𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐂𝐇 02, 2023
🇺🇬 President Museveni commissions over 782 officers at Kaweweta Training School
📌 President Yoweri Museveni, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has Thursday March 2, 2023 commissioned over 782 Officer Cadets, Intake 05 Short 2022/2023 at Kaweweta Recruit Training School. The President congratulated the Officer Cadets and encouraged them to remain focused on their military career. He thanked both the Commandant Kaweweta Recruit Training School and instructors for doing a commendable work in grooming a professional force. The President also warned them against corruption saying the vice would endanger their careers and also encouraged them to expose the vice and all its forces.
“I call upon you to reject and fight corruption in your career duties. You have been equipped with skills so use them to expose the enemies of our progress,” President Museveni said. He reminded the young officers to embrace the NRM/UPDF doctrines of Patriotism, Nationalism, Pan-Africanism.
🇺🇬 Women leaders launch Inter-Party Platform for political participation
📌 Women leaders from nine political parties have launched the Inter-party women platform (IWOP) that seeks to provide space for women from all registered political parties in Uganda to have a common voice on issues that affect their participation in politics. The forum is made up of women from NRM, FDC, DP, ANT, JEEMA, UPC, PDP, Uganda Federal Alliance, and Ecological Party of Uganda. Aisha Waliggo as their interim chairperson.
🇺🇬 Multi Choice announces price increase for DSTV and GoTV Service
📌 MultiChoice has announced a price increment for their DSTV and Go TV services. From April 01, subscribers will have to pay 7 to 9 per cent more to access DStv and GOtv programming packages. The company has attributed the increment to the tough economic times caused by the effects of COVID 19 and imported inflation resulting from the Russian – Ukraine war.
🇺🇬 Moroto teacher found dead in Sironko lodge
📌 A secondary school teacher from Moroto District in Karamoja Sub-region has been found dead at Wodada lodge in Sironko Town Council, Sironko District. Police said Moses Lokerith Santos, 39, a teacher and resident of Lorengedwat Village in Moroto District checked into the lodge in January. He was found dead by a manager of the lodge, Ms Juliet Buhule on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. The Elgon Regional Police Spokesperson Rogers Taitika said the body was on the bed with no injuries.
🇺🇬 Parliamentary Committee scrutinises UGX 2.3Trillion Supplementary Budget
📌 The Parliamentary Committee on Budget has started scrutinising the Ugx2.3 Trillion supplementary budgets that the Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development recently presented to Parliament for approval. According to the State Minister for Finance in Charge of General Duties, Henry Musasizi, the UGX 1.3 Trillion is within the 3% legal limit, while the UGX 1.071 trillion requires prior approval by Parliament.
🇺🇬 Ankole subregion faults underfunding and corruption for poor state of roads
📌 District officials from the Ankole sub-region have decried neglect, underfunding, and corruption among issues affecting the timely construction and maintenance of roads. The officials were meeting with several government officials in the roads sector at the Office of the Prime Minister, where they discussed the poor state of roads in Ankole.
🇺🇬 UEDCL steps up measures for efficiency after UMEME exit
📌 Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL) has stepped up measures to ensure there will be no gap created after the exit of UMEME. According to UEDCL Managing Director, Paul Mwesigwa, apart from training the manpower to take on the mantle, they have also introduced sophisticated technology to monitor power distribution throughout the country.
🇺🇬 KCCA fails to utilise UGX 13.6 Billion
📌 Officials from the Kampala Capital City Authority have been faulted for failing to utilise UGX 13.6 Billion meant for recruiting health workers and teachers in Kampala. Appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities, and State Enterprises, the officials led by ED Dorothy Kisaka said the money was returned to the Treasury because of the increment of salaries for health workers and teachers.
🇺🇬 Minister Aceng launches HIV self-testing kit
📌 Minister for Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng has launched an HIV rapid test to increase testing among Ugandans. The self-test kit, manufactured by Abbot, can generate results in 20 minutes and will be beneficial in retrieving HIV data from communities like marginalised groups and higher institutions of learning.
🇺🇬 Basongola frustrate opening of Nkoko land boundaries
📌 The Basongora communities in Kayanja I and II villages, in Kasese District have foiled an attempt by district authorities to open up boundaries on the disputed land between pastoralists and cultivators in the area. The group says the document upon which the district surveying team relied on for boundary opening indicates a different place from what was intended to be demarcated.
🇺🇬 First phase of Kampala flyover project to be complete by August
📌 The construction of lot-1 of the Kampala flyover and road upgrade project will be complete by August this year. Allen Kagina, the Executive Director, Uganda National Roads Authority said that work is eighty percent complete and that lot-2 will start in mid this year. Dr. Yamada Jinuchi, the Executive Senior Vice President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said they are committed to provide more support to the Government especially in the infrastructure development sector.
🇺🇬 YUMBE: Police recovers gun stolen during ATM robbery
📌 Police in Yumbe District are investigating circumstances under which thugs broke into four ATM machines of Post Bank on Monday and escaped with a yet unestablished amount of money and a gun. The West Nile Region Police spokesperson, Ignatius Dragudu said that a sniffer dog has so far led to the arrest of one suspect, Edward Kerimu, an accountant at Yumbe Health Centre IV. Dragudu said that a gun which had gone missing was recovered with four rounds of ammunition.
🇺🇬 BULIISA: Man dies after being attacked by crocodile
📌 A one Okello John was attacked by a crocodile at Kabolwa landing site in Kabolwa village in Kigoya parish. According to eyewitnesses, the deceased’s private parts were chopped off by the crocodile. Okello died while being rushed to Hoima Referral Hospital and burial arrangements are ongoing at Kakoora village.
🇺🇬 ADJUMANI: Eight arrested over illegal evictions
📌 At least eight people have been arrested over carrying out illegal evictions of residents in the Molokodi area in Itirikhwa sub county in Adjumani district. Security confirmed that they had recovered arrows, bows, and military attire from the suspects, whose leader is an army deserter purporting to be a UPDF Captain.
🇺🇬 IBANDA: Heavy downpour destroys plantations, houses
📌A heavy downpour has destroyed houses, plantations and crops in the two villages of Kabale Ward in Bisheshe Division in Ibanda district. At least 30 houses and a number of plantations in the villages of Kyembogo and Kagango were also destroyed. Johnson Kanyomozi, the division chairperson, says the damage was immense.
🇺🇬 LIRA: Leaders decry salary delays
📌 Leaders in Lira District have decried delays in the salaries of civil servants which they say is hampering the fight against corruption in the district. This was during the launch of the Asset Declaration Programme by the Inspector General of the Government (IGG).
🇺🇬 LWENGO: Life-threatening leaflets being circulated
📌 Threatening leaflets are being circulated in Kingo Sub County in Lwengo district. According to Aloysius Kibira, the Chairperson Kingo Sub County, unknown people have started throwing around anonymous life threatening leaflets in Mirembe, Kagganda, and Kyoko villages.
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🌍 Kenya’s values don’t allow same-sex relationships- President Ruto
📌President William Ruto has for the first time spoken on last week’s ruling by the Supreme Court approving the registration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) rights groups. Speaking at the Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC), Nairobi, during the re-launch of the Women Enterprise Fund on Thursday, President Ruto said he respects the apex Court’s decision but insisted that Kenya’s values and religion do not allow same-sex relationships.
🌍 RWANDA: Kagame calls for ‘proper strategy’ to mitigate Ukraine war shocks
📌President Paul Kagame has said that effects of the Ukraine war have hit Africa harder than any part of the world and that the continent needs a proper strategy to mitigate further effects. He made the observation as he addressed a press conference on Wednesday at Village Urugwiro where he said that the Ukraine situation has turned things more upside down.
🌍 RWANDA: President Kagame dubs DRC threats to Kigali baseless
📌DRC’S threats of attacking Rwanda and overthrowing the Kigali leadership are baseless and outrightly empty, unfounded and not practical, President Paul Kagame said in Wednesday. Kagame said that what was most important was to reassure Rwandans of their safety.
🌍 IMF approves $114.8m Emergency Funding to South Sudan
📌The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved an immediate disbursement of $114.8 million to the Government of South Sudan to help it address the urgent balance of payment needs arising from the rising food insecurity and declining forex reserves. The IMF said in a statement on Wednesday that the emergency financing under the Food Shock Window of the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) would provide South Sudan with fiscal space to address food insecurity while maintaining social and growth enhancing spending as well as boosting reserves.
🌍 NIGERIA: Opposition to contest Election Results
📌Nigeria’s Labour Party has denounced the country’s Presidential elections on Wednesday, claiming they had not been “transparent, free and fair”. Labour Party Vice Presidential candidate Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed detailed instances of violence and voter intimidation saying the election was conducted in clear violation of agreed and promised INEC, rules and guidelines.
🌍 Cyclone Freddy kills 14 in Madagascar and Mozambique
📌At least 14 people have died, seven in Madagascar and seven in Mozambique following a tropical cyclone. The number of people affected by Cyclone Freddy has also risen to 383,000, that includes 226,000 in Madagascar and more than 163,300 in Mozambique, according to the latest UN situation report.