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Kadaga calls for census of Persons with Albinism

Kadaga calls for census of Persons with Albinism

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, UGANDA, Zambia
Uganda,Kampala: The government should make a deliberate effort towards compiling data for Persons with Albinism (PWA) while carrying out national census, the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has said. Ugandan Albinos are seen marching 20th Jan,2020.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. She said this will help in planning for the special needs of PWAs like healthcare and education. “Even the local council leaders should make it their responsibility to know the number of persons with albinism in their areas so that we can plan for schools,” Kadaga said. Albinos perform.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The Speaker made the call after a fundraising walk aimed at raising funds for  the construction of a rehabilitation centre for PWAs. The event on Monday, 20 January 2020 is part of ...
UGANDA: Erias Lukwago says Museveni has already rigged 2021 election

UGANDA: Erias Lukwago says Museveni has already rigged 2021 election

AFRICA, UGANDA
Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has said that President Museveni has already rigged the 2021 elections. Lukwago made the remarks while appearing on one of the local television stations on Monday, January 20. According to Lukwago, casting the ballot alone is not enough to get rid of Museveni urging that Uganda has no independent Electoral Commission “Do we have an independent Electoral Commission (EC) that can deliver a free and fair election? It is rooted in illegalities. Justice Byabakama is holding the position illegally,” he noted. “We have a demi-god of sorts. That is the challenge we are facing. As much as we have individual ambitions, let us have a common ground that will rid us from the jaws of one individual,” Lukwago added. He added that “We are going to see...
UGANDA: Romours, “State House disowns singer Catherine Kusaira and Buchaman”

UGANDA: Romours, “State House disowns singer Catherine Kusaira and Buchaman”

AFRICA, UGANDA
The State House has disowned the recently appointed Museveni advisors, singers Catherine Kusasira and Mark Bugembe alias Buchaman. The revelation was made by Comptroller Lucy Nakyobe who had appeared before Parliamentary Committee on presidential affairs on Friday. The singers were appointed in October last year by President Museveni where Kusasira was chosen as presidential advisor on Kampala Affairs. Buchaman was considered for the position of a presidential envoy on Ghetto affairs. However, speaking to media, Nakyobe said she is not aware of the appointments for the two artistes. “I was not there when he appointed there, but I heard from the news. I am still waiting for the president to instruct me personally then I will write to the Public Service Commission so the...
AFRICA: Museveni pledges UGX.367m for Great Lakes’ private forum investment summit in Rwanda

AFRICA: Museveni pledges UGX.367m for Great Lakes’ private forum investment summit in Rwanda

AFRICA, UGANDA
President Yoweri Museveni has received and held discussions with the Chairman of the Great Lakes’ Private Sector Forum, Mr. Richard Ngatia, and his delegation at State House, Entebbe. Mr. Ngatia who is also the President of Kenya National Chamber of Commerce, was accompanied by the UN Resident Coordinator in Uganda, Ms. Rose Malango, the President of Uganda Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Olive Kigongo and the UN Senior Program Management Officer in the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General of the Great Lakes’ Region, Gabor Beszterczey, among others. Museveni and the delegation discussed matters related to the strengthening of the integration processes for the private sector partnership between the Chamber of Commerce of the respective countries that constitute the...
UGANDA: Vipers see blues at St. Mary’s as KCCA FC close gap on top

UGANDA: Vipers see blues at St. Mary’s as KCCA FC close gap on top

AFRICA, Sports, UGANDA
Vipers SC lead at the top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League was on Friday reduced to only four points after losing to record champions, SC Villa at their own fortress in Kitende. It was old boy Bashir Mutanda who did the damage on the log leaders with a header that beat Burundian goalkeeper, Fabian Mutombora off a youngster Derrick Ndahiro cross to ensure the Jogoos do a repeat of last season when they beat Vipers at their own fortress in Kitende. With only 8 minutes into the second stanza of the game, left-back, Ndahiro crossed the ball to meet Mutanda’s head for a good delivery in a tight angle that Mutombora struggled with but there was nothing much he could do to save the situation. Efforts for the home side to salvage a point were fruitless as SC Villa w...
AFRICA: President Museveni meets Mbabazi for second time in the same month

AFRICA: President Museveni meets Mbabazi for second time in the same month

AFRICA, UGANDA
President Museveni and his former prime minister and competitor in the 2016 presidential elections, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi have met again for the second time under one month. The two former strong allies met in Togo’s capital Lome, where Museveni is attending a two-day France – Africa summit on drug trafficking and counterfeit medicines on the continent. Mbabazi was one of the officials who were lineup to welcome President Museveni at the Lome- Tokoin Gnassingbe Eyadema International airport, alongside Togo’s president Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe. Museveni and Mbabazi, exchanged pleasantries and chatted briefly all smiles. The two had just met at the former’s farm in Kisozi at the end of December, sparking rumors of a possible deal to bring Mbabazi back in the cabi...
UGANDA: Demand for creation of special border force in Karamoja by the peace committees

UGANDA: Demand for creation of special border force in Karamoja by the peace committees

AFRICA, UGANDA
A group of elders who are work as chairpersons of Karamoja peace committees has asked the government to create a special border protection force to take charge of the porous border of Karamoja, Turkana and South Sudan. The elders raised this concern on Friday, January 17, 2020, during a peace meeting held in Kotido district. Mzee John Lokong, one of the chairpersons of peace committees of Lokitela ebu village in Kotido sub-county observed that creating a special force in UPDF to manage the porous borders of Karamoja and Turkana and South Sudan would help to get rid of cattle rustlers. According to Mr. Lokongo, the cattle rustlers are taking as an advantage of the porous border to carry out massive raids and cross to Sudan and Kenya where they go and access guns. “As pe...
Tension as 3 other Ugandans are arrested in Rwanda

Tension as 3 other Ugandans are arrested in Rwanda

AFRICA, UGANDA
Panic and fear is mounting residents in Ndorwa West County in Kabale District as three area fellows were arrested in Rwanda. Gordon Tugumisirize, Zabulon Komunda and Marvelous Naturinda residents of Bwaya village in Buramba parish, Kabale District were arrested on Thursday, January 16 while in Kivuye market in Burera District, Northern Province at around 11:00 am. It is said that the detainees had crossed to Rwanda through one of the porous border points in Rubaya Sub-county to sale off their sorghum. A Relative to one the victim who preferred anonymity said that the trio had taken sorghum to Kivuye market on Thursday after they had learned that Rwanda and Uganda border is open. Rubaya Sub-county chairperson Canon Enock Kazooba says the trio’s arrest in Rwanda has incre...
Uganda’s own musician Big Eye hit with bottles again, rushed to hospital

Uganda’s own musician Big Eye hit with bottles again, rushed to hospital

AFRICA, UGANDA
Musician Big Eye real name Ibrahim Mayanja has again been pelted with bottles during fellow artiste Hadijah Namukwaya alias Spice Diana’s concert at Freedom City on Friday evening. The singer who claims he developed high blood pressure was rushed to hospital. Big Eye’s performance was cut short by the event organizers in order to restore calm within a section of partygoers that had turned rowdy. While being pelted with bottles and insults, the artiste first refused to step off the stage. Big Eye knelt down and asked revelers to kill him on stage if he wasn’t a Ugandan like them. The singer first experienced the challenge at the beginning of the year (January 1, 2020) at Uganda Museum as Sanyuka TV celebrated one year of ‘Uncut’ show.
President urges youth to be change agents of economic transformation

President urges youth to be change agents of economic transformation

UGANDA
President Yoweri Museveni has called upon the youth – Bazzukulu – in the country to use the knowledge they have acquired from school and act as change agents so as to sensitize their communities on how to adopt to economic empowerment and transformation. "With the education I had acquired from high school by the age of fifteen years, I became a change agent in my area Ankole and because I have been able to protect my life I have remained exemplary. Even after 60 years now, I am still able to add value to my society’s life style by teaching people to transform from keeping indigenous animals to exotic ones," the President said. The President was addressing over 500 youth leaders yesterday (Thursday 16 th January 2020) from Wakiso District at State House, Entebbe in order to help them forge...

How to check PLE results 2019 results on phone, internet

UGANDA
KAMPALA — Education Minister Janet Museveni has Friday, January February 15, released the 2019 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) results at Kampala Parents School in Kampala. At the same event, UNEB Executive Secretary Dan Odongo has announced that those who will not be able to go to schools and pick results will access the results by SMS on their phones or via the internet. How to I check results on Phone? You can get the 2019 PLE Results for any candidate in a few simple steps. In your message box, type PLE <space> INDEX NUMBER and send it to 6600. For example, to check the results of the candidate with index number 654321/001, in your message box, type PLE 654321/001 AND SEND TO 6600. You will receive an SMS at a cost of UGX 500 per candidate This is t...
Uganda Imam ‘mistakenly’ marries man: ‘couple’ charged, Twitter trolls, gay slant

Uganda Imam ‘mistakenly’ marries man: ‘couple’ charged, Twitter trolls, gay slant

AFRICA, UGANDA
Local media outlets in Uganda over the weekend reported how an Imam ‘unknowingly’ married a fellow man. The story had it that the said wife had gone stealing and was arrested – found out if you want – during the burglary. Almost a week on, the Imam has been suspended from clerical duties by the mosque, the ‘wife’ has appeared before a court and been charged whiles on social media conspiracies continue to be woven. As at Thursday, the local Daily Monitor newspaper said the Imam had also been charged along with his wife on charges of having unnatural carnal knowledge. How the episode started out The saga is woven in the central Ugandan district of Kayunga, where the marriage took place weeks ago. The conjugal headaches of the Imam Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba, will come ...
US ambassador Malac bids farewell to Museveni

US ambassador Malac bids farewell to Museveni

UGANDA
President Yoweri Museveni has bid farewell to the outgoing US Ambassador Debora Malac. Museveni who met her at State House Entebbe on Thursday wished her luck in her next move. Ms Malac is to retire to private work after 39 years in diplomatic service for the US. Ms Malac says she enjoyed her stay in Uganda further calling for strengthened cooperation between Uganda and the US. She is to be replaced by Ms Natalie E. Brown. Natalie served in the North African country of Tunisia at the time of the Tunisian Revolution. About Ambassador Malac: Ambassador Deborah R. Malac is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, who has served with the Department of State since 1981. She was most recently the U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, and previously served as the Director of...
Global paints partners with UPDF to renovate schools during Tarehe Sita week

Global paints partners with UPDF to renovate schools during Tarehe Sita week

UGANDA
KAMPALA – Global paints has been one of the leading partners with the UPDF during the Tarehe Sita celebrations as the Army carries out various outreach activities to the communities. On Friday, January 17 Mr. Bashir Lweese the production Manager of Global paints has handed over eight hundred liters (800) of paint to Col. Twaha Kanyoma to help them in renovating schools during the Tarehe Sita week. Col. Twaha Kanyoma from the Engineers Brigade, who received the items on behalf of the CDF, thanked Global Paints for their continued support to the UPDF. He commended them for coming out every year to support the UPDF during the Tarehe Sita celebrations. “In the past these companies have not been showing interest in the Tarehe Sita activities but now they have come out and as UP...
Museveni Meets Great Lakes’ Private Sector Forum Delegation

Museveni Meets Great Lakes’ Private Sector Forum Delegation

AFRICA, UGANDA
President Yoweri Museveni has commended the work and role played by the Great Lakes’ Private Sector Forum through sensitization and working together for economic integration. "I am happy that the forum has realized the need for high production goods and services that require enhanced market integration. The more you produce, the more you sell,” he said. The President was on Thursday meeting the Chairman of the Great Lakes’ Private Sector Forum, Mr. Richard Ngatia, and his delegation at State House, Entebbe. Mr. Ngatia who is also the President of Kenya National Chamber of Commerce, was accompanied by the UN Resident Coordinator in Uganda, Ms. Rose Malango, the President of Uganda Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Olive Kigongo and the UN Senior Program Management Officer in the O...
Museveni extends KCCA’s Acting Director Kitaka contract

Museveni extends KCCA’s Acting Director Kitaka contract

AFRICA, UGANDA
KAMPALA – President Yoweri Museveni has extended Andrew Kitaka’s contract as the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director for more six months. in a letter dated January 10, 2020, Catherine Bitarakwate, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Service wrote to Kitaka informing him about the renewal of his interim contract until June 18, 2020. “I am pleased to inform you that His Excellency the President has, in exercise of the powers vested in him under Article 172 (1) (a) of the Constitution of Uganda directed that your appointment as KCCA Executive Director scale KCCA1 be extended for a period of six months with effect from December 18, 2019, to June 18, 2020,” Bitarakwate wrote. In response, Kitaka applauded the president for having his contrac...

Attorney General Decries Low Staffing at Ministry of Justice

AFRICA, UGANDA
The Attorney General, William Byaruhanga, has appealed to Parliament to prioritize recruitment of staff at the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, arguing that low staffing is to blame for the accumulation of court awards against the government. Byaruhanga told the House Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs that the Ministry is only 60 percent staffed, leading to cases where state attorneys miss court or have to constantly ask for adjournments. “This eventually leads to a judge ruling against the government in cases where the government has been sued,” Byaruhanga said while presenting the Budget Framework Paper for the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs before the committee. “Unlike other ministries, low staffing has a direct bearing on th...
Uganda Demands Kenya’s Immediate Release of Seized Lato Milk Exports

Uganda Demands Kenya’s Immediate Release of Seized Lato Milk Exports

AFRICA, Business, KENYA, UGANDA
The Ugandan government has protested to the High Commission of the Republic of Kenya over recent restrictions of its milk and milk products to neighbouring Kenya. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday petitioned the Kenyan government protesting the recent restrictions imposed on the importation of Uganda milk and milk products. The Ministry also expressed concerns about the illegal seizure of Ugandan made milk under the “Lato” Brand by Kenyan authorities on allegations that it is contraband, counterfeit and substandard. “This has resulted not only into confiscation of 54,310kg of powder milk valued at $203,630 and 262,632litres of UHT milk valued at $157,106 but also have witnessed a sustained negative campaign against Uganda’s milk and milk products contravening ...