𝐀𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐋 04, 2023
🇺🇬 Government releases Shs82.9bn for renovation of UPE schools
📌Government has released Shs82.9 billion for the renovation of Universal Primary Education (UPE) schools in 176 local governments across the country. The money has been distributed among various local governments having many schools in their locality, with Wakiso district getting the majority share. Dr. Denis Mugimba said leaders in local governments should decide which schools are very dilapidated and line them up for renovation. He asked Members of Parliament to take part in deciding which schools should be renovated and ensuring that the money is put to good use.
🇺🇬 Rt Hon Kadaga to attend EALA plenary
📌The 1st Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Affairs, Rt Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has arrived in Burundi Capital City to attend the plenary and standing committees of the Fifth Assembly East African Community. Rt Hon Kadaga Monday chaired a meeting with Ugandan members of the East African Legislative Assembly and they discussed pertinent issues which are priority areas of focus in the Assembly. The Chairman of the East African Community Heads of the East African Community, Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye had earlier warned that the EAC Organs and Institutions must work hard to address factors that limit or constrain the construction of a larger EAC internal markets.
🇺🇬 SEMBABULE: New Deputy RDC pledges to intensify monitoring Govt programs
📌Faisal Sseruwagi has been appointed new Deputy RDC for Ssembabule District replacing Hajj Yahaya Were who was transferred to Mbale City North Division as deputy RCC in March 2022. In a letter written by Senior Presidential Advisor Hajji Yunus Kakande, Sseruwagi starts his duties with immediate effect. While assuming the new office over the weekend, Sseruwagi vowed to intensify monitoring Government programs up to the village level.
🇺🇬 KYOTERA: NFA threatens to evict residents in seven villages
📌 Residents of Kabira Sub County in seven villages risk to be evicted by National Forestry Authority (NFA) from 125 acres of forest reserve land. The residents claim that NFA directed them to vacate the said land and give way to an investor, one Kaboggoza John Ssenkungu, to start a commercial tree planting project. The residents come from villages of Sserinya, Zirizi, Nkalwe, Nakatoogo, Kyamayembe, Baka and Lwooga located in Bwamijja Parish.
🇺🇬 KALUNGU: 50 youths graduate in leadership and finance management
📌 Fifty youths have completed a six months financial and leadership training at St. Jude Catholic Parish in Masaka Diocese. Ndagire Christine, one of the trainers says that the training aims at nurturing youths in leadership. Ndagire says the trainees will be supported to start group projects in piggery, coffee planting and soap making to fight poverty. Ssegwanyi Robert, a youth councillor from Lukaya Town Council noted that the training has transformed their lives.
🇺🇬 JINJA: Beverages factory gutted by fire
📌 Keshwala factory and Beverages Depot in Walukuba Ward, Jinja City Southern Division got into flames on Tuesday at around 4:30 AM prompting the Police fire brigade to swing into action to contain the fire. According to Kiira Region Police Spokesperson, James Mubi, the fire was contained but the plastics manufacturing plant, spare parts stores, and the transport department were severely affected. Efforts to establish the cause of the fire are underway.
🌍 RWANDA: President Kagame asks party members to draw succession plan
📌In his acceptance speech after being re-elected chairman of the ruling party, Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF- Inkotanyi), for the next five years, President Paul Kagame tasked the ruling party to find a succession plan that would allow him to pave way for someone else to take over the reins, in what sounded like a call for a transition.
“I want to thank you for the trust you have continued to show me. We have to fulfil the task of finding someone who can do what you elect me to do.”
🌍 KENYA: President Ruto meets Kenya Kwanza parliamentary leaders over dialogue with Raila’s Azimio la Umoja
📌President William Ruto on Monday met Kenya Kwanza parliamentary leaders to come up with a framework for the bipartisan parliamentary process he proposed on Sunday. While extending an olive branch to Azimio leader Raila Odinga on Sunday, Ruto called for a bipartisan legislative process to tackle issues being raised by Azimio resulting in protests.
“We are convinced the issues shall be conclusively handled by Parliament in order to allow us focus on our economic transformation programme,” Ruto posted on Twitter after the meeting.
🌍 MOGADISHU: Three women injured by explosion in Mogadishu
📌At least three women were injured in an explosion that occurred in one of the ATMIS convoy vehicles at the KM4 junction in Mogadishu on Monday. According to officials, the three victims were roadside khat traders injured by debris from the explosion. The authorities are investigating reports from eyewitnesses who believe something on AU troops’ vehicle caused the explosion.
🌍 DRC: Landslide death toll raise to 20 in Masisi
📌At least 20 people including women and children have been confirmed dead in a landslide that happened on Sunday, April 2, in Bulwa, in the Buabo group, in the territory of Masisi (North Kivu) in the Eastern DRC. The provincial deputy of Masisi Alexis Bahunga appealed to the Congolese Government to assist the bereaved families by organising a dignified funeral for the victims.
🌍 Six dead, 64 missing after boat sinks in Eastern Congo’s Lake Kivu
📌Six people were killed and 64 others are still missing after a boat capsized in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Lake Kivu early Monday. Mustapha Mamboleo, a local official at Idjwi Island in the lake, said 150 passengers were aboard the motorised boat travelling from Mugote village on Idjwi Island to the eastern city of Goma and only 80 of them survived. Mathieu Alimasi Malumbi, the transport minister for South Kivu province, confirmed the incident.