𝐌𝐀𝐘 14, 2023
🇺🇬 Gen Salim Saleh vows to promote trade and investment in Karamoja
📌The Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) Chief Coordinator, Gen Salim Saleh, in a meeting held with development partners, Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Amb. Abbey Walusimbi and local business leaders at Napak State Lodge in Karamoja, vowed to promote trade and investment opportunities in the region. Gen Saleh said that President Museveni has a special consideration for the region and to this, he assigned him the responsibility of creating new opportunities and transforming lives in the local communities.
🇺🇬 President Museveni congratulates SFC for ‘upgraded’ training
📌 President Yoweri Museveni has congratulated the Special Forces Command (SFC) for upgrading their level of training as witnessed by the use of the electronic training aids. He made the remarks at the passout ceremony of 229 recruits who completed their Basic Military Course at Sera Kasenyi Training School in Entebbe on Saturday, 39 of whom were female.
“The use of electronic training aids is very smart because it enables the training of many people, reduces wear and tear of machinery like tanks and saves on fuel,” he explained.
🇺🇬 Government flags off students to China for ICT competition
📌The Office of the Prime Minister and Ministry of Labour has seen off a team of 17 university students to China for an ICT competition later this month. The students were drawn from Makerere, Muni, and Kyambogo Universities after a countrywide competition run by electronics giant Huawei. Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Zhang Lizhong (JA LIJO) commended Huawei for the supporting growth of IT among the youths.
🇺🇬 Kabaka Mutebi appoints new chiefs and diaspora representatives
📌His Majesty the Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi has appointed 27 new chiefs and 23 representatives in diaspora. According to Hajji Noah Kiyimba, the Buganda Kingdom Spokesperson, Ahmad Matovu Magandaazi has been appointed the new Kyadondo County chief (Kaggo), who will be deputized by Ronald Bakulu Mpagi while Dr. Phiona Kalinda is second deputy chief. Others include 2nd deputy Buluuri County chief, John Mary Ssebbaale, 20 chiefs and their deputies in USA and 3 in Canada.
🇺🇬 YUMBE: PDM SACCOs receive over Shs 250million
📌 Parish Development Model SACCOs from different Parishes in Yumbe District have received over Shs250 million to boost their businesses. The beneficiaries of the PDM funds include Romogi and Lochongbo parishes that received a total of Shs67 million, Chabil Shs.50million, Bidibidi Shs50 million, Lyete Parish Shs50 million and Swinga parish Shs67 million. The funds were increased after the SACCO showed proper accountability of the previous disbursed funds.
🇺🇬 BUSIA: Police arrests officer who shot Indian money lender
📌 Ivan Wabwire, the Policeman attached to the CPS, who shot and killed Uttam Bhandari, the director of TFS Financial Services, a money lending institution in Kampala has been intercepted and arrested as he crossed to Kenya. The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, SSP Patrick Onyango said on Sunday that the officer who went on the run after the incident was arrested at around 7:00 AM Sunday morning in Kenya where he had allegedly crossed to escape being charged.
“Wabwire Ivan was arrested in Busia Municipality at Customs by a joint team commanded by the DPC Busia, SP Didas Byaruhanga,” Mr. Onyango said.
🇺🇬 KISORO: Disaster Minister visits flood-affected families
📌The Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Hon. Easter Anyakun has urged people living in the high risk areas of Biizi, Maregamo and Kibumba villages in Murora Sub county to relocate to nearby schools and churches as more rain is anticipated in June and July. The Minister handed over Shs52 Million to the affected families and pledged that they will also receive food relief and other necessities next week.
🇺🇬 MPIGI: Over 160 youths graduate in vocational courses
📌Hon Amelia Kyambadde, the former Mawokota Women legislator has presided over a graduation ceremony of over 167 youths graduate in hands-on and vocational courses. The youths graduated in the fields of tailoring, shoemaking, construction, bakery, bag making, jewelry, paver making, computer studies and hairdressing.
🇺🇬 MUKONO: Kampala Minister warns leaders over encroaching on Kyetume abbartoir land
📌The Minister of Kampala, Minsa Kabanda has warned leaders in Mukono District over plans to illegally dispose off the 52 Kyetume abattoir land. Kabanda’s message was delivered by Josh Baguma who revealed the ministry’s plans to revamp the abattoir to benefit residents. The Mukono District Deputy NRM chairperson, Hajji Haruna Ssemakula confirmed the reports that the district leadership have conflict of interest in disposing off the land to themselves in the disguise of private investors to develop it.
🇺🇬 MUBENDE: RDC halts land surveying
📌In the bid to end land grabbing in Mubende District, the new Resident District Commissioner Lule Mawiya has put a temporary halt on surveying land without authorization from his office. He observes that there is rampant land grabbing and illegal evictions in the district. He said that Police must also seek permission from his office to effect land surveying or court eviction orders.
🌍 KENYA: Health workers threaten to strike over unhonored CBAs
📌Trade unions are calling on the Ministry of Health to resume talks and registration of Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) with counties within the next 60 days. During a press conference held in Nairobi on Sunday, the unions led by Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) accused the Government of persistently violating the rights of their members, despite their efforts to seek recognition or a CBA since 2019 hence warning that they will go on strike if their demands are not met.
🌍 King Charles to visit Kenya later this year
📌King Charles is expected to visit Kenya later this year. The trip is certain to evoke memories of his mother, as it was where she became Queen, aged 25, after the death of her father, King George VI, in February 1952.
🌍 22 people killed in Somalia floods
📌The UN’s humanitarian agency said on Sunday that flash flooding in central Somalia has killed 22 people and affected over 450,000 after the Shabelle River burst its banks forcing tens of thousands out of their homes. Heavy rainfall earlier in the week submerged roads and buildings as residents grabbed their belongings and waded through flooded streets in search of refuge.