𝐀𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐋 11, 2023
🇺🇬 President Museveni to popularize PDM program in West Nile
📌President Museveni has embarked on a three-day tour of the West Nile Sub-region. The President is expected to meet leaders from greater Arua covering the districts of Pakwach, Nebbi, Zombo, Madi Okollo, Arua, Maracha, Terego, Koboko, and Yumbe on Tuesday at 4PM where he will popularize the Emyooga and Parish Development Model (PDM).
🇺🇬 Police attributes 37 ‘Easter fatalities’ to overspeeding and careless overtaking
📌Police has attributed the accidents that occured during the Easter holidays to ‘overspeeding and careless overtaking.’ The Traffic Police Directorate spokesperson, Faridah Nampiima on Tuesday said that at least 37 people have lost their lives in accidents between Good Friday and Easter Monday. A total of 76 accidents were registered between April 7th (Good Friday) and April 10th (Easter Monday). Out of these, 28 were fatal, 40 were serious and 8 were minor crashes. Out of 113 victims of the crashes, 37 died and 76 sustained serious injuries.
🇺🇬 President Museveni, India’s External Affairs Minister discuss cooperation in Trade, Energy and Defense
📌India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar has met President Museveni at his farm in Rwakitura and discussed possible cooperation in the areas of Trade, Infrastructure, Energy and Defense. Jaishankar also conveyed to him the personal greetings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
🇺🇬 Police requires Shs 26bn for CCTV repairs
📌Uganda Police needs more than Shs26bn to carry out repairs on the 1,776 of the 5,153 cameras installed countrywide under the CCTV surveillance camera network project. Yusuf Ssewanyana, the acting ICT Directorctor says the CCTV cameras on many roads were affected by dust, rain, power cuts and constant cable cuts by construction companies. Parliament approved Shs187 Billion supplementary budget for the third phase of the CCTV cameras project to allow the Police commence the third phase of the CCTV camera project and restoration. The Police will procure more than 5,000 CCTV cameras to be installed in Kampala Metropolitan Area.
🇺🇬 Government works to find lasting solutions for human-wildlife conflict
📌Government has held an emergency meeting to find lasting solutions to the deepening conflict between communities living at the borders of Queen Elizabeth National Park and Uganda Wildlife Authority in Mitooma District. The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa, and State Minister for Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities, Martin Bahinduka Mugarra, and UWA assessed the damaged gardens and held discussions with community members in the three sub-counties of Kigyende, Rwoburunga and Kiyanga in Ruhinda North constituency.
🇺🇬 KIU finalist murdered, Body dumped in hostel room
📌A final year student of Law at Kampala International University (KIU) was murdered and body dumped in his hostel room during the Easter holiday. The deceased has been identified as Adam Rukundo, a resident of Konge Buziga. A post mortem report indicated that he was hit by iron bar thugs on his way to hostel on Saturday evening. His lifeless body was found lying in a pool of blood in his hostel room.
🇺🇬 ARUA CITY: Woman kills husband using saucepan
📌Police in Ayivu West Division, Arua City have arrested a woman on allegations that she killed her husband using a saucepan. Mrs. Asianzu Mary Recho is suspected of having murdered her husband, Mr. Mundua Rogers, 35, an accountant; both residents of Ediofe Ewanyapa cell, Komite Ward, Ayivu West Division, Arua City. Josephine Angucia, the Region Police Spokesperson said that it is alleged the couple went out to celebrate Easter at the Carnival Pub in Ediofe Trading Center, and upon their return home at around 2:00 AM, they had a misunderstanding that resulted into the fatal fight.
🇺🇬 LIRA: Lango College alumni to construct library facility at former school
📌Lango College old students led by their chairperson, Dr. Edward Okori are to set to construct a modern library structure to replace their former library named JFK Library became dilapidated. Okori says they intend to raise funds by holding a fundraising drive that will soon be launched.
“The new structure will also house a modern library, a science laboratory, and an excellent centre for technology,” he said.
🇺🇬 YUMBE: UNRA rehabilitates Koboko- Yumbe Road
📌Uganda National Roads Authority has embarked on the construction of Koboko-Yumbe road. The Director of Road Maintenance at UNRA, Eng. Joseph Otim, said that the roads under rehabilitation hosts many refugees and has transit roads to South Sudan and DRC Congo hence the demand of increased road connections in the region.
🇺🇬 KATAKWI: OPM constructs two classroom blocks at Acanga Primary School
📌The Office of the Prime Minister has embarked on the construction of two classroom blocks worth Shs108,141,150M at Acanga Primary School. Bosco Okiror, the District Inspector of Schools urged all school administrators, parents and local leaders to play a supervisory role to ensure that the project is handled well.
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🌍 UPDF continues to take over key strategic areas in DRC
📌Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) deployed under the East African Community Regional Force (EACRF) has continued making inroads in DRC by taking over more key strategic positions previously held by the M23 rebels. Col. Michael Hyeroba, the Continent Commander says the UPDF took over strategic positions of Kiwanja in Rutshuru territory in the North Kivu province of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
🌍 Burundi gets $261m IMF loan for Economic Recovery
📌Burundi has received $261 Million from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that will go towards supporting its economic recovery. In a statement, IMF said together with Burundian authorities, it had reached a staff-level agreement on a 40-month arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) with access of $261.7 Million.
🌍 SOMALIA: UN Chief arrives in Mogadishu
📌UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Mogadishu on Tuesday at the start of a brief visit to Somalia and is expected to address ‘Somalia’s worsening humanitarian situation’ and show solidarity with its people in their fight against extremism.
🌍 Ethiopia imposes curfew to contain protests in Amhara region
📌Authorities in the two cities of Dessie and Debrebirhan found in Ethiopia’s Amhara region have introduced night-time curfew as anti-Government protests continue to spread across the region. Protests broke out and quickly spread last week in response to an order from the Federal Government to dissolve a paramilitary unit, the Amhara Special Forces (ASF).
🌍 Cameroon seeks to re-join AGOA
📌Cameroon’s Economy Minister Ousmane Mey said his country has started talks with Washington for admission back into Africa Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA), which grants African countries tariff-free access to the US market. Cameroon is looking to re-join the US’s trade initiative for Africa, as the country works to boost export revenues amid falling foreign exchange earnings.
🌍 MALAWI: Ex-Minister jailed over passport scam pardoned ‘in Easter act of mercy’
📌Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has pardoned a former Cabinet Minister who was serving a five-year sentence after being convicted on a charge of abuse of office. Uladi Mussa was sentenced in 2020 over corruption charges linked to illegal issuing of passports. Homeland Security Minister, Ken Zikhale Ng’oma explained that his release was an act of mercy in the Easter season.