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Museveni wins COVID-19 award for “ exceptional leadership” during the pandemic

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President Yoweri Museveni has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for providing leadership in healthcare promotion with specific salutations to his work in curbing HIV/AIDS and his recent role in combating the global COVID-19.

Vice President, Edward Ssekandi receives the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of President Museveni at Serena Hotel, Kampala on Friday. COURTESY PHOTO.

This was during the inaugural Heroes in Health Awards (HIHA) organized by the Ministry of Health under the theme; “ Inspiring a world-class workforce in Uganda’s healthcare service delivery” held at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

“This is our appreciation platform to recognize stakeholders who are playing a critical role in promoting the health sector,” said Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health. She added that the sacrifice and time invested by the health workers cannot be equated to any form of compensation.

During his speech, Jacob Oulanyah, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament of Uganda narrated a moving story about a midwife in his home district of Omoro who endured many hours of holding a phone in her mouth in order to provide light as she delivered a baby.

The President who was represented by the vice president Edward Ssekandi at the awards gala described public recognition of health workers as a wonderful idea, calling on the public not to let the guard down against COVID-19 urging Ugandans to use responsible eating habits and physical exercises to stay healthy.

Other notable winners include the Buganda Kingdom for dedicating resources from public campaigns such as the annual Kabaka Run to raise funds for HIV and cancer activities. Archbishop Bishop John Baptist Odama was awarded as a health champion in Northern Uganda for his recent campaign to raise funds for the purchase of a modern CT scan machine at St. Mary’s Lacor Hospital in Gulu.

Sister Doris Okudinia of Ediofe Health Centre IV in Arua was recognized for her heroic act of wheeling a patient for 3kms to the Arua Referral Hospital due to the delay of the ambulance.

The Heroes in Health Awards is a public-private partnership between the Ministry of Health and Xtraordinary Media Group Ltd, a local media firm.

According to Ronald Bills Agaba, one of the brainchildren of HIHA, close to 3,000 nominations were received in under a month with inspiring stories and testimonies about heroes in Uganda’s health sector.

Uganda’s health sector is celebrated globally for managing pandemics especially the Ebola outbreak where the late Dr Mathew Lukwiya with his “If I die, let me be the last” mantra died at the frontline in October 2000. Bills says the story of the Late Lukwiya was an indictment to reward health workers for their sacrifice.

“Lukwiya was the brightest of young Ugandan doctors. He had scholarships and prizes to spare, the best school-leaving marks in Uganda, the best-ever student in tropical paediatrics at the school of tropical medicine in Liverpool. He could have chosen a career path that led towards riches. But he was never tempted. When he qualified in Kampala, he headed 300km North to St Mary’s, in Lacor, an Italian missionary hospital outside Gulu, the main town in the region of his own Acholi people. Powerful,” Bills said.

To salute the heroes who are walking in the footsteps of late Dr Lukwiya, Signature Africa, a travel company rewarded the winners with a 3-days all-expenses-paid trip to Murchison Falls National Park. Other private sector companies that supported the awards include Stanbic Bank, Uganda Breweries, Microheam and Next Media Services.



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Sheebah records sex assault statement at Police CID

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Songstress Sheebah Karungi yesterday, Tuesday May 17, 2022 recorded a statement at the Uganda Police’s Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) on her reported sexual assault saga.

The “Nwakata Burungi” singer who has been mute ever since she broke the news on her sexual harassment by one of her clients she claimed to be a ‘role-model’ in Uganda, showed up before Tom Magambo, the Director of Uganda Police’s Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID).

According to close sources, Sheebah filed a case of ‘Indecent assault’ against the yet undisclosed person.

The self-proclaimed ‘Swag Mama’ made it clear that the person in question wasn’t journalist Andrew Mwenda.

Sheebah confirmed that instead saboteurs had been falsely passing wrong information to the public pointing to Andrew Mwenda and other government officials.

Sheebah’s thought to seek Police sparked last week by Andrew Mwenda who was being trolled on social media.

The Commander for Land Forces in the UPDF, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who is also Andrew Mwenda’s close friend assured maximum security to Sheebah in case she feared for her life as she advances seeking justice in this matter.

Sheebah’s bold move has highly been commended gender activists several women both in Uganda and around the world.

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Not rape but bad touches – Sheebah on her sexual violation incident

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Songstress Sheebah Karungi has refuted social media reports that she was raped.

Last week, Sheebah stormed her social media and revealed how she was sexually molested by yet undisclosed fabled person who had booked her to perform at his private party at his home.

Sheebah’s reports stirred countless of comments from all statuses of people as some introduced the ‘rape’ word into the saga.

However, during her press conference on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 the multi-award-winning female singer declined to have been raped.

Sheebah instead claimed to have been inappropriately touched by the man whose name she still refused to disclose.

However, the “Nkwata Bulungi” singer says that she revealed the right name to the Police CID.

I was not raped, but those inappropriate touches are the ones that lead to rape. Also, the names of people you have all been circulating on social media are not the ones, I reported the right person to CID,” Sheebah Karungi said.

Sheebah also confirmed to have recorded a statement at the Uganda Police Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) with help of its director Tom Magambo.

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Not rape but bad touches – Sheebah on her sexual violation incident

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Songstress Sheebah Karungi has refuted social media reports that she was raped.

Last week, Sheebah stormed her social media and revealed how she was sexually molested by yet undisclosed fabled person who had booked her to perform at his private party at his home.

Sheebah’s reports stirred countless of comments from all statuses of people as some introduced the ‘rape’ word into the saga.

However, during her press conference on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 the multi-award-winning female singer declined to have been raped.

Sheebah instead claimed to have been inappropriately touched by the man whose name she still refused to disclose.

However, the “Nkwata Bulungi” singer says that she revealed the right name to the Police CID.

I was not raped, but those inappropriate touches are the ones that lead to rape. Also, the names of people you have all been circulating on social media are not the ones, I reported the right person to CID,” Sheebah Karungi said.

Sheebah also confirmed to have recorded a statement at the Uganda Police Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) with help of its director Tom Magambo.

We will keep you posted



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