As of today, May 14th, 2020 at 8 pm EST, 160 Ugandans have tested positive for the coronavirus, of which none has died and 63 have recovered. Although the virus infects a mere fraction of Uganda’s 43M citizens, the pandemic’s impact on the economy and government resonates nationally. Measures to slow the spread often clash against the normalcy of daily life and the vitality of essential trade. As information about
Greetings from a quarantined world! Due to the Coronavirus, Uganda has been under one of the strictest lockdowns on the continent of Africa. On May 5, 2020*, according to Reuters, Uganda began to loosen their restrictions. Reuters continued to report: The country of 42 million reported 97 confirmed cases* and no deaths in 45 days of restrictions, and President Museveni said it was now better equipped to trace and detect
Swarms of locusts have entered Uganda by way of Kenya. This very serious desert locust invasion threatens East Africa, the United Nations has warned. Locusts threaten the food security of millions of people. Swarms of this magnitude have not been seen in decades. In Kenya and Somalia, many crops have already been devastated. The Eagle Online Uganda news source stated today, March 10, 2020: The desert locusts have since been sighted
In just 3 months, COVID-19 has spread to 74 countries. Almost instantaneously, its scare has gone global. As of today, cases of the coronavirus have emerged in 7 African countries, including Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Senegal, Nigeria, Morocco, and most recently, South Africa. Uganda remains unaffected, but its Ministry of Health has taken measures to thwart the virus’s first breach. At all major points of entry, including Entebbe International Airport, the government
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From the fruit stand in the neighborhood market to the vast empire of Microsoft or Disney, we all interact with businesses large and small. Peter Drucker, father of the practical foundations and philosophies of modern business, said this: “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” The ROWAN staff, without possibly realizing it, teaches us this very truth. ROWAN staff recently had their 2020 Staff Retreat in
As ROWAN is in Uganda, we thought it would be helpful for our readers if we shared a bit more about this amazing country. This is an amazingly diverse land with a huge variety of animal & plant life to learn about. Perhaps Uganda’s most famous resident is the critically endangered mountain gorilla.
As ROWAN is located in Uganda, we enjoy sharing interesting things about the country with our readers. This is an incredibly diverse equatorial land with a huge variety of flora & fauna. Uganda is also home to the tallest mountain range in Africa, the Rwenzori Mountains, or the legendary Mountains of the Moon.
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In Uganda, the District Agricultural officer is a government position. The officer who works in the ROWAN area is named Peter. His job in the district is to empower people with modern productive methods in agriculture and appropriate technologies. Peter is a young man who fell in love with ROWAN this past year. You can see him in the photo below at the annual Christmas party passing out solar light kits. He
It’s simple. If the birth of a new human being is a miracle, and a midwife oversees the birth, then midwives should not merely be called “midwives,” but rather “Miracle Overseers.” Considering the diligent and self-sacrificial care of Brenda Musubika, ROWAN’s newest midwife, even this enhanced title of “Miracle Overseer” may not do justice! Brenda, who is now 25-years old, graduated with her certificate in “Miracle Overseeing” (a.k.a. Midwifery) from the International Institute of