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𝐅𝐄𝐁𝐔𝐀𝐑𝐘 03, 2023
🇺🇬 Tarehe Sita preparations in high gear at Kakyeeka in Mbarara
📌 UPDF Deputy Spokesperson Col. Deo Akiiki Thursday said that preparations to mark the 42nd Tarehe Sita national celebrations are in high gear at the Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara City as Police, Army and Uganda WildLife Authority officers do final touches of the parade formation and matching practices. Fence repairs and painting of the Kakyeka stadium are almost complete.
🇺🇬 UPDF cleans up Mukono Town ahead of Tarehe Sita celebrations
📌 The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has been busy preparing for the 42nd Tarehe Sita anniversary celebrations in different parts of the country, including in Mukono Town. As part of the buildup activities ahead of February 6, the Army led by Lt. Col Matthew Kalema cleaned hospitals and schools in Mukono town. The week-long activities are aimed at fostering a good relationship between the Army and the civilians.
🇺🇬 Minister Baryomunsi tells families of missing persons to report to Police than political parties
📌 The Minister for Information Communication Technology (ICT) and National Guidance, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi has urged Ugandans to always report Police in case a family member is missing not to political parties as it has been the norm in the past few years. He was appearing during the NBS Frontline Show on Thursday night.
“For a person to go missing and the family can’t trace this person is a serious issue. That’s why we have a law on it; the Missing Persons Act,” he said.
🇺🇬 Two kids perish in Kajjansi Fire
📌 Police is investigating a fire incident at Kajjansi Town Council that claimed lives of two children aged between two months and five years on Thursday. Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango said the incident happened at Lweza Zone B, Kajjansi, Wakiso district. He identified the deceased as Rahim Kakooza aged 2 months and Sarah Nakitende, aged 5 years.
“The cause of the fire has not been established but investigations are ongoing,” Onyango said.
🇺🇬 Government releases UGX399M for completion of Namisindwa District Headquarters
📌 The Chief Administrative Officer, Patrick Nowabigabi on Tuesday said that the Ministry of Finance disbursed Shs399 Million for the completion of the Namisindwa District local Government headquarters that started in 2017. Nowabigabi made the remarks while launching the works to complete the district headquarters.
🇺🇬 Central region tops highest in Cancer cases -UCI
📌 The Executive Director Uganda Cancer Institute, Dr. Jackson Orem on Friday said that the Central region has the highest cases of Cancer followed by the Northern region and Western respectively according to the recent survey. Dr. Orem made the remarks while officiating at the opening of a two-day Cancer awareness conference sponsored by the Ministry of Health.
🇺🇬 Uganda-Japan ICT initiative to create over 30,000 jobs for youths
📌 The Minister for ICT, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi has said Uganda will hope to tap into Japan’s aged population in a bid to create jobs for her youthful population. He was on Friday speaking during the closing ceremony for a week- long study tour for a delegation of renowned Japanese ICT companies to Uganda.
“Japan and other developed countries have an ageing population and yet they have factories and other jobs that don’t have a workforce. Through technology, it is possible that our graduates can be employed in Japan and they work from here through the business process outsourcing. It is what we are looking at,” Dr. Baryomunsi said.
🇺🇬 MBALE: Elgon Sub County gets new Chief
📌 The Chief Administrative Officer Mbale City, Womaniala Geoffrey says that Elgon sub county has received Ms. Khawakwa Faith as their new sub county chief replacing Mr. Nagimesi Fred. Womaniala was presiding over the official handover of Nagimesi who was absent. The CAO emphasised commitment towards work, avoiding absenteeism and mismanagement of funds.
🇺🇬 BUTALEJA: Government constructs OPD ward at Mazimasa Health Center III
📌 During the commissioning of construction works on the OPD ward at Mazimasa Health Center III on Wednesday, Ms. Hajira Namagogwe, the RDC commended the Government for promoting health services in the District. Namagogwe asked leaders in Mazimasa Sub County to support and keep regular monitoring of construction work to ensure value for money. The project was contracted by Baisonga and Sons Company Limited.
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🌍 KENYA: Ex-President Kenyatta’s Security detail scaled down
📌The Kenyan Inspector General Japheth Koome on Friday told journalists that the Security detail of Kenya’s former President Uhuru Kenyatta was significantly cut by President William Ruto from 96 elite officers to 25 while the former First Lady has five. The head of Police told journalists that the changes were guided by police regulations on the security of a retired president.
🌍 KENYA: President of Italy to visit the country in March
📌 The Italian Ambassador to Kenya, Roberto Natali during a meeting told President William Ruto in the country’s State House that the Italian President, Sergio Mattarella, will visit Kenya in March in a bid to enhance cooperation between the two countries. Ambassador Roberto Natali emphasised the significance of President Mattarella’s visit as a high point in their relationship. In a statement, State House said the visit aims to have fruitful discussions between the two countries on water harvesting, distribution, and irrigation.
🌍 SOUTH SUDAN: Herders attack leaves many dead on eve of Pope’s visit
📌On Thursday, armed herders killed 21 civilians in a reprisal attack on a rival cattle camp in Kajo-Keji County of Central Equatoria.
“The commissioner of Kajo-Keji County condemns in the strongest terms possible, the attack on the cattle camp and the massacre of the innocent civilians in the barbaric act of revenge”, the commissioner said in a statement.
Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury who will also be in South Sudan, said he was “horrified” by the news of the attack on the eve of Pope’s Visit.
🌍 African countries lack ‘immediate accesses’ to cholera vaccine – ACDC
📌Africa’s public health agency says countries with deadly cholera outbreaks on the continent have no ‘immediate access’ to vaccines amid a global supply shortage. The acting director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ahmed Ogwell, told journalists on Thursday that the agency is working with the World Health Organization and the vaccine alliance GAVI on ways to obtain more doses.
🌍 NIGERIA: Women are not respected- Presidential aspirant Chichi Ojei
📌The only woman running to be President of Nigeria in this month’s elections has said that women “are not respected” in the country. Chichi Ojei from the Allied Peoples Movement said people have told her she must be out of her mind to be running and that having a female president in Nigeria is not possible. Ms Ojei said that the answer to Nigeria’s problems can be solved with a female president, despite the fact women are treated as the underdog in the country.
🌍 SOUTH AFRICA: Spurs sponsorship deal criticised
📌South Africa’s official tourism board says it intends to continue to pursue a proposed sponsorship deal with Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, despite public uproar after details were leaked in the media this week. Themba Khumalo, the acting CEO of South African Tourism (SAT) said while there was no signed contract as yet, the board had conditionally approved the proposed three-year deal worth 900m South African rand (£42.5m/$52.5m).