𝐀𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐋 25, 2023
🇺🇬 NRM’s Todwong tips leaders to invest in income-generating projects for poverty alleviation
📌The NRM Secretary General, Rt. Hon. Richard Todwong has urged leaders to invest in income-generating projects in their communities to spur development and reduce household poverty by creating employment opportunities. Todwong was Monday delivering a lecture of opportunity during a four-day retreat at the National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi district to elected leaders and civil servants from Busoga, Bugisu, Bukedi, Sebei and Karamoja sub-regions.
“I urge you all to invest in income-generating projects in your communities. Create employment opportunities, reduce household poverty, and spur development,” he said.
Todwong said that while President Museveni was in the West Nile sub-region for a wealth creation tour recently, he challenged everybody in the country to engage in income-generating activities. He said that the president was hopeful that with the implementation of the parish development model and emyooga programs, more people will join the money economy.
🇺🇬 Zombo RDC urges authorities to respect boundaries as dispute over three border villages emerges
📌 Zombo Resident District Commissioner, Lt Col (rtd) Pius Alitema has urged local authorities at the borders to respect national boundaries so as to maintain peace and promote security for amicable trade and commerce. Alitema’s remarks came in the wake of a border dispute between Uganda and DR Congo over three villages of Padea in West Nile Sub-region. Congolese locals backed by their police crossed into Uganda and laid claim to Acu Cell, in Jupadindu Ward of Padea Town Council, Acu Village in Asina Parish Abanga Sub-county and Oyaro Village in Asina Parish in Zombo District.
“The disputes have become a source of insecurity, which undermines cross-border trade between the two countries. We must engage our local authorities operating at the border to respect the national boundary and also maintain peace and security to promote trade and commerce. Our people should be at peace because these people all speak the same language and inter-marry. So, there is no point of rivalry,” said Lt Col Alitema.
🇺🇬 Police trains its own on anti-human trafficking, Gender-based violence
📌Over 26 police officers have commenced a 10-day training program on anti-human trafficking and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). The training that started on Monday at the Maria Flo Hotel in Masaka City, will also cover the management of issues related to surveillance in trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants. SSP Wandela Jamada, the Regional Police Commander (RPC) of Greater Masaka, while opening the training said, it will effectively equip participants with skills on how to respond and manage cases of trafficking in persons and sexual and gender-based violence. Dr. Kayongo Aisha, who represented the Director of HRD, reiterated the commitment to regularly upskill officers through continuous training and refresher courses. The training is organized by the Directorate of Human Resource Development and Training in partnership with the Sentinel Foundation of the United States of America and Okoa Refugee.
🇺🇬 NAMUTUMBA: District to host 2023 International Labor Day celebrations
📌The International Labor Day celebrations for 2023 will be held in Namutumba District in Busoga sub region. The celebrations will be graced by President Museveni as chief celebrant. This year’s theme will be “promoting positive work, culture and ethics: a prerequisite for investment, employment opportunities and household incomes”.
🇺🇬 KOTIDO: OPM delivers relief food for those affected by prolonged dropout
📌The Office of Prime Minister (OPM) has delivered food relief to Nakapelimoru Sub County in Kotido District to benefit locals affected by famine resulting from prolonged drought in the district. The items delivered over the weekend include 20,000Kg of maize flour and 10,000Kg of beans transported by Pan Afric Transporters Limited.
🇺🇬 NAKASEKE: NRM mobilizer donates goats and chicken to farmers
📌The NRM Office of National Chairman (ONC) has donated high breed goats, chicks and chicken feeds to farmers in an effort to complement Government efforts of wealth creation. The ONC National Coordinator, Hajat Hadija Namyalo and her team Monday delivered 20 goats, 4000 Chicks and 1.5 tons of chicken feeds to farmers in Kapeeka Town Council. She warned the beneficiaries against selling the items and asked local leaders to routinely monitor these farmers.
🇺🇬 SERERE: PDM SACCOs in Serere County get high breed seeds
📌Okabe Foundation has launched the distribution of high breed maize seeds to Parish Development Model SACCOs and Enterprise Groups in Serere County to promote commercial agriculture. The Serere County MP Hon. Emmanuel Omoding under his organization, Okabe Foundation on Sunday distributed 3.5 tons of maize seeds. Omoding also promised to launch a commercial tree planting project next weekend. The ceremony was presided over by Serere Residence District Commissioner, Harriet Nakamya who asked the beneficiaries to use the seeds to fight food insecurity in their families.
🇺🇬 KATAKWI: District donates mosquito nets during World Malaria Day commemoration
📌Katakwi District on Monday commemorated the World Malaria Day through engaging in numerous health promotion activities at Boma Grounds. The District in collaboration with development partners distributed mosquito nets to pregnant mothers, organized a blood donation exercise and cleaning Katakwi General Hospital to promote hygiene. The Katakwi District chairperson, Geofrey Omolo asked locals to embrace Government interventions of sweeping under treated mosquito nets, indoor residual spraying to eradicate Malaria from Uganda.
🇺🇬 KAMWENGE: KSSS School on a four-day patriotism course
📌Kamwenge Senior Secondary School (KSSS) has become the latest to embrace patriotism with a four-day course launched to help the school in influencing the mindset of learners. The launch was Monday graced by the National Leadership Institute(NALI) Director Brig. Gen. Charles Kisembo.
🇺🇬 MITYANA: Ministry of education distributes school textbooks to enhance students’ performance
📌The Ministry of Education has distributed over 500 text books to different schools including Mityana Public Primary School and Kiwoko Primary School in Buswabulongo cell, North ward, Busimbi Division, Mityana Municipality. The District Education Officer Edward Muganga said the distribution will be spread out to all government-aided primary schools in the district.
🇺🇬 HOIMA: MP urges women to form SACCOs to improve lobbyimg capacity
📌The Hoima Woman Member of Parliament Hon. Harriet Businge Mugenyi has urged women to form saving groups in order to improve their lobbying capacity from Government and create income generating projects. Businge revealed this while launching a new campaign aimed at mobilising women to embrace Government development projects such the Village Model Group, PDM and Emyooga at Buhanika sub-county headquarters.
🇺🇬 KABALE: Nyabyumba Farmers SACCO decry losses due to weather vagaries
📌Nyamyumba Farmers Saving and Credit Cooperative in Kabale held an annual General Meeting at the Sacco headquarters in Kamuganguzi Sub County in Kabale District, during which the farmers attributed their continuous losses to vagaries of nature. Roland Mugumya, a member, said that weather patterns have changed leading affectimg productivity.
🌍 Tanzania prepares list of tax-free goods
📌The Tanzanian Government is currently listing and verifying products and equipment eligible for tax exemptions. The Deputy Minister for Finance and Planning, Hamad Chande said the aim of the exercise is to ensure that citizens are benefiting from the exemptions. He said the Ministry is closely working with the Tanzania Revenue Authorities (TRA) to prepare the list in accordance to laws of the land.
🌍 Talks between Ethiopia and Oromo rebels commence in Zanzibar
📌TheThe Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has said that talks between the Ethiopian Government and rebels from the Oromiya region on Tuesday commenced in Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania. Rebel groups in Oromiya, which is the biggest of Ethiopia’s 11 regions and surrounds the capital Addis Ababa, have battled the federal government for decades. Nuur Mohamud Sheekh, the spokesperson for the Executive Secretary of IGAD says that the talks are under way in Tanzania and they hope will lead to a political agreement.