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HEALTH FOR ALL: Over 600 Get Free Medical Treatment In Gayaza

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On Saturday 28th July 2018, Dr. Lucy’s Medical Center in conjunction with the NeoGenesis Fertility Center conducted a free medical camp for over 600 people around Nakasajja trading center, Gayaza, Wakiso district.

This medical camp offered a number of free medical services to the people of Nakasajja and the surrounding areas. Services offered included free HIV testing, free Hepatitis B screening, malaria and typhoid testing, health education, free family planning services, testing and free treatment for kids, among so many other services.

Asked why she decided to hold this free medical camp, Dr. Lucy Amanio, the owner of Dr. Lucy’s Medical Center said, “I realized the need for the people of Nakasajja and the surrounding areas to have quality health services. Some people have spent years with illnesses that are treatable, and yet no one has been able to help diagnose them and they have never seen a doctor. So, we decided to put a camp so that specialists can see the underserved people that cannot afford specialized treatment and checkup.”

Dr. Mark Muyingo of NeoGenesis also reached out to Dr. Lucy’s clinic and took part in this free medical camp as a way of giving back to society (Corporate Social Responsibility). He said, “I feel for the women because they have a lot of women issues yet many of them have not visited a gynecologist, so we decided to offer free gynecology and family planning services to them.”

African Empowerment Hub also came on board for this great cause and offered free Afri-pads (re-usable sanitary pads) and menstrual hygiene management education for girls from 11 to 18 years of age.

This medical camp was received with much enthusiasm from the people of Nakasajja, and because the heavy turn up, Dr. Lucy Amanio promised to make this an annual event as a way of giving people a chance to see specialists.

 

By Mboowa Nathan

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Finance The NRM Primaries Instead Of Giving Out Money To Fake NRM Supporters – NRM Candidate Advises Museveni

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Jane Nantongo Semuddu

KASANDA: National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate vying to represent the party in the coming woman Member of Parliament elections for the newly created Kasanda district has advised president Museveni who also doubles as the party chairman to first solve the in-house problems before looking outside.

Jane Nantongo Semuddu, one of the contestants in the NRM primaries has called upon the president to intervene in their NRM primaries because the party electoral commission boss Dr Tanga Odoi has failed to organise the primaries claiming that they don’t have money.

Nantongo says that it is a pity to see the president dishing out money to different groups of people some of who are duping him yet his own party cannot organize primaries because of funds.

“It’s very disturbing to see our chairman giving out money yet the secretariat says they have no money to organise the primaries. Can’t they talk to the national chairman and this is solved? We resigned from our jobs, we have families, there is no way we can look after them when we are not working, it’s now more than six months and we are seeing nothing yet other areas are getting by elections, why not us from Kasanda? Look, Shema North had just been created but they got their leaders, what’s wrong with us?” Nantongo asked.

While meeting different stake holders and residents of Bukuya Town council in  Kasanda district  last evening, Nantongo revealed that other political parties at Kasanda district are very organised and have already got people flag bearers unlike NRM where things are being mishandled, she warned that this is weakening the party.

“What is so special in Sheema North, Sheema Municipality, Bugiri, Busia and others where elections and primaries have been held that is not in Kasanda, sometimes we have to be very realistic,” Nantongo lashed

Five people are contesting to be the NRM flag bearers of the newly created Kasanda district which was cut off Mubende district.

However the NRM electoral Commission recently communicated that they don’t have money and the primaries were postponed until further notice.

 

By Mboowa Nathan

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Four Family Members Perish In Accident

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Four family members belonging to the Senkole family have perished in a motor accident in Wobulenzi, Luweero District after the car they were travelling in, a Vitz Reg. No UAS163T collided with a Trailer Reg. No. UAR 162G.

According to Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson Paul Kanganve, the speeding Vitz coming from Luweero was knocked while trying to overtake the Trailer which was heading the same direction.

“Last evening at around 16 30 hours, a speeding Vitz No UAS 163T that was coming from Luweero tried to overtake a trailer from the same direction in Wobulenzi. On realizing that there was a car from the opposite side, the Vitz driver tried to break. Unfortunately, the truck No. UAR 162G knocked it on the side and pushed it off the road,” a statement from police on Monday read.

Police added that the four occupants of the Vitz died on the spot and have been identified as; Florence Nankumbi, 28 years, Patience Najuma, 28, Richard Lule, 30 and Isaac Mbogo, 32.

The postmortem was done at Luweero Health Centre IV and bodies were handed over to relatives for burial.

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Mbidde, Mpuuga Masaka War: Councillor Who Supports Mbidde Kidnapped, Robbed And Dumped In Forest Unconscious

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Security operatives in Masaka have kicked off a hunt for uknown people who kidnapped and robbed councilor David Mutebi a resident of Kiyimbwe village in Masaka municipality and later dumped him in Gayaza forest.

Rehemah Nakabugo a wife to councilor Mutebi has told the Grapevine today that she got a phone call from unknown people informing her that her husband had been kidnapped and later dumped in the forest. She rushed to the scene only to find her husband vomiting blood.

Nakabugo, who is currently taking care of her husband at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital says her husband was taking money (1.3 million) to his father identified as Taata Godfrey.

She narrates that her husband set off from home at around 10:00am. He was driving but he decided to leave his car at Kyakumpi washing bay, as he was standing at the entrance of the washing bay, some unknown men grabbed him dragged him into their vehicle and drove off to Mbarara road.

Denis Lukanga Majwala the area LC III boss Katwe Butego has told this website that the attack on Mutebi is politically motivated.

LC III boss Katwe Butego [L] Denis Lukanga visits councilor Mutebi who is in Coma

Lukanga has attacked a section of youth supporting MP Mpuuga who have been warning them that they will deal with them because they support EALA MP Fred Denis Mukasa Mbidde who is going to contest as the area Member of Parliament Masaka municipality in 2021.

EALA MP Mbidde recently vowed to deal with anyone who is trying to threaten his supporters. He warned that he has already instructed a team of senior lawyers to take the people tormenting his supporters to court.

The deputy Regional Police Commander (RPC) greater Masaka who doubles the police spokesperson SP Lameck Kigozi has confirmed this incident and said that they have already deployed some senior detectives to investigate this matter. He however appealed to locals to give police proper information in connection to this incident.

 

By Aslam Kabugu, Masaka

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