𝐄𝐗𝐏𝐋𝐎𝐑𝐄𝐑 𝐍𝐄𝐖𝐒 𝐑𝐎U𝐍𝐃𝐔𝐏
𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 26, 2022
🇺🇬Government edifies traditional healers on the dangers of Ebola
📌The Ministry of Health in partnership with the United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) and World Health Organization (WHO) have started training traditional healers on the dangers of Ebola. The training follows reports that many people have been running to traditional healers in the districts of Kassanda and Mubende for medical attention. The traditional healers have been given soap, temperature guns and radios to help spread the gospel about the dangers of Ebola.
🇺🇬Government transports hundreds of students from Mubende and Kassanda
📌The Ministry of Health in conjunction with UNICEF have bussed over 1,600 students out of the districts of Kassanda and Mubende following the end of their school term on Friday, to enable them return to their homes in other districts.
🇺🇬UPPC marks 120 years in service
📌The 3rd Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Lukia Nakadama has tasked government agencies to implement the presidential directive on printing and publishing all documents with government bodies like the Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC) and Vision Group to help them develop and pay taxes. She commended this during the ceremony to mark the celebrations of 120 years of Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC) in Entebbe.
🇺🇬Government promises solid support to the fisheries sector
📌The government has affirmed support to the Fisheries sector as a second leading foreign exchange earner for Uganda’s economy. According to President Museveni, the sector employs more than eighty million Ugandans, fetching approximately 154 million US Dollars in foreign exchange annually. These were enclosed in a speech read for him by the Prime Minister, Hon. Robinah Nabbanja during the celebrations to mark World Fisheries Day in Serere District.
🇺🇬Minister Kabbyanga to develop a strategy to help young innovators
📌The State Minister for National Guidance, Hon Godfrey Kabbyanga at the 15th graduation of Uganda institute of information and communication disclosed that the ICT Ministry is set to come up with a policy to commercialize research and innovations developed by institutions. The ministry has noticed how innovations are coming out but fail due to the developers lacking capital hence increasing unemployment.
🇺🇬Brig Gen Joseph Balikuddembe blames Karamoja leaders for aiding cattle rustling
📌The 3rd division Commander Brig. Gen. Joseph Balikuddembe has revealed that local leader’s involvement in cattle rustling is frustrating security efforts for total restoration of peace in Karamoja region. This follows arrest of three local council leaders and one alleged fortune teller who has been aiding cattle rustling in Kaabong district by the joint security forces of UPDF and Anti Stock Theft Unit in Karamoja.
🇺🇬Bishop Katumba Tamale to ordain and install Canons
The Bishop of West Buganda Diocese in the province of the church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Henry Katumba Tamale will on Sunday 27th November ordain
and install Canons, Deacons and commission Lay leaders at St. Paul’s Cathedral Kako – Masaka. According to the Diocesan press
office, Eight (8) Ordinands will be made Deacons, Five(5)to be
madeCannons,(One is a Priest) and Lay people will be made Lay
🇺🇬Hotel owners, tourism board sign MOU to rebuild the hospitality sector
📌During the signing of a Memorandum of understanding for ensuring continuity of joint efforts between the Uganda Hotel Owners Association and Uganda Tourism Board, the Operators in the Hotel and Tourism Industry appealed to government to set up a tourism fund that will ensure an effective response to emergencies in the sector. The President of Uganda Hotel Owners Association, Susan Muhwezi said the outbreak of COVID19 opened many eyes including those in the tourism Industry.
📌A research survey conducted by the Uganda Media Women Association (UMWA) in partnership with the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives has revealed that gender gaps still persist as regards portray of women both as news sources and news subjects. The study is part of the seven-month gender responsiveness project which intends to enhance women’s visibility and portray the media content and programming in Uganda. The survey team led by the UMWA Executive Director Margret Ssentamu Masagazi found out that 28% of women were reportedly news sources and subjects in the year 2022 as opposed to 72% of their male counterparts.
🇺🇬Minister Janet Museveni urges stakeholders to create conducive environment for female entrepreneurs
📌The Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Museveni has argued stakeholders in the female entrepreneurship space to create a community for networking, information sharing, and access to new markets for women in trade. The Minister disclosed this during the Breaking Barriers to Trade Networking 2022 event in Kampala, where female entrepreneurs gathered to offer solutions to issues hindering women from penetrating the global market.
🇺🇬Busoga leaders rob for a special program to eradicate poverty
📌Leaders in Busoga sub-region led by the 3rd Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Rukia Nakadama have re-echoed the need for a special program for Busoga in a bid to address poverty in the area. They said that this will help find a lasting solution to the challenges in the region.
MPs task government to amend Worker’s Compensation Act to included security officers who die on duty
📌A section of MPs have asked the government to consider amending the long-awaited Worker’s Compensation Act to cater for the compensation of security officers who lose their lives on the line of duty. This comes after the spate of attacks on police stations and posts that have left a number of security personnel dead while on duty, leaving their families struggling.
🇺🇬Kushaba forced out of office, Vendors applaud Government
📌Owino market vendors are really happy about the forceful removal of Sudan Katushabe, who has been the Chairperson of St Balikuddembe (Owino) Market. They thanked President Museveni and promised to vote him in the coming election. They say Susan treated them badly. So they are glad for KCCA to take over.
🇺🇬Government unveils five-year fiscal policy
📌Government of Uganda has launched the fiscal policy to regulate public debt for five financial years (2021/2022-2025/2025).The State minister for Planning, Mr. Amos Lugoloobi while officiating the launch said the fiscal policy among others seeks to ensure that total public debt in nominal terms is reduced to below 50 per cent of the National Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by Financial Year 2025/2026.
🇺🇬Experts express concern over delay in settling environment related cases
📌Environmentalists have revealed the judiciary is in the advanced stages of establishing the Environmental Protection Division at the High Court to cater for the case backlog of environment-related cases. The state minister for Environment, Beatrice Atim Anywar, said the absence of such an arrangement has been contributing to the continued degradation of the environment affecting easy disposal of cases.
🇺🇬UPDF and inhabitants recover gun, assailant arrested
📌After a restless operation, the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces together with the residents of Nyairongo Village have recovered a gun from a man named Hafasha Teojean, a Rwandese origin that was grabbed from a UPDF soldier who was guarding Hoima sugar land in Kikuube District on Wednesday November 23. Hafasha was hiding in Bugoma forest and is currently in the hands of the UPDF.
🇺🇬Parliament resolution on rustling takes shape as army deploys 11,400
📌 According to the State Minister for Defence, Jacob Oboth, Uganda Peoples’ Defence Force (UPDF) has made robust deployments by enhancing troop levels in each district of the Karamoja sub-region to curb cattle rustling. This follows a resolution of Parliament urging government to immediately stop cattle rustling and restore peace, security and stability in the sub-regions of Teso, Lango, Acholi, Karamoja, Bugisu and Sebei.
🇺🇬Government in final stages of hiring Gulu Logistics Hub operator
📌The Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) is in the final stages of hiring a private party to lease, develop and operate the multi-billion Gulu Logistics hub in Gulu City. Construction approximately Shs31 billion facility was completed in December 2021, after commencement in February 2020, and was meant to be in operation by early this year. Brian Asiimwe, the Project Coordinator of Gulu Logistics Hub from URC however said that the hub remained non-operational due to a number of challenges among them the need to hire a private operator.
🇺🇬Farmers in Acholi tipped to embrace commercial agriculture
📌while speaking at the commissioning of a multimillion agro-supermarket hub in Unyama A cell, Pece Laroo division, Gulu city this week, the State Minister for Northern Uganda Rehabilitation, Grace Kwiyucwiny asked farmers in Acholi sub-region to shift from subsistence to commercial agriculture to eradicate poverty and attract processing plants. She notes that through commercial agriculture, farmers will produce in bulk, thereby attracting investors ready to establish processing plants for value addition to agricultural produce.
🇺🇬ILO, Government scale up efforts to end child labour by 2025
📌Government has pledged it’s commitment in ensuring that child labour is completely eliminated by 2025. While speaking at the launch of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Social Finance Model- A Fight Against Child Labour in Uganda in Kampala, Betty Amongi, the minister of Gender Labour and Social Development said that government will do whatever it takes to ensure that child labour is ended.
🇺🇬Uganda encourages Vietnamese investors
📌Ugandan officials have made a case for Uganda as a favourable and profitable investment destination, rallying investors from Vietnam to set up business across different sectors. Addressing the business community at the Uganda -Vietnam business Summit that has been ongoing in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, the State Minister for Trade, Harriet Ntabazi encouraged business persons in Vietnam to bring industrial investments in Uganda and add on the value addition chain.
🇺🇬Alleged UPDF driver shoots civilian dead in Kawanda
📌Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson has said Ronald Waligo, 38, a resident of Kirinya Bigo in Kawanda was Friday (November 25, 2022) allegedly shot dead by a suspected UPDF driver identified as Abdul Ssali at Kawanda Senior Secondary School in Nakisangye Zone, Nabweru Division in Wakiso district. “It is alleged that the duo got into a misunderstanding, Abdul was leaving the school when he met several motorcycles and cars at the gate,” Oweyesigyire said
🇺🇬Prosecutor asks ICC to confirm 33 charges against LRA warlord Kony
📌Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim A.A. Khan has asked the Court judges to confirm the war crimes and crimes against humanity charges against Joseph Kony, the elusive leader of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army even in his absence. The war crimes and crimes against humanity charges against Kony comprise 33 counts of murder, cruel treatment, enslavement, rape, and attacks against the civilian population in Northern Uganda.
🇺🇬UN to vote on new tax convention proposed by African states
📌Developing nations are hoping to secure greater power over global tax affairs at a critical United Nations vote in New York on Wednesday. If the body’s members vote in favour of a resolution put forward by the African Group of states, it could pave the way toward fresh intergovernmental talks on global tax policy. The draft resolution calls on members to decide to lay the groundwork for a new UN convention on tax.
🇺🇬 Deputy Speaker calls for reforms to curb road accidents
📌The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa, has called on government to extensively look into reckless driving on the roads to curb accidents. During the plenary sitting of Thursday, 24 November 2022, Tayebwa in his communication to the House, said that although there has always been a rush to judge Boda Boda riders when after an accident, many times reckless car drivers are the cause of these accidents.
🇺🇬Soroti Catholic Diocese raises Shs317M for ‘Queen of Heaven’ Cathedral
📌Parishioners and friends of Soroti Catholic Diocese gathered in Kampala, to raise funds for a Catholic Church named “Regina Caeli” or “Queen of Heaven”. Vice President, H.E Jessica Alupo, also woman MP-Katakwi District and a Parishioner of the Diocese graced the occasion as chief guest.
🇺🇬Police officers cautioned to borrow with purpose
📌Police officers have been advised to borrow for self development rather than self gratification. The advice has been made by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj. General Geoffrey Katsigazi during a special general meeting of the police’s Exodus Sacco held at the police headquarters, Nagulu saying if police officers acquired loans from the force’s Exodus sacco without proper planning, their money will go to waste.
🇺🇬KCCA to start allocation of Boda Stages next year
📌Kampala Capital City Authority is set to start attaching boda boda riders to gazetted stages effective 1st January 2023. This has been revealed by Eng. Fortunate Biira, a transport engineer with KCCA while unveiling the roadmap for streamlining Boda operations in the city. She however notes that only those who are trained, certified, and also acquired the necessary documents like national IDs and driver’s licenses among others will be allocated stages.
🇺🇬Uganda’s Catherine Nanziri to take on Kenya’s Nicoline in the Bantam weight
📌Ugandan boxer Catherine Nanziri will today take on Kenya’s Nicoline Achieng in the Bantam weight East and Central Africa Boxing Championship at New Obligato in Kampala. In the weigh-ins, Nanziri weighed in at 53 kgs while Nicoline at 52.7 kgs.
🇺🇬Prime Minister and Bunyoro caucus set to meet Bagungu leaders over break away calls
📌The Prime Minister, Hon Robinnah Nabbanja and the Bunyoro caucus are set to meet leaders from the Bagungu in Buliisa district who have been pushing to break away from the Bunyoro Kitala Kingdom. This followed a kingdom Parliamentary caucus chaired by Jacob Karuhanga that was held in Kampala. The caucus had sought a way forward as Bagungu pushed for their own kingdom after insisting that it was indigenous tribe.
🇺🇬Millions lost as fire guts timber yard on Kibuye-Ndeeba
📌Traders in Kibuye-Ndeeba, Rubaga Division are counting losses after a fire ravaged the timber yard yesterday morning, destroying property estimated in billions of shillings. The place is a hub for the timber trade and some of the traders said everything was burnt to ash.
🇺🇬Kabale district leaders ready to re-locate Lake Bunyonyi shore dwellers.
📌Kabale district has embarked on an initiative to provide alternative sources of income to communities living along the shores of Lake Bunyonyi, the known 2nd deepest lake in Africa after Lake Tanganyika, in a bid to conserve it. The project aims at establishing water trenches, check dams, and agro-forestry.
🇺🇬NEMA tasked to expedite plastic regulation and ban
📌National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has started engaging plastic manufacturers and recyclers on proper management of all waste including regulation of indiscriminate dumping. The state Minister for Environment, Hon Beatrice Anywar says that the intended legislation reforms will focus on both halting manufacture of plastics below 30 microns and streamlining recycling.
🇺🇬DIT Director argues parents to embrace vocational training
📌While officiating at the pioneer graduation ceremony of 52 graduates at Abia Skills Development and Training Center, Kyengera in Wakiso district, Dr. Patrick Byakatonda, the Director at the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) in the Ministry of Education and Sports tasked parents to interest their children in Vocational training to uplift their communities.
🇺🇬Achieving Uganda vision 2040- Minister Muruuli assures investors of stable climate
📌The Minister for Public Service, Muruuli Mukasa assured investors in Uganda of the Government’s commitment to ensuring a continued stable investment climate that guarantees sustainable production of the required goods and services. The Minister was representing the Vice President of Uganda at the 10th celebrations of the Visionaries of Uganda Awards Ceremony 2022 held at Serena Hotel in Kampala.
🇺🇬Researchers call for more funding into reproductive health
📌The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Diana Atwine has emphasized the need to invest in operations research in the Reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) Sharpened Plan and related programs and projects. Atwine Advocated for this in a speech read by the Director Clinical Services Dr. Charles Olaro in Kampala during the dissemination meeting of the results and recommendations of the 12 studies supported through the RMNCAH Operations Research Program.
🇺🇬Kapchorwa encounters Kampala in Athletes’ Regional Cross Country Championships
📌Athletes across the country will engage in the regional cross-country competitions in the build-up of the National Cross-country Championship due in Tororo next month. The Uganda Athletics Federations seeks to beat the International Athletics federation’s deadline for early submission of the national team due to participate in the 2023 World Cross Country Championship.
🇺🇬The Anti-Corruption Division Judge calls for amendment of old laws
📌During the launch of strengthening crime prevention and criminal justice programme, the head of the Anti-Corruption Division of the High Court, Lawrence Gidudu urged government to continue amending land laws to suit modern times in regard to fighting cyber-crimes. The judge noted that the recent amendment of the Computer Misuse Act didn’t meet the requirements to prosecute offenders of crimes but However, went on to address minor challenges. He adds that the Act has been used to convict criminals, after its contradictions in evidence retrieval.
🇺🇬Government to unveil fees policy before next term to regulate fees charged by government-aided schools
📌The Ministry of education officials signified that a policy on the regulation of tuition fees charged by government-aided schools is ready. It is expected that the next phase of consultations with stakeholders shall be completed before the commencement of the next school term. MPs on the Education Committee on Friday were discontented noting that it would be late as the circulars issued by the schools reflect hiked fees.
🇺🇬Vietnam’s President to attend the Non-Aligned Movement Conference in Uganda next year
📌President Museveni has invited the President of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc to attend the Non-Aligned Movement Conference in Kampala in November next year. The President was speaking at a state dinner that was hosted by President Nguyen at the International Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam.
📌 a group of United Nation experts said on Friday that the Taliban’s treatment of Afghan women and girls, including their exclusion from parks and gyms as well as schools and universities, may amount to a crime against humanity. The assessment by the U.N. Special Reporter on Afghanistan, Richard Bennett and nine other experts says the treatment of women and girls may amount to ‘gender persecution’ under the Rome Statute to which Afghanistan is a party.
🌍 DRC: Clashes continue before peace ceasefire
📌the M23 rebels were still fighting and advancing to the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, barely hours before a ceasefire was to come into force. Clashes were under way between the M23 and a Hutu militia in Bambo, 70 kilometer’s north of the provincial capital Goma.
🌍 MALAWI: Vice President arrested by anti-corruption bureau
📌Malawi’s Anti-Corruption Bureau has arrested the country’s Vice President Saulos Chilima over corruption allegations. Chilima is accused of accepting money and other items in exchange for awarding government contracts. He will be taken to court where he is expected to be charged with three counts of corrupt practices by a public officer, among other charges.
🌍 KENYA: Ruto is on a revenge mission
📌 Kenya’s opposition leaders claimed that President William Ruto is on a revenge mission and witch hunt against individuals who did not back his August 9 presidential bid. ODM leader Raila Odinga says IEBC vice-chairperson Juliana Cherera and Commissioners Francis Wanderi, Irene Masit and Justus Nyang’aya are being targeted for expressing reservations over the process that led to the declaration of Dr. Ruto as President.
🌍 MALI: Civilians flee as IS-linked jihadists advance in northeast Mali
📌Jihadists aligned with the Islamic State group are advancing in north eastern Mali, prompting terrified citizens to flee their homes. The strategic towns of Gao and Menaka have long been in the forefront of Mali’s decade-long jihadist crisis.
🌍 RWANDA: Kagame calls for speedy industrial development in Africa
📌President Paul Kagame emphasised the urgency of accelerating industrial development in Africa, highlighting that the pace remains too slow. He made the address while chairing the opening ceremony of the 17th African Union Extraordinary Summit on Industrialization and Economic Diversification, held in Niger yesterday November, 25 2022.
🌍 CHINA: Third consecutive daily record for new COVID cases
📌China reported 35,183 new COVID-19 infections on Nov. 25, of which 3,474 were symptomatic and 31,709 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Saturday, setting a new high for the third consecutive day.
🌍 Somali forces kill 15 Al-Shabaab militants foil attack
📌Somali security forces backed by international partners killed 15 al-Shabab militants in a sting operation carried out in the area of Bulo Madina located in the Lower Shabelle region, southern Somalia on Friday. The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism said in a statement issued in Mogadishu that the 15 al-Shabab militants had survived Wednesday’s joint operation in which the troops killed 49 al-Shabab fighters.
🌍 TANZANIA: President Samia opposes a 2017 act of burning 6,000 live chicks from Kenya
📌Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has said that an order five years ago to burn 6,400 live chicks imported from Kenya was wrong. The chicks, which were impounded at the Namanga border town, were set on fire in November 2017 on grounds that they were smuggled into Tanzania. Five years after the torching, the president said the action nearly soiled the historical relations between the two trading partners. “It was not a good way to handle such imports. Even chickens have the right to live,” she said when she addressed lawyers from the region.
🌍Kenyan government halts baobab exports to Georgia after outcry
📌The Kenyan government has halted the transportation and export of Kilifi baobabs to Georgia and ordered an investigation into how a foreign contractor received permission to transport the ancient trees out of the country. Kenya’s president, William Ruto, ordered the Ministry of Environment and Forestry to investigate whether Georgy Gvasaliya had the proper license to take the trees out of Kenya under the Nagoya protocol, an international agreement that governs the conditions for the export of genetic resources, which has been incorporated into Kenyan law.
🌍 US prepares to host 1,000 African officials as Leaders Summit details emerge
📌The Joe Biden administration expects upwards of 1,000 African government and business leaders to descend on Washington next month for diplomatic talks and commercial deal making. White House senior advisor for the US-Africa Leaders Summit, Dana Banks told reporters this week that already 45 out of 49 invited heads of state, plus African Union Commission Chairman, Moussa Faki have confirmed their attendance
🌍 RUSSIA: Justice Ministry adds Meta to ‘extremist’ list
📌Russia’s justice ministry has added Facebook-owner Meta Platforms (META.O) to its register of extremist organizations on Friday. A Russian court earlier this year ruled Meta had engaged in “extremist activity”. Moscow has restricted access to Facebook and Instagram as part of a campaign against Western social media platforms.
🌍RUSSIA: Forbes estimates that Moscow government has spent $82 billion fighting Ukraine since February 24
📌According to Forbes, Russia has spent $82 billion on war during the nine months of its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which is a quarter of its yearly budget. According to a Forbes, Russia utilized 10,000–50,000 shells per day during the conflict, with a Soviet-caliber shell costing on average roughly $1,000. Russia has spent more than $5.5 billion on just artillery supplies.