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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ NEMA gives public transport motorists one month grace period to have dustbins in vehicles
πŸ“ŒThe National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has emphasised that motorists and passengers who litter the streets with rubbish will face the law. The Executive Director Dr Akankwasa Barirega, however said that private cars will not be stopped unless the occupants litter the streets but public transport vehicles like taxis, buses and coasters have been given a grace period of one month to install dustbins or else face arrest.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Protestors who assuated Police Officer sent to Luzira
πŸ“ŒEight protestors who on Tuesday assaulted Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Flavia Nsiimenta, an officer who at that time was executing her duty have been remanded to Luzira Maximum Prison by theΒ  Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court until April 12. The suspects include Moses Bukenya, Nelson Ndyasiima, Sanyu Najjuma, Sharif Kawooya, Augustine Batanda, Gilbert Nayebare, Shafia Ssegawa, and Teddy Ssemakula.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Rotary Club hands over to Uganda Prisons new maternity theatre
πŸ“ŒThe Rotary Club of Kampala Springs has handed over a new maternal theatre, an extension of the existing maternity wing, to Luzira Health Centre IV. The new ultra-modern facility will help handle expectant mothers with complications at the time of delivery. Luzira Health Centre IV is located inside Luzira Prison in Nakawa division. While handing over the facility to the Uganda Prisons Services (UPS), the Rotary District Governor 9213, Dr. Mike Ssebalu, thanked the prisons service for having accepted the gesture of goodwill to allow the Rotary Club to facilitate the refurbishment of the facility to good standards.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ President Museveni pledges $ 2.5Million to buy land for Bataka office in BulangeΒ 
πŸ“ŒPresident Museveni has pledged to offer $ 2.5 million in the next financial year to secure the 2 and half acres of land near Bulange Mengo which the Buganda clan leaders (Bataka) need to set up their offices and other developmental ventures to benefit the Kingdom. The President made the remarks while addressing a section Bataka at State House Entebbe led by the State Minister for Information Technology and National Guidance, Owekitiibwa Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ MPIGI: 94 year old man and 60 year old woman get babyΒ 
πŸ“ŒRichard Kisolo, 94 from Nvuba village, Muduuma Sub County, Mpigi District with his 60 year old wife produced a bouncing baby boy, a year after they had sired twins. The family which lives at their home in Nvuba village has left people in awe.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ MATUGGA: Factory rolling machine kills 26 year old
πŸ“ŒThe territorial police in Matugga is investigating the tragic incident under which a 26-year-old man died after reportedly slipping into a rolling machine at a steel and iron factory in Buwonzi village along Sanga-Semuto Road in Matugga, Wakiso district. The Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, identified the deceased as Martin Kayanga. According to the preliminary investigations, the deceased slid and fell into the machine that he was operating at the China Chan Jiang Steel and Iron Factory.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ MASAKA: House collapses, kills 7-year-old-girl
πŸ“ŒPolice in Masaka are investigating circumstances under which a rental house collapsed, killing a seven-year-old girl, injuring six others. The deceased, Mayimuna Nansamba, was a resident of Mukudde Cell, Nyendo-Mukungwe Division in Masaka city. The building injured 6 people including Mariam Nalwanga, Aisha Nakalema Milly Ndagire, Sharon Nabisaso, Yasin Bukenya and a three-year-old only identified as Brighton. According to Yusuf Kayongo, he heard debris falling.
β€œAt around 6AM, it was raining so heavily when I heard something falling. I ran so fast and started rescuing people who were hit by the bricks. Unfortunately the child had already died,” Kayongo said.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ MUKONO: MPs urges parish chiefs to mobilize people over PDMΒ 
πŸ“ŒHon. Kaliisa Jovelyn Kyomukama has urged parish chiefs to continue mobilizing people and sensitize them about the Parish Development Model (PDM). KyomukamaΒ  warned the people about opposition politicians who she said are soon coming to their villages with the gospel ofΒ  ‘sente mulye.” She advised them to sow the seed if they are to reap and told them thatΒ  ‘ensigo tebajirya’.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ GULU: State House Anti-Corruption Unit arrests commercial officer over PDM funds
πŸ“ŒPolice in Gulu has arrested the District Commercial Officer, Nixon Atemo for allegedly embezzling PDM funds hours after being grilled by detectives from the State House Ant-Corruption Unit. The arrest follows the State House Anti-Corruption Unit headed by Brig. Gen Henry Isoke,Β  launching an investigation into the alleged mismanagement of PDM funds and its implementation in Gulu City and Gulu District.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ MASINDI: Government to implement 31 projects
πŸ“ŒGovernment will implement 31 construction projects from April 3 to 13, across the 12 Sub Counties in Masindi District. These projects include; 4 roads, 11 boreholes, Kijunjubwa Seed Secondary School, Kabango Town Council hall, OPD ward at Nyantonzi health center and 8 classroom blocks among others. In a letter dated March 22, Ms. Sanyu Phionah, the Masindi District Chief Administrative Officer, directed all clerks to Councils and Sub County Chiefs and Town Clerks to mobilize beneficiary communities to attend the ceremonies.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ ISINGIRO: Government constructs classroom block at Nyabugando Primary School
πŸ“ŒResidents of Nshenyi Parish in Ruborogota Sub CountyCounty in Isingiro Distrct haveΒ  applauded Government for the construction of four classroom blocks at Nyabugando Primary School in Nyabugando cell. The Isingiro District Chairperson, Aaron Turahi urged the community to report any suspicion of shoddy works.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ BUYENDE: ONC NRM sources 14 tractors for farmers
πŸ“ŒThe Office of National Chairperson have sourced 14 tractors from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) for farmers in Buyende District. While handing over the tractors, the deputy spokesperson of ONC NRM, Dr. Brenda Jessica Tibamwenda, who was the Chief Guest at Buyende Women’s Day asked mothers to fight early marriages and continue playing a critical role for their children.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ FORTPORTAL: Absa Bank sets up safe drinking water facilities at Regional ReferralΒ 
πŸ“ŒAbsa Bank Uganda has erected four drinking water dispensers worth UGX 29.4 million at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital to increase access to safe drinking water for patients, caretakers and medical personnel while helping the facility save on costs related to drinking water. While receiving the units, Dr. Oscar Kaliisa Kyebambe, the hospital deputy director said the initiative will cater for 174 ill children and their caretakers under the children’s ward; 107 people under the maternity ward; 101 women in labor and post-natal care and 111 caretakers under the gynecology ward, 300 people under the Out Patient Department and an average of 170 people in the Emergency Unit.

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🌍 Kenya secures $377M fund to build EA first electric bus lane
πŸ“ŒKenya has secured KSh50 billion ($377 million) from a consortium of European agencies to build a dedicated electric bus lane in Nairobi as the country moves to deal with the congestion in the capital. The funders who include the European Union (EU) say the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) lane will be the first in East Africa and is part of a system of suchΒ  five lanes to be developed in Kenya.

🌍 14 workers die in collapsed gold mine in Sudan 
πŸ“ŒSudanese authorities on Saturday reported the death of 14 workers in a collapsedΒ  gold mine north of the country. The state news agency SUNA said the bodies of four workers were recovered on Saturday from the collapsed mine in Wadi Halfa near Sudan’s border with Egypt. Nearly 20 trapped workers were rescued from the gold mine, the broadcaster said.

🌍 Dengue Fever spread worsens in Sudan
πŸ“ŒDengue fever has spread into Sudan’s capital for the first time as the country tackles its widest ever outbreak of the disease worsened by an underfunded health system. According to Sudan’s Health Ministry report released this week, at least 45 people have died out of at least 2,576 cases recorded since July last year in 12 of the country’s 18 states. Dengue fever symptoms include fever, muscle pain, nausea and rashes.

🌍 South Africa downplays ICC warrant on Russia’s PutinΒ 
πŸ“ŒSouth Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Naledi Pandor has described Russia as the country’s old friend, insisting that the two countries will not become sudden enemies on the demand of others. Ms. Pandor made the remarks as South Africa navigates an International Criminal Court (ICC) warrant of arrest for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is expected to attend the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) summit in August.

🌍 Ethiopia drops charges against TPLF after peace deal 
πŸ“ŒThe Ethiopian Government on Thursday announced it is scrapping criminal charges against leaders of the rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), in line with a peace deal in its northern region.
“According to the peace agreement signed last November in South Africa, criminal charges that were filed in connection with this matter and were in the process of a dispute have been withdrawn,” Ethiopia’s Justice Ministry said.

🌍 Pope Francis leaves hospital after three days
πŸ“ŒPope Francis, 86, was discharged from Gemelli Hospital in Rome where he was admitted for three days being treated for a respiratory infection. He spoke to journalists and members of the media as he departed on Saturday morning. The pope was taken to Gemelli Hospital on Wednesday over Bronchitis. The Pope is expected to participate in a Palm Sunday Mass service in St Peter’s Square, the Vatican says.

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