𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐂𝐇 20, 2023
🇺🇬 Environment Ministry moves to restore forest cover on lakeshores, riverbanks
📌 The Ministry of Water and Environment together with Rotary Club of Kampala Central has launched a tree-planting project to restore and protect the depleted forest cover along the shores of lake Victoria, Kyoga and River Nile banks that have over the years been affected by human activities such as pollution from industrial waste. During an Interview on Saturday, Mr. David Nsubuga, the Director of the Promote Uganda Ltd, who is leading the project, said Rotary International has injected Shs67 billion in the project to protect the water resources and environment.
🇺🇬 Fishmongers equipped with skills, standard fishing gear
📌Fishmongers around Lake Kyoga and Lake Victoria have acquired a 14-month Business Development Training organised by the Germany International Cooperation (GIZ) under their Responsible Fisheries Business Chains Project. Equipment worth Shs1.5 Billion was handed over to the beneficiaries by the former Director of Fisheries in the Ministry of Agriculture, Joyce Ikwaput Nyeko and Adolf Gersti who is the project leader on behalf of GIZ during the graduation ceremony at the Civil Service College in Jinja.
🇺🇬 Outbreak of African ArmyWorm in Nakaseke District, authorities petition MAAIF
📌Nakaseke District authorities have petitioned the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries over the outbreak of African armyworms. Nakeseke Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Kasozi Kato urged the Ministry to provide them with tools and chemicals in the most affected areas of Wachato, Ngoma, Kinyagoga and Kinyonyi sub counties.
🇺🇬 Learner-to-teacher ratio in UPE schools still high – MP
📌 Peter Okeyoh, Bukooli Islands Member of Parliament has said the learner- to- teacher ratio in Universal Primary Education (UPE) schools is still very high, despite the progress of the program and its ability to help poor parents enrol their children to school. Bukoli made the remarks as the Government celebrates 25 years of UPE in Uganda. He attributed the high ratio to massive enrollment of learners.
🇺🇬 Five ‘wanted’ Indian nationals dupe Portuguese investor of Shs13Bn
📌Uganda Police is seeking the help of the International Police Organisation (Interpol) to arrest five Indian Nationals alleged to have duped a Portuguese investor of Shs 13.9 Billion in a ‘bogus agro-processing deal’. The suspects are alleged to have registered an agro-processing company, Kallal Agro Processing Limited in Uganda and opened an account that they used to dupe the Portuguese investor trading under Petiggo Comercio International, withdrawing funds meant for the investment. They later fled the country to India where they are currently in hiding.
🇺🇬 NWSC earmarks Shs 250 Billion to boost water supply in Masaka
📌The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has earmarked Shs 250 Million to boost its water supply capacity in Masaka District. Engineer Jackson Nimusiima, the NWSC Zonal Manager for Masaka says that in July, they will undertake a project that will enable them to expand their network to address the current water supply shortages in the area.
🇺🇬 Kisoro student dies after head collision during football match
📌 Barinda Kevin, 17, a student of St Peters Vocational Secondary School in Kisoro Municipality who suffered a serious head injury during a football match on Friday last week has passed on. A resident of Businga village, Chihe parish in Nyakinama Sub County, Barinda was also the Captain and a right winger of the team. George Zihuramye, the school head teacher says that Barinda collided with another player of Muhabura Shine Secondary School during the Post Primaries tournament at Seseme playground in Kisoro.
🇺🇬 Uganda to scrap take-or-pay contracts in electricity industry
📌 Patrick Tutembe, the Chief Economist for Pricing at the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has announced that Uganda scrapped take-or-pay contracts within its electricity industry. The take-or-pay model is a concept that allows a generator of electricity to be paid regardless of whether the electricity has been evacuated onto the grid or not. He said this during the symposium on energy, oil and gas and minerals, organised by the Office of the Auditor General in Kampala.
🇺🇬 AU Ambassador rallies African leaders to use their customs to unite people
📌The African Union Ambassador Joseph Tony Brown has rallied African leaders to use their norms and customs to unite their people. Brown made the call while addressing students of International University of East Africa of Kampala at the 2023 annual cultural gala. He urged the students to recognise and embrace their identity.
🇺🇬 ABIM: Parents roof Oyaro Primary School with grass, decry ‘diverted’ iron sheets meant for Karamoja
📌Parents in Oyaro village in Abim District have roofed Oyaro Primary School buildings using grass. According to them, this came as a result of their iron sheets being misallocated. Mr. Robert Owilli, a parent, said they could not wait since the iron sheets they had expected to use for roofing the community school were diverted to other ‘well-off districts’.
🇺🇬 LYANTONDE: Magnum Security Guard shoots at his colleagues, injures self
📌Chaos erupted in Lyantonde Town Council when a 25 year old security guard known as Musoke attached to Magnum Security Company fired live bullets at his colleagues. The guard reportedly turned the gun on himself after he suspected that had killed one of them, injuring himself in the mouth and nose. Musoke and another were transferred from Lyantonde Hospital to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital in critical condition.
🇺🇬 YUMBE: Kei Seed Secondary School starts patriotism club
📌Students and teachers of Kei Seed Secondary School have Monday launched a patriotism club at the school. During the launch, students underwent different training in patriotism by the district coordinator patriotism clubs, UPDF instructors and other representatives from the office of the RDC. Students were advised to be law abiding citizens.
🇺🇬 KIBAALE: Office of the President warns people in possession of Government car registration number plates
📌The Secretary in the Office of the President, Hajji Yunus Kakande has warned people who are illegally in possession of Government car registration number plates to return them immediately before they are arrested. This followed the arrest of Moses Niwagaba alias Entwiga, who bought a Government car through auction and disappeared with a Government car registration number (UG 2058 C).
🇺🇬 MASAKA: Police shoots at a youth who tried to grab a gun from an officer
📌Police at Langu landing site, Bukakata sub county in Masaka District has shot at a youth as he attempted to grab a gun from one of the officers. The Chairman of the area Wasswa William confirmed that one Kawuki Pius was shot as he tried to grab the gun from one of the officers. He said that Kawuki with his friend Ssempijja Meddie had robbed different homes hence wanted the gun to help in their robberies.
🇺🇬 LUWEERO: Katikiro encourages schools to teach vocational studies
📌In his Massage through Bishop Christopher Bwanika during the ceremony to celebrate 22 years of Janan studies in Bombo Kalule, the Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga urged schools to teach students vocational studies. Katikiro said the skills will enable the students to develop a better Uganda.
🇺🇬 KASESE: Health workers ask Government to avail rapid testing kits for quick detection of Malaria
📌Health workers have asked the Health Ministry to avail them with the rapid malaria testing kits to make quick detection of Malaria very possible. The Kasese District Health Officer, Dr Yusuf Baseka said without the consistent supply of Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) and drugs by the National Medical Stores (NMS), the number of malaria patients would be higher. He said RDTs should be supplied to health centres across the country for quick detection of malaria parasites.
🇺🇬 SHEEMA: Nyakaronko residents to get fresh and clean water
📌South Western Umbrella of Water and Sanitation has embarked on the drilling of water from Karutsa Water Source in Nyakaronko Village, Masheruka parish, Masheruka Sub County. According to the project contractor, Tumuhimbise Innocent of Nowell Technologies Ltd, after drilling, they will build a water reservoir tank with 50m3 capacity.
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🌍 UK Interior Minister in Rwanda to discuss ‘controversial’ migration deal
📌The United Kingdom’s interior minister, Suella Braverman, has arrived in Rwanda to discuss an agreement in which the UK will relocate undocumented refugees and migrants there as she doubles down on a plan that has been mired in legal challenges and controversy. However asylum seekers, aid groups and a border officials union filed lawsuits to stop the conservative government from acting on a deportation agreement with Rwanda.
🌍 Kenya will be governed by Rule of Law- President Ruto
📌President William Ruto has said he will not condone impunity in the country and that Kenya will be governed by the rule of law and everyone must operate within the Constitution. He was speaking on Monday at State House, Nairobi, where he witnessed the swearing in of Solicitor General Shadrack Mose.
“Nothing extra-legal will be part of what we do as a Nation, as we enjoy our rights as individuals, we must be careful to ensure that we do not trample on the rights of others,” said Ruto.
🌍 TANZANIA: Government cautions public on burial of victims of strange disease
📌Tanzanian Deputy Minister of Health has urged the residents of Kagera Province to follow the instructions of health professionals in their areas as they bury victims of the strange disease that manifests inform of a hemorrhagic fever.
🌍 TANZANIA: President Suluhu motivates Simba and Young Africans football clubs’ players to score more goals
📌President Samia Suluhu Hassan has urged Simba and Young Africans Sports clubs to continue scoring more goals in CAF Interclub Games and motivated them that she has enough money to buy the goals. The President buys each scored goal by the country’s in international matches for Shs 5M/, a pledge she is fulfilling. Speaking in Dar es Salaam during a ceremony to commemorate her two-year term in office on Sunday, Suluhu motivated the two clubs to keep firing more goals.