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𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐂𝐇 05, 2023
🇺🇬 KCCA resettles Kyanja City hawkers
📌City hawkers who have been congesting road sides of Kyanja, a Kampala suburb have been resettled by Kampala City Council authorities to a modernized area in Nazareth zone along Hajj. Alimiya Sujjabi Road. This follows KCCA’s program of the Smart City Campaign to provide decent and smart work spaces for all City dwellers to improve livelihoods and foster economic development.
🇺🇬 Minister Musenero commends Private Sector strategy to go digital
📌Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Monica Musenero has commended the private sector for spearheading the transition of information storage and transfer from analogue technology to digital. Dr. Musenero’s appreciation came as she met information management companies during a digital transformation meeting, intended to support Government initiatives in improving data usage.
🇺🇬 Flying Squad Unit arrests eight over theft of construction materials
📌A prominent Hoima businessman, Simon Mugumisirize aka Young Eddie and seven others are in custody at Hoima City Central Police Station over accusations of involvement in the theft of construction materials. Police Flying Squad unit arrested them on Friday afternoon in connection with the theft of iron bars meant for the construction of a Sh500M bridge project in Hoima City West Division under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID) programme.
🇺🇬 EACOP enrolls 146 youths for Vocational skills
📌146 youths in Sembabule and Kyotera Districts have been enrolled to benefit from the vocational training programs by the East African Crude Oil Pipeline-EACOP project. The beneficiaries were selected from the project-affected households in the different parts of the districts under livelihood restoration program. John Bosco Habumugisha, the EACOP Deputy Managing Director explained that they enrolled 89 males and 46 females at St Charles Lwanga Technical Institute Butende and Mummy’s Institute of Beauty Design and Commercial Studies in Masaka City.
🇺🇬 Government settles over 3,500 landless residents in Bunyangabu
📌Government has issued land titles to some 3,500 locals in Bunyangabu District. These have been occupying land belonging to Tooro Kingdom and have on several occasions suffered eviction threats. Lands Minister Judith Nabakooba said this initiative will solve land wrangles that have been ongoing in the district over years.
🇺🇬 WAKISO: River Mayanja bursts, blocks Masaka road
📌River Mayanja on Friday bust its banks after a heavy down pour, over to Kyengera Town Council making it hard for road users to access Nsangi and Buloba. A road user, one Kateregga Mathius attributed this to wetland degradation.
🇺🇬 ATIAK: Police arrests Town Clerk over selling three district planting machines
📌Police has arrested Ben Oluba, the Atiak Town Clerk on suspicion of selling three district agriculture planting machines to metal scrap dealers at about Ugx400,000. Oluba was arrested after the whistle blower found the agriculture planting machines at a metal scrap yard being loaded on a vehicle heading to Kampala. The planters, which are towed by tractors during planting were reportedly delivered to the Town Council under the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF) project.
🇺🇬 SIRONKO: Government to construct Nursing school in memory of Late Rt. Hon Wapakhabulo
📌Government will construct a Nursing school in Mafudu sub county in memory of Hon. Wapakhabulo. This follows President Museveni’s pledge in the previous presidential elections to construct a memorial project in recognition of the Late Wapakhabulo. At the hand over function of the land title to the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education & Sports to kick start construction slated to start this year, Ambassador Angelina Wapakhabulo appreciated President Museveni for keeping his promise of constructing the memorial school. Hon. David Livingstone Giruli, the District chairperson Sironko, Wamboko John Wekesa, the clan Chairperson and Wasukira Andrew, the District Engineer were also present.
🇺🇬 AGAGO: Kotomor Seed Secondary School under construction
📌Kotomor Seed School will be constructed under the government program, the Uganda Secondary Education Expansion Project-( USEEP). Rosemary Nansubuga Seninde, the State Minister for Primary Education explains that upon completion, the secondary school will have a modern laboratory, library and staff quarters in response to 2016 National Resistance Movement manifesto, where President Yoweri Museveni pledged to construct a government secondary school in each sub-county.
🌍 President Ruto blames predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta for ‘reckless policies’
📌Kenya’s President William Ruto declared last week that he had stabilized the economy, whose troubles he blames on the “reckless policies” of his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta. While speaking at the launch of a $130.5 million LPG plant set to be constructed by Tanzanian firm Taifa Gas in Mombasa, Ruto also dismissed criticism over his administration’s handling of the high cost of living that Opposition leaders have sought to amplify at their recent anti-government rallies.
🌍 President Samia Suluhu allocates land to EA business body for building headquarters
📌The East African Business Council (EABC) has applauded Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan for allocating three hectares of land for building its headquarters in the East African nation’s northern city of Arusha. Hassan on Friday handed over to EABC CEO John Kalisa a title deed for the three hectares plot situated at Mateves in Arusha free of charge.
“The plot of land will enable East African Business Council to build its headquarters in Arusha, which is also the headquarters of the East African Community (EAC),” read the statement.
🌍 President Tshisekedi calls upon France to sanction Rwanda over M23 violence
📌A clash between the visiting French president Emmanuel Macron and his DR Congo counterpart Felix Tshisekedi played out on Saturday when the two heads of State were having a joint press conference in Kinshasa. Tshisekedi called for an equal partnership between the two states as he also called upon France to sanction its neighbouring Rwanda over the ongoing violent crisis on its eastern region of Goma.
“I remain doubtful of the good faith of those who attacked us. There was no reason, I recall, that justified this aggression. Except for economic reasons specific to Rwanda, the instigator of this aggression. Now, the question is to know: “Can Rwanda do without this systematic plundering of the DRC, which dates back some twenty years now? And if this is not the case, it is there that I will verify the words and commitments of President Macron, in relation to the sanctions to be taken against Rwanda,” said Tshisekedi.
🌍 Congolese divided over Macron visit to Kinshasa
📌Security in the Great Lakes region is likely to dominate talks between Congolese officials and visiting French President Emmanuel Macron, who is on an African tour. Congolese authorities consider France and its president important actors in the search for peace in the country. But Macron’s declaration of support of Congo’s unity was not entirely welcomed by the authorities in Kinshasa. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Christophe Lutundula said that “Macron’s words are not enough”.
🌍 Ethiopia saves Kenya from power rationing
📌Electricity from Ethiopia has come in handy to save Kenya from power rationing as the 30-year high drought chokes. Last week, Kenyan power utility firm told journalists that electricity production was at 2,200 megawatts against a peak demand of 2,150 megawatts, leaving the country highly exposed to a capacity gap.
“The ongoing longest drought in 30 years is straining our local production capabilities. We are forced to employ a number of interventions to ensure things are running smoothly, including blocking access for some domestic consumers,” Kenya Power said.