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Why Is Nakasero Blood Bank Denying Ugandans Blood When they Need it?

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By Buni Dri

The inhumanly inconsiderate, insincere Uganda blood bank Nakasero, how I lost my niece and why am never donating blood.

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Yesterday at about 4pm, I received a call to donate blood to save the life of my niece at the new Mulago neonatal hospital. The doctor had called the Nakasero blood bank & had been told they didnt have blood A+ and if we had a donor, we could donate on site before 6pm. The doctor quickly wrote my sister in law a note to head to the blood bank as I was equally enroute. Upon arrival at the blood bank (5:30pm), we were told they had blood A+ (contrary to what they had told the doctor on phone) and that we couldnt get it unless we had a doctor’s request. Even upon presentation of the doctor’s note, we were told if it was that, then we needed to come with a lab attendant from Mulago. After many trials explaining, we left the blood bank, my sister in law in tears.

This morning, I woke to a phone call at 5:30am notifying me that my niece had died. The pain, emptiness & guilt is immeasurable. I keep asking myself…

Why didnt nakasero blood bank give us blood?
If they didnt have it, why couldn’t they draw it from me?
Why should we need a lab attendant from out?
Aren’t there emergency situations they can handle?
…etc

My other pain is… we donate blood, willingly, freely and for free.
Why is it so hard to get blood?
Maybe if Nakaseo blood bank had just been human, my niece would be alive.

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Former BigEye.ug writer Jonah Kirabo set to represent Uganda in Turkey

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Former BigEye.ug writer and journalist, Jonah Kirabo is set to represent Uganda in a Turkish annual leadership conference, this website has confirmed.

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Named LOCALINTERNational Conference, the programme gathers recent university graduates every year in Turkey’s capital city; Ankara as well as other cities in Turkey such as Istanbul among others to provide graduates with local governance training through instructions, practical governance and field visits including social activities and trips within Turkey and all expenses are covered by Turkey’s Union of Municipalities.

This will be the first time that a Ugandan is selected to attend this conference that happens every year since 2012.

An excited Jonah Kirabo took to his social media to announce the milestone saying that he owes his success to God as over 10 Ugandan’s applied for the opportunity but it was only him that was chosen.

“Proud to be the first ever Ugandan to be selected to attend the LOCALINTERNational Conference that is hosted annually in Turkey since 2012. Over 10 Ugandans applied this year but I was the only one who was selected to join the other 41 recent graduates from Europe, Asia, South American and Africa,” Jonah said in part.

He told this website that he hopes to use the skills from the conference to boast his journalism and leadership skills when he is back.

The conference will take place in Turkey between 18th – 29th August 2019.

*About Jonah Kirabo*

Aged 22, Jonah Kirabo is a recent graduate of Business Administration from Makerere University.

Despite pursing a business degree, Jonah has always had a passion for journalism and leadership. While at Campus, he worked as news reporter for several blogs and local websites including BigEye.ug and Campus Eye before joining the Nile Post where he is currently employed.

He is also a current student of journalism and media at the Kansanga based Media Challenge Initiative.

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Kiira Motors Car Assembly Plant Now 10% Complete

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Uganda will soon assemble its own cars at scale. The ongoing work at the construction site of Kiira Motors gives all the reason to believe.

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“The biggest factor about any car company is its assembly plant, everything else is a walk over,” an inhouse engineer tells us.

Here are some of the photos from the site.

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Weasel Now Dating Miss Rwanda; Opening Borders of Love

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Weasel Manizo is finally happy once again and deeply in love. Even more interesting, he is now dating Miss Rwanda 2014, Teta Sandra.

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The two love birds can’t help but display public affection. The two currently live together and Weasel is even penning a love song inspired by Teta.

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