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Dorothy Kisaka pays a Courtesy Call to the Kampala  Lord Mayor.

Dorothy Kisaka pays a Courtesy Call to the Kampala Lord Mayor.

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, WORLD
Kampala,UgandaThe KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka has this mid-morning paid a courtesy visit to the Lord Mayor’s Office. They had an interface where the *Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago* welcomed her and further shared with her his strategic direction for Kampala City as she starts her tour of duty. The interface was also intended to know one another as they plan for Kampala as a City of the 21st Century by improving its planning in a participatory and inclusive way. (L-R) Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, the Executive Director Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy .Right is the Deputy Lord Mayor Doreen Nyanjura.Courtesy Photo. The Lord Mayor underscored the key tenets and benchmarks that guide his leadership and policy direction summarized in the six pillars of principles and policy guidelines that we...
Former OPM Accountant,Kazinda is finally a free man

Former OPM Accountant,Kazinda is finally a free man

AFRICA, CORRUPTION, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
KAMPALA - The Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala has been directed to discharge the former Principle Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Geoffrey Kazinda of all offenses leveled against him. The Constitutional Court has also issued an order permanently prohibiting the state from using any process of court to initiate and prosecute Kazinda for any offences founded on the same facts in connection with his former employment. A panel of five justices led by Stephen Musota has also granted all the declarations Kazinda sought in the petition. Others on the panel were Kenneth Kakuru, Geoffrey Kiryabwire, Cheborion Barishaki, and Ezekiel Muhanguzi, who is now a Supreme Court Judge. A panel of five justices led by Stephen Musota has also granted all the declarations Kaz...
Coronavirus – Africa: Migrant workers and remittances in the context of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa

Coronavirus – Africa: Migrant workers and remittances in the context of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa

CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH
ROME, Italy, August 2, 2020• African migrants stimulate economic growth and development in areas of destination, transit and origin through their labour, skills transfer, consumption and investments. Their remittances also make significant contributions to food security, human capital, rural development and overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in areas of origin.• The impact of COVID-19 affects migrant workers disproportionally. Often precarious working conditions and overcrowded living and transport arrangements increase their vulnerability to contagion and loss of employment, threatening their health and livelihoods. Those working under informal arrangements, commonly in the agriculture sector, are largely excluded from accessing real-time reliable information, social protection, health...
Coronavirus – Rwanda: Robots use in Rwanda to fight against COVID-19

Coronavirus – Rwanda: Robots use in Rwanda to fight against COVID-19

CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, COVID-19, FEATURE STORIES, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, World Health Organization
To minimize contact time with confirmed cases and therefore reducing the risk of contamination of health professionals in COVID-19 treatment centres, robots were deployedGENEVA, Switzerland, August 2, 2020/ -- One of the challenges being faced worldwide is the rate of infection of health professionals while treating COVID-19 patients. 2016 statistics show the following picture of Rwanda’s health sector: 1/50,505 ground ambulance / population Ratio; 1/10,055 Doctor/population ratio; 1/1,094 Nurse/population ratio; 1/10,500 Laboratory technicians /population ratio.Although Rwanda is on track to meeting most of the required quota, the country cannot afford the set back that a pandemic like COVID-19 among health professionals would cause.To minimize contact time with confirmed cases and there...
Coronavirus – Uganda: The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda is 1182

Coronavirus – Uganda: The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda is 1182

CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, WORLD
KAMPALA, Uganda, August 2, 2020/ -- Results from COVID-19 tests done on 01 August 2020- 6 new COVID-19 cases confirmed. The cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 1,182.- 2 truck drivers arrived via Malaba- 3 returnees: 2 arrived from Somalia and 1 arrived from Saudi Arabia- 1 alert from Nakaseke- 5 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the borders and their entry into the country was not permitted.- Ugandan recoveries: 1,045- Samples from Points of Entry tested today: 1,603- Samples from alerts and contacts: 1,304- Total samples tested today: 2,907 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health - Republic of Uganda.
A pictorial of  New KCCA ED Kisaka Dorothy and her team  as they take Oath and receive instruments Of Power

A pictorial of New KCCA ED Kisaka Dorothy and her team as they take Oath and receive instruments Of Power

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, KCCA FC, Politics
The incoming Executive Director Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy receives instruments of Power from the Outgoing ED Engineer Andrew Kitaka. The incoming Executive Director Mrs Kisaka Dorothy delivers her remarks . The outgoing Executive Director Engineer Andrew Kitaka. The incoming Deputy Executive Director- KCCA Eng. David Luyimbazi. The incoming Director Of Human Resources and Administration Ms. Grace Akullo.
Dorothy Kisaka takes oath as the Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA Executive Director.

Dorothy Kisaka takes oath as the Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA Executive Director.

Business, EAST AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, KCCA FC, MEDIA, UGANDA, UK, UNITED KINGDOM, WORLD
Kampala, Uganda | KMA Updates |Ronald Kabuubi Incoming Executive Director of KCCA Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy (R) flanked by her deputy Lule David Luyimbazi after taking the oath 30th July 2020.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Kisaka replaces Eng. Andrew Kitaka who has been acting Executive Director since Jennifer Musisi resigned in 2018. The Mayor of Kampala Erias Lukwago (L) is seen with his Deputy Doreen Nyanjura after the Swearing Ceremony of the the new ED Of KCCA Mrs Kisaka Dorothy and her team 30th July 2020.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Kisaka was nominated last month by President Museveni. He directed the Public Service Commission to  interview Kisaka and four other officials to find out whether they are suitable for their new positions. The Mayor of...

Solar training does digital

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South Africa Shifting solar training to be facilitated digitally was always on the cards. The current pandemic has however made this a reality, resulting in The Solar Training Centre (STC) partnering with the SA Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) and South African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEEC) to offer the PV GreenCard course digitally. This is the first ever live digital PV GreenCard training course to be presented in South Africa. The theoretical courses are usually hosted at Potchefstroom and delegates from all over the country and Africa would have to cross borders and travel to the province to attend the weeklong course. Standard group sizes consisted of 15 to 30 delegates and the first digital class was attended by 14 delegates who attended the course via Zoo...
Cabinet sets guidelines to regulate Boda bodas

Cabinet sets guidelines to regulate Boda bodas

AFRICA
Kampala,Uganda --- Following the recent National address on Covid19 by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Uganda, Boda Bodas are to resume carrying passengers and luggage on the 27th July, 2020. Consequently, a set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all the Boda Bodas operators nationwide have been issued by Government through Ministry of Works & Transport and Ministry of Security. Specifically for Kampala Capital City, all Boda Bodas MUST follow and comply with Cabinet Directives on the reforms to streamline and regulate the operations of motorcycles in the City and these include the following;  All Boda Bodas must operate at gazetted Boda Boda stages. The list of these stages and maps can be obtained from KCCA website or Ward Administrators at every K...
UGANDA: Imbalu festivities start amid the Pandemic

UGANDA: Imbalu festivities start amid the Pandemic

AFRICA, Culture, UGANDA
Imbalu festivities have kicked off in some parts of Bugisu Sub-region despite the current ban on public gatherings to control the spread of coronavirus.Daily Monitor has learnt that in different districts, candidates donning traditional beads and bungles have started preparations such as Isonjo (preparatory dance) and visiting their relatives with imbalu dancers. The imbalu season officially begins next month.The cultural circumcision rites are held every even year among the Bamasaba, who hail from Mbale, Sironko, Manafwa, Bududa, Bulambuli and Namisindwa districts, and some parts of Kenya.Among the Bamasaba, it is only after circumcision that boys are initiated into manhood. Mr Robert Manana, a resident of Bunalwa Village in Bunambutsale Sub-county in Manafwa District, on Monday sa...
UGANDA: Bobi Wine unleashes new political party

UGANDA: Bobi Wine unleashes new political party

AFRICA, Politics, UGANDA
The People Power political movement leader and Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine has unveiled the National Unity Platform (NUP) as his new political party ahead of the 2021 general election. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony on Wednesday at Kamwokya Bobi Wine said that for long, their supporters and several leaders have been asking them about the symbol they intend to use in the upcoming elections. “Although many political parties and organizations had reached out to us, our first and most important criteria was to identify a political formation which shares the objectives and values that we share as well,”Kyagulanyi said. “Therefore, I stand before you to announce that we’re unveiling the National Unity Platform as the political wing of the People Powe...
President makes reshuffles in EC ahead of general elections

President makes reshuffles in EC ahead of general elections

AFRICA
Kampala, Uganda --- On Tuesday the entire Electoral Commission (EC) administration was thrown into panic when President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni directed the immediate removal of nine top officials from office. The President telephoned EC chairman Justice Simon Byabakama and asked him to notify the affected seniors managers to leave office. They are expected to hand over their offices on today. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni directed the immediate removal of nine top officials from office. What prompted Museveni to kick out these officials deemed loyal and hardworking in such electioneering period remains unknown. It is alleged that yesterday early morning state house issued a knifing letter to EC headquarters and the Public Service Commission ordering them to make an immed...
Coronavirus – Africa: Global action needed now to halt spread of deadly pig disease

Coronavirus – Africa: Global action needed now to halt spread of deadly pig disease

CORONAVIRUS
ROME, Italy, July 21, 2020/ -- Pork is the most consumed meat in the world, representing 35.6 percent of global meat consumption. In recent years, African swine Fever (ASF) - which may cause up to 100 percent mortality in pigs - has become a major crisis for the pork industry, causing massive losses in pig populations and generating drastic economic consequences. Currently affecting several countries of Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe, and with no effective vaccine, the disease is not only impeding animal health and welfare but has detrimental impacts on the livelihoods of farmers."Today, 51 countries are affected by African swine fever. Amid the difficult situation posed by COVID-19, ASF continues to spread, intensifying the current health and socioeconomic crises," said Dr Matt...
Sudhir’s son survives assassination attempt by BoU guards

Sudhir’s son survives assassination attempt by BoU guards

AFRICA
Rajiv Suparelia,the son to tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia this morning survived an assassination attempt by police guards attached to Bank of Uganda. Footage captured on CCTV cameras show police officers driving at breakneck speed in a van attempted to run over Rajiv as he was jogging near his father’s house in Kololo. Rajiv managed to outsmart them and quickly dashed out of the road. The van however,ran over security dogs guarding Sudhir’s home, leaving them with serious injuries. Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango confirmed the incident but said the matter was being handled by Kira police station The attempt on Rajiv’s life comes after protracted wrangles between the Sudhir family and the central bank. Top bank of Uganda officials like the former Deputy...
Coronavirus – Burkina Faso: UAE Sends Second Medical Aid Plane to Burkina Faso in Fight against COVID-19

Coronavirus – Burkina Faso: UAE Sends Second Medical Aid Plane to Burkina Faso in Fight against COVID-19

CORONAVIRUS
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 17, 2020/ -- The UAE today sent an aid plane carrying 8 metric tons of medical supplies and testing kits to Burkina Faso. This aid will assist approximately 8,000 medical professionals as they work to contain the virus, bolstering the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. "Based on the UAE's leading and humanitarian role in providing assistance in times of crisis, and harnessing all possibilities to help African countries on the basis of mutual respect, an aid aircraft was sent today to Burkina Faso. The plane carrying urgent medical supplies is meant to help medical personnel do their best to combat the pandemic," said H.E. Dr. Fahad Obaid Mohammed Al-Taffaq, UAE Ambassador to Nigeria and Non-Resident Ambassador to Burkina Faso. His...
CORONAVIRUS: Uganda runs out of ‘Space’ for quarantine patients.

CORONAVIRUS: Uganda runs out of ‘Space’ for quarantine patients.

CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, UGANDA
KAMPALA- The quarantine centres for suspected Covid-19 patients are full to capacity and thus no more people will be admitted, the Ministry of Health has revealed. Dr Richard Mugahi, who is in charge of quarantine facilities at the Ministry of Health, said they are focusing on allowing the numbers that they can accommodate at a time but added that there will be a second and third phase for more admissions when there is space. “They (quarantine centres) are not congested but they are full, we have a certain capacity, our capacity is 200 patients for public centres. Most people who were returning, especially from UAE were not able to pay for themselves. We needed a number we can manage very well. Everyone has their own room so there is no congestion and that is why we are not takin...
BUSINESS: Over 160 skilled in mukene value addition

BUSINESS: Over 160 skilled in mukene value addition

AFRICA, Business, UGANDA
Residents of Kiyindi landing site skilled to add value to silverfish (mukene) to increase its competitiveness in the local and international Market. This was aimed at fostering its export through increasing its competitiveness in the local and international Market.The training according to Harriet Nansukusa of Private Sector Foundation (PSFU) was supported by the World Bank Skills Development Project (SDF) of PSFU.Speaking during a scientific graduation of the trainees, Nansukusa explained that different groups of people have been supported by PSFU to receive different skills to help them become more relevant to society."Under the SDF project, we have touched lives of over 20,000 people. The skills gained will help them fight the impacts of COVID-19 and by the time it (COVID-19) is wip...
REPORT: Army supasses police in torture, Uganda.

REPORT: Army supasses police in torture, Uganda.

AFRICA, CRIME, UGANDA
KAMPALA- The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has overtaken police in torturing Ugandans, according to the African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV) in its latest report on torture. During 2017-2018 period, the ACTV registered 600 cases of torture attributed to police and 443 cases committed by the army.However in 2018-19, the bulk of the torture cases shifted to the UPDF. The latest report shows UPDF committed 440 torture cases in Karamoja Sub-region compared to 14 cases by police. However in Kampala, the police led the 263 torture charts, with 263 cases compared to the 44 cases by UPDF.In Gulu District, police committed 154 cases and UPDF committed 75. This brings the total torture cases by the army to 559 compared to 441 by police. “Many of th...