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10 Contacts of COVID-19 Patient Quarantined in Ntungamo

Communication Office




A total of 10 people have been quarantined at Ntungamo health training institute in Ntungamo district after they got in contact with a truck driver who tested positive to COVID-19.

The contacts were traced after a truck driver who had entered Uganda through Mirama hills and later travelled to Kyabirara Market after spending a night in Rubaare town council –Ntungamo district to load matooke tested positive.


Ntungamo Farmers Asked to Embrace Safe Pesticide Usage

By Communication Office



Farmers in Ntungamo district have been urged to embrace safe pesticide usage in a bid to minimize the effects of pesticides on human beings.


The call was on Wednesday made by the Ntungamo district speaker Elijah Atuhaire while speaking at a meeting of the district safe pesticide usage committee held at Ntungamo district headquarters.


SAGE to Be Rolled out in Ntungamo District


 By Communication Office


The social assistance grants for empowerment is set to be rolled out to Ntungamo district.


The grant which focuses on reaching vulnerable, often excluded sections of the population, thereby achieving inclusive, pro-poor, equitable development.

According to Titus Ouma the senior program officer for capacity Building in the ministry of labor Gender and social development, the elderly above the age of 80 in the district are set to receive the money this financial year.

Ntungamo Gets Child Helpline Action Centre

Ntungamo district has received equipment to enable the operationalization of a Uganda Child Helpline Action Centre.

The project under the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development with support from Catholic Relief Services has equipped the district with a new desktop computer, Printer, deskphone, modem chair and table and will be manned by officers under the probation office.

Locals Asked to Monitor Government Programs  


By Communications Office

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Locals have been urged to always monitor government programs being implemented in their respective areas.

The call was on Tuesday made by the Ntungamo resident district commissioner George Bakunda while addressing a site meeting at Kyamwasha health centre II in Nyakyera town council which is set to be upgraded to health center three.

Accident Claims Ntungamo Accountant

By Communications Office




George Mugume an accountant attached to Ntungamo district headquarters has died following an accident at Kabagyenda along the Ntungamo-Kabale Highway.

The deceased who was riding home was knocked by a speeding motorcycle which is yet to be known. He was rushed to Mbarara regional referral hospital after briefly receiving first aid in Ntungamo but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at the facility.

Mugume was on his way from work.

Rwahi- Rwentobo Town Council Launches Sanitation Campaign


By Communications office


Rwentobo town council in Ntungamo district has today launched a sanitation campaign aimed at improving the state of Sanitation in the area.

The campaign will  run every first Thursday of the month and will always require locals in the area to spare atleast three hours to clean the town council.


Youth Urged to Champion Fight Against AIDS


The youth have been urged to champion the fight against HIV/AIDS if the next generation is to be productive.

The call was made by the Ntungamo district local council five chairperson Denis Singahache while speaking at the dialogue between the district leaders,Health workers and member of Intergrated Community based initiatives-ICOBI  held at  Ntungamo board room.

Singahache revealed the AIDS scourge is a serious challenge in the district and the country as a whole and must be tackled with concerted efforts.

Ntungamo Rolls out the Village Agent Model

 ByCommunications office 


Ntungamo district has rolled out the village agent model in a bid to promote Agriculture commercialization.

The village agent model which is a private sector –led and market oriented, providing benefits to all value chain actors. The model is not a separate project but only a methodology of improving service delivery.

Locals Urged to Embrace Clean and Safe Water Usage


 By Communications Office 



Ntungamo district local council five chairperson Denis Singhahache has asked locals in the district to embrace clean and safe water usage if they are to improve on their livelihoods.


He was speaking at Living water international –Uganda exit Meeting held at Ntungamo district council hall.

The project has seen the establishment of 355 water points in the district in a period of 10 years operating in Ruhaama county.



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