𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐂𝐇 09, 2023
🇺🇬 President Museveni rallies Ugandans to adopt four-acre farming model
📌President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has re echoed his advice to Ugandans to adopt the four-acre model of farming so as to eradicate poverty. President Museveni made the remarks during the Women’s Day celebrations that were held in Kiruhura District on Wednesday, January 8, 2023.
“All Ugandans, stop excuses. It is possible to get out of poverty. You all can get out of poverty,” he said.
The President explained that one acre can be used for animal pasture for those on zero grazing, then fruits on the second acre, while the third one can be used for coffee growing, and the fourth acre is used for food crops.
“In the backyard, those interested could put poultry, a piggery and those near water would do fish farming. These are nine activities that have a huge global market that we have long ago confirmed and have a good return per acre per annum. With these, we cannot go wrong,” he said.
🇺🇬 Judiciary releases burial program for Justice Kenneth Kakuru
📌The body of the late Justice of the Court of Appeal Kenneth Kakuru who died in a hospital in Nairobi, Kenya arrived in the country at midnight, according to Judiciary the spokesperson Jameson Karemani. Judicial officers and advocates will pay their last respects before the body is taken to his home in Buziga (Fred Kambugu Close) for a wake. On Friday, a funeral service for the late Kakuru will be held at All Saints Cathedral, Nakasero at 9:00AM and the body will be taken to Rwebishuri, Mbarara district for burial on Saturday.
🇺🇬 Women MPs call for implementation of gender equality laws
📌Women Members of Parliament under their Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) want the House to pass and ensure implementation of gender equality laws aimed at protecting the rights of women and girls. Hope Grania Nakazibwe, the UWOPA Secretary General says the sexual offences bill and those related to fields of science and technology, engineering, mathematics, and ICT are among the bills UWOPA is pushing for to increase in investment for the advancement of gender equality in innovation, technological change, and education.
🇺🇬 Unknown assailants kill retired UPDF soldier at his home
📌Police in Bushenyi District are investigating circumstances under which a retired UPDF soldier, Cpl Mawanda Sarapio Magezi, 60, a resident of Bucuma cell, Kigoma-Kizinda Town Council was murdered in cold blood. The greater Bushenyi police spokesperson Marcial Tumusiime said that Mawanda was discovered dead on Wednesday morning.
“The deceased was found lying down in a pool of blood in his house with multiple deep injuries on his head and neck. The back door was found broken, an indicator that it’s what the assailants used to gain access to the house,” Tumusiime said.
🇺🇬 Woman hands self to Police after killing husband
📌Police in Kibaale are holding a woman in connection to the death of her husband. The suspect is Clementine Mukamuligo, a resident of Kacu village in Kyakazihire sub-county in Kibaale District. She is accused of murdering her husband Doriko Kalega. It is alleged that the couple picked up a quarrel over unknown reasons and in the process, Mukamuligo picked a stick and hit Kalega on the head killing him on the spot. She reportedly abandoned his lifeless body in the house and handed herself to Kibaale Police. The Albertine region police spokesperson says that Mukamuligo handed herself to Kibaale police station for fear of being lynched by residents.
🇺🇬 Women want Government to offer them national digital skilling programs
📌The Executive Director of the Uganda Media Women’s Association (UMWA), Margaret Sentamu has emphasised the need for a national program to train women and girls on how to use digital tools. Her call comes as the globe commemorates International Women’s Day with a call to advance innovation and technology for gender equality. According to Sentamu, majority of women own smartphones, but they do not know how to use them. She called on Government for a national digital skilling program.
🇺🇬 KITGUM: Acholi Private Sector Organisation donates maize seeds and fertilizer to farmers
📌Kitgum farmers on Thursday received maize seeds and fertilizers from the Acholi Private Sector Foundation. The beneficiaries appreciated the organization for bailing them out with seedlings for planting.
🇺🇬 KIKUUBE: Local Government launches construction of District headquarters
📌 Kikuube Local Government hosted a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of their headquarters Thursday March 9, 2023. The area local council chairperson, one Peter Mbanura said upon completion, the headquarters will host all district departments to ease service delivery and proper coordination of Government.
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🌍 SOUTH SUDAN: President Kiir fires Foreign Minister following dismissal of Defence and Interior Ministers
📌South Sudan President Salva Kiir has sacked his Foreign Minister, less than a week after dismissing the Defence and Interior ministers. No explanation was given for the dismissal of Mayiik Ayii Deng, which was announced in a decree on the state television.The sacked minister is an ally of Mr Kiir, and previously served as a Minister in the President’s office.
🌍 KENYA: Government to make digitization a priority in agriculture sector
📌Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi has said the Government has prioritized digitization of the agricultural sector in order to achieve food and nutrition security plans. Speaking in Lusaka, Zambia during a benchmarking tour, Linturi promised full implementation of the ambitious Agriculture Transformation and Growth Strategy (ASTGS), 2019-2029 as a key policy in the plans to make Kenya food secure.
🌍 TANZANIA: President Samia vows to restore ‘competitive politics’
📌Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan vowed Wednesday to restore competitive politics in the country and jump-start a stalled process to review the constitution, a demand of the opposition.
“I promise you more reforms to build our new nation with competitive politics,” the 63-year-old told an Opposition gathering celebrating International Women’s Day, addijg that “No President has attended an event organised by the opposition in three decades,” Hassan said.
“We are writing a new history today in efforts to unite our nation,” she told cheering supporters.
🌍 MOZAMBIQUE: Cyclone Freddy world’s longest- lasting storm- Meteorologists
📌Deadly Tropical Cyclone Freddy is set to break records for the longest-lasting storm of its kind as it appears on course to hit Mozambique for a second time, more than two weeks after the first.The cyclone has already caused immense damage in Mozambique and Madagascar, killing at least 21 people across both countries and displacing many thousands of others. It is a “very rare” storm, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which has called Cyclone Freddy’s journey so far very dangerous.