GENEVA, Switzerland: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today new measures to support the government of Uganda’s refugee programme, including through a major biometric data verification exercise. “We are taking extremely seriously recent developments in Uganda. The refugee programme in this country is of critical importance, given the scale of the emergency and the role model played by Uganda in welcoming and receiving so many people seeking international protection,” said UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, George Okoth-Obbo. On 1 March, in support of the Ugandan government, we together with our partners are launching a massive biometric verification exercise of all refugees in Uganda “On 1 March, in support of the Ugandan government, we together wit
KAMPALA, Uganda: On 15 February, a team of instructors from the Royal Marines and Royal Navy completed 28 days of Mission Specific Training (MST) for Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) Marines. The training, which was organised by the British Peace Support Team (Africa), was broadly intended to build capacity within the UPDF and more specifically in preparation for their role in Somalia under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). It is a genuine pleasure to see, first all the degree of cooperation between the UK and Uganda and secondly the practical value of the help we can give through the training The British High Commissioner HE Peter West attended the passing-out event at Port Alice Entebbe, which involved a field demonstration by the marines and a closi...
KAMPALA, Uganda: On 6 February, the British High Commissioner to Uganda, HE Peter West announced a new partnership between the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in Uganda. The partnership aims to support universal energy access in Uganda by providing assistance to the Uganda Solar Energy Association. Head of DFID Uganda, Jennie Barugh said: I am proud that the UK is at the forefront of this energy transformation that enables the less privileged to access clean energy to improve their lives "I am proud that the UK is at the forefront of this energy transformation that enables the less privileged to access clean energy to improve their lives. A well-functioning USEA will lead to an incr
ACCRA, Ghana: The Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) Board approved the appointment of Mr. Ernest Hanson as Board Member on Monday 19 February 2018. Hanson comes with over 20 years Rugby playing experience. He played schoolboy rugby at Clifton College in the UK and another three years at Gloucester Rugby Academy until the age of 21. Mr. Herbert Mensah, President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby, spearheaded the appointment of Hanson who previously served on the Board of the GRFU. According to Mensah, Ghana Rugby adopted a new Constitution in 2017 that for the first time in 17 years allowed the Board to appoint Directors in addition to those elected by the Union’s General Meeting. “The appointment of Ernest Hanson is the first step in a vision I had since taking o
KAMPALA, Uganda: Merck Foundation a non-profit organization and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany and Uganda Ministry of Health continue their commitment towards childless women through “Merck More than a Mother’ campaign in the heart of Africa. Merck Foundation evaluated the social and economic impact of ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ on childless women in Uganda and encouraged them to continue leading an independent and happier life.In 2016, Merck Foundation in partnership with Uganda Ministry of Health had started ‘Merck More Than a Mother’ Campaign in the country with the aim to raise awareness about infertility prevention and management, build fertility care capacity and break the stigma around infertile women. They established various income generating projects t
Kyankwanzi, Uganda: Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Armed Forces, has emphasized the need for the people of Uganda to embrace firmly the NRM’s cardinal principles of Patriotism and Pan Africanism for their prosperity and strategic security. “If you want to be prosperous, love Uganda. Patriotism is not enough; be Pan-Africanist in order to deal with the issue of prosperity. Beyond prosperity comes security. Pan Africanism is one of the elements that can guarantee your security,” he said. President Museveni was yesterday delivering a lecture to senior military, Police and Prisons Officers who had concluded their 2 months’ advanced Political Education and Leadership Development Course at the National Leadership Institute (NALI) Kyankwanz
Kampala, Uganda: Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has commended the Seventh Day Adventist Church for combining the preaching of the Gospel with the economic emancipation of its followers, a path, he said, the NRM Party believes in. “The Bachwanga (SDA) don’t only preach the Gospel but also deal with economic issues. Yesterday when I met you (Pastor Dr. Ted Wilson President of SDA) in Entebbe, you told me that part of the pillar of SDA is to deal with the health issue and feed the hungry like Jesus did. That is what our Party, the NRM, believes,” he told the cheering congregation. The President, who was on his way to North Uganda, made the remarks this morning when he joined the SDA community at Kololo ceremonial grounds in their Sabbath prayers and also to accord a rousing A
Entebbe, Uganda: President Yoweri Museveni has said that the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church members in Uganda are disciplined. He made the observation today at State Housed, Entebbe when he received the visiting SDA Church World leader Pastor Dr. Ted Wilson his wife, Mrs. Nancy Wilson. The SDA Church leader is in Uganda for a 4-day pastoral visit. The Uganda SDA Union leader, Bishop Daniel Maate along with leaders from Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and South Sudan, attended the meeting among others. “I thank you for visiting Uganda. The SDA members in Uganda are disciplined. I will give instructions to ensure that exams are not set to take place on Saturdays in Uganda,” Museveni said in response to Dr. Wilson’s request to have no exams on Saturdays, which are obse