𝐀𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐋 06, 2023
🇺🇬 Bank of Uganda warns public against unregulated financial institutions
📌Bank of Uganda has warned the public against entrusting their hard-earned savings with unregulated financial institutions or players in the financial sector.
“Savers entrust your savings with regulated financial institutions to avoid risks but rather take advantage of the available innovations and instruments that are being run by the financial sector players like banks and insurance players”, said Charity Mugumya, BOU Spokesperson.
Mugumya urged the public to enhance savings by adopting innovations in the financial sector.
🇺🇬 Minister Janet Museveni challenges parents to enrol girl-child into vocational schools
📌The Minister of Education and Sports, Hon Janet Kataha Museveni has challenged parents to involve their girl children into technical and Vocational training Schools (TVET), as this will cover the skills gaps in the country. The message was contained in her speech Thursday read by the State Minister for Higher Education Jc Muyingo during the release of the results of Uganda Business & Technical Examinations Board for November and December.
🇺🇬 Retired Catholic Bishop Rev. Baharagate is dead
📌 The Bishop Emeritus of Hoima Catholic Diocese, Rt. Rev. Albert Edward Baharagate Akiiki has passed away at Nsambya Hospital. The Hoima Diocese Bishop, Rt Rev Vincent Kirabo says burial arrangements will be communicated. Bishop Baharagate is one of the twelve bishops that were consecrated on August 1, 1969 by Pope Paul VI during his visit to Uganda.
🇺🇬 NUP councillors defy Bobiwine, attend leadership training in Kyankwanzi
📌Some of the NUP councillors disregarded the National Unity Platform leader, Robert Kyagulanyi aka also Bobiwine’s directive barring them from attending the ongoing training on patriotism at National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi. The Mukono Municipality Mayor Erisa Mukasa Nkoyooyo, attending the meeting says their actions represent the views and interests of their people, not a few people in NUP. The training will be officially closed by President Yoweri Museveni who will also take the trainees through patriotism and mindset change lessons.
🇺🇬 LOP Hon. Mathias Mpuuga to spend 3 days in West Nile on ‘anti corruption’ mission
📌The Leader of Opposition in Parliament Rt Hon Mathias Mpuuga will spend 3 days in West Nile sub-region in the districts of Adjumani, Yumbe & Moyo in what he termed as a “fact finding service delivery mission” where he will interface with the locals in a bid to fight corruption in Government- funded projects.
“If the thieves in Kampala thought that these places are too far for us to reach so they could steal public resources from here , they got it wrong, ” said Mpuuga. He was accompanied by former Obongi county MP Hassan Kaps Fungaroo and FDC’s Kilak South Oulanyah Gilbert.
🇺🇬 Claire Cheromoi is new president for Makerere Ph.D Forum
📌Claire Cheromoi, a Ph.D. student from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences has emerged winner and is now the new president of the Makerere University Ph.D. Fellows Forum. Ms. Cheromoi emerged winner in a tightly contested election with 65% of the vote, trouncing her closest rival Rosaline Achora from the College of Health Sciences. Several others who went unopposed include Mr. Joseph Elasu from Makerere University Business School as Vice President, Arinaitwe Rugyendo from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences as Speaker, Monica Mbabazi from the College of Health Sciences as Treasurer, Irene Oroma from the College of Education and External Studies as General Secretary.
🇺🇬 Makerere students don’t want political party Guild elections
📌 Makerere University Students led by Joseph Kateregga have petitioned Makerere University to disqualify all Guild Candidates that are affiliated with national political parties to foster a neutral student government. The petition comes nearly two weeks before the election of the new Guild President which will took place on April 14, 2023.
🇺🇬 Reverend Fr Bukoola urges parents to fight Homosexuality
📌Rev. Fr. Joseph Bukoola, Deputy Director of Education in the Diocese of Masaka has urged parents and guardians to fight the vice of homosexuality that is eating up society. Rev Bukooola challenged parents to sensitise their children who he said are the major targets. He was speaking at Bishop Ddungu P/S in Lwengo District.
🇺🇬 LUWEERO: Businessman, Court bailiff arrested over murdering a teacher
📌The Police in Luweero has arrested two people in connection of murdering Nathan Ssebugulu, a Mathematics teacher at Mulusa Academy in Wobulenzi Town Council. According to preliminary investigations, the suspects have been identified as Ibra Ssendegeya a businessman and a resident of Kasenene in Katikamu sub county and Javira Nuwahereza, a Court bailiff and a resident of Ganda zone, Wakiso district.
“The duo have been arrested following the phone records that have shown that they were in constant communication with the victim shortly before his murder,” said one Twasagye, the Luweero District Police Commander.
🇺🇬 LUWEERO: Police arrests three men who disguise in military attire to rob people
📌Police in Bombo has arrested three men for allegedly using military uniforms to rob people. The accused include Ronald Nsamba 20, Hassan Musa Marijani 21, and Bashir Mutabaazi 20. The trio have been renting different rooms at Kitooro-Maliga village in Bombo Town Council in Luweero District. They were found in possession of 3000 counterfeit US dollars, marijuana, and UPDF and Prison uniforms.
🇺🇬 WAKISO: Two buried alive in Kyengera stone quarry
📌 Two people were on Wednesday morning buried by soil at Bison stone quarry in Magwa cell, Buddo parish Kyengera Town Council in Wakiso District. The deceased have been identified as Dora Atwine aged 28 and 27 year old Francis Ariangatum both residents of Kasenge cell in Kasenge ward, Kyengera town council. Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said police responded to the scene with a team of detectives and officers from Fire and Rescue Services who then retrieved the bodies to Mulago Hospital for postmortem.
🇺🇬 KISORO: Dozens left homeless after heavy downpour
📌 Over 100 people in Nyabaremura cell, Rubuguri Town Council in Kisoro District have lost homes and other belongings following Tuesday heavy rainfall. The Nyabaremura cell village Chairperson, Ananias Mujunyi, says the landslides triggered by heavy rains destroyed 16 houses leaving over 100 people homeless. Other property destroyed include crops, household items, latrines as well as 12 sheep and goats.
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🌍 KENYA: Embassies won’t officiate same sex marriages in diaspora – President Ruto
📌 President Ruto said on Wednesday in Kigali, Rwanda during a meeting with Kenyans living in the country that Kenyan nationals in the diaspora will soon be able to marry at Kenyan embassies in their respective countries of residence but this will be within the confines of the Kenyan law, meaning same-sex marriages will not be officiated regardless of whether the country of residence legally recognises gay marriages. Ruto said Attorney General Justin Muturi is working on the gazettement of Kenyan embassies worldwide as legally-recognised places of marriage.
🌍 BURUNDI: Rusizi river floods, thousands displaced
📌The residents of Mushasha and Kinyinya I and II in the Gatumba in Mutimbuzi Commune spent Tuesday night in fear following the overflowing of the Rusizi river. The rising waters of Lake Tanganyika and the overflow of the Rusizi River have caused enormous damage to property and people’s belongings in the Mushasha and Kinyinya in Gatumba. The Bujumbura_Gatumba- DRC road is also under threat of breakage.
🌍 DRC: ADF kills 31 in eastern DR Congo
📌 The Death of more than 31 civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Eastern Ituri province has been attributed to Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels, a rights group said on Wednesday. According to Christophe Munyanderu, the coordinator of the local group Convention for the Respect of Human Rights in Ituri, the victims, all civilians, were killed at the boundary between Mambasa and Irumu territories on Monday and Tuesday. He said that the death toll is expected to rise “because there are missing residents’’.
🌍 BRAZIL: 25 year old kills four children at Preschool with hatchet, turns himself to Police
📌 A 25-year-old man burst into a preschool in southern Brazil and killed four children with a hatchet-like weapon on Wednesday before turning himself in to police, an attack Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva condemned as “monstrous.” The attacker, who jumped a wall that is covered in bright paintings of children and butterflies to get inside the school, also wounded four other children at the private preschool, known as the Good Shepherd Center, in the City of Blumenau in the state of Santa Catarina. He then rode a motorcycle to a police station and handed himself in.