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Vaccinate all teachers before school re-opening

Vaccinate all teachers before school re-opening

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, Kenyan Parliament, Parliament, SCHOOL, South African Parliament, UGANDA, WORLD, World Health Organization
Local leaders and educationist in Northern Uganda have called on government to vaccinate all teachers before institutions of learning are re-opened.   In a meeting the Parliamentary Taskforce committee on Covid-19, Lira District leaders said there were a lot of infections in schools which had an effect on the communities when the learners where sent home when the second lockdown was enforced.“We observed that when children came back from schools, that is when the elderly began to fall sick in the villages. Schools realised Covid-19 in their schools and they kept quiet,” Said Bosco Ogwang, a member of the Lira University Covid-19 task force.Ogwang added that students should only go back vaccination of teachers country wide. Jonam County MP, Hon Emmanuel Ongiertho said since the ...
Deputy Clerk to act as Mwesige appointment is formalised

Deputy Clerk to act as Mwesige appointment is formalised

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Parliament, UGANDA
The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon Anita Among, has appointed Mr Waiswa Henry Yoweri to discharge the functions of the Clerk to Parliament as the appointment of Hon Adolf Mwesige is formalised. Mr Waiswa is the Deputy Clerk, Corporate Affairs.Last week, President Yoweri Museveni appointed former Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs, Mwesige as Clerk to Parliament, replacing Mrs Jane L. Kibirige, who has been retired.Mwesige is part of a new cohort of permanent secretaries, Museveni deployed to various ministries and government departments last week.He is required to first take the official oath and oath of secrecy as specified in the Oaths Act before taking over from Kibirige.“We would like to appreciate Madam Jane Kibirige for her services to Parliament; thank you very much; I have...
“I wish you good luck, former Vice President Edward Sekandi tells his Successor Vice President Jessica Alupo”

“I wish you good luck, former Vice President Edward Sekandi tells his Successor Vice President Jessica Alupo”

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, East African Business Council, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, GOVERNMENT, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Parliament, POLITICS, SOUTH KOREA, South Sudan, Twitter, UGANDA, WORLD
Kampala,Uganda: Former Vice President Edward Sekandi has handed over Office to the new Vice President Major (rtd) Jessica Alupo. At a function that was held on Wednesday morning at the Office Of the Prime Minister, was witnessed by the new Premier Rt Hon.Robinah Nabbanja. Former Vice President H.E Edward Sekandi hands over instruments of Power to the incoming H.E Major (rtd) Jessica Alupo. "Let me wish you good luck as the second female Vice President in the history of Uganda.Please always feel at home. "i will always be available whenever you need my advise"Sekandi told the former Minister of you and later Education and Sports, Jessica Alupo. Former Vice President H.E Edward Sekandi after handing over instruments of Power to the incoming H.E Major (rtd) Jessica ...
Kagole Kivumbi dead

Kagole Kivumbi dead

EAST AFRICA, KAMPALA, Parliament, UGANDA, Uganda Law Society
*Death Announcement* The Judiciary with deep sorrow announces the sudden death of its *immediate former Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Judiciary, Mr Kagole Expedito Kivumbi*, which has just occurred at Le Memorial Medical Services at Kitiko-Lubowa, Kigo Road. He was admitted at the facility one week ago. The Judiciary is working closely with the family to coordinate the funeral arrangements, and they’ll be communicated subsequently. _*May His Soul Rest in Eternal Peace*_
Alupo, Nabbanja vetting today

Alupo, Nabbanja vetting today

AFRICA, GOVERNMENT, PAN AFRICA, Parliament, POLITICS, PRIME MINISTER, UGANDA, VICE PRESIDENT
Vice President Jessica Alupo (left) and Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja at the reading of the National Budget at Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala last week. PHOTO/PARLIAMENT arliament will sit today to vet the Vice President designate, Ms Jessica Alupo, and the Prime Minister nominee, Ms Robinah Nabbanja, after their appointment last week.Ms Alupo, the former Education minister, replaced Mr Edward Ssekandi, while Ms Nabbanja, the former State Minister for Health in-charge of General Duties, replaced Dr Ruhakana Rugunda. President Museveni said the duo is the best choice to advance his vision for the country.A notice from the Office of Clerk to Parliament to the Members of Parliament signed by Mr Paul Wabwire, the Deputy Clerk (Parliamentary Affairs),  urged all the legisl...
I studied everybody I nominated to Cabinet – Museveni

I studied everybody I nominated to Cabinet – Museveni

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, GOVERNMENT, PAN AFRICA, Parliament, UGANDA
“I surprised you with my fishermen,” Museveni said attracting laughter from Members of Parliament (MPs) who converged at Kololo ceremonial grounds for the parliamentary third sitting and reading of the national budget today (June 10). President Yoweri Museveni has said that he fully studied everyone he nominated to Cabinet, adding that he surprised many with his appointments.“I surprised you with my fishermen,” Museveni said attracting laughter from Members of Parliament (MPs) who converged at Kololo ceremonial grounds for the parliamentary third sitting and reading of the national budget today (June 10).Ntenjeru North MP, Amos Lugolobi, who is also the newly-appointed finance state minister in charge of planning, read the national budget, before the President addressed the MPs.On June...
CCBA works with Nakasero National Blood Bank to donate blood.

CCBA works with Nakasero National Blood Bank to donate blood.

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, GOVERNMENT, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Ministry Of Health, Parliament, Social Media, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, WORLD
June 8, 2021. Kampala, Uganda – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) in Uganda along with the National Blood Bank and Kampala Rotary Club, Munyonyo, will be engaging in the annual blood donation drive where Ugandans are encouraged to give blood and help save countless lives across the country.  This drive will raise awareness for the need for regular blood donations, easy access to those donations and timely supply of safe and quality-assured blood and blood products as a key part of health care in Uganda. At the launch on 8th June 2021, it was shared that multiple districts, along with the capital city of Kampala, will be part of this initiative including Fort Portal, Jinja, Masaka and Mbale along with neighbouring towns like Entebbe. Globally, every year leading up to June 14th...
Beyond Zero receives a donation of tablet computers from China’s technology giant Huawei

Beyond Zero receives a donation of tablet computers from China’s technology giant Huawei

ADVOCACY, China, DEVELOPMENT, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, Huawei Kenya, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, International Hospital Kampala, International Medical Group, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Nairobi, Parliament
Beyond Zero’s Coordinator Ms. Angella Langat receives a donation of tablet computers from China’s technology giant Huawei’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer Fiona Pan at Beyond Zero’s Headquarters in Nairobi. The tablets will be used by Beyond Zero’s Secretariat and its service partners during Beyond Zero Mobile Clinics’ outreach programme.
EAST AFRICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL APPOINTS NEW BOARD-UGANDA CHAPTER.

EAST AFRICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL APPOINTS NEW BOARD-UGANDA CHAPTER.

AFRICA, Business, EALA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, Kenyan Parliament, PAN AFRICA, Parliament, UGANDA, World Bank
EAST AFRICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL APPOINTS NEW CHAIR The Board of the East African Business Council (EABC) Uganda Chapter has appointed Coca-Cola Beverages Africa's Simon Kaheru as Acting Chair, a (Uganda Chapter) after Madhvani Group's Jim Kabeho stepped aside to set the stage for a transition. Mr Simon Kaheru. Kabeho made the announcement during an EABC Members meeting at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel, where he was applauded for his 22 years of service to the EABC. The East African Business Council (EABC) is the regional apex body of Private Sector associations and corporates in East Africa, with a single purpose of driving the East African Community integration process through trade and investment. The EABC Uganda Chapter Board is composed of Barbara Mulwana, UMA Chairperson; S...

Uganda’s star female sprinter, Shida Leni Shines.

AFRICA, Atheletics, Cyprus, EAST AFRICA, EUROPE, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Parliament, Sports
Recently, on the Greek island of Crete, at the Chania National Stadium, Uganda’s star female sprinter, Shida Leni, ran 52.62 sec in the 400 metres, finishing a creditable 2nd. She was 0.31 sec behind winner, Eleni Artymata of Cyprus. Please find the full results under our signoff below. Shida’s race was part of the Continental Tour Bronze, Venizelia / Chania athletics meeting, and was the 4th race of her European tour. MANAGER’S COMMENTS Shida’s London-based manager, Jeff Freeman said: “I am very pleased with 2nd place in a good field. This will also have generated ranking bonus points in World Athletics’ World Rankings.” COACHES’ OBSERVATIONS Shida has been trained in Uganda for 8 years by the husband and wife coaching team of Kevin and Sue O’Connor. Kevin commented: ...
Oulanyah urges MPs to legislate with decorum

Oulanyah urges MPs to legislate with decorum

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, PAN AFRICA, Parliament, UGANDA, Uganda Law Society
Caption:The Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah(R) with his Deputy Anita Among Annet at the induction of MPs on the Rules of Procedure Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has urged the Members of the 11th Parliament to conduct business with dignity and respect for each other.Oulanyah told legislators attending their induction on the Rules of Procedure that their conduct in and outside Parliament has a bearing on the reputation of all members, saying they should be mindful of the bigger group they now belong to.“You are not here as an individual; you are here as part of all these people. Whatever you do, you must do it knowing that it can bring this entire group of intelligent and dignified people into disrepute,” said Oulanyah. Oulanyah is received by Hon Oboth Oboth who was chair of the sess...
Uganda MPs swear-in at Pan African Parliament

Uganda MPs swear-in at Pan African Parliament

AFRICA, Parliament, UGANDA
Five Members of Parliament have been sworn in to join the Pan African Parliament representing Uganda at the continental institution based in Midrand, South Africa. The Pan African Parliament is the legislative arm of the African Union comprising Members from National Parliaments of AU Member States. Uganda’s representatives traveled to South Africa only days after their own swearing in to the 11th Parliament held last week and just after the 1st Sitting of the 11th Parliament in which Speaker, Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah and Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Anita Among were elected. The five positions to the Pan African Parliament are shared out among the majority party (NRM) taking three, while independents and the official opposition, National Unity Platform (NUP) take one seat each. ...
Mathias Mpuuga is new Leader of Opposition, Nambeshe appointed named new chief whip

Mathias Mpuuga is new Leader of Opposition, Nambeshe appointed named new chief whip

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, EAST AFRICA, PAN AFRICA, Parliament, POLITICS, UGANDA
KAMPALA, Uganda Mathias Mpuuga has been appointed the Leader of Opposition in 11th Parliament. The National Unity Platform (NUP) Vice President for Buganda Region Mathias Mpuuga has been appointed the Leader of Opposition in the 11th Parliament. Mpuuga replaces FDC’s Betty Aol Achan whose party no longer makes majority opposition in Parliament. Aol (left) will hand over to Mpuuga Also appointed is the Manjiya County legislator John Baptist Nambeshe, who becomes the opposition chief whip replacing FDC’s Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda. Busiro East County Member of Parliament Medard Ssegona will now head the Public Accounts Committee and will be deputised JEEMA’s Asuman Basalirwa. The all men appointments also ensure that Mityana Municipality MP Zaake Francis Mutebi becomes...
Anita Among is pleased with the NRM Caucus for voting her

Anita Among is pleased with the NRM Caucus for voting her

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Parliament, UGANDA
KAMPALA, Uganda On Sunday,  Among poled 168 votes against Ruhinda North County MP Thomas Tayebwa’s 149 votes while Gomba West Member of Parliament (MP) Robinah Rwakoojo polled 10 votes. Bukedea Woman Member of Parliament Anita Among  on Sunday thanked the National Resistance Movement Caucus for voting her as the National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate for the position of the deputy speaker. “I am expressing my gratitude to the NRM Caucus for your time and consideration to vote me as your flag bearer in the deputy speakership race. Your perspective and encouragement mean a great deal to me, you and the entire 11th Parliament,” Among said. On Sunday,  Among poled 168 votes against Ruhinda North County MP Thomas Tayebwa’s 149 votes while Gomba West Me...
Who Is Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga ?

Who Is Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga ?

AFRICA, African Union, BREAKING NEWS, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Parliament, UN Women
KAMPALA, Uganda Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga is a Ugandan lawyer and politician who hasbeen speaker of the Parliament Of Uganda since 19 May 2011. She is the first woman to be elected Speaker in the history of the Parliament of Uganda. She succeeded Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, who served as Speaker from 2001 to 2011. She is also the current Member of Parliament for Kamuli District Women's Constituency, in Busoga Sub- region a position she has held since 1989. She was born in Kamuli District, Eastern Uganda, on 24 May 1956. Rebecca Kadaga attended Namasagali College for her high school education. She studied law at Makerere University, graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Laws, in 1978. She went on to obtain a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Center in Kampal...
Kadaga needs to honour CEC’s decision over speakership – “BUSOGA LEADERS”

Kadaga needs to honour CEC’s decision over speakership – “BUSOGA LEADERS”

Busoga Kingdom, Parliament, UGANDA
kAMPALA, Uganda After the National Resistance Movement (NRM)’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) endorsing Jacob Oulanya as the ruling party candidate for the speakership of the 11th Parliament, a section of leaders in Busoga have advised the outgoing Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, to honour the party's decision. Oulanya’s endorsement came as a shock to Rebecca Kadaga and to some leadaers in Busoga sub-region. Some leaders who the New Vision talked to on Sunday, expressed mixed reactions over CEC’s decision as some requested President Museveni to consider Kadaga for a bigger job. The Jinja district NRM vice chairperson, Majid Dhikusoka, said much as Kadaga was her favourite candidate but CEC’s decision as a party was paramount adding that no individual is more powe...
Kasule Lumumba & Cpt. Mike Mukula speak out on Kadaga

Kasule Lumumba & Cpt. Mike Mukula speak out on Kadaga

EAST AFRICA, Parliament, POLITICS, UGANDA
KAMPALA, Uganda Two key members of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) have spoken out of the decision by former Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, to run for speaker as an Independent following a decision by the ruling party to select Jacob Oulanyah as the NRM flag bearer for speaker.  The secretary-general of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), Justine Kasule Lumumba, said Kadaga, who is also the Kamuli Woman MP, should not antagonize the party.  On the other hand, the NRM vice chairperson for the eastern region, Mike Mukula, said no one is bigger than the party.  “The party made a decision and someone has been endorsed. Please in all fairness, don’t antagonize the party. Go and sit with the leadership of the party, President Museveni, and...
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