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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Police calls upon public to report cases where money lenders use their National IDs as collateral
πŸ“ŒThe Directorate of Crime Intelligence has called upon the public whose National IDs were used as collateral or confiscated to report for assistance under the Registration of Persons Act SEC 77(b).Β  Fred Enanga on Monday explained that a National ID has no economic or monetary value but is exclusively for identification purposes. He added that any act of confiscation, removing, taking landing of national ID as collateral is illegal because it denies the owner the ability to use it for identification purpose and other transactions where the national ID is required plus travelling with in the country.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Joseph Kabuleta commends President Museveni’s efforts to fight corruptionΒ 
πŸ“ŒThe President of the National Economic Empowerment Dialogue (NEED) party, Joseph Kabuleta, has commended the Government forΒ  fighting corruption and showing accountability of taxpayer’s money which is meant for developmental projects. Speaking at NEED head offices on Monday, Kabuleta revealed that all Government officials have learnt that PresidentΒ  Museveni is committed to fighting the cancer of corruption.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ NIRA to release roadmap for mass renewal of National IDs
πŸ“ŒNational Identification Registration Authority (NIRA) will soon release a roadmap for conducting a mass enrollment project for registering Ugandans with expired IDs for renewal. Osborne Mushabe, the Manager Public Service at NIRA says the project will start in August. Mushabe said the last enrollment was carried in 2014 hence need to update registers. He called on the three million people who registered but have not picked their IDs to pick them.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Police SACCO new board members urged to ensure good service deliveryΒ 
πŸ“ŒNew board members of the Exodus Police SACCO have been sworn in to serve a four-year term in office. The Directorate of Welfare, Production and Sports, Charles Birungi who presided over the ceremony at the SACCO Headquarters urgedΒ  the new board members to use the facility to enhance the welfare of the officers, maintain good service delivery and ensure compliance, accountability and transparency before the members. The Board Chairperson SCP Dr. Wilson Omoding Otuna who was unopposed highlighted that the SACCO has grown members’ savings to Shs30.76 billion, 42,990 members and assetsΒ  to Shs57.36bn.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ KALANGALA: Women eke a living through recycling palm oil leaves
πŸ“ŒWomen in Kalangala District say they are grateful for the Government project of Palm Oil that has empowered them to earn a decentΒ  living through the dumped leaves. The women during an interview, expressed that they innovate brooms out of palm leaves and that each earns Ugx200,000 on average a month. Sylivia Namyalaba,Β  women leader at Bingo landing site in Mugoye sub county says one broom is sold between 1000 and 1300 Shs.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ KAPCHORWA: Hospital receives oxygen plant
πŸ“Œ The Ministry of Health hasΒ  delivered an oxygen plant to Kapchorwa Hospital.Β  The hospital’s top administrator, Assad Tuti confirmed that the equipment arrived on April 14 and is awaiting installation.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ BUTAMBALA: Educationist urges non-degree teachers to prepare as Govt works on phasing them out
πŸ“ŒAll head teachers in Butambala District have been requested to prepare for the new government program of phasing out all non-degree holder teachers in primary schools. Prof. Ismail Simbwa Gyagenda advised all teachers to join NTCs and colleges to upgrade before Governments’ deadline. He revealed this during Duwa prayers at the residence of Prof. Badru Ddungu Katerega Salongo, the chairperson of Kampala University in Bulugu village, Kabasanda sub county in Butambala.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ LUKAYA: Health Centre III closed on Sunday
πŸ“ŒRotarians in Lukaya have found Lukaya Health Center III closed duringa tour to monitor the equipment that they donated to the facility.Β  Peace Talemwa, the Rotarian Governor of Uganda and Tanzania blamed the administrators of the facility in Mbulakati for keeping operational machines idle that were donated to them in stores. They launched Tuku-tuku ambulance at Kasambya Health Center III in Rwabenge and donated a drone vehicle to transport patients in Lukaya.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ MITYANA: RDC orders arrest of Emyooga SACCO chairperson over extortion
πŸ“ŒThe MityanaΒ  Resident District Commissioner, Africano Aharikundira has ordered the arrest of Ismail Walusimbi over extorting Shs 1,120,000. According to a whistle blower who says he reported to police under reference case No. 40/21/03/2022, Walusimbi deliberately failed to remit the said money belonging to the SACCO under PDM.Β  Walusimbi is the chairperson of Mityana North constituency community radio operators and also a journalist.

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🌍 Rwanda signs nine cooperation agreements with Benin
πŸ“ŒRwanda and Benin have signed nine bilateral cooperation agreements aimed at strengthening their relations. The agreements were signed in Cotonou, during President Paul Kagame’s two-day state visit to the West African nation. Among the agreements signed were those related to avoidance of double taxation, agriculture, digital, local governance, sustainable development, military cooperation, commercial and industrial cooperation, tourism, and investment promotion.Β  Discussions were also made on the terrorist threat in the Sahel and its expansion to the coastal countries of West Africa.

🌍 Sudan clashes death toll rises to 97
πŸ“ŒThe Doctors’ Union said Monday that the death toll from fierce fighting between Sudan’s regular army and paramilitaries has risen to at least 97, with scores of other people wounded.
β€œThe death toll among civilians in clashes since it began on Saturday has reached 97, the union said, noting that the figure does not include all casualties as many could not reach hospitals due to difficulties in movement.

🌍 IGAD to send President Ruto, Kiir and Guelleh to reconcile warrimg groups in Sudan
πŸ“ŒThe Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has issued a call for an immediate cessation of hostilities between the warring parties in Sudan. During a virtual meeting of Heads of State, President William Ruto and other African leaders including Presidents Salva Kiir of South Sudan, President Yoweri Museveni, Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti, and Hassan Mohamud of Somalia resolved to send Presidents Kiir, Ruto, and Guelleh to Sudan to reconcile the conflicting groups.

🌍 WFP halts Sudan operations after three employees are killed
πŸ“ŒThe United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) said on Sunday it had temporarily halted all operations in Sudan after three of its employees were killed in clashes between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on Saturday. Three WFP employees were killed and two injured in clashes in Kabkabiya in North Darfur. The bodyΒ  said it was difficult for WFP’s staff to operate after a UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) aircraft was significantly damaged at Sudan’s Khartoum airport during an exchange of fire on Saturday.

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