FEBRUARY 03, 2023
🇺🇬 UPDF to clean Arua Regional Referral Hospital ahead of 42nd Tarehe Sita celebrations
📌The 409 Brigade Commander Col. Ben Serwadda has said that as part of the 42nd Tarehe Sita celebrations, UPDF officers will clean Arua Regional Referral Hospital and Oli Health Centre IV, among other activities. The Resident City Commissioner Arua Dr. Alice Akello, during the launch of Tarehe Sita activities in the area commended UPDF for service beyond self.
🇺🇬 UPDF to fumigate 1000 schools in Greater Mbarara
📌 The Defense State Minister Hudu Oleru Thursday said that UPDF will fumigate 1,000 schools in greater Mbarara region as part of a week-long activities to mark the 42nd Tarehe Sita, on February 6. The Army is also expected to engage in tree planting, rehabilitate and upgrade some health centers from II to III in addition to a medical camp that is already offering free dental and eye care services. Beneficiary districts include Kazo, Isingiro, Ibanda, Rwampara, Kiruhura, Mbarara and Mbarara City.
🇺🇬 Uganda to get specialised laboratory for Sports fraternity
📌 By December next year, Uganda is expected to have its first-ever hydrotherapy laboratory designed specifically for the Sports fraternity. The Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services for People with Disability in Uganda (CoRSU) Hospital, Chief Executive Officer Andrew Muleledhu, made the revelation on Wednesday during the ceremony to commission the construction of a Ugx13.2 Billion new rehabilitation center in Kisubi, Entebe.
🇺🇬 House keeper remanded for defiling boss’ seven year old daughter
📌 The Kampala City Hall Grade one Court grade one Magistrate Jane Tibagonzeka has charged a one Moses Ojilong, 23 and remanded him at Luzira prison for allegedly defiling his employer’s seven-year-old. Prosecution led by Timothy Aduti says Ojilong committed the offence on January 22, 2023, at Kololo Hill Drive plot 30 in Kampala. He is expected to return to Court on February 17, 2023 for mention of the matter.
🇺🇬 Minister Bahati calls on Shree Group to establish manufacturing plant in Uganda
📌The Minister of State for Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Hon. David Bahati on Thursday called on the Vice President Jaquar Group, Alok Gupta to start a manufacturing plant to make brandmark in Uganda. The Minister made the remarks in Kampala while inaugurating Shree Group showroom. Shree Group was celebrating 25 years and 10 years of Jaquar in Uganda.
“We congratulate Shree Group in partnership with Jaquar for ensuring there is continued consistency in the quality of products supplied on our market,” Hon Bahati said.
🇺🇬 Speaker Among seeks detailed report on disbursement of funds under PDM
📌The Speaker of Parliament Anita Annet Among on February 1 wrote to the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Finance, Ramathan Ggoobi, asking for a detailed report on the use of the Parish Development Model (PMD) funds. Ggoobi was tasked to produce a detailed report on the disbursement of PDM funds to beneficiary parishes and the respective beneficiary account details.
🇺🇬 New air cargo Board tasked to perform better
📌The State Minister of ICT and National Guidance Godfrey Kabbyanga on Thursday tasked the new board of Uganda Air Cargo Corporation to develop a strategic plan and financing needs for the corporation to perform better. Kabbyanga made the remarks while presenting Cabinet’s position on Uganda Air Cargo Corporation at Uganda Media Centre in Kampala.
🇺🇬 19 Police officers promoted to various ranks
📌 In a statement on Thursday, Deputy Police Spokesperson Claire Nabakka said that the leadership of the Uganda Police Force has promoted 19 officers to various ranks of Inspector of Police, (IP), Assistant Inspector of Police, (AIP) Sergeant (SGT) and corporal (CPL). Ms. Nabakka said those promoted to the rank of IP from AIP are two, SGT to AIP one, from CPL to SGT two and fourteen from the rank of Constable to Corporal.
🇺🇬 YUMBE: Police arrests Keyi Primary School teacher for impregnating Primary Seven pupil
📌 The Yumbe Police Spokesperson Ignatius Dragudu said that on Thursday, a one Govule Mathew 32, a teacher at Keyi Primary School was arrested for allegedly defiling and impregnating a 17-year-old Primary Seven pupil. Dragudu said the teacher was detained at Kei Police Station as investigations continue.
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🌍 KENYA: Six teachers arrested for forcing students to simulate sex
📌 Police in Kenya said on Thursday a group of teachers, five female and one male were arrested in Nyamache, Nairobi on Thursday after a video of primary school pupils being forced to simulate sex as punishment caused an outcry. In a 29-second video that has gone viral, four boys in school uniforms simulate sex acts under a tree in the schoolyard as teachers watch. Six teachers can be heard in the background laughing as a shirtless child wipes tears from his face.
🌍 KENYA: Cohesion Commission urges Raila to stop planned political rallies
📌The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) Chairman, Rev. Samuel Kobia, in a press conference on Thursday, called on Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party leader Raila Odinga to stop his planned political rallies for the sake of the country’s stability and economic progress. He warned that the Commission will summon and investigate leaders suspected of the same.
🌍 RWANDA: Political will, financing necessary to develop Africa – President Kagame
📌President Paul Kagame on Thursday emphasised the need to have political will and financing to meet Africa’s infrastructure development needs. Kagame was speaking in a panel discussion during the second Dakar Financing Summit for Africa’s Infrastructure Development in Senegal. “When the politics is wrong, everything else goes wrong, one of the things that can easily integrate our continent is the infrastructure”, he said.
🌍 Burkina Faso calls on Mali to form federation
📌Burkina Faso’s Prime Minister Apollinaire Kyelem de Tambela, during an official visit to Mali this week, proposed that the two countries should form a federation due to common factors. He said the economies of both countries were based on cotton, cattle and gold, and forming a common market would provide more financial clout. He added that both countries are military-led and facing Islamist insurgencies, yet they all ordered the French military to withdraw.