𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐂𝐇 28, 2023
🇺🇬 President Museveni to take wealth creation gospel to West Nile
📌President Yoweri Museveni is scheduled to tour West Nile Sub region next month in April where he will hold meetings with over 1500 local leaders and address rallies to discuss the implementation of government programs in the region. According to the letter written by the Vice President H.E Jesca Alupo dated March 23, the President’s tour is scheduled for April 11 to 13 under the theme, Securing your Future through Wealth Creation and Shared Prosperity.
🇺🇬 Kyotera District Authorities give encroachers 14 day- ultimatum to vacate swamps and wetlands
📌Authorities in Kyotera District have given encroachers on swamps and wetlands a 14 day-ultimatum to vacate or else face forceful eviction. The pronouncement was made by the Kyotera District Environmental officer Gaddafi Ssekajiko. He said that they have already warned people against cultivating in swamps. The district seeks to restore all wetlands.
🇺🇬UDB to give agricultural loan to farmers in West Nile
📌The Uganda Development Bank in partnership with food and agricultural organisations of the United Nations and Ensibuuko-Uganda have unveiled the first ever digital agricultural loan dubbed AgriConnect for saving groups to farmers in the West Nile. Speaking at the launch on Monday, Patricia Ojangole, the Managing Director at Uganda Development Bank said this program aims at disseminating credit to those underserved by banks most of whom work and rely on their village savings and loan schemes.
🇺🇬 High Court halts elections of Boda Boda association
📌The High Court has halted the elections of the Boda Boda association. The High Court Deputy Registrar, Zulaika Nanteza granted the interim order in the absence of the City Clerk and the representatives of the City Council who are both respondents in the main application.
🇺🇬 BUNDIBUGYO: Head teacher arrested for ‘bad touching’ minor
📌The Headteacher of Bubukwanga Primary School in Bundibugyo District, Bwabusa Edison, 54 has been arrested for luring a female pupil to his office where he seduced her by touching her body parts inappropriately. He promised to give her a new uniform and a bursary. The minor reported to the senior woman teacher who reported to the Police. The Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga calls upon parents to teach their children resisting skills by being assertive and to report such people.
🇺🇬 KAPCHORWA: Police arrests man for sodomising 8- year old boy
📌Police has confirmed that they have in custody a suspect who is alleged to have sodomised an 8-year-old boy and raptured his rectum in Kapchorwa Municipality. The Sipi regional spokesperson, Fredmark Chesang identified the suspect as Kiplagat Ronnie, 28, who waylaid the minor in Barawa Ward. Kiplagat is currently detained at Kapchorwa CPS.
🇺🇬 WAKISO: Woman murdered in cold blood in Mende Sub County
📌Police in Wakiso is investigating circumstances under which Gatabenza Joyce, a resident of Mbunga village in Mende parish, Mende sub county was murdered over the weekend. The village chairperson, Bishasho Geoffrey alleged that he is suspicious of Mugerwa Simon, the husband to the deceased after he failed to report the matter to authorities on Saturday night until his neighbours found out the following day. The murder case was recorded at Bakka Police post for more investigations.
🇺🇬 BUKOMANSIMBI: Leaders launch afforestation campaign
📌The leaders from Bukomansimbi led by their District Environment Officer Siraj Mutebi and the Deputy Resident District Officer Fred Kalema have started a campaign of re-planting trees in order to avoid natural calamities. The campaign has been welcomed by many across the district.
🇺🇬 KWEEN: Two shot dead in Sabiny-Pokot land wrangle fracas
📌Land wrangles between the Sabiny and the Pokot have left two people dead and others nursing woods in Kween, Karamoja sub region. The area Local council chairperson, Otai Nelson identified the deceased as Mutai Boniface and Kemei Abraham both residents of Ayirei village Korite parish who were shot by the Pokot. Area Police attributed the conflict to the historically unclear land boundaries between the two tribes.
🇺🇬 KALUNGU: Over 490 patriotism students pass out
📌Kalungu Resident District Commissioner, Paddy Kayondo has commended the Patriotism program for instilling nationalism among the young generation in Uganda. He made the remarks on Monday March 27 while presiding over the graduation of 491 students of Green Hill SS, Holy family S.S, Yesu Akwagala High School at Kyamulibwa Sub County headquarters. The ceremony was attended by among others the District Security Intelligence Officer, District Police Officer and officials from the National Patriotism Secretariat who conducted the training.
🇺🇬 KIBOGA: Trade Minister lobbies people to join groups to access Govt support
📌The Minister of Trade and Industries, Hon. Francis Mwebesa has encouraged people to join groups with an aim of uplifting one another. He cited that through these groups, the Government will be able to support them. The Minister made the remarks at a fundraiser function at Muwanga village in Kiboga District.
🇺🇬 BUKEDEA: PWDs groups receive funds for development projects in Kwarikwar subcounty
📌Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development has commissioned projects for people with disability in Kwarikwar Sub County in Bukedea District. According to the area community development officer, Marion Akwap Ocom, 18 out 21 groups have already received Shs5 Million each to engage in development projects such as cattle rearing, sheep, goat rearing, grain buying and milling machines. The Resident District Commissioner, Hajj Imran Muluga hailed the Government for promoting social protection programs that cater for all categories of people in Uganda.
🇺🇬 KISORO: Police hunt gunmen who injured a security guard in Bunagana
📌A security guard in Bunagana town is nursing bullet wounds at St Francis Mutolere Hospital after being shot and injured by gunmen during a foiled robbery. According to Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman, Elly Maate, the gunmen allegedly stormed the home of Mr. Charles Serutozi, a businessman in Nango cell on Sunday night. They however, withdrew and fled the scene after family members made an alarm that attracted neighbours. During the scuffle, the assailants shot John Ndagije, the security guard at the gate.
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🌍 Kenya to host first ever Africa Climate Action Summit
📌Kenya will host the first ever Africa climate action summit in Nairobi from September 4-6. The Summit aims to rally the world to tackle climate challenges that the least emitting continent faces. Speaking at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue where he was the keynote speaker, Ruto stressed the need for Africa to harness its vast renewable energy resources to drive economic growth and reduce the continent’s carbon footprint. President Ruto called for partnerships to accelerate renewable energy developments across Africa, emphasising the importance of socially and environmentally sound projects.
🌍 African Union appeals for calm after Kenya protests
📌The African Union has appealed for calm and called for dialogue following opposition protests in Kenya that have turned violent and left three people dead since last week. In a statement, AU Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat urged stakeholders to exercise calm and engage in dialogue to address the differences. He said the conduct of elections last year was successful and the outcome confirmed by the Supreme Court.
🌍 43 Al-Shabaab terrorists killed in Somalia
📌Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud Monday called on the Army to be prepared for the second phase of the offensive operation against terrorist militants remaining in the country. Media reported that more than 40 Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab militants were killed in battles in the northeast of Somalia. Meanwhile, the Military Court of Somalia’s Puntland State sentenced ten Al-Shabaab terrorists to death by firing squad on Sunday for committing terrorist operations in several regions.
🌍 US VP Harris pledges new Africa partnership
📌US Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday pledged a new era of partnership with Africa, envisioning a future that is propelled by African innovation. Harris said the US ‘must be guided not by what we can do for our African partners, but what we can do with our African partners.’
“We must invest in the African ingenuity and creativity, which will unlock incredible economic growth and opportunities,” Harris said.
🌍 Amnesty International accuses West of double standards
📌Amnesty International has accused the West of double standards in dealing with crisis such as refugees and human rights. In its annual report, released on Tuesday, Amnesty accused the West of being “soft” in their approach to human rights in countries such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Amnesty International also denounced the different approach taken by western countries towards Ukrainian refugees and those from Syria and Afghanistan.
“European states, exhibits double standards because while condemning Russia, they condoned or were complicit in grave violations by their allies Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel, among others”, said Philip Luther, senior research and policy adviser at Amnesty International.