𝐉𝐀𝐍𝐔𝐀𝐑𝐘 31, 2023
🇺🇬 Gen Muhoozi calls upon Security forces to continue working with communities
📌The Minister of State for Internal Affairs Gen David Muhoozi has reiterated Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) commitment to continue working with the population to preserve peace and security. Gen Muhoozi was launching the 2023 Tarehe Sita activities in Mbarara District. He called upon all uniformed men and women to protect their relationship with the population for the continuity of peace.
🇺🇬 𝐔𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 dispense 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞 – President 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐢
📌President Yoweri Museveni has urged judges to use the available resources accorded to the Judiciary to dispense justice to all Ugandans. The President made the remarks on Monday while officiating at the opening of the four-day 24th Annual Judges’ Conference at Mestil Hotel, Kampala.
“What if the money is not enough, what do we do? Should we say that a country without money will have no justice?” he said.
🇺🇬 Eng. Amuriat hails NRM for liberating Uganda through the 10-point program
📌Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party president Patrick Oboi Amuriat has hailed President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for leading a team of Ugandans to liberate the country under the ten point program. He was addressing a weekly press briefing at party head quarters in Najjanankumbi.
“Mr. Museveni and his group expanded fifteen point program and later turned it into 10 points; democracy, Security, Consolidation of National security and elimination of all forms of sectarianism, defending and consolidating National Independence by building an independent, integrated and self-sustaining national economy”, Eng. Amuria said.
🇺🇬 Traffic Police sets guidelines ahead of schools opening next week
📌 Faridah Nampiima, the traffic police spokesperson on Monday laid guidelines to motorists ahead of schools opening on February 06, 2023 which will be characterized with heavy traffic. She advised parents and guardians to plan for their Journeys to avoid reckless driving, and traffic congestion. Passenger service vehicles (PSV) are also reminded to observe the road rules, during this season. She said the traffic police will have snap checks, and all PSV operators are advised not to over load. Boda boda riders are reminded to be careful when riding students to school and all school owners are reminded to service the school vehicles before school starts.
🇺🇬 FDC rejects plea to front joint opposition candidate in Serere by-election
📌The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has rejected a suggestion by the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) to front a joint opposition candidate in the forthcoming Serere by-election. FDC party president, Patrick Amuriat unveiled Emmanuel Eratu as the party’s flag bearer for the same.
🇺🇬 URA puts measures to cub corruption
📌URA’s spokesperson, Ibrahim Bbosa noted that the body has in the past two years adopted wide-ranging measures to eradicate corruption in the institution. He said these measures include the lifestyle audit policy which URA adopted last year to catch corrupt employees with unexplained wealth. According to URA, the audit is carried out based on information received from informers, general public, media, law enforcement agencies, among other sources. The strategy according to URA is designed to guide individuals to effectively carry out their responsibilities and assert their rights.
🇺🇬 Airtel Uganda acquires new fleet to reduce carbon emissions
📌Airtel Uganda has announced the overhaul of its fleet with the aim of reducing carbon emissions as part of its environmental stewardship goal and serving customers better. Flavia Ntambi, the Airtel Uganda’s Human Resource Director explained that the company launched green-towers that don’t use fossil fuels in Iganga as part of reducing carbon emissions in the operations.
🇺🇬 PALLISA: Doctor arrested for corruption and abuse of office
📌 Dr. Naya Jessy attached to Pallisa General Hospital has been arrested for corruption and abuse of office after he demanded 200,000 thousand shillings to operate on an expectant mother. Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson said that after failing to raise the money, the husband reported to RDC’s office that acted immediately with police and arrested him.
“He was charged with corruption and abuse of office. The health care system in Uganda serves so many vulnerable members of the society and it is sad that they are undermined by such corrupt officers,” Enanga said.
🇺🇬 RUKUNGIRI: Police arrests two suspects over theft of Government drugs
📌At least two medical workers have been arrested in connection with the theft and sale of Government drugs in private clinics. The suspects were picked on Monday from two different private clinics located in Buhunga Sub CountyCounty in Rukungiri district. The operation was carried out by the Deputy Resident District Commissioner (DRDC) for Rukungiri Ahimbisibwe Wilberforce Ongom. The suspects were netted from private clinics, one in Rusheshe trading center and another one in Omukarangara belonging to Dr. Julius Tukamusiima, a health worker at Bugangari Health Center (IV).
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🌍 KENYA: Everyone must pay taxes – President Ruto
📌President William Ruto said on Monday that no Kenyan will be exempted from paying their fair share of taxes, amid a standoff with the Opposition. He was speaking in Mombasa, where he presided over the National Assembly’s Post-Election Seminar 2023 in collaboration with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), the Head of State stated that Kenya is not an animal farm where some animals are more equal than others. Opposition Azimio la Umoja’s leader Raila Odinga had earlier on Monday called upon Kenyans to refuse to pay the ‘punitive’ taxes.
🌍 Pope Francis heads to DRC for a landmark visit
📌Pope Francis is on Tuesday expected to land in the Democratic Republic of Congo, home to the largest Roman Catholic community in Africa, for a three-day visit. It is more than 37 years since the previous Pope, John Paul II visited the country when it was called Zaire. The authorities in the country have declared Wednesday a public holiday in the capital, Kinshasa, to allow Catholics attend a mass led by Pope Francis at Ndolo Airport.
🌍 Morocco re-opens embassy in Iraq after 18-year absence
📌Baghdad welcomed Morocco’s move to re-open its embassy in Iraq which closed after two Moroccan nationals were kidnapped 18 years ago.
“The Kingdom of Morocco plays an important role in the political and economic fields, especially in the continent of Africa, and it is crucial for Iraq to build a relationship with the Kingdom of Morocco,” Iraq’s Fuad Hussein said.
🌍 LIBERIA: President Weah to Seek Re-election
📌Liberian President George Weah announced Monday that he would stand for re-election later this year. The announcement comes amid mounting criticism of Weah, who is accused of being out of touch with the population who are reeling under rising prices and food shortages.
“My fellow citizens, I will be coming to you shortly to ask you to renew for a second time the mandate that you gave me six years ago,” Weah said in his annual State of the Nation address.
🌍 South Africa to declare state of disaster over power crisis
📌President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday said the governing ANC party had recommended that a national state of disaster be declared to ensure sufficient resources are allocated to alleviate the problem.
“Work is already underway within Government to establish whether the legal requirements of a national state of disaster are met and what specific actions we would be empowered to undertake,” he said.
🌍 Millions risk hunger in the Horn of Africa – UN
📌From southern Ethiopia to northern Kenya and Somalia, around 22 million people are at risk of hunger as the worst drought in four decades grips the Horn of Africa. The United Nations says 12 million people in Ethiopia, 5.6 million in Somalia and 4.3 million in Kenya are “acutely food insecure”.
🌍 North Korea condemns US sending battle tanks to Ukraine
📌North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has condemned the decision by the United States to supply Ukraine with advanced battle tanks to help fight Russian forces, accusing Washington of crossing a “red line” and escalating a “proxy war” designed to destroy Moscow.