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ANNUAL HEALTH PERFORMANCE REPORT FY2019-2020

ANNUAL HEALTH SECTOR PERFORMANCE REPORT

FY2019-2020

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PRESS STATEMENT ON COVID-19 STATUS IN KASESE 9th Nov 2020

 

THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

 OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

 RESIDENT DISTRICT COMMISSIONER – KASESE 

P.O. BOX 230, KASESE DISTRICT

Tel: 03933224144, (0752611204)

 

 

                   Date: 9th November 2020

 

PRESS STATEMENT

STATUS UPDATES ON COVID-19 PANDEMIC RESPONSE IN THE DISTRICT.

Fellow citizens of Kasese, The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Corona Virus Disease of 2019 (COVID-19) a global pandemic on 11th March 2020. Since this declaration, the situation in Uganda and Kasese District in particular has continuously deteriorated with rapidly increasing confirmed positive cases.  To date the District has recorded 120 Positive cases and 2 deaths and in the period of two weeks we have registered new 70 positive cases from the communities all over the District.

As the number of COVID-19 Cases increase in the communities, Ministry of Health (MOH) has introduced Home based Care Management of COVID-19 Cases only for those who meet the following criteria:

  • COVID-19 Positive cases with no symptoms or with mild illness
  • Patients with no known risk of developing complications or progressing to severe COVID-19 Disease
  • Patients who demonstrate the understanding of the Rationale of why people need to stay home when sick until cleared for Discharge or De-isolation and expresses willingness to comply with the Home based isolation and Guidelines until discharge or De-Isolation.
  • Any patient discharge from treatment center for Home based care.

All community members are asked to adhere to this new COVID-19 Care model and stop harassing COVID-19 Positive cases under Home Based Care.

In addition to the above, the District Task force has noticed that community members are not observing the Standard Operating procedures and guidelines for COVID-19 Prevention and Control and therefore calls upon the community to adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. No person should be allowed to move in public without putting on a face Mask.
  2. No public place (Markets, public offices, Banks, Hotels, Schools, Shops and Taxi & Bus parks) should operate without hand washing facility with a disinfectant.
  3. All Motorcycle including Boda-bodas Riders should be in Face Masks and Helmets and strictly carry only passenger who should also be dressed in Face Mask.
  4. All Taxi and Bus operators should carry half of their vehicle capacity and all passengers in facemasks.
  5. Practice behaviors that prevent the spread of COVID-19 Like: Avoiding contact with anyone with flu-like symptoms, Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, Avoiding hand shaking and hugging, Maintain a social distance of at least two (2) meters from one another, if you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care and make sure you and all people around follow good respiratory hygiene, by covering mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue while sneezing or coughing.
  6. For weddings, funerals, church, Mosques and any other gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 70 people with observance of SOPs on COVID-19.

All local Authorities and Security Organs are asked to actively participate in sensitizing, enforcing and monitoring adaption to the COVID 19 Health Guidelines any other Standard Operating Procedures to prevent further spread of the Disease.

The general Public is also advised to report any suspected cases and contacts to the nearest Health facility or call; 0777390516 OR 0703231034- District surveillance focal person

For more information, call the Ministry of Health toll free line on: 919, 0800-100-066, 0800-203-033 and 0800-303-033 or send a free SMS to Report on 8500

 

 

Lt Joe Walusimbi

RESIDENT DISTRICT COMMISSIONER

KASESE DISTRICT

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PRE-QUALIFICATION OF SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR F/Y 2020/2021

Kasese District Local Government is in the process of pre-qualifying service providers for works, supplies and services for Financial Year 2020/2021.
The Entity hereby invites competent firms to submit sealed applications /bids for the following items below:-
CATEGORY A: SUPPLIES.
1. Supply of electrical equipments, solar panels, solar consumables and generators.
2. Supply of timber, school desks, office furniture and furnishing
3. Supply of computers, photocopiers, printers, accessories (toner, cartridge), key boards, extension cables and cameras.
4. Supply of agricultural inputs, tree seeds, tree seedlings, veterinary drugs, poultry feeds, livestock (goats, cows, pigs, chicken, fish fry, fish feeds), food stuffs, tools and equipments.
5. Supply of building/construction materials, protective wear and road tools.
6. Supply of pipes, fittings, plumbing materials, borehole spare parts, sewing machines and rainwater harvesting tanks.
7. Supply of general consumables and cleaning materials (foods, beverages, sugar, soap, carteens, sundries, toilet papers, Vim, Jik, Jazzy)
8. Supply of maize mills, coffee hullers, ground nuts mills, welding machines, rice threshers and fish, chicken feed mixers.
9. Supply of motor vehicles, motor cycles and bicycles.
10. Supply of bottled water ( for dispenser)
11. Supply of staff uniform, office stamps and identification cards.
CATEGORY B: SERVICES.
1. Provision of legal services (Retainer Basis).
2. Hydro-geological surveys, borehole drilling and rehabilitation.
3. Survey, design and documentation of GFS
4. Provision of land and roads surveying and designing of buildings.
5. Provision of Rating Valuation services.
6. Training and Capacity Building.
7. Land scarping and compound design.
CATEGORY C: WORKS.
1. Construction, completion, Renovation, maintenance of Buildings and wooden crushes.
2. Construction of springs, well protection, valley dams and repair of boreholes.
3. Construction/ rehabilitation of gravity flow schemes, boreholes and Installation of plumbing materials.
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4. Construction of water channels, rehabilitation, periodic maintenance of roads and Bridges using machines (opening, grading and gravelling) and installation of culverts.
5. Construction, Renovation and completion of VIP – Latrines.
6. Maintenance, repair, extension and Installation of Electrical materials.
7. Construction of bridges and Timber bridge
CATEGORY D: ANNUAL TENDERS FOR F/Y 2020 -2021.
1. Ward, office cleaning and fumigation of Bwera Hospital.
2. Compound cleaning and maintenance of Bwera Hospital.
3. Supply of food staffs (sugar and soap) to Bwera Hospital.
4. Procurement of private operator for the Agro processing machine in Kilembe Sub County
5. Procurement of private operator for the Agro processing machine in Nyakiyumbu Sub County
6. Procurement of private operator for the Agro processing machine in Bwesumbu Sub County
7. Compound cleaning and maintenance of offices at District Headquarters
8. Routine road (road gangs) maintenance of District Roads for F/Y 2020/2021
CATEGORY E: FRAMEWORK CONTRACTS FOR F/Y 2020 -2021.
Under framework contracts the following conditions must be followed or else the bid will be rejected.
The bidder should list the items involved and should cost each item in the category applied for including all taxes.
1. Supply of fuel, oils, lubricants and serving of motorable equipments
2. Supply of general stationery, toner, cartridge and Education materials
3. Services for operation and maintenance of rural water, boreholes and GFS.
4. Supply of general printed stationery (Vouchers, Receipts, Operation permits, LPO, goods received note and Identity Cards).
5. Provision for Secretarial, printing, binding and photocopying services.
6. Repair/ servicing of computers, photocopiers and printers.
7. Supply of Human drugs, Medical supplies, laboratory detergents and medical equipments.
8. Repairs/ servicing of motor Vehicles, Generators and Motorcycles
9. Provision for accommodation, conference facilities, catering services and events management.
10. Provision for hire of vehicles /plants – pick-ups, 4WD and 2 tones, 4 tones, 7 tones and 10 tone trucks, Low bed, water bowser, grader, Excavator, wheel loader, chippings sprayer, bitumen sprayer and pneumatic roller.
11. Supply of tyres, tubes, batteries, spare parts, for grader, Excavator, wheel loader, motor vehicles, motor cycles and bicycles.
12. Electrical /solar installations, repairs and related supplies.
13. Provision of website services, airtime and internet data services.
14. Provision of media services such as conducting of radio talk shows and advertisement.
15. Supply of bitumen, primer, limestone, cement, culverts, gravel, stone dust, sand, hardcore and aggregates.
Instructions to bidders
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1. Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the open domestic bidding procedures contained in the Government of Uganda’s Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act, 2003 and are open to all bidders.
(a) All payments of non-refundable fees should be paid on the District General Fund Collection Account Number 0930006382354 in Stanbic Bank Kasese Branch. A copy of the banking slip should be presented to the District Cashier for receipting. The receipt will be presented to the Head Procurement and Disposal Unit for accessing bid documents. Original receipt should be attached to the tender application.
(b) Applicants must have an operational license for Kasese District Local Government for the F/Y 2020-2021. Firms should pay operation license of Shs. 50,000/=.
(c) Bidders for categories A, B, C, D and E will pay non-refundable fees of Shs. 50,000/= for each item.
2. All consultations and guidance pertaining payments of non-refundable fees, procurement procedures and tender documents should be sought from Procurement and Disposal Unit during office hours.
3. The numbers of copies required are two which must be properly sealed and clearly marked “TENDER FOR” ….. and should be addressed and submitted to The Head Procurement and Disposal Unit, Kasese District Local Government, P.O. Box 250, KASESE not later than 10:00 a.m. of 3rd July 2020 And thereafter bids will be opened the same day at 10:30 a.m. in the PDU boardroom where interested bidders/representatives may choose to attend.
Note: Bidders should observe/adhere to the presidential and Ministry Health directives on COVID -19
Late submissions will be rejected.
Planned procurement schedule (subject to changes) is as follows:-
Publish of bid notice/advert
15th June 2020
Pre bid meeting
N/A
Bid closing & opening of bids
3rd July 2020
Evaluation process
6th July 2020
Display of best evaluated bidder notice
9th July 2020
Contract award & signature
24th July 2020
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
KASESE DISTRICT LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

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The District Budget 2020/21

A total of Ushs. 86,410,621,000 has been projected as total revenue for the FY 2020/21 compared to Ushs. 74,008,326,000 during
the FY 2019/20 representing a 16.8% increase in the revenue forecast. The district has projected to raise Ushs 5,277,935,000 from
locally generated sources compared to Ushs. 1,620,462,000 during the FY 2019/20 representing an increase of 225.7%. The
increment is mainly as a result of re-adjustments in projections in local revenue sources such as loyalties, inspection fees, property
related duties and LST. Central government transfers will increase by 13.1% in the FY 2020/21 compared to the FY 2019/20. The
projected Good performance during the FY is attributed to 1) increase in wage allocations in Education, Health and Production
sectors, 2) increase in pension, gratuity and pension arrears, 3) increased funding under in development mainly in Roads, Health,
Production and Education UGFIT for construction of Seed Schools, Increase in non-wage allocation to Education mainly for
maintenance of school infrastructure & capacity building of education stakeholders, additional grants to cater for recurrent costs,
and payment of LCs ex-gratia, and honoraria for councilors. Donor support is projected to reduce by 1.4% majorly due to reduced
commitment of Baylor towards Results Based Financing and DGF due to uncertainties surrounding the global pandemic of COVID
19 towards accountability related interventions across the district.

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Aggrey Winston Muramira

Chief Administrative Officer

 

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Disaster Reports May 2020

Following the incidence where most the rivers in Kasese District originate from the Rwenzori Mountains and empty their waters into the two drainage basins of Lakes George and Edward. There are numerous several socio-economic activities being undertaken within the catchments of these rivers, both by the public and the private sectors and dominated by subsistence farming for livelihoods of the communities. These include agriculture, industry, settlements/urbanization, Mining, energy production (mini-hydro-electric power generation) and wildlife conservation. There are, however a number of threats posed by many of these activities to the water resources, and the watersheds in particular. The major threats include increasing human population and its pressures on land, encroachment and degradation of fragile ecosystems particularly on the sensitive mountain slopes and river banks; and weak governance of the environment and natural resources.
Between the period March and May 2020 Kasese experienced heavy rains leading to occasional flooding and landslides in various parts of the District. From Wednesday, 6th May 2020 to 20th May 2020 though, the District experienced serious flooding due to the simultaneous bursting of the 7 rivers of Lhubiriha, Mubuku, Nyamwamba, Nyamugasani, Sebwe, Rwembyo and Thaku in Kitholu Subcounty. As a result, many crops, livestock, poultry, Social-Economic infrastructure both private and Government including plants and machinery, schools, bridges, roads, health facilities notably Kilembe Mines Hospital were completely obliterated.
On Behalf of the People of Kasese, I would like to uplaud the Government particularly the Office of The prime Minister for the quick action in the provision of food and non-food items to the vulnerable affected communities.
In a special way, I want to acknowledge the irreplaceable support and technical guidance received from various Ministries, Departments, Agencies and Partners both local and international
It’s really impractical to thank every by name. It takes two hands to clap, but certainly the the desire to save life including preparation of this plan has taken more than two hands. My humble gratitude to everyone.
One Behalf of the Kasese I pledge to work closely with other stakeholders to identify additional risk reduction and management strategies in abid to strengthening the community’s resilience.
FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY
Sibendire Bigogo Geofrey
DISTRICTCHAIRPERSON

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The plight of children in Kasese after the disasters

As the world celebrates World Day against Child Labor on June 12, 2020 under the theme, “Protect children now, more than ever before”, Kasese district will focus on the impact of the current covid-19 and floods crises on children.

While in the struggle to combat COVID-19, Kasese district experienced concurrent floods on 7th 10th and 20th May 2020 affecting 9,916 households, 48947 people, with about 80% of being children. In addition, the district has frequently faced long droughts which affect the level of production.

Unfortunately, because of the effects of the crisis on livelihoods, children are often the first to suffer. The crisis has the potential danger of pushing more of these already vulnerable children into child labor because most parents have lost their livelihoods and therefore unable to provide for their children, a situation that is likely to lure more children into child labor for survival.

According to the Senior Labour Officer Kasese, Karafule Swaib, “Already there is an estimated 25,000 children in Kasese engaged in child labor.”

These children are now at even greater risks of dropping out of school altogether or spend more time outside school eking a living.

Most children work because of household’s poverty to provide for food, shelter, clothing, school fees and scholastic materials (books and uniform)”

In Kasese child labour is found in agriculture, sand mining, brick making, store quarrying, boda boda, street and market vending, street children, fishing, maids, child marriage, prostitution and car washing.

To combat this vice, Sub-Counties and divisions should target households that supply child labor and link them with social protection services like UWEP, YLP, SAGE and Operation Wealth Creation (OWC).

The parents of children in child labour should take their children to free primary and secondary education (UPE and USE)

Or: Stakeholders at various levels should do more to senstise the families that produce child labour about the benefits of education and to re-orient the mindset about available education programmes like the Universal Primary Education (UPE) and the Universal Secondary Education (USE).

The Civil Society Organisations should initiate programmes like school feeding programmes and re-integration of children affected by child labour into the school system.

However, the ultimate answer to feeding day school children lies in the improving household food security so that families can properly feed their children before and after school and pack lunch for their children.

 

Kabugho Sharon

Communications Officer