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JUNE 11, 2023
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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ Archbishop Kazimba Mugalu donates 200 blankets to Butabika Hospital
πŸ“ŒThe Archbishop of Uganda Steven Kazimba Mugalu has paid a courtesy visit to Butabika Mental Referral Hospital where he donated 205 blankets. While speaking to the medical officers on Saturday, Dr Kazimba appealed to the Government to increase taxes on alcohol and drugs like tobaccoΒ  which have contributed to a high prevalence rate of substance abuse. Kazimba commended the work at the hospital and asked the Government to increase funding in mental health.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬ BishopΒ  Ndimukika vows to support fight against homosexuality
πŸ“ŒAdventist Bishop, Dr. Maka Ndimukika has saidΒ  that the Adventist Church will support the fight against homosexuality and that they will not bow down to any pressure.Β  Ndimukika commended President Yoweri Museveni for signing the bill criminalizing the vice, saying that the new law will protect humanity.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬Β  Police embarks on training driving schools on essential techniques for learner drivers
πŸ“ŒUganda Police’s Inspectorate of Vehicles (IOV) has embarked on a transformative training aimed at revolutionizing road safety and optimizing the operations of driving schools. The Inspectorate organized a one-day workshop at Police headquarters in Naguru to empower and enlighten driving schools on the essential techniques to train learner drivers effectively. According to a Tweet by Uganda Police, the comprehensive Basic Driver Instructor Training program will reinforce road safety and driving school instructors will appreciate the “importance of imparting the correct interpretation of road signs to learner drivers and the need for meticulous adherence to these signs.”

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬Β  HOIMA: President MuseveniΒ  contributes Shs 50M to Bunyoro’s Empango celebrations
πŸ“ŒPresident Yoweri Museveni has made a cash contribution of Shs 50 Million to support celebrations to mark the 29th Empango anniversary of the Omukama of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom. The Rt. Hon. Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja who represented the President at a function held in Hoima also made a Shs 10M cash contribution. Other Government dignitaries present were the 1st Deputy Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga and Hon Matia Kasaija.Β  Kasaija assured the kingdom of the establishment of Bunyoro University and that paperwork is being completed to ensure that the institution begins operations. The Chief Prince (Okwir) Fred Mugenyi Ruchunya said that King Omukama Gafabusa Iguru I is receiving treatment and asked the public to pray for his speedy recovery.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬Β  MASINDI: Bisaka followers shun Yellow Fever vaccination
πŸ“ŒFollowers of the Bisaka faith in Kasenene parish in Masindi District have reportedly shunned being vaccinated for the Yellow Fever. The supporters claim their religion does not allow them to get vaccinated. Dr Ruth Acheng, the Health MinisterΒ  has however urged them to be vaccinated citing that the vaccines are harmless.
“I am aware of certain religious sects and tribes that don’t want to be vaccinated. I appeal to you to bring whoever qualifies for vaccination. The Government loves you and that’s why we are providing these vaccines free of charge,”  Aceng said.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬Β  KABALE: Parish Chief arrested for soliciting money from PDM beneficiaries
πŸ“ŒThe parish chief of Musamba in Rubaya sub county, Ndorwa West County, Kabale District has been apprehended for soliciting bribes from members who want to access the Parish Development Model (PDM) fund. The arrest was confirmed by Andrew Ronald Bakak, the Kabale Deputy Resident District Commissioner, following numerous complaints from the members and some leaders. The suspect, one Monday Charles, allegedly connived with the parish chief to solicit bribes ranging from 5,000 to 20,000 shillings from each member, promising that they would be included on the list of beneficiaries. He is currently in Police custody as investigations continue.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬Β  GULU: Government earmarks Shs60M for four acre model farming program training
πŸ“ŒRose Kabangeni, a senior presidential advisor on agriculture in charge of the four acre model project has said that Government has earmarked Shs 60 Million for the four acre modelΒ  farming program as one of the units at all zonal presidential youth skilling centers. Kabangeni who is currently in Northern Uganda says the initiative was launched from the Acholi zonal presidential youth skilling center in Oding Village, Unyama Sub County in Gulu District with the objective of ending food insecurity, promoting livelihood, mindset change, and utilization of land for massive production. According to Kabangeni, the idea is to equip over 12,000 youths with agricultural skills for community transformation through farming.

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🌍 Kenya, Djibouti sign visa-free travel agreement
πŸ“Œ President William Ruto has announced that Kenya and Djibouti have agreed to abolish visa requirements for travel between the two nations.Β  Speaking during a state visit to Djibouti, President Ruto said that the plan will strengthen bilateral ties between the two nations.
β€œTo promote people-to-people interactions, trade, and investment, I am firmly committed to eliminating the barriers imposed by visa requirements for Djibouti citizens traveling to Kenya.Β  Therefore, Kenya has concluded necessary procedures to enable visa-free visits for citizens of Djibouti to Kenya,”Β  Ruto said.

🌍 Raila Odinga accuses President Ruto’s Govt of sectarianism
πŸ“Œ Raila Odinga, Kenya’s main opposition political figure has accusedΒ  President Ruto’s Government of being sectarian. Ruto faultedΒ  the current administration forΒ  prioritizing “ethnicity and excludes members of other tribes from government positions.” He also claimed that PresidentΒ  Ruto had betrayed Moses Wetangula and Musalia Mudavadi by telling lies.

🌍  African Court on Human and People’s Rights headquarters to be centered in Arusha
πŸ“Œ The African Court on Human and People’s Rights will have its headquarters built in Arusha by the Chinese company CRJE (East Africa) Ltd, solidifying China’s position as the primary supporter of recent efforts by continental organizations to obtain their own facilities. The estimated cost for the project is Tsh 61 billion ($25.79million) with host Tanzania contributing roughly Tsh 9.4 billion ($3.7million. The Court said it intended to obtain the remaining fund from additional partners.

 

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