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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Health Ministry boasts of vast experience in handling Marburg Virus spread
πŸ“ŒThe Ministry of Health has assured the public that Government is committed to ensuring that the Marburg virus disease does not spread into the country. Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the Health Minister says interventions, including setting up of screening centers, have been instituted to keep the virus at bay. She said that Uganda has enough experience in handling such outbreaks should the virus be reported in the country. Acheng made the remarks during a visit to Mutukula, Uganda’s border with Tanzania in the Kagera region.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Energy Minister woos investors into Acholi region
πŸ“ŒThe Minister of Energy Ruth Nankabirwa has urged investors to start considering investing in the northern region because of the availability of electricity which will effectively reduce the cost of production. The energy minister Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa expressed this while commissioning the electricity power stations in Nwoya District which she said will extend power to Acholi region.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Govt Chief Whip re echoes Government’s capacity to take care of its citizens without foreign aid
πŸ“ŒGovernment Chief Whip Hamson Obua has reiterated the Government is capable of taking care of its citizens without foreign aid. He was responding to journalists under the Uganda Parliamentary Press Association when they asked him whether Government has the capacity to sustain the budgetary requirements if countries decided to withhold the aid they have been giving the country.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Busega Police arrests thugs who terrorize residents at night
πŸ“ŒPolice in Busega has arrested Mayanja Umar aka Taata Sam who is believed to be leading a group of thugs together with one Kazibwe Bashil aka Mabiito who terrorize residents of Bulenga and Busega. They are believed to have robbed millions of properties in Bulenga and Busega areas.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Uganda Airlines to start direct flights to Kigali
πŸ“ŒUganda Airlines will soon start direct flights to Rwanda, according to the Ugandan Foreign Minister, Gen JeJe Odongo. In a statement read at the Joint Permanent Commission (JPC) Ministerial meeting on Friday, Gen. Odongo, said Uganda welcomes the designation of the national carrier by Rwandan authorities which will lead to the beginning of direct flights from Entebbe to Kigali.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ UPDF hosts United Nations delegation
πŸ“ŒThe Uganda People’s Defense Forces has hosted a delegation from the United Nations (UN) who is in Uganda on a Fact Finding Mission under the auspices of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) on Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes region. Speaking on behalf of the Chief of Military Intelligence at the event held on Friday at the Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs headquarters in Mubya Kampala, Maj. Gen. James Birungi and Colonel Julius Mbaine said this is a follow up of various consultative meetings between Heads of States.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ AlliedΒ  Health exam results released
πŸ“ŒThe Uganda Allied Health Examinations Board (UAHEB) has released results for candidates who sat last year in November and December. While releasing the results, the Board Executive Secretary, Joseph Angondua noted that the general performance has improved albeit with a few cases of malpractice. He said that the Board wrote to the Minister of Education and Sports seeking permission to cancel semester examination results for four candidates accused of engaging in examination malpractices.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ MUKONO: Teacher killed in night attack on Kasawo SSS
πŸ“Œ Thugs beat up St Andrew Kaggwa SS, Kabimbiri night watchman before they tied up a teacher, one Joseph Miiro, 30, cut his neck andΒ  stabbed him on the head. Ms. Carolyn Namukwaya, the head teacher explained that Miiro, a Luganda and Geography teacher, who is also a warden for boys was found outside doing night patrol at 11pm when they attacked the school at around.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ WAKISO: Suspected land brokers slash down crops
πŸ“ŒHarriet Nakazige, 37, a mother living with herΒ  6 children in Nabukalu Lukwanga village woke up only to find his crops slashed down by unsuspected people. The family members allege one Kamugisa and Maj. Kasim to be behind the acts with an aim of grabbing the said land. The area chairman, Ahamed Mubiru critisized the act by the ruthless land grabbers.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ BUKOMANSIMBI: Headteachers register ghost learners, arrested
πŸ“ŒMs. Rebecca Nakintu, the head teacher of Lwenkuba Primary School and Mr. Samuel Kityo of Makoomi Primary School are in police custody after reportedly registering ghost pupils in their schools. According to the Bukomansimbi deputy resident district commissioner, Fred Kalema says Nakintu registered 462 pupils yet the school has only 30 pupils as daily attendance while Kityo enrolled 580 pupils yet the school has only 108 pupils. This was during an on spot inspection of the schools on Friday.

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🌍 KENYA: Criminal Investigations apologizes to Kenyans over ‘image mix up’ blunder
πŸ“ŒKenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) through their social media pages on Saturday apologized for what they termed as a mix-up of images and blamed it on ‘overwhelming information’ received from the public. DCI on Friday launched a manhunt for suspects alleged to have engaged in acts of violence during the Monday protests. However, it has emerged that some of the images shared on the DCI page were misleading as they were not taken during last week’s protests as alleged but as as far back as 10 years ago.

🌍 KENYA: President Ruto warns Raila to stop disturbing Kenyans
πŸ“ŒPresident William Ruto has challenged Opposition Leader Raila Odinga to face him directly instead of taking protests to the streets and affecting the lives of ordinary citizens. While speaking in Kisii County on Friday, the President took a swipe at the Azimio La Umoja Party Leader saying he is the one who trounced him in the August 2022 General Election hence Odinga should not divert his frustrations at Kenyans by planning countrywide demonstrations.

🌍 Rwanda to synchronize presidential, parliamentary polls
πŸ“ŒRwanda’s Cabinet has decided to synchronize the dates for its parliamentary and presidential elections, the prime minister’s office said in a statement. At a meeting on Friday chaired by President Paul Kagame, ministers approved his proposal to amend the constitution, allowing for the harmonization of parliamentary and presidential election calendars. The polls are now expected to take place in August next year, the date originally set for the presidential election.

🌍 Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina set free
πŸ“ŒPaul Rusesabagina, a former hotel manager portrayed as a hero in the Hollywood film Hotel Rwanda, has been released from prison in Kigali. He was, two years ago sentenced to 25 years for terrorism by a Rwandan court in what supporters called a sham trial. A Government spokesperson said Mr Rusesabagina’s sentence had been β€œcommuted by prsesidential order”. Mr Rusesabagina, 68, is credited with saving some 1,200 people during the 1994 genocide. US President Joe Biden called the news of his release a happy outcome.

🌍 More than 30 migrants missing off Tunisia coast 
πŸ“ŒOfficial’s in Tunisia say that at least 34 African migrants including babies and children are missing after their boat capsized off the Tunisian city of Sfax. It’s the fifth such shipwreck in the past two days. A total of 67 people have been reported missing. Tunisian officials say there’s been a sharp rise in boats carrying would-be migrants towards Italy.

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