NTUNGAMO DISTRICT

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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.

Ugandans urged to focus on ending stigma

By Anthony Kushaba

Ugandans have been urged to always embrace tolerance and respect for one another in a bid to end stigma.

The call was made on Tuesday by Ntungamo district health educator Twesigye Nesterio while speaking at a district stakeholder engagement meeting on accountability for HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and human rights held at Ntungamo resort Hotel.

The meeting was organized with support from the international community of women living with HIV in Eastern Africa (ICWEA).

Elders urged to embrace National IDs registration

By Junior Ainebyoona

Ntungamo

Elders have been urged to embrace registration for National Identity cards so that they do not lose out on government services.

The call was on Monday made by Rtd Major General John Mateeka the chairperson for Ntungamo district elderly during a council session held at Ntungamo district council hall.

Mateeka revealed that a section of elders in the district has missed out on the social assistance grant for the elder-SAGE because they do not have national identity cards which he said would have been avoided.

Farmers tipped on reducing post-harvest losses

By Anthony Kushaba

Ntungamo

Farmers in Ntungamo district have been urged to focus on embracing modern farming practices as well as reducing post-harvest losses.

The call was this morning made by Albert Mugabe the Ntungamo district production officer  on Thursday while speaking at the opening of a one-day training for extension workers and local leaders held at Abateganda hall in Ntungamo Municipality.

Mugabe revealed that the district is well known for producing beans in large quantities but says that there is need to address the issue of quality.

Newly Graduated students urged to pursue further studies

 

By  Communication office

NDLG

 The Ntungamo district Council Speaker, Nicholas Twikirize Mugyenyi, has encouraged newly graduated students of the Management Training and Advisory Centre (MTAC)-Ntungamo study center to pursue further studies and upper grade if they want to get good jobs in the future, explaining that a certificate, diploma, or degree cannot be sold nowadays.

 

Locals receive alternative livelihoods as compensation from the green climate change project

 By Communication office

NDLG

At least 50 families in Rwenanura-Kakukuru town council in Ntungamo district who were evicted from the Rufuha wetland in 2018 received alternative livelihoods as compensation from the Green Climate Change Project.

 

 

Goats, fish ponds, and an irrigation scheme are among the compensation measures provided to the community in order for them to appreciate living with the wetlands while not disturbing them and instead assisting in their conservation.

 

 

Ntungamo launches polio vaccination campagn

By Communication Office

Ntungamo

Ntungamo’s acting district health officer (Ag.DHO) Sr. Hope Katusiime has launched a three-day house to house vaccination campaign against Polio.

The campaign that will take three days is set to kick off on  Friday the 14th to 16th January 2022  apart from Ngoma and Rwentobo where vaccination will be on Monday 17th and Wednesday 19th Jan 2022 where all children under the ages of five are highly encouraged to be vaccinated.

Ntungamo RDC calls for improved monitoring of health services

By Anthony Kushaba’

 Ntungamo

Ntungamo resident district commissioner David Kaboyo has challenged in charges of health centers in Ntungamo to improve on their commitment to monitor service delivery and ensure that there are clear duty roasters so that those to cover duty shifts are clear including weekends and night shifts.

Kaboyo revealed that the move will lead to increased uptake of health services and better health service delivery.

Ntungamo RDC cautions locals against overspending during Christmas.

By Anthony Kushaba

 Ntungamo

Ntungamo resident district commissioner David Kaboyo has called on locals to desist from lavish spending during the festive season.

Kaboyo who was this afternoon speaking at an childhood education technical workshop aimed at laying strategies for home learning held in Ntungamo district council hall revealed that it does not make sense for people to overspend during Christmas and then struggle to survive in the next year.

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Authorities investigate the death of over 400 pigs in Ntungamo

 

By Anthony Kushaba

 

Authorities in the Southwestern district of Ntungamo are investigating circumstances under which over 400 pigs have died.

The authorities say over 150 pigs have suddenly died in Kibatsi Sub county, over 50 in Bwongyera sub county about 20 in Ntungamo municipality as well as over 150 from Ruhaama county.

Ntungamo district veterinary officer Dr.Yaake Basulira says that the animals lose appetite and died in a very short time.

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