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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ GovernmentΒ  woos Eritreans to invest in UgandaΒ 
πŸ“Œ The Ugandan Government and leaders of Eritreans living in the country have resolved to set up an information centre that will provide vital business knowledge to Eritrean investors. During the Eritrean Diaspora investment conference organised by the President’s Office in charge of Diaspora Affairs in Kampala themed β€˜Anchoring Eritrean investment into a vibrant Uganda,’ the third Deputy Premier, Lukia Nakadama commended Ambassador AbbeyΒ  Walusimbi for the initiative and carrying forward President Museveni’s vision of making Uganda an investment hub.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Seventh Day Adventist Women attribute high poverty rates to menΒ 
πŸ“Œ The leaders of Seventh Day Adventist women in East Buganda have say that men are the reason there are high poverty rates they are facing. After a church service, women cited that men refuse their wives to work even when they are highly educated and in turn do not even provide a conducive environment for them to live in. The women say that when a woman decides to work, the man leaves all the responsibilities for her to deal with, like paying school fees and taking care of the home, derailing her growth.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Energy Minister tells Christians to shun European aidΒ 
πŸ“Œ Minister for Energy and Mineral Development, Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa has warned Christians against accepting aid from European countries as it is one disguised way they employ to get closer to the country’s minerals. Nankabirwa was giving a speech during a church service. Minister Nankabirwa said this Aid comes with conditions that in no time strike.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Police scraps marriage restrictions for female officersΒ 
πŸ“Œ As Uganda joins the rest of the world to celebrate women’s Day on March 08, Female police officers have a reason to smile following the scrapping of marriage restrictions. The officers have also been directed to notify their superiors once pregnant so that they are assigned lighter duties. Joyce Ayebale, an Assistant Inspector of Police says that following a review of the Police’s Gender Policy to promote gender equity, the move will attract more women who inspire school-going girls to join the Force.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Bundibugyo Head Teacher arrested over misuse of UPE fundsΒ 
πŸ“Œ Kiyamba Zedekiah, the Headteacher of Hakitengya P/S in Bundibugyo District, Rwenzori sub region has been arrested over misuse of Universal Primary Education funds. The Office of the National Chairman (ONC) coordinator in Rwenzori Sub-Region, Mr. Kyalimpa Ausen say that a Security team comprising of the DISO, CIID and RDC conducted monitoring on more than 10 schools to assess the use of the quarterly UPE funds. Of the schools monitored was Hakitengya P/S where it was found that of the Ugx6,320,000 received, there was no accountability as most of the documents presented were forged.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ UEDCL registers 9% Shs 800BnΒ  increase in revenue
πŸ“Œ State-owned Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited has reported a 9% increase in revenues to Shs80.1bn for the period that ended June 2022. There was an increase in operational efficiency and increased customer connections. UEDCL Managing Director, Paul Mwesigwa said the company’s operating expenses decreased by 3.8% to Shs60.9bn during the same period under review owed to low pole sales. Mwesigwa says the Earnings Before Interest Tax Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) increased from Shs10.4bn to Shs19.2bn.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Former Katikiro urges youths to work hardΒ 
πŸ“Œ The former Katikiro of Buganda Owek. Joseph Mulwanyamuli Ssemwogerere has urged the youths to work hard in order to take themselves out of poverty and also prevent themselves from getting into bad vices as a way of making quick money.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ MUKONO: Fire guts a ‘Youths Initiative’Β  business worth 100 MillionΒ 
πŸ“Œ Fire has gutted a business known as Energy Savings in Mukono District. Ovens and stoves worth Shs100 Million were burnt to ashes.Β  The now stranded youths call upon the Government to intervene so that they can be able to work again.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ BUKWO: Residents accuse Elgon Hydro Power company for delayed compensationΒ 
πŸ“Œ Residents of Chesower subcounty led by their area LC II chairperson Tyole Stephen accuseΒ  Elgon Hydro Power Company for delayed compensation. Residents from the two villages of Chemuron and Bisho Parish say they have tried all means to demand for their pay for the electric poles that were erected in their land but invain. The affected people include Dison Moses, Stephen Malinga, Satya Nelson, Kwemoi Josea, Chelangat Silas, Kissa Alfred and Jackline chekwejer.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ BUDAKA: Residents of Iki-Iki TC recieves mosquito netsΒ 
πŸ“Œ Ministry of Health in partnership with National Medical Stores delivered over 187 bales of mosquito nets to residents of Iki-iki Town Council. According to the District Health Officials, the received mosquito nets will be distributed to Kaitangole Ward 106, Petete Ward 50 and Iki-Iki ward 31 respectively. A one Felix, the LC III chairperson cautioned residents against misusing the mosquito nets so to enable government achieve its objective of zero tolerance to malaria outbreaks in the country.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ BUIKWE: MP emphasises need for Sports in schoolsΒ 
πŸ“Œ The Member of Parliament for Buikwe Hon. Lulume Bayiga has asked school heads in his constituency to put emphasis on sports activities in the schools for the students to be able to build enough strength to fight and prevent disease. Bayiga says there is an increase in lifestyle diseases like High Blood Pressure, Diabetes and Clots which affect people who sit long. He urges schools to be active in sports and prevent these non-communicable diseases in the young ones.

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🌍 KENYA: Raila Odinga accuses President Ruto of assuming office illegally 
πŸ“ŒAzimio La Umoja One leader Raila Odinga has said he is not ready to take a softer line on the course, maintaining his stand that the Kenya Kwanza administration led by President William Ruto is in office illegally. He was speaking at the burial of Luo Council of Elders Chairman Willis Opiyo Otondi on Saturday, the former Prime Minister urged his supporters to be ready to help push the Government to action.

🌍 KENYA: Deputy President to expose individuals who looted billions in last 3 months of Uhuru Kenyatta’sΒ  regimeΒ 
πŸ“ŒDeputy President Rigathi Gachagua has threatened to reveal the names of individuals who allegedly stole money from public coffers in the last three months of former President Uhuru’s regime. According to DP Gachagua, a number of former ministers and Principal Secretaries (PSs) were receiving money packaged in sacks at their homes using planes from the Wilson Airport. Speaking during a thanksgiving service at Jesus Winner Ministry in Roysambu on Sunday, Gachagua said that in the coming days, he will be unmasking the individuals behind his alleged sentiments.

🌍 KENYA: KPLC Announces Nationwide Power Restoration 
πŸ“ŒThe Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) has announced that they have been able to restore power to all parts of the country. In a statement on Sunday, Kenya Power confirmed that the outage, which was experienced in most parts of the country, has been fully restored.
β€œWe are glad to report that power has been restored to all areas countrywide,” read the statement.

🌍 BURKINA FASO: Curfews imposed to help fight Jihadists 
πŸ“ŒBurkina Faso has put the North and parts of the Centre East region under curfew to aid the fight against jihadists. The long-running insurgency in the impoverished Sahel nation has left thousands of civilians, police and soldiers dead and forced more than two million people to flee their homes.
β€œIn the framework of the fight against terrorism, a curfew is established from 22:00pm to 05:00am across all the regional territory from Friday March 3 to Friday 31 March,” said a note from the secretary general of the governorate for the North.

🌍 SOUTH AFRICA: President Ramaphosa to announce Cabinet reshuffle 
πŸ“ŒSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to announce changes to his Cabinet,Β  his spokesperson Vincent Magwenya said on Sunday. The changes were widely expected after Ramaphosa was re-elected as leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party in December. It paved the way for him to seek a second Presidential term in elections scheduled for next year. He is expected to name a new Deputy President following the resignation ofΒ DavidΒ Mabuza.

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