𝐄𝐗𝐏𝐋𝐎𝐑𝐄𝐑 𝐍𝐄𝐖𝐒 𝐑𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃𝐔𝐏
𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝟓, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐
🇺🇬𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭’𝐬 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐔𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐧 𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲, 𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐭 𝐄𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐛𝐛𝐞 𝐀𝐢𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭
📌Office of the President has secured an office at Entebbe International Airport in a bid to support and boost the fight against illegal recruitment and also provide an access hub for Ugandans leaving the country for work and returning home after working in the diaspora, in order to ensure that Uganda gets out of the gray zone of human trafficking. While in a meeting, the presidential advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Amb. Abbey Walusimbi clarified that these operations will spread to all boarder points in a bid to help Ugandans receive the treatment they deserve and protect them from labour exploitation.
🇺🇬𝐔𝐁𝐎𝐒’ 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐨𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐬 exercise will be digital
📌James Kizza, the UBOS’ director for Digital Solutions and Data Capability says UBOS will go digital while carrying out the forthcoming national housing and population census set for August 2023. He says they have a foolproof technology system that has an inbuilt quality control. He announced week-long activities to commemorate the Africa Statistics Day aimed at intensifying the development of statistics on the continent.
🇺🇬𝐏𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝟑 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐌𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐰𝐞 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐟𝐥𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
📌According to Luke Oweyisigire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Police conducted an intelligence-led operation on Friday 11th November 2022 in Mutundwe Kanaala zone after receiving information that there was a Boda boda rider in the areas of Mutundwe who was suspected to have Army camouflage uniform.
The police raided the place and arrested Rwamigana Husain, Gwandya Mika and Kwagala Anatalia and recovered a set of army uniform, ammunition and tools used to break into houses.
🇺🇬𝐔𝐌𝐄𝐌𝐄 𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐣𝐨𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐟𝐟 𝐬𝐞𝐭 𝐛𝐲 𝐄𝐑𝐀
📌The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has introduced the Cooking Tariff known as the Declining Block Tariff for domestic users, applicable to the electricity customers served by Umeme Limited. ERA CEO, Eng. Ziria Tibalwa Waako explained that the cooking tariff charges the power units used for cooking at Shs412.0 as opposed to the regular Shs747.5 per unit. The reduced Shs412.0 charge covers from 81 to 150 units.
🇺🇬 Spokesperson of Traffic Police 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐢𝐩𝐬
📌 According to Faridah Nampiima, the Spokesperson of Traffic Police, before a driver sets off, he/she must have a valid driving license for the class of the vehicle being driven.
📌One should always drive slower on murram roads and should not drive on foot paths or pedestrian areas.
📌When driving on the road, one should not forget the sequence of the mirror, signal and action.
📌Drivers should slow down and stop at zebra crossings and should not pack their vehicle at a pedestrian crossing point.
📌Drivers should not overtake in places like junctions, humps, zebra crossing, sharp bending, and other places with a prohibited sign not to overtake.
🇺🇬𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐀𝐤𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨 𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐲 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐧 contentious 𝐩𝐚𝐥𝐦 𝐨𝐢𝐥 𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝
📌The State Minister for Economic Monitoring, Hon Beatrice Akello has asked the army to deploy soldiers on a disputed 2,000 hectare piece of land where Government plans to set up palm oil plantations. The land is in Nakiyaga and Birinzi villages in Bukakkata Sub- County, Masaka District. Hon Akello said her investigations revealed that the project has been delayed because the area Member of Parliament, Hon. Evans Kanyike is using the cover of fighting for squatters to pursue his personal interests.
🇺🇬𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐬𝐤 𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐫𝐚 𝐯𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐬
📌Police has informed the public that 16th November 2022 will mark the first anniversary of the deadly terrorist attacks that occurred at CPS Kampala and Parliament Avenue. Joint Security Agencies warn that although there are no specific threats directed at the county at this stage, terrorists have a philosophy of conducting repeated attacks during anniversaries. It is against that background that Joint Security Agencies call upon all Ugandans and visitors in the country, to remain vigilant, and united.
🇺🇬Bouncers arrested for robbing revelers at Eddy Kenzo’s concert
📌Police has noted that during Eddy Kenzo’s concert on Saturday, some of the guards hired to guard revelers were engaged in crimes of stealing phones. According to Luke Oweyisigire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, the group of bouncers were identified as ‘Nako’.
They were arrested and police wants to engage with event’s organizers and vet private security companies before they are deployed during concerts.
🇺🇬𝐀𝐭𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐔𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚 faults NUP for Swiss attack
📌The Attorney General of the republic of Uganda, Kiryowa Kiwanuka has faulted the National Unity Platform party with masterminding the humiliating attack he encountered during the presentation at a top notch United Nations Human Rights Commission session in Switzerland. Kiwanuka who represented Uganda on the international panel says NUP has embarked on sabotage agenda, aimed at painting an ugly picture of Uganda in a bid to lure away potential donors and investors.
🇺🇬𝐊𝐀𝐍𝐔𝐍𝐆𝐔: 𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐂𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐛𝐮𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐟𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭
📌The Police in Kanungu District have registered a fatal accident involving a bus belonging to Highway Coaches and motorcycle along Kanyantorogo – Butogota Road in Kanungu District. Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman ASP Elly Maate identified the dead as Cresent Niwamanya, a resident of Kalangara village in Kayonza Sub County, Kanungu District and the injured are Natamba Marvellous and Natukunda Truth who were passengers on the motorcycle all from Kalangara village.
🇺🇬𝐑𝐔𝐊𝐔𝐍𝐆𝐈𝐑𝐈: 𝐍𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐊𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐳𝐢 𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐑𝐭 𝐑𝐞𝐯. 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐌𝐮𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐚 𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐁𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩’𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐫𝐲
📌The North Kigezi Diocesan sitting at St Emmanuel Kinyasano in Rukungiri District on Monday appointed Rt Rev. Nathan Mugisha Kirebete as the new Bishop’s Commissary. The Bishop Commissary is the Diocesan official principal advisor of the Bishop and also performs administrative roles of a Bishop when the he is ill or is not in the Diocese.
🌍𝐒𝐎𝐌𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐀: 𝐔𝐒𝐀 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐬 $𝟏𝟎𝐦 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐥-𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐛𝐚𝐛 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬
📌The US announced yesterday that it is offering up to $10m for information that will help disrupt the finances of al-Shabab as the al-Qaeda-aligned group steps up attacks on government forces and civilians in Somalia. The Department of State also announced that it was increasing the reward for information on top al-Shabab leaders to $10m through its rewards for Justice programme.
🌍𝐏𝐀𝐋𝐄𝐒𝐓I𝐍E: 𝐔𝐍 𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐏𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 $𝟓𝟎-𝟖𝟎𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐫𝐮𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠
📌The head of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees said on Monday that the agency’s assets have become obsolete, and that it needs $50-80m to keep services running until the end of the year. UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini said the agency has experienced years of austerity and needs a capital investment of $200m in the next three years to help restore depleted assets.
🌍𝐔𝐒𝐀 𝐟𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚’𝐬 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐧
📌The United States has announced new sanctions against Russia targeting the military supply chain, basic to sustaining the Russian war effort in Ukraine. USA mentioned Milandr, the Russian company specialized in the manufacture of microelectronics and three other related companies with headquarters in Armenia, Taiwan and Switzerland. In total, 14 individuals and 28 entities are named, including two Swiss citizens and several companies in Switzerland and France. Any assets held in the United States will be seized and U.S. citizens are prohibited from doing business with them.
🌍𝐔𝐒𝐀: 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐚 𝐚𝐜𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐬
📌Thousands of academic workers at the University of California went on strike yesterday, demanding higher wages and better working conditions, reflecting the rising cost of living. The strike involved four academic-appointee bargaining units: Postdoctoral Scholars, Academic Researchers, Academic Student Employees (teaching assistants/readers/tutors), and Graduate Student Researchers.
🌍𝐔𝐊: 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐀𝐧𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐝𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝-𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬
📌King Charles’ message that was read to the House of Lords is proposing Princess Anne and Prince Edward as additional stand-ins for the monarch on official duties. It’s expected that the Lords will reply today, and it will then be up to the Cabinet Office to push ahead with changes in legislation.