𝐌𝐀𝐘 21, 2023
🇺🇬 Temporary bridge on Katonga River to be ready in next five days
📌A temporary bridge to be used by light vehicles, motorcycles and pedestrians is going to be built over the Katonga River on the Kampala-Masaka highway in a period of five days. This was revealed by the Minister of Works and TransportTransport, Gen Edward Katumba Wamala while inspecting the damaged bridge on Katonga River. Gen Katumba said that China Communication Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) has been contracted to do the work with a target of up to May 28.
“We have given them a target of five days to erect a steel temporary bridge for small cars, boda bodas and pedestrians. By May 28, we expect that infrastructure to be in place to allow traffic flow before they embark on a permanent bridge,” Gen Katumba said.
🇺🇬 Shs40 Billion PDM money earmarked for Karamoja subregion this financial year
📌The Parish Development Model National Coordinator, Ssozi GalabuziGalabuzi has said that Karamoja sub region will receive 47bn shillings before the end of the financial year. He made the remarks at a high level stakeholders meeting held in Moroto District to discuss the implementation of the Parish development Model in the region. The Minister of State for Minerals, Peter Lokeris, officials from UBOS, RDCs, political and technical leaders from the nine districts of Karamoja attended the meeting.
🇺🇬 NRM embarks on grand strategy to win support
📌The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has embarked on a grand campaign of identifying issues affecting ordinary people so as to solve them as a strategy to win support. The NRM Director of Mobilisation, Hon. Rosemary Seninde while addressing NRM leaders and supporters from Kawempe Division at Makerere University Primary School,l emphasised that the party will work hand in hand with all leaders at al levels to achieve this.
“We intend to cooperate with you leaders at all levels to ensure that Government programs like the Parish Development Model, Emyooga among others, are accessed, understood and embraced by intended beneficiaries. We don’t want to leave anyone behind in development,” Seninde said.
🇺🇬 Joint Security recover 503 live rounds of ammunition at Uganda-Kenya border
📌The Uganda Joint Security team has recovered 503 live rounds of ammunition at Kokochaya checkpoint, off Karita-Lokales road along the Uganda-Kenya borderline. Felix Kulayigye, the UPDF spokesperson, in a statement, said that since May 19, 2023, male adult suspects, one identified as Kevo and another yet to be identified, both residents of Kachaliba in West Pokot County were being trailed by intelligence networks, and upon approaching the Kokochaya checkpoint, they dropped an exhibit bag containing live rounds of ammunition and escaped toward West Pokot County. Ugandan Security team is coordinating with Kenyan authorities in West Pokot County to apprehend the suspects.
🇺🇬 Experts advise beekeepers to venture into wild honey exports
📌Bee keepers have been advised to take advantage of the organic market in the United States and the European Union in order to earn from their bee products. Dr. Deborah Amulen, a lecturer in the department of Livestock and Industrial Resources at Makerere University made the remarks during the World Bee celebrations at the National Crop Resources Research Institute at Namulonge on Saturday, May 20, 2023. She said that in order to increase production of honey, experts need to work with the Batwa who live near wild forests and parks to harvest wild honey.
🇺🇬 𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐓 𝐏𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐀𝐋: King Oyo reshuffles Cabinet, Mwangushya dropped
📌Tooro King, Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV has reshuffled the Kingdom Cabinet retaining only 10 ministers out of the 25 that had served since 2019. According to the new Cabinet, Harriet Nyakake retained her position as the First Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Gender, Culture, and Clan Mobilization, Sunday Rusoke as the new Minister for Local Government, William Kwemera Ngabu appointed as Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Finance and Administration. Veteran journalist Charles Mwangushya Mpagi was dropped as the Information Minister and replaced with Patrick Bamanyisa Black. Prof Denis Mukama Namara was dropped and replaced with Godfrey Rwebembera as the new Minister of Education and George William Katuramu appointed Minister of Lands among others. The new Cabinet members later took oath at a ceremony held at the King’s Palace.
🇺🇬 𝐑𝐀𝐊𝐀𝐈: Judiciary dismisses magistrate over abuse of office
📌The Judicial Service Commission has dismissed Rakai Court Grade One Magistrate, Latif Abubaker Nakibinge, 59, from service over allegations that he withdrew money worth Shs7 Million from the Court Operation Fund Account but failed to hand it over to the owner, Kamugunda of Matovu and Kamugunda and Company Advocates. Nakibinge was charged with one count of abuse of judicial authority in contravention with the Regulations of the Judicial Service Commission and made to appear before the Disciplinary Committee of the Commission where charges were read to him. He allegedly pleaded guilty and asked for leniency. It was on that basis that the Commission held him to have committed the offense hence his dismissal.
🇺🇬 𝐎𝐁𝐎𝐍𝐆𝐈: Officer on duty throws self in River Nile
📌A Police officer deployed to guard Obongi Ferry has committed suicide in the waters of the River Nile. Eyewitnesses say Rubangakene Justin, who was on a night duty abandoned his gun on the chair of the ferry and jumped into the waters on Saturday at 9:00 PM.
🇺🇬 𝐊𝐈𝐁𝐀𝐀𝐋𝐄: Government cautions land owners to stop giving in land titles as collateral
📌Government has cautioned land owners to desist using their titles as collateral when borrowing money from the different money lenders that offer loans. The Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja echoed this at an event in Nkooko Parish, Nkooko Town Council in Kakumiro District, where Lands Minister Judith Nabakooba was handing over land titles during celebrations to mark the belated Women’s Day.
“It is dangerous for title holders to use the land as collateral security to acquire loans in banks,” Nabanja said.
🇺🇬 𝐊𝐀𝐏𝐂𝐇𝐎𝐑𝐖𝐀: Police detains man impersonating as doctor at Kapchorwa Hospital
📌 Police has arrested one Ayeko Silus for impersonating as a doctor and soliciting from a bed-ridden patients. According to Police, they received a tip off after Ayeko demanded Shs30,000 from the patient who was involved in a road accident and suffered from severe bleeding instead of saving his life. Ms. Apolot Eunice, the Kapchorwa Hospital Human Resource Manager explained that the suspect dressed himself in a white gown and went on to offer treatment to patients in a male ward impersonating to be medical officer.
🇺🇬 𝐊𝐀𝐒𝐄𝐒𝐄: Minister calls for Mt Rwenzori conservation
📌The Minister of State for Information Communication and Technology and National Guidance, Godfrey Baluku has urged the indigenous communities around the Rwenzori Mountain to join efforts with the Government to promote its conservation. Hon Baluku who led the efforts to create awareness noted Saturday that the several facets of the mountain including its snow peaked glacier, are of great importance, not only for Uganda’s tourism but also for the tribes that live around the mountain.
🇺🇬 𝐆𝐎𝐌𝐁𝐀: KIU Guild President perishes in car accident
📌Douglas Matovu, the newly elected Kampala International University’s Kampala campus guild president has died in an accident that occurred at Bulwadda, Gomba on Sembaule road in Kabulasoke sub county. The accident happened at round 3:00am when a lorry heading towards Kampala rammed into a Toyota Noah headed in the same direction.
🇺🇬 𝐎𝐓𝐔𝐊𝐄: LCV Chairman crosses from UPC to NRM
📌Mr. Abola Francis, the Otuke LCV Chairman has crossed to the National Resistance Movement NRM Party during a meeting with President Museveni in Lango sub-region. He was welcomed by the President, the NRM National Chairman alongside other invited NRM chairpersons and historicals.
🌍 DRC: Anti-Government protesters storm streets of Kinshansha
📌 Democratic Republic of Congo security forces fired tear gas and fought running battles on the streets of the capital Kinshasa with anti-government protesters demonstrating on Saturday over alleged irregularities in voter registration. The protesters were also angry over the rising cost of living and pro-longed insecurity in the east of the country, where armed militias and rebel groups have killed hundreds and displaced over a million. Human Rights minister Albert-Fabrice Puela, in a statement on Saturday, condemned the violence by security forces against demonstrators and called for an investigation.
🌍 SUDAN: Warring factions sign seven-day ceasefire agreement
📌 Sudan’s warring factions late Saturday signed an agreement for a seven-day ceasefire as fighting that has plunged the country into chaos and displaced more than a million entered its sixth week. The sponsors of the talks, the United States and Saudi Arabia explained in a joint statement that the ceasefire will take effect on Monday at 9:45 PM Khartoum time. The agreement also calls for distributing humanitarian assistance, restoring essential services and withdrawing forces from hospitals and essential public facilities.