JUNE 04, 2023
🇺🇬 President Museveni rallies Christians to embrace wealth creation campaign
📌President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has called on Christians to join the wealth creation campaign so as to guarantee prosperity for all and socio-economic transformation. The President’s call was contained in a message read by Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja on Saturday during Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations at the Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine in Namugongo. The President said the Government will continue to mobilise the remaining 39% of the population trapped in subsistence farming and are only farming for food. He says that subsistence farming fosters poverty because besides food, there are other human needs that must be satisfied such as shelter, medicine and clothing, which can only be obtained with money.
“I appeal to all believers to work hard and embrace the ongoing wealth creation campaigns by the Government which are about liberating everyone from the oppression of poverty and social backwardness,” the message read.
🇺🇬 President Museveni donates 50 motorcycles to Bombo Nubian youths
📌President Museveni has donated 50 motorcycles/boda bodas to the Nubian youths in Nakatonya village, Bombo Town Council in Luweero District. The boda bodas were Saturday handed over to the youths under their umbrella body, Nakatonya Bombo-Nubian Youth Association- Boda boda Stage by Ms. Jane Barekye, the State House Comptroller.
“Because of your strategic positioning and organisation, the President saw you and decided to help you. He always sees you whenever he passes here, that is why he sent us to you to find out how he can empower you. Utilise these boda bodas well to create wealth. Don’t sell them,” Barekye told the excited youths.
🇺🇬 Orthodox Bishop urges Ugandans to embrace PDM
📌The Chairperson of Christian Ecumenical Council of Uganda (CECU) who also doubles as the presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Orthodox Church in Uganda Jacinto Kibuuka has called upon Ugandans to embrace the Parish Development Model. Kibuuka was speaking during this year’s Martyrs Day celebrations at Mamre Prayer Centre.
“PDM is such a good initiative to help in poverty alleviation. Ugandans should embrace it,” Bishop Kibuuka said.
🇺🇬 Garbage collection companies on spot for dumping in Namiiro wetland
📌Leaders in Entebbe Municipality have raised a red flag to companies suspected to dump garbage in Namiiro wetland. During a meeting at Lugonjo village, Entebbe Division B mayor, Richard Ssekyondo vowed to terminate contracts and fine any garbage company caught in poor garbage disposal. Dan Fred Lutaaya, the Town Clerk pledged to sensitise locals on proper garbage disposal, as well as introduce sanitation and hygiene competition among residents to promote cleanliness in Entebbe Municipality.
🇺🇬 OBONGI: RDC to crack down contractors doing shoddy work
📌The Resident District Commissioner (RDC) for Obongi District, Samuel Mpimbaza Hashaka has started operations against all contractors doing suspected shoddy work and those abandoning construction sites as well as ghost projects. According to Mpimbaza, the operation comes at a time when some contractors are failing to fulfil their obligations while others abandon sites. Mpimbaza is sure shoddy work will be history in Obongi District.
🇺🇬 HOIMA: City officials on spot for allegedly failing PDM program
📌Hoima City officials are on spot for allegedly failing government programs especially the Parish Development Model. During her visit to the City to assess the progress of the PDM, Ms. Javian Kaliisa, the program Deputy National Coordinator noted that some city agents did not attend PDM meetings to provide technical guidance and that they have abandoned their role of guiding the community on group formation so that they can benefit from the program.
🇺🇬 BUDUDA: Parish Chief ordered to refund money unlawfully taken from PDM beneficiaries
📌A parish chief in Bududa District has been directed to refund the money she charged Parish Development Model (PDM) beneficiaries to access funding. Joan Nabukyewa of Bakari Parish in Bukibokolo sub county, appeared for questioning in the office of the Bududa Resident District Commissioner (RDC), George Owanyi after she was reported by the beneficiaries in the district. Nabukyewa allegedly obtained sh320,000 from over thirty beneficiaries with each paying Shs 10,000.
🇺🇬 GULU: PDM beneficiaries express commitment towards their pilot projects
📌Parish Development Model (PDM) beneficiaries in Gulu District have expressed commitment towards their pilot projects. The first beneficiaries, Mrs. Aciro Pamela a resident of ki-bur village (piggery), Adoch Beatrice (Chicken Broilers enterprise), Atto Alice (Piggery) of Anywang Kal village, Alal Lilly and Okwera Justine Patrick (Piggery) of Arut village, from Laban parish, Paicho sub-county say that although they have not yet started reaping from the projects, there is hope that very soon things will be better since their progressing at a promising rate.
“I applaud His Excellency, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for visionary leadership and we promise never to let him down,” said Aciro.
🇺🇬 KANUNGU: Man caught slaughtering dog
📌A man was arrested in Kanungu District for allegedly slaughtering a dog for sale. The suspect, John Viani Tumwebaze, was caught red-handed in the bush packing the dog meat in a sack. The Kigezi Regional Police spokesperson, Elly Maate, confirmed the arrest and said that Tumwebaze is in custody and will be arraigned in Court to face charges of being in possession of adulterated food.
🇺🇬 WAKISO: Woman stabs pastor to death over land dispute
📌Police in Kasangati Town Council have arrested Bushirah Nekesa accused of stabbing Pastor Julius Omara Nyerere of Pure Heart Miracle Centre International Church in Kyankima village, Kasangati, to death over a land dispute. Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson, ASP Luke Owoyesigyire said that the suspect reported herself to police after she had committed the offence and she was arrested.
🇺🇬 KASESE: URA warns public to beware of fraudsters
📌The incharge of Uganda Revenue Authority, Julius Nandeeba has warned the general public in Kasese to be aware of fraudsters who are promising people to help them to evade taxes.
“These conmen call taxpayers, assuring them that they will help them reduce their tax liabilities and ask for money. Taxes are strictly paid through the bank. Any money paid in cash is lost money,” Nandeeba said.
🌍 KENYA: Government warns illegal exporters of scrap metal
📌The Scrap Metal Council has issued a stern warning to scrap metal dealers who export scrap metal illegally through the Lunga Lunga, Malaba and Namanga border points. During a consultative meeting with Coast Scrap Metals Dealers Association, the Council Chairman Mr. Francis Mugo said the council has written to the Inspector General of Police to furnish the council with names of dealers engaging in vandalism.
“There are people who have been exporting scrap metal against the law through Lunga Lunga, Busia and Namanga borders,’’ said Mugo, adding that they will be arrested, arraigned in Court and their licence revoked.
🌍 Kenya secures $500m commercial loan to mitigate financing pressure
📌Kenya has acquired a commercial loan of $500 million to ease its biting financial crisis after the World Bank approved a $1 billion financing. Haron Sirma, director-in-charge of debt management at the National Treasury explained that the Government had sought $600 million and had already received $500 million from the syndicate that comprises American Citibank, British Standard Chartered Bank, Stanbic Bank and South Africa’s RMB Holdings Ltd, previously known as Rand Merchant Bank Holdings.
“The balance will come before the end of June, assuming that we would not have gotten money from elsewhere,” he said.
🌍 DRC set to talk with Tanzania over EACOP
📌 Congolese Minister of Hydrocarbons, Didier Budimbu Ntubuanga, during an update on the DRC’s participation in the proposed East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) at the Invest in African Energy Forum in Paris, France said the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is waiting on furthering the conversation with Tanzania about using the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).
“We did start talks in regard to our contribution in the EACOP. We were recently in Kampala where we have started the conversation and are waiting on furthering the conversation with neighbouring countries including Tanzania,” he said.