Hosting the upcoming Commonwealth Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers (CSPOC) in Uganda presents a significant opportunity for the country. This event starting from 3rd to 6th of January, 2024 at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, serves as a platform for Uganda to demonstrate its capabilities as a host nation and engage in meaningful discussions with fellow Commonwealth member countries. The benefits of this conference are numerous, including international recognition, increased investments, enhanced tourism, and improved global reputation.
Firstly, hosting the...
The Mbale, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) enforcement team has closed off several consolidation centers in the areas of Pallisa, Butebo for possession of smuggled items.
According to Godson Mwesigye, the URA Manager of Enforcement Operations in Mbale, they recovered 50 cartons of wheat flour and 30 bags of rice from Kenya.
Mwesigye said that after the discovery, the team moved to Mbale and Bukwo, where they recovered 23 tyres of the Ling Long brand from China from a mini store along...
World AIDS Day is an annual event that sheds light on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic and promotes awareness, prevention, and treatment initiatives. Each year, a theme is chosen to focus attention on different aspects of the fight against HIV/AIDS. In 2023, the theme "Let Communities Lead" holds immense significance for Uganda, a country heavily impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
The Importance of Community Involvement:
Uganda Aids Commission (UAC) statistics reveal a troubling trend of increasing HIV infections among young people aged...
Major Karugaba, the representative of the Commanding Officer Fisheries Protection Unit (FPU), calls for cooperation among the fishing community in Wakiso as a way of fighting illegal practices on the lake and the fish business.
Maj. Karugaba made these remarks on November 30, 2023, while handing over an assortment of impounded items to the fishing community of Wakiso at a function that was held at the Gudda landing site in Entebbe. The items included boats, motorcycles, and engines.
"I urge everyone...
Joint security forces in Karamoja are conducting operations in which illegal charcoal traders are being cracked.
SSP Claire Nabakka, the Deputy Public Relations Officer, of the Uganda Police Force, said in a statement made on November 30, 2023, that they are enforcing Presidential Executive Order No. 3 of 2023.
“This order prohibits charcoal burning and trade in specified regions of North and North East Uganda (Karamoja, Teso, Lango, and Acholi) and West Nile,” Nabakka said.
According to Nabakka, President Gen. Yoweri Kaguta...
The Uganda Railway Corporation (URC) has announced the temporary closure of the railway level crossing along Mukwano road.
This development was confirmed in a public notice dated November 27, 2023, by the URC.
According to John Ssengendo, the Uganda Railway Corporation spokesperson, starting December 1 to 16, 2023, the railway crossing level at Mukwano will be closed to motorists to enable railway repair.
Ssengendo added that they will provide a temporary diversion route for light vehicle, motorcycles and pedestrians.
“A temporary diversion route...