RHITES-South west donates medical supplies to Ntungamo district worth 61m

By Anthony Kushaba

RHITES-South West has donated medical supplies to Ntungamo district worth 61.3 million shillings.

The items which included a baby warmer, gloves, delivery beds, Laboratory equipment, baby weighing scales, IT equipment and hand washing facilities among others were handed over to the district leadership on Tuesday 24th May 2022.

Speaking at the handover of the items at Ntungamo district headquarters, Dr Moses Mera the director clinical services at RHITES-South west revealed that the move is aimed at enhancing and supporting health service delivery.

Locals urged to embrace environmental protection practices

By Anthony Kushaba

Ntungamo district vice chairperson Asuman Kigongo has called on the locals in the area to urgently embrace practices that are aimed at addressing climate change.

Kigongo who was this morning speaking at a district consultation meeting on the Decentralized climate change finance mechanism organized by the ministry of water and environment held at Ntungamo district headquarters revealed that there is an urgent need for Ugandans to take climate change as a priority and work towards checking the worsening situation.

Locals urged to embrace regular savings for improved household income.

Locals urged to embrace regular savings for improved household income.

By Anthony Kushaba

Locals in Ntungamo have been urged to embrace regular savings in abid to improve household income.

This call was made by Benon  Tibamanya the Ntungamo district commercial officer while speaking at the annual general meeting for Kishami people’s Savings and corperative society held at Kishami Church of Uganda.

Kishami People’s SACCO located in Kishama –Ruhaama East sub county of Ntungamo district.

Shortage of teachers hurting service delivery in Ntungamo.

By Anthony Kushaba:


Ntungamo district chairperson, Sam Muchunguzi, has revealed that the district is suffering from a serious shortage of teachers in the area, which is hurting service delivery.

Muchunguzi, who was speaking during a meeting with head teachers of primary and secondary schools held at the district council hall, revealed that it is challenging that the district continues to struggle while it is capable of doing better.

World Hemophilia Day will be observed in Ntungamo.


By Anthony Kushaba:

Ntungamo district will next week host the commemoration of World Hemophilia Day, scheduled to take place on April 11th and 13th, 2022.

The celebrations will be held under the theme "The theme of the event this year is "Access for All: Partnership. Policy. Progress. Involving your government and incorporating inherited bleeding disorders into national policy."

Ntungamo authorities call for proper officiation to reduce conflicts in sports.

By Anthony Kushaba

Authorities in Ntungamo district have called for proper officiation in sporting activities in a bid to minimize conflicts and violence.

The call was today made during the preparatory meeting for the district’s head teachers’ association meeting held at Ntungamo district council hall.

Ntungamo district police commander Patience Baganzi revealed that while security is always on alert to secure the lives of the participants and fans,officiation should be done professionaly so that all the competitors are satisfied with the results.

Civil servants asked to desist from irresponsible spending.

By Anthony Kushaba:

Civil servants have been urged to desist from irresponsible spending that often sees them spending more than they earn.

The call was made today by Ntungamo chief administrative officer Nasser Mukiibi while speaking at the induction of newly appointed teachers held at Ntungamo district council hall.

Mukiibi revealed that some civil servants engage in multiple borrowing, which stresses them out and causes them to become disoriented and unable to concentrate on their jobs as they hide from their creditors.

Ntungamo district chairperson urges locals to embrace milk consumption for children.


By Anthony Kushaba:


Ntungamo district chairperson Sam Muchunguzi has called on locals in the area to embrace the consumption of milk, especially for children, in a bid to address the challenge of malnutrition.

Muchunguzi was on Wednesday speaking at the closure of the district steering committee for the school milk program, which is funded by SNV-Uganda and is implemented by Appropriate Revival Initiative for Strategic Empowerment-ARISE.

Ntungamo district receives 270 bags of cassava cuttings

By Anthony Kushaba


Ntungamo district has today received a total of 270 bags of cassava cuttings from operation wealth creation.

The cuttings are according to Ntungamo district Agriculture officer Esther Atwiine will be distibuted to farmers in 24 lower local governments in greater Ruhaama and Kajara counties.

Atwiine adds that the cassava is aimed at supporting the farmers in the respective areas to get clean and high yielding planting material.

Ntungamo suspends livestock markets.

By Anthony Kushaba:

Authorities in Ntungamo have this afternoon suspended all livestock markets in the area following the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the area. This is a common misunderstanding.

The decision was taken in a district security meeting chaired by Ntungamo resident district commissioner David Kaboyo, who decided to close all live stock markets and transportation of livestock to and from the district.