𝐀𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐋 06, 2023
🇺🇬 Archbishop Kazimba urges leaders to ignore Western criticism over homosexuality bill
📌 The Arch Bishop of Church of Uganda Dr. Kazimba Mugalu has asked the political leadership to stand firm on the anti-homosexuality bill pending signature by the President. Speaking during the holy week prayers with Members of Parliament, Kazimba urged the Executive to ignore criticism from the different parts of the world.
🇺🇬 Ministers’ perpetual absenteeism forces Deputy Speaker to introduce attendance book
📌 Ministers will hence forth record their attendance in Parliament following Deputy Speaker of Parliament Thomas Tayebwa’s directive to the Government Chief Whip to come up with an attendance roaster. Tayebwa says the Ministers are supposed to attend plenary sittings each time the house convenes but their perpetual absenteeism during plenary frustrates house business.
🇺🇬 Government to allocate Shs1bn for rehabilitation of upcountry roads in next financial year
📌 Gen. Katumba Wamala, the Works and Transport Minister has revealed that Government is set to allocate Shs1 billion to every district for the rehabilitation and maintenance of all roads upcountry. While officiating at the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a multi- billion mechanical engineering training and advisory centre in Luweero District, Katumba said the disbursement will start in the next financial year.
🇺🇬 Rt Hon Nabbanja urges local Govt leaders to embrace NRM ideology
📌 Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has asked local government leaders to passionately serve the Country through the four principles of the NRM ideology. This was in her keynote address to all LC V Chairpersons, City and Municipal mayors, and selected speakers who are currently undergoing a one-week transformational leadership course at the National Leadership Institute (NALI) Kyankwanzi. Nabbanja reminded them that local governments play an important role in the implementation of Government programs and service delivery.
🇺🇬 MPs want internet costs reduced
📌 Members of Parliament on the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) committee have asked the National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) to reduce the cost of internet. The Committee Chairperson Hon. Moses Magogo Hassim on Wednesday noted that internet is one of the biggest drivers of socio-economic transformation and its inaccessibility affects all sectors of the economy.
🇺🇬 SOROTI: Govt launches construction of 5KM road connecting to Lira highway
📌 The Soroti Resident District Commissioner Komakech Salim Thursday launched the construction of a 5 kilometre road passing via Olio village and Kamuda subcounty connecting residents and business supplies to Lira highway. The District engineer says the project will cost over 15 million Uganda shillings.
🇺🇬 ALEBTONG: National Youths Council trains youths in social economic capacity building
📌 The National Youths Council has trained 1300 youths in social economic capacity building at St.Tobias Catholic Church in Apala Town Council Alebtong District. The RDC Adiama Ekaju John Robert says that the training scheduled to take place in two counties of Moroto and Ajuri targets youth leaders and parish chiefs from all the ten Sub counties and four town councils .
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🌍 Tanzania probes into Johnson powder alledgedly being cause of Cancer
📌 The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) is investigating the possible presence in the market of baby powder manufactured by the US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) that is alleged to cause Cancer. This comes after J&J on Tuesday proposed an $8.9 billion (Sh21 trillion) settlement to resolve years-old law suits claiming that its talcum powder products caused Cancer. TBS director general Athuman Ngenya said Thursday the agency had started collecting J&J powder samples for fresh laboratory scrutiny.
🌍 Lecturers in three South Sudan Universities lay down tools over unpaid arrears
📌 University lecturers in three South Sudanese universities have gone on strike over unpaid arrears, causing academic delays. The Universities affected are the University of Bhar El Ghazal, Upper Nile, and Rumbek, with the University of Juba anticipated to join the strike soon. Despite repeated pledges from the Government, the lecturers have not been paid for two months, according to a statement from the Universities Academic Staff Union.
🌍 Zimbabwe to ban recruitment of its health personnel by Europe
📌 Zimbabwe is in the process of enacting a law criminalizing the recruitment of its health personnel by other countries especially Europe. The Vice President, Chiwenga Constantino, who is also the Health Minister says that the drain of health care professionals was good as human trafficking. Zimbabwe has been having recurrent economic challenges that have seen its wages reduce by endless inflation forcing its medics to search for greener pastures.