𝐀𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐋 04, 2023
🇺🇬 MV Kalangala to resume operation in April
📌MV Kalangala that had stopped its services as a result of engine failure on February 24 has been revamped. Sadala Musoke, the Managing Director of National Oil Distributors Limited (NODL), a private firm managing MV Kalangala says the vessel has received the required engine overhaul and is expected to start operation this month.
🇺🇬 MPs to lead anti-Malaria walk in Kampala
📌The Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa will lead MPs under the Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Malaria who will walk on Kampala streets raising awareness about Malaria on April 23, 2023. The 20-day campaign walk will take place ahead of World Malaria Day marked every April 25.
🇺🇬 Kabaale International Airport to be named after Omukama Kabalega
📌Kabaale International Airport will be named after Omukama Kabalega. This was decided during a Cabinet meeting on Monday where the $309 million Hoima International Airport project, which is close to completion, was the main topic of discussion. State Minister for Works and Transport, Hon. Fred Byamukama, different names were proposed including Y.K Museveni International Airport. However, President Yoweri Museveni rejected the proposal and the Carbinet jointly agreed to name Uganda’s second-largest inland gateway to the world, Kabalega International Airport
🇺🇬 NAADS distributes Macadamia, Avocado seeds across Uganda
📌The National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) has started distributing planting materials worth Shs 4billion for Macadamia and Hass avocados to farmers across the country. The Executive Director of NAADS, Dr. Samuel Mugasi says all the beneficiary farmers have paid 30 per cent of the cost of the seedlings while the Government through NAADS has paid 70 per cent.
🇺🇬 Police arrests 40 suspects terrorizing Kampala
📌Police has rounded up a total of 40 suspects in areas of Katwe, Makindye, Jinja road, and Rubaga for terrorizing members of the public. Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson Luke Owesigire says the suspects were found with drugs, sharp and dangerous objects and suspected stolen property. Owoyesigire said that the suspect will be screened and taken to Courts of law for prosecution.
🇺🇬 ARUA: District to operationalize Kawuanzeti Health Center III
📌Residents of Ajono Parish in Vurra Sub County are excited by the move by Arua District to operationalize Kawuanzeti Health Centre III in Vura Sub County, nine months after the facility was completed. Arua District local Government embarked on the construction of the health centre worth Shs1.9 billion to reduce long distances that trekked by locals to access health facilities. Paul Bishop Drileba, the acting Arua District Health officer said that all the necessary staff and equipment are in place to kick- start the operationalization of the facility.
🇺🇬 MPIGI: Police hunts for man who cut off girlfriend’s hand
📌Police in Mpigi District is hunting for a suspect who allegedly cut his girlfriend’s hand after suspecting that she was cheating. Jesca Naawe, the Mpigi DPC identified the suspect as Paul Batayingaya, 30. Naawe cut off his girlfriend’s hand Mildred Musiimire, 23, both students at St. Mark Secondary School in Kamengo.
🇺🇬 KYAKWANZI: District Chairpersons and Mayors attend one week ideological orientation training
📌The Director of the National leadership institute (NALI), Brigadier Gen. Charles Kisembo has said that all District Local Council V Chairpersons are undergoing a one week ideological orientation training at National Leadership Institute (NALI. They will be equipped them with knowledge in patriotism, Pan-Africanism, and Social-Economic Transformation in a training that will end April 8, 2023. President Museveni is expected to close the training.
🇺🇬 HOIMA: Bank of Uganda to construct theatre at Kigorobya Health Centre IV
📌Bank of Uganda in conjunction with the Ministry of Health will construct a theatre at Kigorobya Health Center IV. The BOU Secretary Kanyemibwa Suzan said that the theatre will improve health standards in the community after realizing a big service gap during the recent BOU’s upcountry tower in Bunyoro sub region.
‘’Under our theme of maternal and child health care for a healthy society, we have moved in several districts across the country to support health facilities, and similar support is to be implemented in Hoima district,’’ she said.
🌍 KINSHASA: Ugandan CDF Gen Mbadi on three-day visit
📌The Chief of General Staff of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF), General Wilson Mbasu Mbadi is on a three-day visit to Kinshasa. General Wilson Mbadi came to assess, with his Congolese counterpart, Lieutenant-General Christian Tshiwewe Songesa, the joint FARDC-UPDF operations against terrorists from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).
🌍 President Ruto on two-day visit to Rwanda on President Kagame’s invitation
📌Kenyan President William Ruto Tuesday arrived in Kigali afternoon for a two-day tour on the invitation of President Paul Kagame. This is his first tour in Rwanda since he came to power in September 2022. According to a statement from State House in Nairobi, the agenda of the trip is to deliberate on areas of “mutual interest and cooperation” including the integration projects on the Northern Corridor, the main supply line for imports out of the region to Rwanda, through Kenya.
🌍 Number of jobless Kenyans rises to 2.97 million in the face of inflation- KNBS
📌The number of Kenyans without jobs increased to more than 2.97 million in the quarter to December, underscoring the labour market woes in the wake of elevated inflation and reduced activity in the dominant agricultural sector. The number of jobless persons grew 2.94 percent from 2.89 million in September, according to Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) data released on Monday, a pointer that the economy shed over 80,000 jobs in the three months after the August 9 General Elections.
🌍 Tanzania to install traffic surveillance cameras to rein on speeding drivers
📌The Tanzanian Government is looking for a contractor to install traffic and highway surveillance cameras along major roads in Dar es Salaam and Morogoro regions to monitor and identify speeding vehicles. The move aims at curbing road accidents that claim lives of thousands of Tanzanians, leaving several others wounded annually. Statistics show that between January and November 2022, traffic accidents resulted in a total of 886 fatalities and 573 injuries.