𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐂𝐇 09, 2023
🇺🇬 President Museveni to address Parliament next week
📌Speaker Anita Among has said that President Yoweri Museveni is scheduled to address Parliament next week. In her communication during the plenary on Thursday March 09, 2023, Among announced that the President will address the House on March 16, 2023 at 2.00 PM.
“The President will address the House on matters of national importance concerning the country and I urge you (MPs) to be in the House to hear what the President will say on what we can do to change our economy and society,” Among said.
🇺🇬 UPDF calls for cooperation with Togolese Armed Forces
📌The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) of the Ugandan Army, Gen. Wilson Mbasu Mbadi has called for a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the UPDF and the Togolese Armed Forces as a basis of cooperation. He made the remarks as he hosted a delegation of the Togolese Armed Forces who were concluding their visit to Uganda at a meeting that took place at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs Headquarters in Mbuya.
🇺🇬 UMSC delegate appeals to Muslim- founded schools to fight homosexuality
📌A Uganda Muslim Council delegate, Sheik Adam Semugabi has appealed to all schools under the Muslim foundation to emphatically fight homosexuality. Semugabi made the remarks while speaking as the chief guest at Bushenyi Town School thanksgiving for 2022 PLE results where out of 86 students that sat for the final exams, 19 passed in DIV I and the rest all passed in DIV II.
🇺🇬 Buganda launches 2023 Kabaka Birthday Run
📌Buganda Kingdom Premier, Charles Peter Mayiga partnering with Airtel Uganda Managing Director Manoj Murali has launched the 2023 Kabaka Birthday Run. While addressing journalists at Bulange Mengo, Mayiga announced that the run will take place on Sunday, April 16, 2023, and will be flagged off by the King himself, Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II. He noted that this year’s run is intended to raise awareness and strengthen efforts to fight HIV/AIDS under the theme “End HIV/AIDS by 2030”.
🇺🇬 Karamoja elders commit to stop cultural norms that undermine women
📌Elders in Karamoja Sub Region have committed to transforming the cultural norms that are undermining the rights of women and girls in society. The barbaric traditional norms include the use of a hot iron bar to burn the private parts of a woman. Elders say that they have banned all those practices and if anyone is found violating any woman’s right in any form, they shall pay a fine of 60 cows according to their bylaws.
🇺🇬 Baby who went missing in Kasese found dead
📌Two year old Ophius Mumbere who went missing a week ago in Mapata village in Bugoye sub county in Kasese District has been found dead. Mumbere disappeared from his parents’ home under unclear circumstances. James Katalikawa, the Bugoye LC3 Chairperson said that they launched a hunt for him in vain, prompting them to file a case for missing person with the Police until his decomposing body was discovered in River Nyabyayi.
🇺🇬 Uganda to host nuclear conference
📌Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development in collaboration with the Nuclear Business Platform is set to host the Africa Nuclear Business Platform 2023 (AFNBP 2023). According to Ruth Nankabirwa, the Minister of Energy, this conference is to understand and discuss nuclear energy developments in Africa and explore areas of strategic collaborations to move Uganda and African countries’ nuclear industry forward. The conference is slated for March 14-17, 2023 with over 300 stakeholders from the international nuclear community.
🇺🇬 Pastor Kayanja meets South Sudan President
📌Rubaga-based Miracle Centre Church lead Preacher Pastor Robert Kayanja has met President Salva Kiir of South Sudan and other leaders over peace and a call to end the prevailing conflicts in the country. The meeting took place at the State House in Juba. He earlier had met the Vice President, James Wani Igga at his official residence also in Juba. At both visits, Kayanja handed over his recently published book, “Re-addressing the Imbalance-Breaking Africa’s 400-year bondage of confusion, stagnation, poverty, sickness and disease’ to both the President and his Vice.
🇺🇬 Man conspires with mistress to murder his wife
📌The Chief Magistrate’s Court in Luweero has begun the hearing of a case in which a man is alleged to have conspired with his mistress to bribe a medical doctor to have the mother of his four children killed through a medical procedure. Dr Onesmus Bainomugisha is a key prosecution witness in the case of conspiracy to murder. He had allegedly been contacted by Mr Friday Musoke and his mistress, Ms Enid Kanyonyozi, in Bombo Town, Luwero District, to execute the mission in exchange for Shs5M once his legal wife (name withheld) was killed by medical means. Dr Bainomugisha narrated to the Court how he recorded the two suspects in their mischievous plot to slowly kill the legal wife through a medical procedure at his facility.
🇺🇬 Ugandan Innovator named winner of Forbes Woman Africa Youth Icon award
📌Ugandan innovator and entrepreneur Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa has been announced the winner of the Forbes Woman Africa Youth Icon Award. Nabuuma, 26, who is the founder and Executive Director of Chil Artificial Intelligence Lab, a company that offers mobile Cancer screening, was announced winner at a function held in South Africa on Wednesday. The Forbes Woman Africa Awards are meant to recognise the achievements and resilience of women across Africa and the world.
🇺🇬 Uganda’s Centenary Bank Group granted licence to launch new bank in Malawi
📌The Reserve Bank of Malawi has awarded a licence to Centenary Group and the Catholic Church Archdiocese of Lilongwe to carry out banking operations in Malawi. The name of the new bank is Centenary Bank Limited, with Centenary Group holding majority shareholding and the Catholic Church Archdiocese of Lilongwe holding minority shareholding of the Bank’s shares. Centenary Bank will be launched on March 23, 2023 in Lilongwe.
🇺🇬 KASESE: Ex convict takes own life after he finds wife impregnated by another man
📌Tragedy occured in Kasese Municipality when a 55 year-old man, identified as Kisembo Mulyangasu, was found dead after reportedly committing suicide by hanging from a tree within his compound. The LC III chairperson Mr. Gerald Mugoha Kule
said that the deceased had a troubled past, having been imprisoned twice over capital offences. Upon his release, the deceased returned home only to discover that his wife had been impregnated by another man.
🇺🇬 ISINGIRO: Burundian refugees reluctant to return home due to insecurity
📌Burundian refugees living in Uganda have expressed unwillingness to return to their country citing insecurity. This was during the Burundian delegation’s visit to Nakivale Refugee settlement in Isingiro District to persuade their citizens to return home. Douglas Asiimwe, the acting commissioner for Refugees in Uganda said repatriation is one of the most durable solutions to the refugee question.
🇺🇬 MOYO: UPDF commissions 503 brigade headquarters
📌The Uganda People’s Defense Forces has commissioned the headquarters of the 503 brigade headquarters in Kolokolo village in Eria parish. The Deputy Commander of Land Forces Maj. Gen. Francis Takirwa noted that the construction will be in phases and so far they are officiating the newly constructed facilities as the first phase which include two units of stores, Brigadier commander’s residency and an administrative block.
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🌍 TANZANIA: President Samia Suluhu celebrates Women’s Day with main Opposition party
📌President Samia Suluhu Hassan of the Republic of Tanzania on March 8 made a surprise attendance at the International Women’s Day organised by the main Opposition party, Chadema. This is the first attendance of its kind in the history of the country, where a President attended the opposition’s event, and her presence was welcomed by Chadema chairman Freeman Mbowe, who said it was the fruit of meetings aimed at achieving reconciliation.
🌍 Kenya freezes milk powder imports
📌Kenya has imposed an indefinite ban on milk powder imports to cushion local processors and farmers from surplus production and low prices in anticipation of long rains. The rainy season is expected to improve fodder production and significantly boost local milk production hence reducing the need for imports. The Kenya Dairy Board said it would continue to monitor the production and demand dynamics of the commodity before lifting the ban.
🌍 KENYA: “Dollar shortage out of our control”- Trade Minister
📌Kenya’s Trade Minister Moses Kuria has said the dollar shortage in the country is beyond the Government’s control. Mr Kuria told MPs that the shortage was a global issue but also blamed Kenya’s culture of importing things that can be manufactured locally.
🌍 KENYA: Chinese shops in Nairobi a ‘middle-class conspiracy’ – Minister
📌Kenya’s Trade Minister Moses Kuria has said that a Chinese-run retail business in the capital, Nairobi, “is a middle-class conspiracy”. He said that the China Square shop does not benefit low income earners who are the majority contributors to the economy. Mr. Kuria said he had no intention to frustrate investors from China, but was preventing the country from becoming the dumping ground for sub-standard goods.
🌍 DRC: Dozens killed in ADF Militant attack
📌The Governor of North Kivu province in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo says at least 36 villagers have been killed in an attack by the ADF rebel group. Carly Nzanzu Kasivita Said that the village of Mukondi had been burnt to the ground by the ADF, which allies itself with Islamists but seems more intent on exploiting the region’s mineral riches.
🌍 Nigeria postpones election of State Governors
📌Nigeria’s electoral body has postponed elections for State Governors and local assemblies by one week. The polls which had been scheduled to take place on Saturday will now be held on March 18 because Nigeria’s Opposition had asked to check electronic voting machines. A Court rejected their complaint, but the electoral body said the legal challenge had held up preparations and the machines would not be ready in time.