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Malaria team in Northern Uganda not paid

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A reliable source has told The Insider that the team of 200 people who went to Northern Uganda to work on the malaria eradication project have not been paid since February 2016.

It is alleged that each of the 200 people was supposed to be paid Shs. 110,000 per day for 30 days.  Now it is May and they have not been paid.

Supposedly, some of them have given up asking for their money.

This works out to Shs. 660,000,000.

Certainly, malaria is a killer in Uganda and has been rampant in Northern Uganda.

They hope they can get their remuneration.

Malaria cases in Northern Uganda have fallen by 60% and in 2015, and the cases have fallen from 50,000 per week to 20,000 per week.

Dr. Jimmy Opigo who manages the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) says the drop in the cases is attributable to more doses of coartem to the tune of 300,000 of injectable medication and village health teams.

The medication is provided by UNICEF.

In the last year, malaria has killed 658 people in Northern Uganda.

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