𝐌𝐀𝐘 03, 2023
🇺🇬 Joint Security nets three ADF suspects in Buikwe District
📌The Joint Security Agencies undertook a counter-terror operation in Buikwe District on Monday, May 1, 2023, arresting three people linked with the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) terror network. According to SCP Fred Enanga, the Police spokesperson, the suspects have been identified as Sheikh Yasin Ssenyonga, Abubakari Katakuwange, and Juma Kabogere Mwinomuze who were arrested in Kisungu zone, Namwezi, Mbiiko Njeru division.
“As the Joint Security Agencies, we have intensified operations against any persons linked to acts of terrorism. We continue to monitor all spaces in homes, places of worship, and businesses that are acting as domains for the recruitment and coordination of terror activities,” he stated.
Enanga also dismissed claims that the suspects were arrested because of their religious affiliations but rather because of their connections to crime.
“We also want to reiterate that the arrested persons are not arrested for their beliefs, ideology, or religion but for their alleged involvement in violent hostilities of terrorism,” Enanga stated.
The Police remind Ugandans to reject all forms of terrorism by being extra vigilant and reporting any suspicious activities in their neighborhoods.
🇺🇬 Fallen Minister Engola to be accorded official funeral
📌President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has directed that the fallen State Minister for Labour, Rt. Col. Charles Okello Engola, be accorded an official funeral. Milly Babalanda, the minister in charge of the Presidency, confirmed the directive.
“H.E. the President has directed that the fallen State Minister for Labour, Hon. Col. Charles Okello Engola, be accorded an official funeral,” Babalanda confirmed.
Babalanda added that a full burial program would be communicated later and said that the Government is with the Engola family in this very difficult time.
The late Engola was gunned down on the morning of Tuesday, May 2, 2023, by his bodyguard.
🇺🇬 NWSC to disconnect all Govt institutions with arrears
📌The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has announced a strict disconnection strategy for all non-paying customers with outstanding arrears of more than one month. The announcement was made by the Corporation’s Managing Director, Dr. Eng Sliver Mugisha, on Tuesday, 2, May, 2023, while addressing the media at NWSC head offices in Nakasero.
“Management has taken a painful decision to implement a strict disconnection strategy for all outstanding arrears of more than one month, with immediate effect,” Dr. Mugisha announced.
According to Dr. Mugisha, non-payment of water bills by some customer segments affects the ability of the corporation to effectively deliver services and meet its obligations.
“Non-payment of water bills by a number of customer segments, including the Uganda Police Force, Uganda Prisons, the Ministry of Defence, and other Government institutions is threatening service continuity,” Dr. Mugisha said.
🇺🇬 Six die in landslides in Kisoro District
📌Authorities in Kisoro District have confirmed that several people are feared dead due to heavy rains that caused a landslide in Murora Sub-County in Kisoro District. According to Uganda Red Cross Society officials who are involved in rescuing the victims, the landslide occurred in the wee hours of Wednesday. Five of the deceased are from one family in Biizi village and 1 in Gihuyaga village, in Murora Sub-County. Uganda Red Cross Society Spokes Ms Irene Nakasiita said Wednesday in a brief statement that they have dispatched a team to the scene and will give more information later in the day.
🇺🇬 Traffic Police urges drivers to keep road discipline as learners break off for holidays
📌The Directorate of Traffic and Road Safety has given guidelines to be followed by all drivers as schools break for holidays today, May 3, 2023. SSP Rogers Kawuma Nsereko, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Traffic Commander has advised all drivers to adhere to road traffic rules and maintain discipline in order to avoid excessive congestion on major intersections and other major roads that lead to several schools.
“With most schools breaking off today, heavy traffic has been reported on major roads leading to various schools. We urge all drivers to observe road discipline to prevent unnecessary congestion at major intersections,” he said.
🇺🇬 JINJA: City embarks on turning waste into energy
📌 Authorities in Jinja City have embarked on training households and interested individuals on how to collect and sort garbage for proper disposal and turning it into energy. According to Daniel Omondo, the energy analyst from UNDP, four cities including Kampala, Masaka and Jinja will take in a waste to energy project partly implemented by the Government through the Ministry of health to turn organic waste into biogas and finally into energy. The pilot project will cost 3 million dollars and is funded by the United Nations Development Programme and partners.
🇺🇬 BUNDIBUGYO: Women arrested for stealing new born baby in hospital
📌Police in Bundibugyo District have arrested a woman for allegedly stealing a newborn baby from Bundibugyo General Hospital three weeks ago. The Bundibugyo District Police Commander, ASP. Aggrey Okumu says the woman was arrested with the baby from her husband’s home at Kanyamwirima trading centre in Tokwe sub-county.
“I was excited when I heard that my baby had been recovered alive. I wasn’t sure If I will ever see him again,” said Daphine Kabugho, 18, the mother of the baby.
🇺🇬 KAABONG: Police arrests 31 for engaging in illicit mining
📌Police has arrested 31 suspects in Kaabong District for engaging in illicit mining in Rodiko and Timi sub-counties. The arrested are mainly Turkanas from neighbouring Kenya who use improper methods of mining. Police confiscated 33 gold detector machines from the suspects, who were later released on bond.
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🌍 KENYA: UN Secretary General in Nairobi to assess Sudan Crisis
📌UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has arrived in Kenya to follow up on the humanitarian and security situation in Sudan following weeks of clashes. Mr Guterres was received on Wednesday morning by Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Minister Alfred Mutua at the main airport in the capital, Nairobi. During his two-day visit, the UN chief will hold talks with President William Ruto and also meet all heads of UN agencies in Nairobi.
🌍 SOMALIA: Army kills 67 Al-Shabaab Militants
📌Somalia’s Army said it has killed 67 Al-Shabab militants and seized large amounts of explosives in an operation in the north-central Mudug region. Brigadier General Mohamed Tahlil Bihi said Tuesday that the military was acting on intelligence reports about movements of the Al-Shabab group. Bihi said the operation in the Harardhere District of central Mudug region took place at around 1AM when 120 jerry cans containing improvised explosive devices were offloaded from a boat and carried in a vehicle that was guarded by 69 militants.
🌍 LIBERIA: President Weah sacks Minister for attending Opposition rally
📌Liberia President George Weah has sacked Cooper Kruah a few days after the telecommunications minister attended an opposition event. Mr Kruah is said to have gone to the opposition Unity Party political rally last Friday where it named its presidential running-mate ahead of October’s general elections. The move angered senior members of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) party, who demanded the minister to be dropped from government.