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Uganda’s Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja  receives death threats

Uganda’s Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja receives death threats

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Office Of the Prime Minister, UGANDA
Uganda’s Prime Minister of Uganda Rt. Hon Robinah Nabbanja has said her life is in danger after getting ‘threats’ relating to her method of work, which calls for quality service delivery in the OPM office. Speaking to Journalists at parliament on Friday, Nabbanja said a certain woman she describes as a ‘messenger’ from Kampala had approached her brother in Kakumiro district questioning Nabbanja’s style of work. KMA UPDATES Photo Not taking the issue lightly, Nabbanja said she was in the process of petitioning President Yoweri Museveni, over the matter. “I don’t take that lightly, I will inform my boss, the Head of State that if anybody can drive from Kampala, up to Kakumiro, to look for my brother and ask him what this woman wants, I can’t take that lightly,” she said. Nabb...
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 ...
MTN Uganda Launches New Digital Home of sports

MTN Uganda Launches New Digital Home of sports

Business, DIGITAL, EAST AFRICA, Football, MTN, South Africa, Sports, UGANDA
The “MTN Sports” Website This follows MTN’s active engagement in Ugandan sports over the years. The MTN Sports Website is an online hub to showcase the best and most promising and prolific talent that Ugandan sport s has to offer. Visit sports.mtn.co.ug ug to catch the latest from your Ugandan sports heroes and discover the most up-to-date information including the Upcoming Olympics. Somdev Sen the MTN Chief Marketing Officer Friday 23rd July 2021: Kampala- Uganda; MTN Uganda has launched a dedicated online home of UG sports dubbed “MTN Sports” to give Ugandan sports enthusiasts a one-stop point for all sports related news, analysis and updates. This innovation is hinged on MTN’s vision of delivering the benefits of a digital world to its customers. Since it opened shop ...
Uganda’s olympic  weight lifter deported from Tokyo after attempting to escape for survival.

Uganda’s olympic weight lifter deported from Tokyo after attempting to escape for survival.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Sports, TOKYO, UGANDA
A Ugandan weightlifter who went missing from a pre-Olympics camp in western Japan has been flown home a few hours before the official start of the Games. Qatar Airways plane arrives with Julius Sekitoleko onboard Julius Sekitoleko arrives in the plane. Julius Sekitoleko (second left) Julius Ssekitoleko is currently being held at Uganda police headquarters to determine whether or not he had committed a crime, CID Spokesperson Charles Twino said. He left the camp a week ago and was later found by the authorities buying a railway ticket. Ssekitoleko’s mother, pregnant wife and government officials who had travelled to Uganda’s Entebbe airport to meet him on Friday morning did not get an opportunity to greet him on arrival. The arrival lounge at the Lakeside Enteb...
Press Release – MTN Uganda to Award the Best SUPL Football Club, Players, Coaches as chosen by the fans.

Press Release – MTN Uganda to Award the Best SUPL Football Club, Players, Coaches as chosen by the fans.

Business, EAST AFRICA, FIFA, FIFA, Football, FUFA, MTN, South Africa, Sports, UGANDA
Dubbed the MTN SUPL Fans Awards, the initiative follows the completion of the 2020-2021 SUPL season that involved fans voting for their best performing players, coaches, and clubs, The awards follow the successful five-months online engagement spearheaded by MTN to keep the football passion alive amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. The awards are in favour of the club and personalities solely chosen by the SUPL football fans. Up to three fans with the highest online engagements shall also win cash. Fans can vote (from the monthly winners’ shortlist) for their favourite footballer, coach, and club on the MTN website sports.mtn.co.ug/fansawards and via the Sanyuka TV Facebook page. Thursday, 21st July 2021: Kampala- Uganda; MTN Uganda, the number one supporter of football in Uganda an...
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...
Uganda’s President  Yoweri Museveni rejects loans for importation of buses

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni rejects loans for importation of buses

Business, EAST AFRICA, KCCA, UGANDA
KCCA, METU bus industries finalize plans for GKMA STATE HOUSE, ENTEBBE: Kampala Capital City Authority and the METU bus industries have finalized plans for the company to assemble and manufacture buses to ease transport needs in the greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA). KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka leads her delegation to State House.Courtesy Photo. “The idea of producing buses and trains in Kampala is to lessen the crowds and reduce piki piki. Katabazi says if you give me concession to operate Kampala Services, I fabricate and operate here. KCCA doesn’t have to incur costs. He will recover his costs through operations. This will address the issue of too many small operations at zero budget for government,” the President said. The President in a final push to get...
HON. GEN. ABUBAKER JEJE ODONGO RECIEVES CREDENTIALS FOR H.E. ZHANG LIZHONG, AMBASSADOR DESIGNATE OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA TO UGANDA

HON. GEN. ABUBAKER JEJE ODONGO RECIEVES CREDENTIALS FOR H.E. ZHANG LIZHONG, AMBASSADOR DESIGNATE OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA TO UGANDA

AFRICA, China, Chinese Embassy in Uganda, Diplomats, Foreign Affairs, UGANDA
KAMPALA Hon. Gen. Abubaker Jeje ODONGO, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda this morning received credentials H.E Zhang LIZHONG, the Ambassador-Designate of the People’s Republic of China to Uganda at the Ministry Headquarters. The Minister, welcomed the Ambassador-Designate to Uganda and commended the excellent bilateral relations which are historic in nature and have progressed to the level of Comprehensive Cooperative Partnership (CCP). Hon. Odongo further noted that both countries have exchanged high-level visits and enhanced cooperation in different fields such as implementation of several infrastructural projects (roads, power dams), development of industrial parks. The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) remains a priority project for Government. In r...
A Ugandan weight lifter who recently travelled to Japan in the hopes of competing in the Tokyo Olympics  has finally been arrested.

A Ugandan weight lifter who recently travelled to Japan in the hopes of competing in the Tokyo Olympics has finally been arrested.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, JAPAN, Ministry Of Education and Sports, National Council Of Sports, OLYMPICS, Sports, UGANDA, Uganda Athletics Federation, Uganda Olympic Committe
TOKYO — Reuters through the Dail Mail recently reported as follows: A Ugandan weightlifter was reported missing after not turning up to Covid test Julius Ssekitoleko reportedly left a note after disappearing from Olympic campNote reportedly said 20-year-old wanted to stay in Japan and not return home After failing to qualify for Games, he was due to return to Uganda next TuesdayFurther media reports suggest Ssekitoleko left behind a note saying he wanted to stay and work in Japan, as life in Uganda was difficult.Ssekitoleko had not qualified to take part in the Tokyo Games, and was due to return to Uganda next Tuesday.A nearby train station recorded him purchasing a bullet train ticket to Nagoya in central Japan, the reports said.The Tokyo 2020 Olympics, postponed for ...
MTN Uganda Recognizes the Power of The Youth

MTN Uganda Recognizes the Power of The Youth

Business, EAST AFRICA, MTN, South Africa, UGANDA, Youth
It is often said that the Youths are the Vanguards of the Future. This inevitably presupposes that there is an immense need to guide, empower and prepare them for the imminent future. As a company that envisions delivering the benefits of a modern connected world, MTN has taken a strong position on harnessing the infinite power held by the youth to make this vision a reality not only for the leaders of today, but also for the leaders of Tomorrow. Somdev Sen, MTN Uganda’s Chief Marketing Officer, tells us how the company is engaging the youth. What does Uganda having such a young population mean to MTN? A young population presents massive opportunities for both the youth and the MTN brand. At MTN, we believe that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected world, so for ...
MTN bed donations increase safe deliveries in govt health centres

MTN bed donations increase safe deliveries in govt health centres

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, Health Workers, Ministry Of Health, MTN, South Africa, UGANDA, World Health Organization
Mbale,Uganda:Before 2018, Busiu Health Centre IV in Mbale district received about 60 women delivering at the facility every month.  The health centre which at the time had very limited beds tried to house the mothers for at least 24 hours for purposes of medical review in vain.    “Initially we would tell the mother to stay around for 24 hours but when there was no room for the mother to sleep, she would go away,” Dr Maumbe Bernard the in-charge Busiu Health Centre IV narrates.  MTN Foundation led by MTN Uganda CEO Wim Vanhelleputte handed over 10 beds, mattresses, bedsheets and mosquito nets to the district health officer Dr Jonathan Wangisi. The early departure of the mothers from the health centre was one of the reasons why some of the newly born babies died ...
Pictorial: Uganda 0-0  DR Congo-cecafau23challengecup

Pictorial: Uganda 0-0 DR Congo-cecafau23challengecup

DRC, FIFA, Football, FUFA, Sports, UGANDA
The physical duel that kicked off at lunch time witnessed either side create several goal scoring opportunities but to no avail as the backlines remained solid throughout.Uganda came close to breaking the deadlock in the opening stanza but forward Derrick Kakooza tapped wide a delivery from captain Enock Walusimbi. Enock Walusimbi and DRC Captain Ntambwe Kalonji Magloire with the match officialsUganda’s head coach Morley Byekwaso described the result as fair but castigated the frontline for not scoring.‘I have to thank the players for the point and the brave display. We failed to finish and take away the chances created. DR Congo players are well built and physical. We need to go back to the drawing board as we plan for the next match’ Byekwaso told the post match p...
Uganda XI Vs DR Congo | CECAFA U-23 Challenge Cup

Uganda XI Vs DR Congo | CECAFA U-23 Challenge Cup

AFRICA, CECAFA, DRC, FIFA, Football, FUFA, Sports, UGANDA
Uganda U-23 head coach Morley Byekwaso has named the starting eleven to face Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the Bahir Dar International Stadium in the CECAFA U-23 cup cup group A match. The match kicks off at 1 PM and will be live on 102.1 FUFA f.m, the football radio. DR Congo is a guest country invited by the CECAFA. Uganda XI (Shirt numbers in brackets): Charles Lukwago (1 – G.K), Enock Walusimbi (15 – Captain), Azizi Kayondo (3), Musa Ramathan (4), Peter Magambo (13), Bobosi Byaruhanga (17), Steven Sserwadda (8), Karim Watambala (10), Julius Poloto (7), Derrick Kakooza (20), Steven Mukwala (9) Subs: Dennis Otim (19 – G.K), Saidi Keni (18 – G.K), Sadam Masereka (12), Najib Yiga (14), Gavin Kizito (5), Abdallah Salim (23), Samuel Ssenyonjo (21), Ivan Bogere (11), B...
Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate  Gladys Kamasanyu hospitalised after attack

Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu hospitalised after attack

CRIME, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
Kampala,Uganda:The Chief Magistrate of Utilities and Wildlife Court at Buganda Road, Gladys Kamasanyu was on Saturday attacked by unknown people. She was soon after admitted at IHK in Namuwongo. The judiciary spokesperson, Jameson Karemani confirmed the incident that he said happened around Green Hill academy where the Chief Magistrate had gone to pick the P.7 result slip for her child. According to the statement from the judiciary, the attackers could have trailed the Chief Magistrate before pouncing on her near the school. “It is true; the Chief Magistrate at Utilities Court-Buganda Rd Kamasanyu Gladys was attacked at Green hill Academy gate along Mbogo road in Kibuli as she went to collect her child’s result slip by unknown people. She was rushed to IHK and admitted in IC...
URA REGISTERS HIGHEST REVENUE GROWTH IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS

URA REGISTERS HIGHEST REVENUE GROWTH IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS

Business, Tax, UGANDA, URA
1 ANNUAL PRESS BRIEF Period: July 2020 to June 2021 Theme: 30years of Developing Uganda Together 2 1. Introduction I greet you all and take the opportunity to welcome you to this press conference. As URA, we condole and stand with all Ugandans who have lost loved ones during this difficult period. We also commiserate with the business community upon the loss of two key leaders namely; Mr Gideon Badagawa (PSFU) and Mr Evaristo Kayondo (KACITA-U) who provided stewardship to the business community through very difficult times. There is no family, company or institution that has not been affected in one way or another by this pandemic. Let’s observe a moment of silence in respect of all the departed souls. May their souls rest in eternal peace. In this press conference, we will focus on the r...
Prioritize emotional well-being of staff during lockdown – MTN GM HR Michael Kawesa Sekadde

Prioritize emotional well-being of staff during lockdown – MTN GM HR Michael Kawesa Sekadde

Business, MTN, South Africa, Telecom, UGANDA
Kampala,Uganda: It is overwhelming how much sad news is flying over different social media platforms, once a home of laughter and comedic memes. The second wave of the virus has taken a toll on everyone forcing the country back to lockdown in a bid to mitigate spread of the virus. HR Michael Sekadde Whereas lockdown might block out the virus, it has affected people mentally. A report by Uganda Bureau of Statistics indicates that 5 per cent of the respondents were clinically depressed. The incidence was found majorly in elderly respondents around 65 years of age and above. A significant number of respondents between the age of 44 and 54 years were also found to be clinically depressed on account of their employment status and negative changes in business incomes. Centers for di...
Muslims seek travel permits to distribute meat for Eid

Muslims seek travel permits to distribute meat for Eid

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, ISLAM, Religion, UGANDA
Hear Uganda, a humanitarian organization is set to slaughter over 400 cows for distribution to different vulnerable Ugandans countrywide to mark the celebration of Eid al-Adha on July 20.     For this Eid, animals including sheep, goats, cows, or camels are slaughtered for their meat and shared over three days. The meat is divided into three parts in an act known as Qurbani (togetherness). One portion is given to the poor, one to the immediate family at home while another portion is reserved for relatives. Sheikh Haidari Kizza, the vice chairman of Hear Uganda says they are seeking travel permits from the ministries of Health and Works to distribute the animals and meat to different people across the country.  Former Supreme Mufti, Sheikh Kasule Ndirangwa advis...
Uganda: Team Uganda ‘Feeling At Home’ in Tateshina

Uganda: Team Uganda ‘Feeling At Home’ in Tateshina

GAMES, JAPAN, OLYMPICS, Sports, UGANDA, Uganda Olympic Committe
The second batch of Team Uganda arrived in Japan on Wednesday for the Tokyo Olympics which begin in a week. And unlike the first batch which headed to Izumisano last month, there was no case for coronavirus reported when four runners and three coaches arrived at Narita Airport in Tokyo. The group remained intact and connected to Team Uganda's second camp in Tateshina, arriving about 3am local time (9pm in Kampala). "Yes, they reached safely in Tateshina," Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) general secretary Beatrice Ayikoru said. "They entered Japan, no Covid positive result," she added before media liaison officer Aisha Nassanga shared images of the team's arrival in Tateshina. Tateshina is located in Nagano Prefecture and the place is at a high altitude because of mountain T...
Ugandan athlete missing from training camp in Japan

Ugandan athlete missing from training camp in Japan

Atheletics, OLYMPICS, Sports, UGANDA, Uganda Olympic Committe
TOKYO (AP) — Local officials are searching for a Ugandan athlete who went missing in western Japan on Friday in a case raising questions over Japanese organizers’ oversight of Olympic participants amid local coronavirus concerns. The missing 20-year-old man was training as part of the nine-member Ugandan team in Izumisano, Osaka prefecture, city officials said. Teammates realized the athlete was absent around noon Friday when his saliva test sample was not delivered and they found his hotel room empty, city officials said. There was no training Friday morning and he was last seen in his room in the early hours of Friday. After failing to find him inside the hotel, officials notified police for a broader search. There was no 24-hour monitoring at the hotel, and exactly when or how...
Supreme court stays ruling on prosecution of civilians in army court

Supreme court stays ruling on prosecution of civilians in army court

AFRICA, ARMY, LAW, POLICE, UGANDA
Chief justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo The Supreme court has issued an interim order staying the execution of a Constitutional court ruling barring the military court from prosecuting civilians.  The order was issued Thursday by a panel of five justices led by chief justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo following a petition filed by the attorney general. Owiny-Dollo said that he had listened to the arguments of both sides and found that they had raised serious issues for which his court needed more time to internalize before a detailed ruling is delivered. Two weeks ago, the Constitutional court in a 3-2 majority decision ruled that civilians cannot be subjected to military law and ordered the transfer of their cases to civil courts within 14 days for retrial or be dealt with as court may ...
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