MUSLIM MEDIA SPEARHEAD BLOOD DONATION DRIVE
Muslim media in Uganda under their umbrella body Uganda Islamic Broadcasters’ Union (UIBU) will at the start of the new year spearhead a blood donation drive targeting over 1000 units over a five-day exercise, the Chairman of UIBU, Karim Kaliisa has said.
Speaking in an Interview with Pearl fm, Kaliisa said that the Drive slated for 17th January to 21st January, 2017 will attract donors from mainly the central and Eastern region of the country where the camps will be set up.
“We encourage all Ugandan to take part, but our focus for the start as UIBU is mainly the Central region (Kampala in particular) and the Eastern region where our member organisations mainly operate. ” he said.
He said that the drive is intended to help replenish stocks at the National Blood bank which are normally constrained during the festive season.
“There is no factory for blood, therefore, all the blood that is stocked for use is got from donors. We as UIBU know for a fact that demand is usually very high during time of the festive season and by the end of it stocks plunge. This is why we have come in at this time.” He said.
He said that Six donation centers will be set up in Kampala at the Constitutional Square, Wandegeya Mosque, Old Taxi Park, Gadafi National Mosque, Kamwokya Market and Clock tower grounds while three other centers will be set up in Jinja, Mbale and Iganga town for the Eastern region.
UIBU comprises of five radio station including; Pearl fm, Masaba Fm, IUIU Fm, Bilal Fm and Voice of Africa radio plus Salam Television, currently the only Muslim faith based TV channel.
MITYANA -MUSLIM GIRLS HAVE BEEN FORCED TO REMOVE VEILS TO SIT PLE EXAMS
News reaching Pearl desk indicates that invigilators have forced all Muslim girls primary 7 from sitting PLE exams with their veils on.This happened at habaab rahuman Islamic primary school in mityana where Muslim girls primary 7 refused by invigilators from sitting math paper until they removed their veils.boys have also been ordered to remove the Islamic caps from there head if they want to sit for the paper.