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Over 3000 get free treatment in Tororo

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At least 3000 people were able to receive free treatment from a two day medical camp organized by Hima Cement Limited in partnership with Case Med care and medical personnel from and within Tororo district.

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At least 3000 people were able to receive free treatment from a two day medical camp organized by Hima Cement Limited in partnership with Case Med care and medical personnel from and within Tororo district.

Mr Nicolas George, the Country Chief executive of Hima Cement said the two day medical camp is part of their corporate social responsibility and their way of giving back to the community.

He also said they have some special initiative for the needy people in the community in areas of health, education and environment. He said the two day camp is one such way they are helping the needy by offering free medical services to them.

Among the services offered at the medical camp were HIV/AIDS Voluntary Counselling and Testing, Malaria testing, cervical cancer screening, TB testing and diagnosis of other common diseases. He also announced that they are committed in ensuring that their relationship with the surrounding communities is cemented.

Medical personnel from Case Med care assisted by other medical officers from Tororo and Mbale attended to the sick who trickled in large numbers. The camp attracted over 1,500 people on the first day from the neighbouring communities of communities of Rubongi and Mukujju, the immediate sub counties. However, many more people from the neighbouring counties trickled in on the second day of the camp.

There was a blood donation drive also carried out by the Mbale regional blood bank and over 30 people took part.
Caroline Kezaabu, the Communications Coordinator at Hima Cement said that the purpose of the medical camp was to help the needy people in the community and also provide medical care and medicines to those who would not be able to afford treatment.

“This program is part our CSR focus areas of health and safety, education and the environment. The two day camp was targeting over 4000 people and they were providing services like treatment and testing of common ailments like malaria and typhoid, HIV testing and counselling among others,” Ms Kezaabu said the cement manufacturer injected about Shs 50 m in the two day medical camp.

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Female Ugandan writer wins big at International Literature Awards

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Female Ugandan writer, Harriet Anena won big yesterday after walking away with the Wole Soyinka prize for Literature at the Monson centre, Onikan in Lagos Nigeria.

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Established by the Luminor foundation in honor of Africa’s first Nobel Laureate in literature, Wole Soyinka, the Pan African writing prize worth 10,000 USD is awarded every two years to the best literary works produced by an African.

Ms.Anena won the award jointly with Professor Tanure Ojaide,a Nigerian writer who authored “Songs of myself” while Harriet Anena on the other hand authored, “ A nation in Labour,” a collection of poems that talk about Uganda being entangled in a political conflict since independence causing the citizens “labour pains.”She also explores her encounter as a child during the LRA insurgency war.

“Super happy to be the joint winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa 2018, for my book, “A Nation In Labour” she tweeted

A total of 110 submissions were submitted from over 11 countries in Africa.

Congratulations Harriet!

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Philanthropist Ladiva Millen Magesa celebrates birthday at Sanyu babies’ home (Photos)

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Tanzanian born philanthropist and BET global good will winner Millen Magesa has today celebrated her birthday in Uganda and made s a delibarate decision to celebrate ot at Namirembe based Sanyu babies home where she also cut and ate her cake with friends, babies and their care takers.

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Millen amongst many other items carried and donated items like pampers, food stuffs, beddings and further pledged more support.

Millen is the CEO of Millen Magesa Foundation and her foundation has extended extensive aod to Ugandans woth recently donating over 100 life jackets after the boat that capsized on Lake Victoria.

Here are some moments at Sanyu babies home.

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Tecno Camon 11 Pro to be launched

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Ugandan’s who want to keep up with the latest in trends and gadgets know that Tecno is one brand that always has their back. Tecno is launching the Camon 11 Pro soon with a promise that it will be bigger, better and smarter. This has caused a lot of excitement on Social Media.

According to the Tecno Mobile Uganda Social Media pages, the Camon 11 Pro is nothing less than the best at the moment at a pocket friendly price. The phone prides itself in the latest budget camera technology hence the tagline Capture more beauty. We also have it on good authority that with the new camera, you can now capture extra beautiful selfies even under very low light.

Although the team at Tecno remains tight lipped about the full spec of the phone, we have been told that AI – Artificial intelligence which is a must have for all new smartphone is available in the new Tecno Camon 11 Pro that will hit the market soon.

Tecno Camon 11 Pro Specifications and Features

  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo) + HiOS 4.1 OS
  • Display: 6.2-inch HD+ (720 x 1520 pixel) IPS LCD Display
  • Processor Type: 2.0GHz octa-Core MT6762 Helio P22 CPU
  • Graphics ProcessorPowerVR GE8320
  • Internal Storage: 64GB Internal Storage Expandable to 256GB via SD card
  • RAM: 6GB RAM
  • Back Camera : 16 + 5 Megapixel dual Rear Camera with quad-LED flash
  • Front Camera: 24 megapixel front Camera with LED flash
  • Other Features: Fingerprint scanner, FaceID, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual SIM and 4G LTE Networks
  • Battery: 3750mAh with Mediatek Pump Express
  • Price: Not yet confirmed

We cannot confirm how much this phone will cost but we know that it won’t exceed a million shillings. We will keep you posted.

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