𝐀𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐋 17, 2023
🇺🇬 Minister Lugoloobi remanded to Luzira Prison over Karamoja iron sheets
📌The Anti-corruption Court has remanded the junior Finance Minister, Amos Lugoloobi, to Luzira Prison after he pleaded not guilty to two counts of dealing with suspect property contrary to Section 21(a) of the Anti-Corruption Act. Minister Lugoloobi was arrested on Friday and detained at Kiira Road CPS after the Directorate of Public Prosecution sanctioned charges against him. While appearing before the Anti-Corruption Court presided over by the acting senior Principal Magistrate, Grade One Abert Asiimwe, Minister Lugoloobi pleaded not guilty and he was remanded to Luzira prison until April 20 when his bail application will be heard. Prosecution alleges that Lugoloobi, who is also the MP for Ntenjeru North constituency in Kayunga District, between July 14, 2022 and February 28, 2023, and February 1, 2023 and March 16, 2023, at the Office of the Prime Minister stores in Namanve and at different places in Matugga and Kayunga, dealt with government property, including 700 pre-painted iron sheets, having reason to believe that they were acquired as a result of a loss of public property under Section 10(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act as amended.
🇺🇬 OPM delivers food relief items to persons affected by food insecurity
📌 The State Minister for Disaster Preparedness in the Prime Minister’s Office, Hon. Esther Anyakun has provided food aid and other necessities to those in the Karamoja subregion who are at risk of hunger. The Government intervened to aid those suffering from starvation in the districts of Agago, Kabong, Moroto, Nabilak Abim, and Amudat.
🇺🇬 Justice Wilson Musene passes on
📌 Justice Wilson Masalu Musene, a retired High Court judge has passed away. Justice Musene retired from active duty in 2021 after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 65. However, his retirement was marred by controversy when he was ordered to take three months of leave before his official retirement date by principal judge Dr. Flavian Zeija. The three months are typically allowed for by the constitution to give the judge time to clear pending chamber work.
🇺🇬 NUP leaders to serve only two terms in new Constitutional amendment
📌 The National Unity Platform has made changes in their Constitutional which among others calls for leaders at both national and local level to serve only for two terms. The process follows a constitutional review process which started several months ago led by Hon Medard Sseggona. The new development came out of the NUP party delegates conference held this week at the party’s new offices in Makerere Kavule, Kampala District.
🇺🇬 TORORO: Hailstorm hits Nabuyoga Town Council
📌Nabuyoga Town Council in Tororo District was Sunday hit by a hailstorm affecting areas of Yokolo, Waksiki, and Misasa Cell. People’s gardens and crops like beans, maize, and cassava were destroyed.
🇺🇬 MITOOMA: Nkinga and Katunda residents complain of substandard bridges
📌Residents of Nkinga and Katunda parishes in Mitooma District have complained of inadequate and narrow bridges that impede their ability to carry people and their products from one location to another. Due to the cracked culverts on the narrow bridge connecting two parishes, people are afraid to cross which leaves pregnant mothers and children stranded.
🇺🇬 NAMUTUMBA: 99 year-old woman commits suicide
📌Police in Busoga East are conducting investigations into the suicide of a 99-year-old woman.
“Kizile Buladina, a resident of Kimanyilo Village in Ivukula Sub County, Namutumba District, used a waist band that she fastened to a rafter inside her home and wrapped around her neck. A neighbour became concerned after not seeing Buladina as usual sitting outside the house and discovered her lifeless body,” said Diana Nandawula, spokeswoman for the Busoga East police.
🇺🇬 ARUA CITY: Mayor urges residents to support recycling facility
📌 Sam Wadri Nyakua, the Mayor Arua City has urged residents to support the construction of a plastic waste recycling facility in order to ensure that the city is free of plastic garbage. Wadri says improper plastic bottle disposal is a problem that affects most Ugandan metropolitan areas and frequently causes flooding since the bottles obstruct drainage systems.
🌍 SUDAN: Fatalities from fighting rise to 97
📌Violence erupted on Saturday as a result of a week-long power struggles between army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and his deputy. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo. The World Health Organization reports that several of the nine hospitals in Khartoum are treating injured civilians but have run out of blood, transfusion equipment, intravenous fluids, and other crucial supplies.
🌍 Kenya to evacuate 3,000 of its citizens held in Sudan war
📌According to Minister of Foreign Affairs Alfred Mutua, at least 3,000 Kenyans are still held up in fighting in Sudan. Mutua said they are in contact with Kenya Airways, the country’s flag carrier, to retrieve them back home safely.