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Regional Referral Status for Kiryandongo General Hospital

Kiryandongo District General hospital administrator, Sam Mutiti Tumwesige has called upon the ministry of Health to upgrade the hospital to a regional referral hospital given the fact that its coverage is greater than what the District plans and budgets for.

The hospital currently serves as regional referral for the Districts in the North and mid west and it is a hospital of first intervention along the Kampala-Gulu high way.

The hospital’s laboratory is internationally accredited and can handle all tests.


The Chairman L.C.V Kiryandongo District,Charles Nteirehoki has asked the Local government committees to guard and protect the wetlands selfishly for the interest of the future generation.

The chairman was addressing the lower and district local government environment committees’ induction held at the District board room on 08th May 2018.

Mr. Nteirehoki cited the major challenge towards protection of wetlands and environment as politicians who are afraid of evicting their voters from the wetlands.


Cassava farmers in Kiryandongo have formed an innovation platform aimed at adding value to the locally produced cassava so as to improve on their incomes.

The platform was formed during the cassava innovation platform workshop organized by Issa Byenkya, the District Production Officer.

According to Daisy Eresu, the Head Roots and Tubers at the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, the platform will help in developing the cassava subsector, solve the problems as well as negotiate with the government and buyers collectively.

Bayport donates to Kiryandongo Hospital

Kiryandongo Hospital has received a donation of items worth sh17m from Bayport Financial Services, as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility.

Maureen Kasaija, Bayport's brand marketing manager said they decided to offer support to the hospital after realising that it receives many patients from the neighbouring refugee camp.

“The hospital administrators are struggling to manage the overwhelming number of patients seeking for help every day,” she said.

How River Nile is powering 10 nations

Robert Okullo, 25, has been operating a video library and a photo studio in Arua town for the last five years. His business solely depends on power. But the unremitting power blackouts Arua experienced in the last and early months of 2016 and 2017 respectively hit his business hard.

“I cannot work without power. The power supply here is always erratic, and my business has been suffering,” he said.

Bududa landslide survivors in Kiryandongo get permanent houses, to be issued with land titles

The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has assured people who were relocated to Kiryandongo district following the mudslides that ravaged Bududa in 2010 that government will provide families with land titles. James Wadada, his wife Jennifer Nasita and there three children are part of the 603 families that were relocated to Panyandoli in Kiryandongo district after mudslides on March 1st 2010 struck the villages of Mount Elgon leaving a trail of destruction and death.

Karuma Hydro Power Project Taking Shape

The government of Uganda is undertaking the construction of the largest hydroelectricity dam at Karuma, in Kiryandongo district. The USD 1.7 billion project is funded by Export and Import (EXIM) Bank of China and implemented by China's Sino Hydro Power Company.

The plant is divided into six major components namely a dam section, power intake unit, powerhouse, transformer cavern, surge chamber, pressure shafts, cable shaft and two tail-race tunnels for returning water circulating through the turbines back to the river.