Kampala. Great Lakes Energy Company (GLE) - the investors of Kabulasoke Solar Power Plant, in Kabulasoke, Uganda - has today handed over five brand new Nissan Double Cabin Pick-ups worth 134,300 US Dollars (approximately UG Shillings 507.6m) to Hon. Mary Okurut, the Minister In Charge of General Duties and the head of the Government Covid-19 taskforce.
The Chairman of the National Respo...
The URA Commissioner General, John Musinguzi Rujoki this week led a delegation of senior URA staff to deliver the URA staff contribution to the fight against COVID-1919.
A few weeks ago, a call was made by the CG to URA staff encouraging them to emulate the example set by The President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of donating half of his salary to the fight against COVID-19.
The Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid19 and the Minister in charge of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister Hon.Karooro Okurut (second left) receives a dummy cheque from the Uganda Revenue Authority team led by the Commissioner-General Mr. Musinguzi John Rujoki .Right is the Fund Secretary and administrator Mrs. Kisaka Dorothythe Assistant C...
KAMPALA, June 12, 2020―Kansai Plascon Uganda (“Kansai Plascon”), subsidiary of Japanese paint company
Honorable Dr. John Muyingo, Uganda's State Minister for Higher Education (L) chats with School heads of Nabisunsa Girls Ms. Zulaika Nabukeera and Sr. Regina Nabawanuka of Mt St Mary's College respectively. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Kansai Paint Co., Ltd., announced a donation of 4,000 litres of the company’s Anti Mosquito Paint to the Ministry of Education and Sports for use in schools. Additionally, in support of the government’s fight against COVID-19, Kansai Plascon has also made available 20,000 face masks to support school staff as they prepare for the reopening of schools. The donation was facilitated by the Japanese government and formalised at a ceremony att...
Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga@RebeccaKadagaUG#BudgetUg2020#PlenaryUg Before we commence the Budget Presentation, I would like on a sad note to inform the House about three events in the last four days, namely: the death of President Pierre Nkurunziza, the death of Amb. Onyanga Aparr & the death of Gen. Kasirye Gwanga.
Uganda's Speaker Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga.
Uganda's Finance Minister Matia Kasaijja arrives to Present the Budget.
Ugandan Members of Parliament Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut (R) with Hon. Naigaga Mariam.
Hon. Mawanda and Hon Jimmy Akena,former Ugandan President Obote's Son Jimmy Akena.
President Yoweri Museveni has said the commissioners who recently resigned from Uganda Revenue Authority were actually sacked because of corruption.
Museveni, who was speaking a...
Urban Snail Farm is an innovative limited company working on a research based project with value addition on Snail products.
(R-L) The Presidential Adviser,Administrator and Secretary to the National National Response Fund to Covid19 Mrs Kisaka Dorothy,the Political head to the Fund also Minister in charge of General Duties Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut, Ms Hanifa Karadi,the Executive Director of Urban Snail Farm Mugisha Shilling Lucy during the donation on wednesday.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Founded by Ms Lucy Mugisha Shillingi in 2018 she started off with feasibility studies on snails in West Africa, Europe and Asia.
(R-L) The National National Response Fund to Covid19 Political head also Minister in charge of General Duties Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut, Ms Hanifa Karad...
By Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Leading publishing house Fountain Publishers Ltd has donated learning materials worth Shs 354m to the government to support the continuity of learning with millions of learners currently stuck in their homes following the closure of schools in the wake of the deadly coronavirus.
The Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid 19 Hon.Mary Karooro Okutut and the Chairman Mr Emmanuel Katongole receive the donations from the Managing Director of Fountain Publishers ltd Mr James Tumusiime Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
The donations were received by the Political head of the National response Fund to Covid19 Hon.Mary Karooro Okurut,the Chairman of the Fund Mr Emmanuel Katongole and the Secretary and Administrator of the ...
The Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid 19 Hon.Mary Karooro Okutut and the Chairman Mr Emmanuel Katongole receive the donations from the Toyota Uganda Family led by their Managing Director Mahmood Omar.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA updates.
Toyota Uganda Ltd has today handed over a brand-new Hino 500 series truck valued at UGX 225 million to the National Covid taskforce to support in the transportation of medical and food supplies as part of efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
Toyota Uganda Managing Director Mahmood Omar (L),the National Sales & Marketing Manager Edwin Muhumuza and the National Customer Relations Manager Joweria M.Butele .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA updates.
The broad donation, which also included 6.5 to...
In addition to the earlier presented Ush10 Million towards COVID-19 relief efforts in the country, UAP Old Mutual Group Uganda has today handed over to the National COVID-19 Taskforce another contribution of 100 hospital beds worth Ush 100 Million. The beds will be distributed to the various regional referral hospitals to help in the improvement of healthcare during and after the COVID-19 crisis.
UAP Old Mutual Group Uganda Board Chairman Dr William Kalema taking to journalists.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
The contribution was presented by representatives of the Board and management of UAP Old Mutual Group Uganda to the Prime Minister of Uganda, the Rt. Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda.
UAP Old Mutual Group Uganda Board Chairman Dr William Kalema talks to journalists.Photo by...
Kampala, Uganda,28 May 2020 – Standard Chartered Uganda has contributed US$300,000 (Ugx 1,110,000,000) to UNICEF programs in Uganda for communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Albert Saltson, CEO Standard Chartered Bank, Uganda (R) with Dr. Doreen Mulenga, UNICEF Representative to Uganda.Courtesy Photo via KMA Updates.
The donation is part of Standard Chartered PLC’s US$5 million pledge to support emergency relief activities by UNICEF that provide immediate protection and education of vulnerable children across 12 markets in Africa and South Asia, including Uganda. Funding across these markets will focus on activities such as the provision of remote education via TV, radio, online and mobile platforms and child protection measures, including alternative care arrangements and ...
Following the Covid19 pandemic that has caused fatal setbacks in the implementation of government programs globally and nationally, and in line with the President’s initiative to fight and control the spread of Covid19, the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) has donated items worth Uganda Shillings 31,700,000 to the National Response Fund to Covid-19 through the Office of the Prime Minister.
The Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister in charge of General Duties Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut second left) tries out washing her hands with the Hands-Free handwashing Machine without touching it while being helped by a student (R) and the Rector IUIU Dr. Ahmad Kawesa Sengendo. Right is the Kampala Campus Director Musa Mato...
The brand new double cabin pick up that the Madhvani group donated. It was packed with an assortment of essential human items. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Following the Covid19 pandemic that has caused fatal setbacks in the implementation of government programs globally and nationally, and in line with the President’s initiative to fight and control the enemy, Mary Karooro Okurut, Uganda's Prime Minister Rt Hon,Dr Ruhakana Rugunda,the Political head overseeing the National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister of General Duties, Hon Karooro Okurut have received a donation of a brand new vehicle with an assortment of goods to the national response fund to Covid19 and the donation was warmly received by the prime minister Dr.Ruhakana Rugunda worth over 250M/=.
Following the Covid19 pandemic that has caused fatal setbacks in the implementation of government programs globally and nationally, and in line with the President’s initiative to fight and control the enemy,
UNFPA Country Representative in Uganda Mr. Alain Sibenaler, the Minister for Presidency Hon Esther Mbayo,, Mary Karooro Okurut, the Political head overseeing the National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister of General Duties, Hon Karooro Okurut and the Secretary the Fund receiving Dignity Kits.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Mary Karooro Okurut, the Political head overseeing the National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister of General Duties, Hon Karooro Okurut has, received Dignity kits from UNFPA.
UNFPA Country Representative in Uganda Mr. Alain S...
Kampala, May 22, 2020 – On May 20, Secretary of State Pompeo announced that the American people made a commitment of an additional USD 162 million for the global COVID-19 response, bringing the total to date to more than USD 1 billion since the outbreak began.
The U.S. Mission in Uganda has provided both technical assistance and more than USD 15 million (UGX 56 Billion) in funding to meet the urgent needs of Uganda’s COVID-19 response. This assistance has been spread across many parts of the health sector to directly support the COVID-19 response as well as to assist the broader health sector in continuing its regular service delivery with the goal of enabling Uganda’s overall health system to maintain stability despite the challenges of COVID-19.
For decades, the U.S. Mission has i...
Following the Covid19 pandemic that has caused fatal setbacks in implementation of government programs globally and nationally, and in line with the President’s initiative to fight and control the enemy,
Hon. Mary Karooro-Okurut, Minister of General Duties, OPM, Political oversight of the National Response Fund to Covid19, (L) Frederick Olwit, the Game Stores' Store Manager, (Game) and the Secretary and Treasurer to the Fund Mrs Kisaka Dorothy. .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi KMA Updates.
Mary Karooro Okurut, the Political head overseeing the National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister of General Duties, Hon Karooro Okurut has received 25 pieces of camping tents (valued at 25Million Ugx) from Frederick Olwit, the Game Stores' Store Manager, which donation goes towards...
WINDHOEK, Namibia, May 21, 2020/ -- The German Embassy supports families in need with food donations in the informal settlements of Windhoek.
A total of approximately 170,000 NAD (8,736.00 EUR) from the micro project fund was made available as an immediate measure. These funds were used to purchase food parcels for 100 single mothers and 100 needy households registered with the Lidar Community Foundation in Katutura.
The distributed items include staple foods such as maize meal, flour, pasta, rice, sugar, cooking oil, but also soap and detergent. In addition the single mothers with babies also received baby food and diapers for their children.
To comply with the applicable national COVID-19 health & hygiene rules, 2 reusable face masks per household, manufactured by "Aphrodit...
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 21, 2020/ -- Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American people have given more than $10 billion that will benefit the global COVID-19 response, and we continue to ensure that the substantial U.S. funding and scientific efforts on this front remain a central and coordinated part of the worldwide effort against COVID-19. Months into fighting this pandemic at home and abroad, the United States continues to lead a global response—building on decades of leadership in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the U.S. Government has committed more than $900 million in State Depart...