𝟏𝟐𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐔𝐆𝐔𝐒𝐓 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐
🇺🇬 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐣𝐮𝐝𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐭 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐄𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐛𝐛𝐞
📌President Museveni swore in 18 new Judges of the high court while at State House Entebbe. The swearing in ceremony took place yesterday 11th August 2022.
President told the judicial officers that the right to justice for Ugandans should not be compromised at all the times.
🇺🇬 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫 𝐀𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐚 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐌𝐏 𝐊𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐛𝐨’𝐬 𝐒𝐡𝟒𝟎𝐦 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐞
📌The speaker of Parliament, Anita Amongi, is set to testify in a hearing conducted by the House’s rules, discipline and privilege committee investigating Bukoto South MP Twaha Kagabo over alleged Sh40m extortion.
🇺🇬 𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐦𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐦 𝐑𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐦𝐚.
📌Sheema district veterinary department authorities on August 9th 2022 confirmed an outbreak of rabies in the region affecting children and livestock .Since the outbreak last week, two cows and two goats have succumbed to the disease and residents now live in fear for their children since the number of stray dogs has increased in the past few months. They are worried that these pose the greatest risk to their children.
🇺🇬 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐲 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲
📌The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Thomas Tayebwa during plenary sitting on Thursday 11th August 2022 made the following directives;
📌He directed the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development and Ministry Of Water and Environment to urgently address the issue of water and power shortages in Pader district.
📌Directed the Ministry of Agriculture to provide a comprehensive statement on the status of seedling distribution to farmers and report back to the House on Tuesday, 16th August, 2022.
📌Requested the Ministry of Tourism to provide a comprehensive report on the operationalization of the Compensation Fund under the Wildlife Act on Thursday, 18th August, 2022. This followed a member’s concern on the destruction of crops by wild animals.
📌He directed the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources to conduct an oversight visit across the country to assess the status of Rural Electrification Agency (REA) Projects and report back to the house in two weeks.
📌Requested the Prime Minister to liaise with relevant Ministries to address the issue of indecency during musical concerts which exposes school children to unethical conducts.
🇺🇬 𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐬 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞 𝐀𝐝𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐓𝐚𝐱 𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐓𝐚𝐧𝐳𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐚
📌The Government has scrapped the Value added Tax (VAT) on imported rice from Tanzania. The development comes two weeks after President Museveni appealed to all the seven East African Community (EAC) member states to remove all non-tariff barriers, saying they were hampering economic integration and development in the region.
📌In a July 29th 2022 letter addressed to the customs staff, the Assistant Commissioner for Trade at Uganda Revenue Authority, Mr Alexander Rubanda, said all rice originating from Tanzania will attract a zero percent tax duty.
📌While addressing journalists in Kampala yesterday, the Secretary General of Kampala Rice Traders Association, Mr. Robert Ssentongo, commended the government for scrapping VAT of Shs180, 000 per ton of rice, which he said was affecting traders. Mr. Ssentongo also announced that the Parliamentary Committee on Tourism, Trade and Industry had recommended in their report that the Rice and Agribusiness Development Foundation (RADFO) stops collecting money from rice traders at various border points.
🇺🇬 𝐔𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚—𝐒𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐢 𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐬𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝟐𝟎 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬
📌The two-day business summit held on 8th and 9th August 2022 attracted over 120 corporate companies and businesses in the region to showcase their products and services.
📌The Business Summit was sponsored by Salaam Somali Bank which is a leading financial institution founded in 2009 in Somalia. The Bank is also the biggest primary account holders’ financial service in Somalia.
🇺🇬 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐊𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐥𝐚 𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐫𝐬’ 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐔𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐢 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭.
📌RCC Amina Lukanga and Deputy Executive Director David Luyimbaazi conducted a meeting where they responded to the worries raised by Usafi market vendors and promised to address all their grievances.
🇺🇬 𝐔𝐍𝐄𝐁 𝐝𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬
📌The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has directed all Primary and Secondary schools to display a register of candidates who are going to sit for this year’s national examinations. In a letter addressed to head teachers, UNEB Executive Director Dan Odong noted that this activity should be carried out effective August 13th 2022.
📌Mr Odongo also noted that the heads of the center should also avail copies of the register to the district education officer who will as well display them in a visible place accessible by any interested party.
🇺🇬 𝐒𝐈𝐑𝐎𝐍𝐊𝐎: 𝐒𝐢𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐤𝐨 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐮𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐟 𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐬
📌Local leaders in Sironko district are hunting for one of their own for allegedly selling government disaster relief items meant for people who were affected by a landslide at Gibisi.
📌The suspect is identified as Michael Mafabi, a councilor representing Zesui parish at Masaba Sub County in Sironko district. Last month, Member of Parliament representing Budadiri East constituency, Isaiah Sasaga Wanzira lobbied for relief items from the Ministry of Disaster and Preparedness after floods and landslides hit the area.
🇺🇬 𝐌𝐈𝐓𝐎𝐎𝐌𝐀 𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐈𝐂𝐓: 𝐀 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐊𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐲𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐟𝐞’𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐇𝐈𝐕/ 𝐀𝐈𝐃𝐒 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧.
📌Kabira Police Station in Kabira Sub County arrested Gilbert a father of two children for destroying properties in his home and burning all the belongings of his wife Nayebare Rechael after testing HIV positive.
🇺🇬 𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐎𝐑𝐎 𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐈𝐂𝐓: 𝐏𝐚𝐣𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚 𝐎𝐥𝐝 𝐏𝐮𝐩𝐢𝐥𝐬 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (𝐏𝐎𝐏𝐀) 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫’𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥
📌Local leaders in Pajwenda Town Council commended the association for helping in the construction of Pajwenda Primary School teachers quarters. During the ground breaking ceremony at the school, POPA chairperson said the building will have four staff quarters.
🗺️ 𝐀𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐫𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐎𝐡𝐢𝐨 𝐅𝐁𝐈 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞
An armed man clad in body armor was killed after he tried to “breach” an FBI building in Ohio, officials say. The suspect fled the scene in Cincinnati and was shot by police after an hours-long standoff in a rural area. Law enforcement officials told the media that they are examining whether the man whom outlets named as Ricky Shiffer, 42 had any ties to far-right groups.
🇺🇬 𝐒𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐅𝐂 𝐋𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝟐𝟏 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐄𝐂𝐀𝐅𝐀 𝐙𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐞 𝐐𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐫𝐬
📌She Corporate FC has listed down 21 players to represent the pearl of Africa in the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Zonal Champions League Qualifiers. The CECAFA zonal Champion league qualifiers will be held in Dar es Salam Tanzania from 14th-28th August 2022.The team is made up of 21 players including 3 goalkeepers, 7 defenders, 5 Midfielders and 6 forwards.