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𝐀𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐋 8, 2023
🇺🇬 UPDF recovers more guns from Turkana pastoralists in Moroto
📌UPDF has recovered 31 guns, 752 live ammunitions, 3 uniforms and 19 bows and arrows in a kraal during the Usalama Kwa Wote disarmament operation. According to the Ag. Public Relations Officer Mt. Moroto, AIP Longole Mike, it was an intelligence-led cordon and search operation in the Turkana kraals located in Lokereyot village, Nadunget Sub County, about 50 km from Moroto Town. Brig. Gen. Joseph Balikuddembe, the 3rd Division Commander attributed the success to proper adherence to the standard operating procedures in cordon and search by the men and women in uniform, timely intelligence and cooperation from the community members. He said all the guns were recovered from Turkana pastoralists who crossed the border of Kenya to Uganda to graze their animals.
🇺🇬 Government free electricity connection policy to benefit 1.7million households
📌The Government of Uganda has launched the free electricity connection policy targeting 1.7 million households across the country. The five-year electricity project is part of the Rural Electrification Project worth 212 million dollars funded under a credit facility from the EXIM Bank of China.
🇺🇬 New portable oxygen generator at Kawolo Hospital saves costs
📌The installation of an oxygen generator at Kawolo Hospital has resulted in a significant reduction in the cost of transporting and refilling oxygen cylinders. Eight months ago, the Government installed the first oxygen generator at Kawolo Hospital to replace oxygen cylinders for emergency medical care. Kawolo Medical Superintendent, Dr. Joshour Kiberu said there has been a reduction in expenditure on oxygen since the hospital received the generator.
🇺🇬 Archbishop Kazimba urges Ugandans to let go of corruption
📌The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Dr. Samuel Kazimba Mugalu has asked Ugandans to use the Easter period to reflect on their lives and let go of habits like corruption and taking bribes. He also asked Christians to shun same-sex relationships and other such practices that go against religious and cultural norms.
🇺🇬 Government launches tree planting campaign in Lango
📌Government has launched a massive five-year tree planting campaign at Abia Seed Secondary School where 200 trees will be planted, in Abia Sub-county, Alebtong District. Clan Leaders will mobilise people to plant at least one million trees in Lira, Oyam, Kole, Apac, Otuke, Alebtong, Kwania, Dokolo, and Amolatar districts and Lira City under the intervention.
🇺🇬 KAGADI: Families attacked by chimpanzees compensated
📌The Uganda WildLife Authority (UWA) has refunded medical bills to the families that were attacked by chimpanzees in Muhoro Town Council. The money was handed over to the family members by a representative from UWA, Ms. Vannesa Mirembe, on Thursday at the Kagadi Resident District Commissioner’s office. Ms. Mirembe echoed that the government, through UWA, is mandated to pay medical bills to whoever suffers from animal-human conflicts, urging all victims to register so that they can access the hospital bills.
🇺🇬 NANSANA: RDC halts collection of taxes in public market
📌Nansana Municipality Resident District Commissioner, Shafiq Nsubuga has stopped the collection of everyday levies in the Nansana Daily market. He said that since it is a Government market under the supervision of the municipality, traders are not supposed to pay taxes to individuals acting as tenderers.
🇺🇬 LUWEERO: Government constructs tractor driving School
📌The Government of Uganda with support from Japan has started the construction of a $2.5 million Institute to train tractor drivers in the country. The Mechanical Engineering, Training and Advisory Centre whose works have already started is located at Kakinzi, Butuntumula in Luweero District.
🇺🇬 LWENGO: Nine dead as family car collides with fuel tanker
📌At least nine people, including two children, died Friday following a road crash along the Masaka-Mbarara highway in Lwengo District. The head-on collision happened at Kyoko Village involving an Alphard vehicle from Kampala heading towards Mbarara City and an oncoming fuel tanker on a climbing lane from Mbarara side. Greater Masaka regional traffic officer SP Richard Komaketch attributed the accident to over speeding citing that the Alphard driver was at high speed and was keeping right [instead of left].
🇺🇬 NAMAYINGO: Police detains notorious criminals
📌The Police in Namayingo have arrested suspected thieves in a believed to be behind the rampant house breaking in Lolwe Sub County. The group led by one Deke Peter, a Kenyan national residing at Kandege Village in Lolwe West Parish were arrested in the wee hours with suspected stolen items found with him.
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🌍 KENYA: Ten killed as truck crashes into pedestrians
📌A truck has crashed into pedestrians and taxis near western Kenya’s border with Tanzania, killing at least 10 people and injuring 10 others. The crash in the town of Migori happened along a major highway when the driver lost control of the vehicle on Saturday. Migori Police Commander, Mark Wanjala said the death toll might rise because two more people were reported to have been knocked across a bridge, falling into a river.
🌍 DRC: Six sentenced to life imprisonment over Italian Ambassador’s murder
📌A Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) military tribunal on Friday sentenced six men to life in prison over the death of the Italian ambassador, Envoy Luca Attanasio, his bodyguard, Vittorio Iacovacci and their Congolese driver Mustapha Milambo. The trio were killed on February 22, 2021, during a botched kidnapping as they drove to a World Food Programme (WFP) project from the eastern city of Goma.
🌍 DRC: FARDC and UPDF reaffirm commitment to continue operations in Eastern region
📌Congolese and Ugandan military authorities have agreed to continue joint operations against Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in North Kivu and Ituri following an evaluation session on Thursday in Beni. Gen. Christian Tshiwewe and Gen Mbadi Mbasu Wilson noted that thanks to “Shujaa” operations, many rebel strongholds were destroyed, leaders of the movement were neutralised and several accomplices dismantled.
🌍 Tanzania tourism record increases
📌Tanzania has recorded an increase of 48.8 percent of tourists in a period between January and February this year compared to the number of visitors recorded in the same period in 2022. National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) acting Director of Economic Statistics, Daniel Msolwa said that between January and February this year, the country received 290,896 tourists, equivalent to 48.8 per cent compared to 195,483 visitors who entered the country last year.
🌍 Somali President bans guns on Mogadishu streets
📌Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud announced Friday that his Government has banned people from carrying weapons on the streets of Mogadishu, the country’s Capital. He also banned importing all kinds of military gear, uniforms, boots among others.