An inception meeting on strengthening the health sector systems and workforce in the prevention and Response to violence against children by the ministry of health in collaboration with Makerere university child health development center took place today in the district board room. This pilot project will be implemented in the districts of Mayuge and Amuru for a period of 8months in the health sub district of bunya west with hope of being rolled out.
Heavy downpour with strong winds have caused the destruction of Bumba island primary school to the extent that a building housing two classrooms and an office were unroofed.
This has caused an outcry from the community given the rate of destruction which is beyond their financial capacity to rehabilitate. Bumba island primary school is among the seven government aided primary schools in Jaguzi sub county. The school has an enrollment of 690 pupils from primary one to primary seven who are all residents of Bumba parish.
The Official handover of Mpungwe seed school by Egiss Engineering Contractors to Mayuge District local government was done today. The function was officiated by the District chairperson Bishop Tibagendeka Frank after the thorough inspection of the Nineteen (19) buildings which included classroom blocks, laboratory, staff quarters,library and the sports ground among others. Those present included the technical staff, political leaders, religious leaders and a few community members who applauded the government for this development.
The third prime minister, Hon. Rukia Nakadama today officiated the commissioning of safe water project in Namoni parish- Malongo sub county by Living water international an NGO that is operating in Mayuge District in the sub counties of Malongo and Bukabooli. The district chairperson, Bishop Tibagendeka Frank was also present at the function which included a fundraising for extension of water supply from Namoni Health center to the community.
The District has received a total number of 95000 African cat fish fingerings, 2045kgs of starter powder and 2045kgs of starter pellets which is to be distributed to the fish farmers of Mayuge District. The consignment was handed over to the principal fisheries officer- Ms. Nakaziba Sarah in the the presence of the deputy RDC, DISO, Agricultural officers among others by Kabeihura farmers Ltd that were procured by the NAADS secretariat. This is under operation wealth creation by government to improve the livelihood of our people in the community.
Mayuge District local government has received funds from the government of Uganda to acquisition the following services, supplies and work.
Habitat for Humanity Uganda (HFHU), affiliated to Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is an ecumenical Christian ministry that works towards ensuring that everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity Uganda works with Vulnerable Groups including Orphans and Vulnerable children in order to improve their living
a) Shelter support.
Officials from Uganda AIDS Commission and Ministry of Health today facilitated a workshop for the District AIDS committee (DAC)in the district council hall. The purpose of this meeting was to orient DAC members on the National HIV and AIDS strategic plan(NSP-2) thematic areas as well as integration of Covid programming and HIV in the District key messages.
The district health team called for a performance review meeting for non health stakeholders in mobilization and sensitization such as sub county chiefs ,community development officers, parish chiefs and LCs at all levels.
GAVI and the ministry of health are supporting coordination through such review meetings. This meeting was mainly focusing on immunization which is a means of protecting the human body against specific diseases by building up the body's defense system. This is achieved through administering vaccines either through the mouth or by injection.
Today Mayuge District council bid farewell as they had the last sitting to discuss sector committee reports. The different committee of the district that includes Production, works , health, education as well as finance and planning discussed their reports on the performance of the different departments. It should be noted that most of the councilors lost in the recently concluded elections with a few coming back while the district executive had only one member succeeding in the elections.