𝐄𝐗𝐏𝐋𝐎𝐑𝐄𝐑 𝐍𝐄𝐖𝐒 𝐑𝐎U𝐍𝐃𝐔𝐏
𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝐀𝐅𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐍𝐎𝐎𝐍 𝐄𝐃𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍
𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐8, 2022
🇺🇬 *𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐢 𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐬 𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟. 𝐍𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐢 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 n𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞*
📌President Yoweri Museveni has said Prof Apollo Nsibambi will always be remembered for his faithfulness and diligence in the execution of his work while serving Uganda. The President hailed Nsibambi for his commitment to the issues of socio-economic transformation. The message was contained in a message delivered on his behalf by the Vice President Maj. Jessica Alupo during a thanksgiving and memorial service in memory of Prof Apollo Nsibambi at St. Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe.
🇺🇬 𝐥𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐠𝐞𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐮𝐱 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐌23 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐟𝐟 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐞𝐬
📌As Congolese continue to flee fighting in Eastern Congo, there are reports of an increase in uncontrolled refugee influx into Kanungu district. Sam Arineitwe, the Kanungu District Chairperson says that most refugees come through the Ishasha border, through porous borders, putting the security and health of Ugandans at risk.
🇺🇬 𝐔𝐏𝐃𝐅 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥
📌According to the Uganda Peoples Defense Force’s spokesperson Brig. Gen. Felix Kulaigye, the army will shoot and kill any person or gangs attacking security personnel. This came as a result of numerous attacks on security personnel where some officers have lost their lives and ammunition.
“These gangs will be wiped out and any attempts on security forces will be met with full force,’’ Kulaigye said.
🇺🇬 𝐁𝐮𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚 𝐀𝐠𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐮𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫
📌The Minister for Agriculture in Buganda Hajji Hamis Kakomo has called upon Kabaka’s subjects to take advantage of this rainy season to plant food that grows fast so as to abate hunger that is ravaging the kingdom. Kakomo advised them to grow coffee for cash but also food for consumption. He tipped them to embrace value addition to their products and also to learn preservation methods for storing the food during bad pricing.
🇺🇬 𝐓𝐰𝐞𝐡𝐞𝐲𝐨 𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐫𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐬𝐞𝐭
📌James Tweheyo, an NRM Central Executive Committee (CEC) member has urged students in universities and other higher institutions of learning to remain consistent and use what is available to be successful in the future. Tweheyo was sensitizing students about mindset change ideology from different universities in Mbarara.
🇺🇬 𝐊𝐂𝐂𝐀’𝐬 𝐊𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐤𝐤𝐚 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭 𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬
📌The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka has said that to ensure harmony and peace in the markets within Kampala, no vendors’ leaders shall be allowed in the management of the markets. Kisaka was visiting Nakasero market as part of KCCA’s continuing engagements with the market vendors.
🇺🇬 𝐖𝐇𝐎 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐔𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐄𝐛𝐨𝐥𝐚 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐬
📌World Health Organization (WHO) country representative Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam has said that final assessments of the clinical trial are ongoing, as Uganda prepares to start Ebola vaccine trials. Alongside Minister of Health Jane Ruth Aceng, they took stock of equipment that have been procured for use during the trial. Items toured included the cold chain, Personal Protective Equipment, study tablets for the research teams, and other medical material. Principal Investigator, Prof. Bruce Kirenga told the visiting teams that, ‘preparedness is now at 92 per cent.’
🇺🇬 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐫𝐨 -𝐆𝐮𝐥𝐮 – 𝐏𝐚𝐤𝐰𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡
📌During a regional dialogue organized by Action Aid Uganda to discuss service delivery gaps which include infrastructural developments at Arua City last week, the works ministry policy analyst, Ronald Reagan Namanya said that works on the Tororo-Pakwach meter gauge railway line that had been dormant will finally resume in March next year. Namanya said the completion of the repairs on the 500-kilometre railway line is expected to boost business between the districts of Tororo, Mbale, Kumi, Soroti, Lira, Gulu, and Pakwach as traders will have a direct and cheaper alternative to transport their goods.
🇺🇬 𝐔𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭 𝐀𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐛 𝐝𝐚𝐲
📌The State Minister for Trade, David Bahati has said Uganda is set to commemorate Africa Industrialization Day on November 29, 2022 at the Kampala Serena Hotel.. Africa Industrialization Day is celebrated every November 20, but Uganda will celebrate the day tomorrow to raise global awareness about the challenges faced by the continent with respect to industrialization.
🇺🇬 𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐰𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧
📌 Lubega Richard, the Hawkers federation Chairperson has confirmed that KCCA has allowed hawkers/vendors to operate in Kampala metropolitan areas. Lubega says they will inaugurate the vendors and hawkers business bazar to begin on Tuesday November 29, 2022 till January 2023.
🇺🇬𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐲𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐦𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐬 𝐊𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐥𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐬
📌Lord Mayor Lukwago has called for a meeting to find a way forward for the vendors who were given market stalls fraudulently and other issues affecting Kampala. According to Lukwago, many businesses are affected but the Government doesn’t seem concerned.
🇺🇬 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐨𝐤𝐞 𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐡 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐫𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐬
📌State Minister for Local Government, Hon Victoria Rusoke Businge has ordered for the immediate reallocation of stalls earlier given to absentee vendors at Tororo Central Market so that Government can realize over 27 Billion shillings loan recently used on its construction. During her visit to the market, the Minister was shocked that half of the market stalls remain empty while others were locked up yet several vendors continue to operate under makeshift structures outside the main market.
🇺🇬 𝐌𝐩𝐢𝐠𝐢 𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐬 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐨𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞
📌The Commissioner of Human Resources at the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Mark Ssereba has applauded the Korean Federation of Community Credit Cooperative for championing financial inclusion among rural farmers in Mpigi and Mityana Districts. While officiating at a financial system training cessation for Saemaul Geumgo leaders at the national farmer’s leadership center at Kapiringisa in Mpigi District, Ssereba said the establishment of village banks by Saemaul Guemgo has boosted savings and rural financial independence.
🇺🇬 *Over 300 residents receive food relief in Kampala*
📌 Ugandans have been called upon to embrace the heart of giving especially to the needy. Kim Hee Yoon, a humanitarian said this while giving food relief to residents of Buganda Road flats who say that they have been struggling since the onset of Covid-19 pandemic.
🇺🇬 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬
📌Christian Child Care Program Vocational Training Institute in Mbale has graduated over 700 students in vocational skills. Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation Dr. Monica Masanza Musenero, who officiated the ceremony challenged graduands to prioritize serving communities irrespective of the qualifications they hold. Musenero was speaking to graduands of the Christian Child care program vocational training institute, Mbale.
🇺🇬 𝐔𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐩𝐨𝐝𝐢𝐮𝐦 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐚𝐭 2022-𝐀𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐢𝐤𝐚
📌Though it was marred with heavy rains, the annual armed forces motocross race was successful. The race took place Sunday November 27, 2022 at the Busika race track with the Ugandan team making podium finishes. The annual race is a competition between Ugandan riders and foreign riders and all its proceeds go into appreciating the men and women in uniform.
🇺🇬 𝐂𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐍𝐚𝐧𝐳𝐢𝐫𝐢 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐊𝐞𝐧𝐲𝐚’𝐬 𝐍𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐀𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐠
📌Uganda’s Bantamweight boxer, Catherine Nanziri has beaten Kenya’s Nicoline Achieng to lift the East and Central Africa belt at New Club Obligato. Meanwhile, middleweight boxer Stanley Santa Mugerwa managed to knock out 45-year-old Juma Waisswa in the first round to claim his national title. Waiswa declared his retirement from boxing after the loss.
🇺🇬 𝐔𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚’𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐬 100 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬
📌 While officiating at the celebrations to mark 100 years of Ngora Freda Carr Hospital (NFCH) existence which took place at Kobuku village in Ngora District, the Vice President of Uganda, Jessica Alupo commended Bishop of Kumi Diocese, Rt. Rev Michael Okwii Esakhan and staff of NFCH for their medical evangelism and extending God’s healing hand to the people. NFCH is the second oldest health care missionary hospital to be built in Teso region in 1922, second to Mengo Hospital.
🇺🇬 𝐊𝐀𝐌𝐔𝐋𝐈: 𝐀𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐮𝐠𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐫, 𝐫𝐨𝐛 𝐒𝐡𝐬 95𝐦
📌Police in Kamuli District are investigating circumstances under which GM sugar weigh bridge cashier was shot and injured before he was robbed of Shs95m by unknown armed thugs. The cashier, Kobil Goswami, was attacked at GM Sugar weigh bridge premises located at Luzinga central 1 Zone, Wankole Sub County, Kamuli District yesterday. Busoga North Region Police spokesperson, ASP Micheal Kasadha confirmed the robbery and shooting, saying they have so far arrested five suspects to help in the investigation.
🇺🇬 𝐁𝐔𝐈𝐊𝐖𝐄: 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐲 𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐭 𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
📌Heavy rains have halted the ongoing road construction in Buikwe District especially in areas of Bukunja. The most affected road is Bukungula to Nkonkonjelu where work had begun but had to be stopped due to heavy rains. The Local Government representative, Kibuuka Godfrey says they already got the funds to work on the road from Binga Village up to Mpuku but cannot go on because of the heavy rains.
🌍 EAC starts implementing harmonized framework to facilitate cross border trade
📌The East African Community has kicked off implementation of the East African Community (EAC) harmonized framework that is aimed at facilitating cross border trade of pre-packaged foods and cosmetic products. The framework promotes the use of one standard, one certification quality mark, and one conformity assessment procedure in the registration, approval, certification and clearance of pre-packaged food products and cosmetics to promote intra EAC trade among the partner states.
🌍 CHINA: Congress Chief Kharge calls PM Modi “Leader of Lies”
📌At an election rally in Dediapada in Narmada district, the Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling him the “leader of lies”. He also accused the BJP and its top leaders of resorting to lies to gain the sympathy of the people.
“They ask us, especially Modi ji and Shah (Amit shah) what the Congress has done in 70 years. If we have not done anything in 70 years then you wouldn’t have democracy in the country. Stop lying for sympathy, people have become smarter now. If you lie once or twice people will hear, but how many times will you lie? He’s the leader of lies…” Kharge said.
🌍 CHINA: Protesters openly urge Xi to resign over Covid curbs
📌Protests in China against Government’s strict Covid measures have intensified, with some people publicly venting their anger at the Communist Party leaders. According to BBC, thousands of protesters have turned out in Shanghai and many more bundled into police cars. Students have also demonstrated at universities in Beijing and Nanjing. In the remote north-west city of Urumqi, where lockdown rules were blamed after 10 people died in a tower block fire.