𝐉𝐔𝐍𝐄 06, 2023
🇺🇬 President Museveni pledges to contribute to the peace process between Russia- Ukraine
📌President Yoweri Museveni has pledged his support and contribution to the peace process in the current Russia-Ukraine crisis. While attending a virtual meeting hosted by President Cyril Ramaphosa of the Republic of South Africa at State House Nakasero, President Museveni emphasized that the two countries (Russia and Ukraine) could benefit from the African perspective on peace.
“This war affects all of us and it can get worse than it is now. It is threatening world peace. Since we have our own perspective, we can share with them how we have solved our own problems here and I think Africa has good credentials in solving problems, like that of South Africa (Apartheid), Congo, Somalia, etc,” President Museveni said.
🇺🇬 FDC wants President Museveni to focus on economic reforms in SoN address
📌The Forum for Democratic Change party (FDC) want President Museveni to address the current status of the economy during the State of the Nation Address (SoN) to be held at Kololo Ceremonial grounds on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. The party president, Eng Patrick Oboi Amuriat, in a statement, proposed the implementation of a regulated price for fuel and the enactment of legislation that prohibits selling fuel above the government-regulated prices meant to protect Ugandans from unscrupulous price hikes.
🇺🇬 Govt doubles efforts to educate Ugandans on environmental conservation
📌The Government of Uganda has doubled efforts to educate Ugandans on how to preserve the environment and eradicate environmental pollution to conserve nature. While addressing Ugandans at Kololo Independence Grounds on Monday, Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja, who represented President Museveni as the chief guest durimg the commemorstion of World Environment Day said that the government has been armed to promote environmental conservation.
🇺🇬 Uganda wins four film awards in America
📌Four Ugandan filmmakers have won four awards during the African Film and Festival (TAFF) that took place in Texas, US, over the weekend. The films that scooped best awards include; Crystal Countless Misfortune by Leonard Amanya won the Best Narrative Feature Award, Kafa Coh by Doreen Mirembe got the Best Actor award. While Karamoja by Matthew Nabwiso achieved the Best Cinematography and Beyond the Beat by Fletcher Barnes and Henry Davis won the Founder’s Best Story Award beating big films from Africa and the United States.
🇺🇬 LUGAZI: Leaders pass bylaw to confiscate, slaughter loitering animals in Municipality
📌On June 5, 2023, leaders in Lugazi Municipal Council Buikwe established a by law to confiscate and slaughter all the unattended to animals in the area. This is expected to commence in the next financial year 2023/2024. The district will enforce the laws that were passed, signed by the Attorney General, and recognized by the court, according to John Bosco Aseya Onzuma mayor Lugazi municipality. Any animal that will be confiscated will be put in custody for a week and later slaughtered if the owner fails to pay up the fines or claim it.
🇺🇬 KWEEN: Farmers worried of looming famine as drought hits
📌Farmers in the Kween District have hit by drought. The sub-counties mainly affected are Ngengwe, Kiriki, Chepsunya. This has destroyed the maize millet, beans, simsim, and other crops. It is alleged that rains ended in March leaving many individuals suffering significant losses and are in fear of a hunger strike. Fred Cheprangati, the chairman of Ngengwe Sub-county has urged the Government to develop irrigation plans to aid farmers in the affected areas.
🇺🇬 YUMBE: Government kick starts validation exercise of civil servants
📌The Government has embarked on the validation exercise of civil servants in Keith sub county, West Nile sub region. According to the officials from the Ministry of Public Service, Ministry of Finance Pla nning and economic Development, the validation exercise is going on at Kei Seed Secondary school and has attracted Government employees from the 16 primary and secondary schools, 5 health centers, administrative units of different sub counties. The validation or clean-up exercise is aimed at updating all active staff of the Ministry of Public Service. It is physical, and a staff has to turn up with original copies of the National ID, work ID, initial appointment letter and subsequent appointment letters.
🇺🇬 KYOTERA: School gets tree seedlings in commemoration of World Environment Day
📌In a bid to support the protection of the environment in Kyotera District, civil Society organizations have donated 1000 seedlings of fruits and other trees to St. Herman Secondary School in Lwankoni Sub County to improve the forest cover in the district. Tom Sankara, the coordinator of the organization on Monday delivered the consignment to commemorate World Environment day and rallied locals to plant more trees in order to protect the environment.
🇺🇬 MASAKA: Five villages to benefit from clean water projects
📌Five villages in the districts of Masaka, Kyotera, Kalungu and Lwengo are set to have solar powered water projects worth Ugx550 million. According to Rotarian Dr. Margret Nabaggala Ntambaazi, the projects will be implemented by Rotary Clubs of Masaka at Kagganda Village, Kalisizo Rotary Club at Bugaaju and Kiwoomya villages. Others projects will be executed by Rotary Club of Kyotera at Bukalasa village and Rotary Club of Lukaya at Bakijulula in Kyamulibwa Sub County. Ntambaazi has also said that the project was designed to benefit villages with little access to water and electricity and construction will take 8 months.
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🌍 KENYA: Raila Odinga declines to attend national prayer breakfast
The Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition has declined to attend the prayer breakfast at Safari Park hotel slated for Wednesday because “the event does not offer the opportunity for the country to show humility before God.” Minority leader Opiyo Wandayi says that members of Parliament allied to the Azimio coalition will not be present.
🌍 KENYA: Police fires teargas at protesters marching against Finance Bill
Kenyan Police on Tuesday fired tear gas at hundreds of people marching to Parliament in protest a proposed Finance Bill that would hike taxes on fuel, housing and digital content. The opposition Azimio La Umoja party, which has since March led protests against the Government over the high cost of living and alleged fraud in last year’s election, has said the bill would take the country back to 1980s, when the economy started to deteriorate. President William Ruto has defended bill, saying its provisions are needed to ensure financial stability and create jobs for young people by building new houses financed through a housing levy. The legislation is expected to be voted on next week.