𝐌𝐀𝐘 11, 2023
🇺🇬 UNRA diverts traffic on Masaka Road as River Katonga burst its banks
📌The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has urged motorists on Masaka road to use alternative routes due to severe flooding at River Katonga. Motorists from Kampala to Masaka have been diverted to use Mpigi- Kanoni-Maddu-Ssembabule-Masaka road and vice versa for those from Kampala as water levels subside.
“For your safety, we strongly advise using alternative routes while we collaborate with UNRA to address the situation promptly,” Uganda Police tweeted.
🇺🇬 UNBS warns truck drivers against fuel adulteration
📌The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has warned fuel truck drivers against the continued vice of fuel adulteration which poses a danger to society. While speaking to fuel dealers at a fuel marking sensitization campaign organised by the Ministry of Energy and UNBS in Kampala on Wednesday, Peter Kitimbo, the UNBS field supervisor in charge of the fuel marking and quality monitoring program said that this act is mainly being carried out around places such as Naluwerere, Bugiri, and Busitema in Bugiri District when the fuel is in transit from Mombasa.
“The driver’s branch off somewhere, they take off the good product and add in the bad product,” Kitimbo said.
🇺🇬 SFC to lend hand to KCCA in fixing potholes in Kampala
📌Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has partnered with the Special Forces Command (SFC) to fix potholes within Kampala City. KCCA says they are due to receive modern specialised equipment from the Special Forces Command to facilitate the process. On Wednesday, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the Presidential advisor on special operations and a team from KCCA, inspected potholes on Seventh Street. KCCA will work closely with the SFC Civil Works Department.
🇺🇬 Makerere Medical student goes missing for eight days
📌Police in Kampala are searching for Augustine Sekajugo, a Dental Surgery student at Makerere University who has been missing for eight days. Senior Superintendent of Police Cyrus Omara confirmed Sekajugo’s disappearance although information regarding his whereabouts is still scanty. During an interview on Wednesday, Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson appealed to Sekajugo to return to his room or contact his relatives and friends who are worried about him. The public has also been urged to share any information regarding Sekajugo’s whereabouts.
🇺🇬 HOIMA: Bunyoro Kingdom wants Shs500M for Omukama Iguru’s coronation anniversary
📌Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom is currently seeking Shs500 Million to fund various activities, including an Empango marathon, bicycle competitions for both women and men, a blood donation drive, a business exhibition, and a music festival, among others as preparations are proceeding for the 29th anniversary of the coronation (Empango) of Omukama Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Agutamba Rukirabasaija Iguru who ascended to the throne on June 11, 1994. Andrew Byakutaga, the Kingdom’s Prime Minister called on the Kingdom subjects to positively contribute to the coronation anniversary and also turn up in large numbers to grace the function.
🇺🇬 HOIMA: Schools get free Government text books
📌Over 90 Government and private schools in Hoima East and Hoima West divisions have received free textbooks from Ministry of Education to boost education standards. The MP for Hoima East Division, Dr. Patrick Mwesigwa had written to the Ministry of Education to provide schools with textbooks to improve the standard of education. The books were handed over on Tuesday to the school administrators.
🇺🇬 MBARARA: Female passenger dies on bus in transit
📌Passengers traveling in a bus from Kigali to Kampala were on Wednesday evening shocked after a female passenger died in transit on Kabale-Mbarara road. The bus conductor was informed that a yet-to-be-identified female passenger had breathed her last. The bus driver was ordered by Police to park and together with the relative of the deceased went to the Police and made a statement. Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi region Police spokesperson, said he was waiting for further details from police detectives and a postmortem report to ascertain the cause of death.
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🌍 President Museveni warns Sudan warring Generals to stop personalizing the country
📌President Museveni has renewed calls for a ceasefire in the ongoing conflict in Sudan, warning the Army against personalizing the country. President Museveni made the calls while he met the Special Envoy of the Chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council in Sudan, Amb. Dafallah Al-Haj Ali at State House Entebbe where the two discussed the conflict.
“A ceasefire is critical to allow peace, for people to elect their leaders as owners of the country. The country does not belong to the Sudan Army, it belongs to the people,” Museveni revealed in a tweet.
🌍 DRC: South Africa pledges support to end conflict in DR Congo
📌The President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa has said that the conflict in eastern DRC must end and that South Africa stands ready to contribute to efforts to bring peace to the region. He made this revelation as he spoke Monday, May 8 in Namibia at the end of the Extraordinary Summit of the SADC Troika and the troop-contributing countries of the MONUSCO Intervention Brigade.
“We condemn the activities of illegal armed groups and call on them and their sponsors to cease their activities immediately. The war has gone on for too long and we firmly believe that the people of the DRC deserve peace and development”, Cyril said.
🌍 EAC Finance Ministers to meet over Central Bank and Common Currency
📌Finance ministers across the East African Community (EAC) have scheduled a meeting to discuss and submit proposals on setting up a Central Bank of East Africa and single currency across the member states. Speaking to the media at a press conference on Wednesday, Peter Mathuki, the EAC secretary General revealed that Finance ministers across the region will meet in Arusha, Tanzania to submit some of the proposals.