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Sironko MP Nambozo tips Clergy on Wealth Creation

By Ashaba D Ashiraf

Sironko district Woman Member of Parliament Florence Nambozo has urged Christian clergies in Sironko to engage and sensitize their flocks in economic activity that will improve on their household income, the same way they have succeeded in entrenching spirituality.

“Contrary to other developed regions in the country, Sironko has lagged behind because it has lived a situation of under-production and under-consumption. This affects both church and government as the population do not also contribute enough to the church,” Nambozo.

Nambozo was on Saturday speaking at the Thanksgiving conference of the retiring clergies and their spouses in North Mbale Diocese at St’ Luke church of Uganda in Sironko town council She, however, challenged them that though Christianity has spiritually grown more in the country, reinforcing spiritual position should be in consonance with people’s economic welfare that will lead to tremendous development Referring to the Biblical parable of talents in relation to God’s creation of Man, Nambozo said that although God created man mainly for two purposes of multiplying and filling the earth, He also put him in charge of having dominion over nature such as controlling disaster or disease.

She therefore observed that man has only fulfilled the first mission of multiplying. She, therefore, challenged Christians that they should use their God-given talents multiplied through sensitization to enhance the economic wellbeing of their communities.

The Bishop of North Mbale dioceses, Rt. Rev. Bishop Samuel Gidudu thanked Hon Nambozo for the good working collaboration with the Church and for the spiritual support she has always extended to the Christians in the district in, which he noted, is an honour for the church adding that there’s need for the people of Uganda to offer to be missionaries to each other

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Sironko MP Nambozo donates Flat screen TV to Mutufu inmates

Sironko Woman Member of Parliament Nambozo Florence Mayoga has donated a flat screen TV and decoder to Mutufu prison.

Nambozo while handing over the TV to inmates at Mutufu prisons in sironko said she wanted them to follow independence day celebrations.

Nambozo urged inmate to stay calm and get out of prison with positive mind.

Nambozo promised to be checking on inmates readily and pledged to continue working with them.

Frank Baine the prisons’ Mouthpiece for the TV applauded Nambozo adding that many leaders should emulate her.

Baine also thanked Nambozo do fighting to have a new unit at the facilty explaining that construction of the new Mutufu unit delayed because of land wrangles

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Government asked to enroll Sironko teachers on Hard to teacher allowances.

Sironko district Woman Member of Parliament Florence Nambozo wants government through the ministry of education and sports to enroll teachers in the hard to reach areas of Sionko District to get allowances as a way of motivation and improve their standards of living and results.

Nambozo explains that teachers play a big role in every learner’s life because after parents, the biggest impact on a child’s success comes from the man or woman at the front of the classroom noting that yet teachers in hard to reach areas of sironko have no transport facilitation yet they are not provided with housing.

Nambozo made the call today while addressing teachers in sironko district as they celebrated world teacher’s day at Mutufu pimary school under the theme: “the future of the profession”.

“Its is so well known that teaching is a noble profession and has been highly respected across generations. It is and always was a very prestigious and respectful profession, that in Uganda if you are known as “Musomesa” you are held in high esteem.” Nambozo revealed.

According to Nambozo Some of the most affected and hard to reach areas that should be considered in Sionko include the sub counties of Zesui, Masaba, Bugitimwa, Elgon, Bukyabo, Butadinga, Buwalasi, Dahami and Bubeza

Every year, Uganda joins the rest of the world to celebrate world teacher’s day to mobilize support for teachers and ensure needs of future generation will be met by teachers

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NAMISINDWA: Residents Warned against Alcoholism

Authorities of Namitsa Sub County in Namisindwa District have warned residents against alcoholism.

The warning was made at the burial of 47 year old Phillip Wekesa, a resident of Bunamotongo village in Namista Sub County.

Wekesa drowned in river Namitsa on Friday last week on his way from a drinking spree.

His body was discovered on Saturday morning by residents.

Yosam Nabitungu the LCIII chairperson for Namitsa Sub County said that people should regulate the amount of alcohol they consume and endeavour to get home early.

Samson Wetaya the LCI chairperson for Bunamotongo village has asked the Namisindwa District leaders to set aside funds so that the bridge at river Namitsa is replaced

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NAMISINDWA: Increased Murder Cases worry Police

The increased murders in Magale Sub County, Namisindwa District are worrying Police.

Livingstone Sendikadiwa the Namisindwa District Police Commander says that in the last two months, more than ten murder cases have been registered in Magale Sub County.

Sendikadiwa attributes the cases to drug abuse among idle youth.

Fred Lwandnyi the vice chairperson Magale Sub County says there are many school drop outs in the area who are contributing to the insecurity.

Lwandnyi wants an operation against drug addicts carried out.

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Sironko MP asks Boda Boda Riders to desist from Political Fights

Sironko District Woman Member of Parliament Florence Nambozo Mayoga has advised commercial motorcycle riders (Boda Boda) to stay away from political fights as the country heads to the 2021 general elections.

She said this while opening offices of Sironko District Boda Boda Riders Association in Sironko town Council on Saturday.

Nambozo said the riders should instead direct their effort towards starting Savings and Credit groups so that they can be supported with funds from government.

As one way of starting an income generating activity, MP Nambozo handed over 50 plastic chairs to the riders associations for hiring out.

Jackson Mukhwana the chairperson of the association pledged to organize the riders to have a sacco in place so as to benefit from government programmes.

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Mbale leaders attribute high HIV Prevalence to Alcoholism.

Joram Mayatsa the vice chairman of Mbale District Local Government says most people in the district are investing much money in alcoholism and gambling which leaves them vulnerable to HIV/AIDs.

Mayatsa was talking to religious, cultural and political leaders of Bugisu region in an engagement on HIV – TB stigma and discrimination reduction in the national response at Pretoria Hotel this afternoon.

Mayatsa revealed that there 752 drinking joints in Busiu township with each joint having 20 members who spend 2000 per day.

According to Mayatsa, this is a waste of money. “and as a district, we tried to intervene but people failed to comply” Mayatsa added.

Esau Ekachalanyi the Mbale District Chief Administrative Officer revealed that records from his health department shows Busiu as the leading centers with high HIV prevalence in Mbale. He says Mbale’s HIV prevalence stands at 3.1% in Mbale. He urged religious and cultural leaders to be responsible and also join the fight against HIV/AIDs and fight stigma.

Tatebwa Lillian the head special programs at Uganda AIDs Commission says that HIV is still a big burden in Uganda. She revealed that Uganda has 1.3Million people living with HIV/AIDS with 1000 new infections every week.

She attribute the high infection rates to multiple sexual partners, discordance and disclosure them poverty and wealth plus transactional sex.

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Nandala applauded for “Kicking” Hernia out of Sironko

Budadiri West Member of Parliament Nathan Nandala Mafabi has been applauded for offering free health services to the elderly and facilitating operation of Hernia patients in Sironko District.

Mafabi Enos from Buteza sub county thanked Nandala for facilitating his Hernia operation in 2005. He says Nandala saved him from selling his only piece of land

Nagudi Fausi a 68 year old widow from Buwalasi in Budadiri West appreciated Nandala for saving her life. Nagudi says she was operated in 2011 at Mt Elgon Hospital on Nandala’s bills.

Reverand Jackson Magombe the political assistant of Budadiri West MP Nathan Nandala Mafabi revealed that offering free health services to the elderly and free Hernia operations is among the services under the Nandala Foundation.

He explains that it was a pledge by Honourable Nandala in 2001 General Elections. He confirms that the elderly and Hernia patients receive free treatment.

An inguinal hernia occurs when tissue, such as part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles. The resulting bulge can be painful, especially when you cough, bend over or lift a heavy object.

Hernias are caused by a combination of muscle weakness and strain. Depending on its cause, a hernia can develop quickly or over a long period of time. Common causes of muscle weakness include: failure of the abdominal wall to close properly in the womb, which is a congenital defect

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MP Nambozo Urges Men to Test for HIV/AIDs to protect Partners

Sironko District Woman MP Florence Nambozo Mayoga urged government to remain committed to the efforts of reducing the threat of HIV/AIDS by preventing new infections and helping HIV-positive Ugandans access the life-saving treatment they need.

Nambozo the chairperson of the parliamentary committee on HIV/AIDs and other related diseases made remarks on Friday during the annual general meeting of TASO Uganda which was held at TASO headqauters in Mulago. She urged men to go for HIV testing, saying “men should go for HIV testing to protect their partners, “it’s important to know your status and disclose to your partner to prevent further spread of HIV”, She stressed.

She also referred to the current statistics that show 60% of men who have been tested and 52% enrolled on treatment calling for the gaps to be covered. She further highlighted the need for increased sensitization and advocacy by government Health institutions in order to create awareness in communities. Nambozo noted that Uganda is a model country in the fight against AIDS saying, “Ending AIDS is an investment in human dignity and not a charity adding that Uganda has over one million people on treatment and this is key to achieve the 90-90-90 UNAIDS targets, which project that by 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy and lastly 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression. However it should also be remembered that In June 2017 President Museveni launched the Presidential Fast-track Initiative on ending HIV & AIDS in Uganda by 2030. This was the first initiative in Africa and the entire world.

Nambozo said that although government adopted the ABC (abstinence, being faithful and use of condoms) method to sensitize and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS which helped lower the Prevalence however she says there is need to emphasize the role of the family in the fight against AIDs. “I must emphasize the role of the family in the fight against AIDS. Talk to your children, this is because the first relationship a child has is with the parents. We need to talk to our children about AIDS,” she Advised.She finally called for more open mindness about HIV/AIDs and an end to criminalization and discrimination of people with HIV.

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Government to Register Mt Elgon Park visitors

Government in in the final stages of registering and signing Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with communities neighboring Mt Elgon National Park.

According to Capt John Tugume the Senior Conservation Waden Uganda Wildlife Authority attached to Mt Elgon says the registration is aimed at attaining a sustainable harvest of resources from the National Park.

“we need to know how many people are in the park each day because we have been registering cases of people who go I’m the park and die from there”

Tugume advised people who wish to go for Bamboo, fire wood, honey, medicinal in the park to sign for MoU to avoid harassment and interruption.

Nakayenze Christine the senior Waden in charge of tourism at Uganda Wildlife Authority says Mt Elgon National Park is a potential source income for communities near the park adding that opportunities have not been utilized. She urged leaders to sensitize the communities to tap in the tourism potential by marketing the sites.

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