𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐂𝐇 13, 2023
🇺🇬 Buganda’s Queen Sylvia Nagginda reveals she is mother to 12 year old twin girls
📌In her soon-to-be-released autobiography titled, “The Nnabagereka of Buganda Queen Sylvia Nagginda Luswata,” Nnabagereka Nagginda has dropped the surprise about up till now, the unknown children that she had in 2010 with Kabaka Muwenda Mutebi. The Queen writes that she was blessed with a set of twins in the tell-all book set to be released on March 23.
“On December 6, 2010, I was blessed with two more girls, Jade Nakato and Jasmine Babirye, born in Kampala… They’re two amazing kids who are mostly happy and are passionate about people which, at their age, I find astounding…, ” Nagginda writes.
🇺🇬 President Museveni challenges Church to intensify fight against immorality
📌President Museveni has tasked religious leaders to scale up efforts in fighting immorality among Christians. The Head of State said the Church today is faced with the challenge of immorality which must be fought with full force like that of the early revival mission. This was contained in his message during the consecration of Rev. Onesmus Asiimwe on Sunday, as the 6th Bishop of North Kigezi Diocese at St Emmanuel Cathedral, Kinyasano, read by Vice President Jessica Alupo.
“We count on you to sensitise and teach our people the value of self-reliance and honesty. That is the only way we shall preserve the nation from infiltration by the current global moral decadence,” read part of his message.
🇺🇬 Government constructs modern structures in seven police stations within Karamoja sub-region
📌The Government has constructed modern structures and equipped a total of seven stations and staff quarters with the aim of improving safety and Security in the Karamoja sub-region. The facilities have been constructed in the districts of Abim, Amidst, Karenga, Kotido, Moroto, Napak, and Nakapiripirit under the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU), a Government program supported by the European Union and supervised by OPM. According to Mayanja Gonzaga, the Commissioner for Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Governments at OPM, the facilities include a fully furnished administration block, four self-contained cells to replace the bucket system, a solar system, a rainwater harvesting system, and two motorcycles to facilitate officers’ transport.
🇺🇬 Uganda signs seven investment deals with Algeria
📌Uganda has signed seven deals with Algeria on upstream investment and enhancing exports including Ugandan powdered milk. One of the MoUs signed is with Sonatrach, which covers oil and gas cooperation-upstream, midstream (refining and petrochemicals), downstream, capacity building, and oil and gas services. Building and funding a refinery as Uganda gears for first oil in 2025, was also among the top issues discussed. The two heads of State also attended the first-ever business forum between Algeria and Uganda.
“I was welcomed by H.E Abdelmadjid Tebboune to the Presidential Palace. We discussed issues on growing the prosperity of Africa; agreed to work together in the areas of trade, energy, education, agriculture & counter-terrorism where they have experience in this, just like us,” said President Museveni.
🇺🇬 FDC’s Henry Mugarura defects to NRM
📌Henry Mugarura, a Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) strong figure and a businessman in Kampala who hails from Ruhinda Sub County in Rukungiri District has defected to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party. Mugarura was received by the Rukungiri District NRM chairman who is also the Security Minister, Hon. Maj. Gen. Jim Katugugu Muhwezi.
🇺🇬 NWOYA: 3 arrested for burning down new sub-county offices while harvesting honey in ceiling
📌Police in Nwoya District have arrested three people accused of burning down the newly built Lii sub-county headquarters while trying to harvest honey from the ceiling. The suspects include Gloria Becky Atim, an office attendant, Francis Okello, a boda boda rider and another man only identified as Tabu. The trio was picked on Saturday, hours after they went into hiding following the Friday night inferno that razed down the multi-million building. Aswa River Region Police Commander, Damalie Nachuha said the suspects will be charged with arson.
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🌍 KENYA: ‘I won’t break the law to accommodate Raila’s demands’ – President Ruto
📌President William Ruto said on Sunday he will not succumb to the Opposition’s selfish demands that all political parties be allowed to choose referees in the ongoing recruitment of a new electoral commission. Opposition chief Raila Odinga on Saturday said a model similar to that used in 1997, where an Inter-Parties Parliamentary Group (IPPG) broke the stalemate between then President Daniel Moi’s government and the Opposition should be employed. He spoke during a church service at Kirubia Stadium, Tharaka Nithi County; said honouring Odinga’s demands would be promoting impunity.
🌍 KENYA: Residents living in 27 bandit-prone areas ordered to vacate within 24 hours
📌Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Kithure Kindiki has ordered residents living in 27 bandit-prone regions to vacate or else be dealt with as bandits within the next 24 hours. In a statement on Sunday, CS Kindiki noted that the Government has decided to upscale the security operation against bandits which will require new measures. To realise this objective, CS Kindiki said that residents ought to vacate the marked-out areas providing habitat for the bandits, which have been declared as scenes of crime.
🌍 DRC: At least 17 killed by ADF Rebels
📌Suspected rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces have killed at least 17 people in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the second mass killings in less than a week. They also set fire to buildings during the dawn raid on Kirindera in North Kivu province. On Wednesday, 45 people were killed during a raid on two villages by the same rebels who are said to have links to the Islamic State group.
🌍 SOUTH AFRICA: Troops sent to Hospitals amid general strike
📌South Africa has deployed military personnel to hospitals as a public health crisis intensifies after medics joined other public service workers in a strike to demand better pay. The military personnel are offering medical services in worst affected facilities. Public workers have been protesting since Monday last week to demand for a 10% wage hike. The Government has offered 4.7%. Health Minister Joe Phaahla has said the strike had led to loss of lives in some parts of the Country.