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Minister Amos Lugoloobi’s budget speech

Minister Amos Lugoloobi’s budget speech

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Speaker Jacob Oulanyah informs the House that Hon Amos Lugoloobi will present the budget on behalf of the President.Hon Amos Lugoloobi has just been appointed as State Minister for Finance awaiting vetting by the Appointments Committee.  Uganda’s per capita income is increasing steadily. In Financial Year 2015/16 it was US$ 808 and is projected to increase to US$ 932 in Financial Year 2020/21.  Coffee remains the leading agricultural export earning US$ 497.4 million in the Financial Year 2019/20. Dairy exports fetched US$ 204.5 million, while Tea exports earned US$ 71 million in Financial Year 2019/20. Fish exports earnings increased from US$ 121 million to US$ 227 million, over the same period. Minister Lugoloobi says scientific research and innovation is now tr...
Gen. Katumba Wamala official Statement

Gen. Katumba Wamala official Statement

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Greetings Uganda! I survived. I thank God. While driving in the morning with my daughter, bodyguard and driver heading to my mother in-law's vigil, some terrorists tried to assassinate me.I survived, but my dear daughter Brenda Nantongo Katumba and my driver Kayondo Haruna died at the crime scene. I have no clue about the motive of this attack. There was no reason to end the lives of these innocent people. May their souls rest in peace.My injuries are not alarming. I had surgery last evening, and one of the bullets was removed. However, because of how the other bullet affected my arteries, it was not removed, and the doctors will advise on the way forward.I want to thank my Commander in Chief, @KagutaMuseveni, for the care he has shown me. His phone calls are some of the reasons...

Uganda Red Cross Society launches a shs-235bn five year strategic plan

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The Uganda Red Cross Society has launched a five-year strategic plan peddled aimed at consolidating financial, institutional sustainability and service delivery in the country. The Shs235 billion strategic plan is premised on the unit cost of executing the various focus areas which include Information and technology (IT) systems. Uganda's first Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Moses Ali launches the five year strategic plan.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The secretary general of the Uganda Red Cross Society, Robert Kwesiga said the process of developing the new strategic plan was vigorous and consultative from all stakeholders. “I want to appreciate the support from the Uganda Red Cross Governance structures, Branch network, staff volunteers, partners and the government of Uganda,” ...
Children with disabilities get medical relief in MTN-Corsu hospital partnership

Children with disabilities get medical relief in MTN-Corsu hospital partnership

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For close to two years, Doreen Ataro lived with a bent leg painted with burn bruises from a fire accident. At only one and a half years of age, the young girl fell in a pool of fire where she was playing and sustained injuries to her left leg. As the father Denis Oroto narrates, Ataro’s accident caused his daughter so much pain. “Her left leg was burnt by the fire causing it to curve to a certain extent. She couldn’t move or shower herself. The mother had to feed and shower her,” he recounts. But it was not only the physical turmoil that foiled the family. Ataro’s accident also took a toll on the father’s finances. Oroto has spent nearly Ushs500,000 in an effort to treat the daughter and have her leg restored to normal. However, his effort was all in vain as the heal...
INTEGRATING FOR SERVICE DELIVERY: UPDF VACCINATE CHURCH LEADERS AGAINST COVID 19

INTEGRATING FOR SERVICE DELIVERY: UPDF VACCINATE CHURCH LEADERS AGAINST COVID 19

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A team of the Uganda people's defense forces led by Lt A.W Mugonyi in collaboration with the ministry of health have today carried  out a covid-19 vaccination campaign aiming at vaccinating church leaders, their families and their followers at City of the loard church in Bwaise, Kalerwe. The UPDF was invited by ministry of health to give Manpower back up and expertise in the covid-19 vaccination, The activity was blessed by the overseer of Kawempe pentacostal churches Bishop Peter Mutebi who appreciated the Uganda People's Defense Forces and the Ministry of Health for taking the church into consideration.The campaign had a target of vaccinating over 500 church members and the people from the neighborhood today and it ended up cataring for all group of people from 18years and above....
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

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FRIDAY  26TH MARCH, 2021 STATE HOUSE NAIROBI The last time I addressed you on the COVID-19 pandemic, was on Friday, 12 March this Year. I did not intend to speak on this matter until the measures we took on March 12th, 2021 lapses in 30 days to 60 days.   President Uhuru Kenyatta takes the Covid-19 Vaccine at State House, Nairobi after the Fifteenth [15th] Presidential address on the Covid-19 pandemic at State House, Nairobi. The President and the First Lady took the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine alongside several senior State and Government officials among them Cabinet Secretaries Mutahi Kagwe (Health), Fred Matiang'i (Interior) and Raychelle Omamo. Today, 14 days later, I have been compelled by medical and empirical evidence to revise the measures we took on Mar...
Uganda Red Cross Society has done mapping for disaster prone areas ahead of MAM (March April May) rainfall Outlook for the Country- Irene Nakasiita (Uganda Red Cross Spokes Person)

Uganda Red Cross Society has done mapping for disaster prone areas ahead of MAM (March April May) rainfall Outlook for the Country- Irene Nakasiita (Uganda Red Cross Spokes Person)

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Areas such Obongi, Butalejja, Katakwi, Bududa, Kasese, Bundibugyo / Ntoroko, are among that normally experience abnormal rains, landslides & flooding Mapping for disaster prone areas across Uganda on going by Uganda Red Cross Geo-Mapping and Surveying team led by Joel Kitutu supported by 510 Gglobal, Rode Kruis and IKEA
26 households/ families devastated after their crops were destroyed in Muramba Sub county in Kisoro district due to hailstorm.

26 households/ families devastated after their crops were destroyed in Muramba Sub county in Kisoro district due to hailstorm.

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Hailstom effected 26 families with total population of about 186 people in the villages of Gakoro and Gazuri in Sooko parish, Muramba Subcounty.Crops destroyed included acres of Onions, banana plantations, Irish potatoes among others.Prim Rose Natukunda, RedCross Manager Kisoro says families are now worried of hunger and loss of income since their food crops and main source of livelihood has been destroyed.Hailstorm is one of the most common disasters in Kisoro district over the years   According to Emmanuel Ntale, Uganda Red Early warning & Early Action officer, Uganda's rainfall outlook (MAM) is not yet out. However, IGAD released information indicating random showers across the country around this season.Dr. Brian Kanaahe, URCS Resillience Manager mentions that communiti...
4 die in Bunyangabu fuel tanker accident

4 die in Bunyangabu fuel tanker accident

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Four people have been confirmed dead after a fuel tanker hit a stationary lorry at Kasunganyanja trading centre, along Fort Portal-Kasese Road in Bunyangabu District. According to Edward Kyaligonza, a journalist in the area, the fuel tanker was heading to Kasese from Fort Portal when its driver lost control as he reached a slope along Kasunganyanja trading centre hitting a stationary lorry that was being loaded with matooke. He said the police have so far recovered four bodies with the total number of casualties yet to be established. At the time of filing this report, police personnel were at the scene trying to put out the fire. According to police, black spots along Fort Portal-Kasese road include; Rubona stock farm, Kasunganyanja, Rwimi Bridge, Karungibate in Hima town...
32 reported dead, 5 reffered to Kilembe hospital as 5 Vehicles involved in an accident along Hima Rugendabara road at kihogo – Kasese.

32 reported dead, 5 reffered to Kilembe hospital as 5 Vehicles involved in an accident along Hima Rugendabara road at kihogo – Kasese.

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At least 32 people have been confirmed dead after a grisly accident caused five vehicles to ram into one another. The accident occurred along the Kasese- FortPortal road along Hima Rugendabara road at Kihogo – Kasese after midnight. According to a report from Red Cross, 32 dead bodies have been recovered so far, and 5 survivors referred to Kilembe hospital. According to available information, a truck carrying a coffin hit another car head-on, before different cars rammed into both cars. “There was a big truck with a coffin and people on top, while a lorry full of people followed closely behind. When the car with coffin hit another car, the lorry behind it went straight into the two cars and mingled,” a source confirms. In a short interval, another two vehicles came ...
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