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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Lt Col Katabazi challenges University student leaders to use their leadership skills to contribute to society
πŸ“ŒThe Deputy Director General Internal Security Organisation, Lt Col Emmy Katabazi has challenged University student leaders toΒ  focus on the future of the country by using their leadership skills to contribute positively to society. He made the remarks on Saturday during the pass out ceremony of 96 elected University leaders who were undergoing a Leadership and Patriotism Course that commenced on February 7 and ended on February 25 at the Institute of Security and Intelligence Studies (ISIS) in Entebbe. He tasked the young leadersΒ  to utilise the skills gained during the two-week training,Β  and also warned them against a “corrupt ideology of disintegration based on nations and tribalism”. The participants came from Makerere University, Islamic University in Uganda, Busitema University, Mountains of the Moon, Kabale University, Uganda Christian University, Kyambogo University, Bishop Stuart University, Uganda Catholic Management Institute, among others. Lt Col Katabazi hailed the ISO leadership for offering an opportunityΒ  to train the young leaders.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Reverend Canon Godfrey Mbitse is new Muhabura Diocese Bishop
πŸ“ŒThe House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda have elected Reverend Canon Godfrey Mbitse as the third Bishop of Muhabura Diocese. According to a statement issued by the Provincial Secretary, Rev. Canon William Ogeng, the Bishop-elect will be consecrated and enthroned on April 2, 2023 at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Seseme, in Kisoro District. Canon Mbitse, 59Β  began church ministry in Muhabura Diocese as a youth leader and Church Teacher. He has been a parish priest since 1998 and has served as an Archdeacon since 2009. Since 2015, he has also served as the Diocesan Mission Coordinator and Diocesan Head of Clergy. Mbitse was ordained a deacon in 1998 and a priest in 1999 in Muhabura Diocese. He holds a Bachelor of Divinity from Bishop Barham University College of Uganda Christian University, and a Diploma in Theology.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Mufti Mubajje calls for closure of NGOs that promote LGBTQ rights in Uganda
πŸ“ŒThe Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje has asked Government to ban NGOs and all civil society organisations that are promoting homosexuality in the country. Speaking during Juma prayers on Friday at Old Kampala Mosque, Mubajje also urged parents to keenly assess scholarship offers given to their children as some are disguised as promotion for acceptance of homosexuality. Mubajje made the remarks as Muslims across the country held a peaceful demonstration against the vice. Last week, the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) issued a directive calling upon Muslims to turn up in large numbers to peacefully demonstrate against homosexuality.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Absa Bank Women’s Forum empowers teenage mothers in Kyegegwa
πŸ“ŒMembers of staff from Absa Bank Uganda under the Women NetworkForum have donated assorted items and provided skilling to seventy teenage mothers in Kyegegwa District. At a ceremony held at Kakabara Primary School, the women donated assorted essential items like toiletries, diapers, bedsheets and handed over five laptops fitted with Absa’s Ready to Work program , a digital platform that offers training courses in essential work, entrepreneurial, money and work skills. The women also conducted training in financial literacy and knitting and planted 100 fruit trees at the school in a drive to increase the area’s green cover.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Minister Babalanda cautions RDCs, RCCs against laziness
πŸ“ŒThe Minister for Presidency, Milly Babalanda has warned that lazy and non-performing Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) and Resident City Commissioners (RCCs) risk losing their jobs. Babalanda said many RDCs and RCCs are too lazy and cannot give services to people they represent citing the example of Masaka City where the RCC failed to execute a Presidential directive and some people were consequently illegally evicted from their land.
“You will not be transferred but will be dismissed there and then because we do not want the same problem in other districts,” she said.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ KYEGEGWA: Mob lynches man for killing lover over infidelity
πŸ“ŒPolice in Kyegegwa District are investigating the murder of a 35 year-old man who was beaten to death by a mob on allegations of killing his 38-year-old lover whom he accused of infidelity. Sunday Obed, a resident of Butale village, Kigambo Sub County in Kyegegwa District was attacked by a mob on Friday, barely a day after he allegedly killed Corodina Mukabunane, 38, a widow and mother of five. The Rwenzori West Police Spokesperson, Vincent Twesige said residents got wind of what had happened and they mounted a search till they got Sunday Obed from his hiding in a swamp, andΒ  stoned him to death.
“By the time our officers arrived, it was too late,”  said Twesige.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ MITOOMA: Traffic Police Officers sensitise Bodaboda riders on good road usage
πŸ“ŒTraffic Police officers in Mitooma Town Council have sensitised Bodaboda owners and riders of MutaraΒ  sub countyΒ  on the basics of good road usage and the must haves for one toΒ  ride a motorcycle on a public road. The riders were also trained on the laws that govern the bodaboda industry in Uganda.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬Β  PALLISA: Local Government offices’Β  roof blownΒ  by heavy downpour
πŸ“ŒThe Pallisa Local Government administrative offices’ roof were blown off by a heavy downpour that destroyed the office of theΒ  Local Council V Chairperson and other key offices.

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🌍 KENYA: My Government will discriminate none- President Ruto
πŸ“ŒPresident William Ruto has said that his administration will be impartial in delivering services to Kenyans irrespective of the candidate they voted for in the August 2022 polls. Ruto was speaking during a thanksgiving service in Lamu on Sunday where he said that his government is focused on fulfilling his campaign promises, and urged all Kenyans to keep united.
β€œI would like to urge you to continue living in harmony and unite as Kenyans. I will make sure that nobody and no constituency will be discriminated against,” he said.

🌍  KENYA: Homa Bay MP wants homosexuality punishable by life sentence
πŸ“ŒHoma Bay Member of Parliament Peter Kaluma is seeking to introduce a Bill criminalising homosexuality in Kenya. In a letter addressed to the Speaker Moses Wetangula, the MP says the proposed law also intends to increase the penalty for those convicted of engaging or promoting homosexuality acts to imprisonment for life sentence.
β€œI intend to bring legislation to criminalize and punish homosexuality and other unnatural sexual acts; and to further criminalize the promotion of such acts in Kenya,” reads the letter.

🌍 Nigerians return to polling stations to cast their vote
Some Nigerians on Sunday returned to the polls after technical hitches prevented them from casting their votes Saturday for a new president.
“The whole process is an absolute mess,” Preye Iti, 60, a civil servant, said. “I waited from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm yesterday. Now I’m back here at 8:30 again.”
Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission has said the results of the election will be available in a few days.

🌍 GAMBIA: President Barrow appoints Muhammad Jallow Vice-President
πŸ“ŒMuhammad Jallow has been appointed Vice-President of Gambia, the fifth person to hold that title under President Adama Barrow. He replaces Alieu Badara Joof, 65, who died in India where he had been seeking medical treatment. Jallow is an experienced civil servant who has worked across various ministries, rising to the position of secretary general and head of the civil service until his statutory retirement in 2020.

🌍 Botswana, Namibia launch use of National Identity Cards for cross-border travel
πŸ“Œ Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his Namibian counterpart, Hage Geingob have signed an agreement that will allow their citizens to cross the two countries’ borders without passports. Citizens of the two southern African countries will only be required to produce their identity cards at crossing points. The leaders launched the passport-free travel arrangement at the Mamuno border crossing. Masisi said introducing the use of identity documents for travel is necessary to foster unity between the two neighbours and other southern African states.

🌍 French Court convicts Moroccan Singer of rape
πŸ“ŒA Court in Paris sentenced Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred to six years in prison. A six-member jury and three magistrates spent seven hours deliberating before the singer was found guilty of raping a French woman at a luxury hotel on the Champs-Elysees in October 2016 while drunk and under the influence of cocaine. The 37-year-old famous singer was expected to be imprisoned starting Friday. Lamjarred is one of the Arab world’s most popular artists. In his home country Morocco, King Mohammed VI awarded him the highest national honour in 2015.

🌍 Turkey begins to rebuild for 1.5 Million people left homeless by earthquakes
πŸ“ŒTurkey has begun work to rebuild homes following this month’s devastating earthquakes, a Government official said, as the combined death toll in Turkey and Syria surpassed 50,000. More than 160,000 buildings containing 520,000 apartments collapsed or were severely damaged in the February 6 earthquakes that killed tens of thousands in Turkey and neighbouring Syria. Facing an election within months, President Tayyip Erdogan has pledged to rebuild homes within a year, although experts have said the authorities should put safety before speed.

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