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𝐅𝐄𝐁𝐔𝐀𝐑𝐘 04, 2023
🇺🇬 President Yoweri Museveni to meet Journalists
📌President Yoweri Museveni is expected to meet all journalists during a five-day journalist Presidential Symposium organised by State House and Uganda Journalist Association (UJA) from February 6 – 11, 2023 at Kyambogo University. According to sources from UJA, the symposium is open to all journalists who will meet requirements that include participant name, media house, phone contact, Email address, UJA or media house ID, and National ID that will be submitted prior to the symposium. The symposium is under the theme “Social Economic Transformation for Journalists.”
🇺🇬 Police warns their own against charging fees for sniffer dogs
📌 The Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga on Thursday warned all territorial commanders against charging victims of crimes and fees for sniffer dog services. Enanga said it came to their attention that some sniffer dog handlers have been asking for transport and other fees from victims of theft and related offences, before bringing the dogs to the scenes of crime. He said it is wrong since the movement of sniffer dogs to the crime scene is supposed to be free of charge.
🇺🇬 Address issues of national interest- Todwong tells youths leaders
📌 The NRM Secretary General and current Chairperson of the Inter Party Organization for Dialogue (IPOD) council, Rt. Hon. Richard Todwong on Friday urged young leaders to prioritise issues of national interest that affect ordinary people. Tadwong made the remarks while addressing youth leaders from political parties under their umbrella, Inter Party Youth Platform (IYOP) led by their chairperson, Mutesi Zalika of FDC at NRM head offices in Nakasero. The meeting aimed at discussing strategic challenges facing the youth in the country. It was attended by youth leaders from NRM, FDC, DP, UPC, JEEMA, ANT, and PPP among others.
🇺🇬 Parliament stops three companies from mining sand in Lwera
📌Parliament’s committee on environment and natural resources during an impromptu visit in Lwera wetland on Friday, with immediate effect suspended sand mining activities by KPL, Seroma Ltd and Double Q companies in Lwera, along the Kampala-Masaka highway, over degradation. The committee led by its chairperson; Dr. Emmanuel Otala, in a bid to assess the situation in a 20 kilometers wetland, said the mining activities were illegal contrary to provisions of NEMA.
🇺🇬 UWA to award Journalists excelling in conversation reporting
📌 The Uganda Wildlife Authority Executive Director, Sam Mwandha at the official launch of UWA awards in Kamwokya, said that the Uganda Conservation Media Awards for outstanding journalists aims at promoting conservation reporting across all forms of media. The awards are categorised as; Community conservation, Wildlife Protection, Wildlife Crime and Habitat, plus Environment where the Best TV, Online News website, Radio and Print will be selected in the aforementioned categories. They are organised in partnership with WildAid Africa.
🇺🇬 KALAKI: OPM releases Shs300M for road rehabilitation
📌 The District Woman Member of Parliament for Kalaki Jennifer Ayoo Nalukwago, on Thursday while chairing the district’s roads committee at the district headquarters, said that the Office of Prime Minister has released Ugx300 million for the rehabilitation of a 9.5km road in Kalaki District. The CAO Kalaki, Christopher Okumu said the road stretches from Bululu Sub-county headquarters to Ipenet in Ocelakur Sub-County.
🇺🇬 RUBANDA: Falling tree kills 69-old man
📌The Police in Rubanda District are investigating circumstances under which a one Joram Tugumisirize, 69 a lumber and resident of Buremba village in Ikumba sub county was hit dead by a falling tree on Friday. ASP Elly Maate, the Kigezi region police spokesperson said that the deceased was hit and injured by a tree they were cutting in the forest of one Nchumwe at Kiruruma village, Ihanga parish, Bubare Sub County in Rubanda District.
🇺🇬 MITYANA: Residents round up two youths impersonating as UNBS officials, hand them over to Police
📌 Residents of Nakaseeta cell in Busimbi Division, Mityana municipality on Friday rounded up Kizito Joseph, 19 and Mutyaba Musa, 20 residents of Buswabulongo cell, Busimbi Division for impersonating as UNBS officials and defraud residents. The two and others who are still on run were using motor cycle Bajaj Boxer reg no. UFR 284C, caught entering shop by shop collecting Ugx65000 from every trader for checking weighing scales. They were handed over to Mityana Central Police Station for prosecution.
🇺🇬 WAKISO: Traffic Police impounds Boda Boda motorcycles over permits
📌 Police in Kyengera Town Council has impounded over 20 motor cycles of Boda-boda riders with no permits, reflectors accusing them of none compliance with traffic laws as the motorcycles were kept at Kyengera Police station. They were ordered to pay in bank fines ranging between Ugx40000 and 60000 before they repossess their motorcycles.
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🌍 Felix Tshisekedi meets Paul Kagame in Bujumbura
📌 The Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi on Saturday met with Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame for the first time this year in Bujumbura. The meeting was convened to examine how to achieve de-escalation in the war between the FARDC (Congolese Army) and the M23 rebels. The meeting in Bujumbura was an Extraordinary Summit of the East African Community which was convened by Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye- the chair of the EAC Summit of heads of state.
🌍 Pope preaches hope to South Sudanese
📌 Pope Francis arrived in South Sudan for the first-ever Papal visit on Friday and spent Saturday ministering first, to church personnel and then to South Sudanese who have been forced by fighting, flooding and other crises to leave their homes, as emphasized the plight of women. He sought to use Saturday to console the long-suffering people of South Sudan as he opened his first full day by encouraging priests and nuns to serve their flocks by joining in their tears.
“Let us ask ourselves what it means for us to be ministers of God in a land scarred by war, hatred, violence, and poverty,” Pope Francis said in St. Theresa Cathedral in the capital, Juba.
🌍 Battle over gene-edited food in Kenya heads to EA Court
📌 The Centre for Food and Adequate Living Rights (CEFROHT) has dragged the Kenyan Government to the East African Court of Justice asking it to halt the cultivation and importation of GMOs in the entire region, saying that they apparently contaminate gardens. The organization also wants Court to declare Kenya’s move of accepting GMOs as it contravenes Article 6 under the treaty that establishes the East African Community.
🌍 President William Ruto makes new appointments in State Corporations
📌 President William Ruto on Friday made more changes to various State corporations, revoking the appointments made by his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta in the process. In the new changes, according to a gazette notice, President Ruto named five new members on State Corporations Advisory Committee who will serve a three-year term and they include Joseph Kimani Machiri, Claire Sifuna Wanyama, Ahmed Abdi Rashid, Mary Murangi Mugo, and Caroline Cherono Kilisha. He also appointed Dr. Jane Lagat as the Chairperson of the Women Enterprise Fund Advisory Board for a period of three years, revoking the appointment of Prof. Wanjiku Kabira.
🌍 Ethiopia PM meets Tigray leaders for first time since peace deal
📌 The Ethiopian National Security advisor Redwan Hussein said on Twitter that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has had the first face-to-face talks with Tigrayan leaders on Friday since a peace deal to end a two years’ war was signed. Prime Minister Abiy met senior leaders of the Tigray region forces about three months since the Addis Ababa Government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) signed agreements to permanently cease hostilities.