Judicial Service Commission has started inviting applicants for the
position of Chief Justice to replace Bart Katureebe who retires in June.
Judiciary spokesperson, Solomon Muyita says that they hope to have a new Chief Justice before Katureebe leaves office.
was speaking at the sidelines of the swearing in of newly appointed
Principle Judge and Supreme Court Justices at State House Entebbe
STATE HOUSE, ENTEBBE: The Executive Director of UNAIDs, Winnie
Byanyima, has thanked President Museveni for his immense contribution in
the HIV/Aids fight.
At a meeting at State House Entebbe today (Tuesday), Byanyima saluted
and congratulated the President for his efforts in fighting HIV /AIDS and
driving the awareness campaign in the country.
Byanyima, giving an overview of the state of affairs in the HIV/Aids fight,
told the President that efforts should be placed on messages of prevention
if the war against the pandemic is to won.
"Prevention has not had much attention. It needs to be boosted. For
example there are medicines that can be taken when at high risk of
infection. Not enough people know about this," she said.
She added that focus could also be placed on specific groups that ...
By Ronald Kabuubi/Kma updates.
Ladies hate revealing their age on birthday events but
Ms Halima Namakula (middle) is seen with Rema Namakula during her 60th birthday at home recently.Right is Rechal K and Reft is Rema Namakula. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates
This was not the case for Uganda's Veteran Musician Halima Namakula.
Ms Halima Namakula is seen with Rema Namakula during her 60th birthday at home recently. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates
Infact, she was very happy for it as
she organized her 60th birth with young artistes of this new
Ms Halima Namakula is seen with Nantume during her 60th birthday at home recently. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates
At the event
held at her home at Zebra House Kansanga in
The Country's President Yoweri Museveni has called on universities in the country to teach courses that will help address the needs of society and the development of the country.
Some of the graduants attentively listening to President Museveni as he addressed them during the 15th Graduation ceremony of Gulu University at their main campus on Saturday 11th January 2020.Photo by Abu Mwesigwa/PPU
The President was today officiated the 15th
graduation ceremony of Gulu University in Northern Uganda where over 1,500
students graduated with Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates. 226 of the students
had been on government sponsorship.
“Human living is about solving the needs (emikyeno) of society, like food, health, mobility, water,
communication and entertainment. In the c...
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has explained that the purpose of the 2020 Great Trek from Galamba in Wakiso District to Birembo in Kakumiro District was not to show stamina but rather to educate the young generation about the history of their country, appreciate the veterans who fough for its liberation and do what they need to do to make sure that their country survives.
“I want you to look
at the history of the ones who were before you who had a deeper understanding
of what Africa needs but also had the discipline to fight for it. I also wanted
to expose you to your country so that you see the potential in agriculture and
tourism industry. When I was looking at the hills of Kanzira, Butoloogo, I was
thinking of the idea of supporting you with health tourism fac...
President Yoweri Museveni has urged the people of Kakumiro District in Bunyoro Sub-Region to prioritize household income and leave issues of infrastructure development to Government to implement.
President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady and minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni, and Gen. Joram Mugume at Birembo heroes monument Friday 10/01/2020. PHOTOS BY PPU/ENOCK KAKANDE
The President, who was accompanied by
the 1st Lady, Hon. Janet Museveni was this afternoon addressing a
public rally at Our Lady of Africa Catholic Parish grounds in Kakumiro after
the successful conclusion of the 195 Km Great Trek that started on 4th
January from Galamba in Wakiso District and ended yesterday at Birembo in
Before today’s rally, the President...
As restrictions on political space tighten and police continues to display a more hardline stance against political association, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu’s planned meet-and-greet gatherings are becoming quite dangerous.
Concerned by the
persecution of his supporters, Kyadondo East MP has cancelled his People
Power pressure group’s scheduled consultative meetings in the northern
district of Gulu.
Kyagulanyi, who has already declared a presidential run in 2021, had scheduled his second consultative meeting with his supporters from Acholi region in Gulu on Tuesday. His ‘People Power’ activists had booked De Covenant, a hangout in Layibi Division in Gulu municipality to host the consultations.
cancelled the meeting. He told journalists at ...
Uganda has been appointed to host the Speakers and Presiding Officers Conference of the Commonwealth (CSPOC) in 2024.
The decision was made
on Monday at the ongoing CSPOC in Ottawa, Canada. Speaker Rebecca
Kadaga, Ugandan MPs and parliamentary officials were also in attendance.
At the Monday forum, issues discussed included forum CSPOC meetings; format of the said gatherings; Standing Committee Rules and venues for future conferences.
It was agreed that the 2021 CSPOC would be held in Guernsey. The latter is an island in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy. In 2022, Australia will be the host. In 2023, the Standing Committee meeting will be held in Trinidad and Tobago.
Other issues on the agenda throughout this week will be parliamentary engagement; o...
Our community living in those regions is called to
follow-up carefully the situation through the apps as mentioned in previous
CANBERRA, Australia, January 7,
2020/ -- The recent fires burning on either side of New South Wales and
Victoria are still expected to merge later this week despite relief,
especially following yesterday’s rains, from severe weather conditions.
As there is a concern over fires burning out of control in both states could
form a "mega fire", our community living in those regions is called
to follow-up carefully the situation through the apps as mentioned in
In case any emergency arise, our fellow-citizens are called to follow the
Okwach's year kicked it off with a call up to the
National U20 Team in January before earning Simbas and Shujaa call ups later
in the year
NAIROBI, Kenya, January 7, 2020/ -- Geoffrey Okwach has been nominated in the Most Promising Athlete (Male) category of the 2019 Sports Personality Of The Year (SOYA) Awards. Okwach's year kicked it off with a call up to the National U20 Team in January before earning Simbas and Shujaa call ups later in the year. The KCB youngster was part of the Kenya U20 (Chipu) squad that lifted the Barthes Cup in April 2019 as they beat defending champions Namibia 21-18 at the KCB Sports Club. His exemplary performance during these two versions of the game saw him get his call up to the senior National Teams: Simbas and S...
Kenya and Guinea Bissau have agreed to work more closely to deepen their bilateral ties.
President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Mombasa, met with Guinea Bissau President-Elect Umaro Cissoko Embalo. Also in attendance was Sports Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed.
today at a meeting at State House, Mombasa, President Uhuru Kenyatta
and Guinea Bissau President-Elect Umaro Cissoko Embalo said the two
countries will enhance their cooperation for the benefit of the citizens
of the two nations.
leaders singled out exchange of students and teachers, collaboration in
technical training, trade and security as some of the key areas of
focus in bolstering cooperation between Kenya and Guinea Bissau.
PRETORIA, South Africa The South African Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides grants for South African university graduates to pursue post-graduate studies at a United States university in any subject (excludes MBA and studies that require contact with patients). The following opportunities are available: South African PhD students enrolled with a South African University may apply to conduct one year’s research at a U.S. University as a Visiting Student Researcher. Post-graduate students may apply for scholarships towards Master’s or Doctorate degrees. Scholarships are awarded for two years towards one degree – Master’s or Doctorate (renewable each year). Students are selected through a rigorous application ...
Administrator Green and the Director-General
discussed additional Ebola-preparedness activities
WASHINGTON D.C., United
States of America, January 6, 2020/ -- The following is attributable to
Acting Spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala:
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green
spoke with the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Friday to discuss efforts to respond to the
outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid increasing
security concerns and how to best support the Government of DRC and its
partners to control the disease.
Administrator Green expressed his condolences to the Director-General for the
attacks on WHO staff members on November 27, 2...
The issuance of the e-passport is part of a wider
strategy by the regional bloc to boost integration among member states
TEL AVIV, Israel, As the deadline for use of old passports looms this month, the number of Tanzanians applying for electronic passports has drastically increased to an average of 1,200 applications from between 300 and 400 per day. The Commissioner-General of the Immigration Department, Dr Anna Makakala, told the "Daily News" in an exclusive interview yesterday that Tanzanians, both within the country and those abroad, are responding positively in applying for E- passports. "Many people are turning up applying for the new electronic passports since the old ones are no longer eligible for the application of visas," said Dr Makakala. ...
Police last night Monday) released Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, a Member of Parliament for Kyadondo East in Uganda.
He was arrested after he planned to hold a consultative meeting at Our Lady
of Good Counsel church in Gayaza, Catholic Parish.
Police said Bobi Wine was planning an illegal public assembly before they
transferred the budding opposition figure to Naggalama police station, about
30km east of the capital.
According to the Police Spokesman Fred Enanga" We are aware that the roadmap for the first phase of consultations, by Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi, an Aspiring Presidential Candidate for the 2021 Presidential Elections, was supposed to commence today, 06/01/2019, from Wakiso district and get extended to the districts of Gulu, Lira, Adjuman, Yumbe, Arua a...
armed conflict has got four levels: a war; a campaign;an operation; and a battle. All these levels can either be short,
like the 6 days war of 1967 between Israel and the Arabs or a protracted one
such as the 30 years war between the Protestants and the Roman Catholics in
Germany, the 100 years War between England and France, the 1st and 2nd
World Wars between Germany and its allies and Britain, Russia, the USA and its
President Museveni walks with his followers
the case of Uganda, the second Resistance War started on the 6th of
February, 1981 and major battles ended with the capture of Kampala on the 26th
of January, 1986. Within that 5 years’
War, there were four campaigns, a number of operations and many battles.
war means the whole con...
The Appointments Committee of Parliament has vetted the nine new ministers
nominated by the President during a Cabinet reshuffle in December 2019.
Hon Nabbanja, State for Health.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
The Constitution provides that Cabinet and other or state ministers shall be
appointed by the President with the approval of Parliament from among Members
of Parliament or persons qualified to be elected Members of Parliament.
Hon Hamson Obua for Sports.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Parliament Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, chaired the Committee on Appointments
sitting on Friday 3 January 2020, the first meeting of any committee of the
House or plenary in the new year.
Hellen Adoa-State Minister for fisheries. .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Singer Adam Mulwana out without charge
Singer Adam Mulwana of the ‘ Tokwa Kwa Bara Bara ’ fame has been released from Katwe Police Station following his arbitrary arrest in a city resort in Ndejje on Wednesday night while performing the renowned song.
Reports indicate police had earlier cautioned event promoter Haruna Mubiru against a stage appearance for the controversial singer.
Mulwana was on Thursday released from Katwe Police Station without charge. It followed protests outside the police station from Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) supporters led by Women League leader Ingrid Turinawe demanding the immediate release of the singer.
The singer who released the popular hit song that showered praise on Dr. Kizza Besigye catapulting a trademark slogan for the then lea...
The new principal Private secretary to the president ,Dr Kenneth omona olusegun,has called on staff of state House to work diligently and Maintain at all times the positive image of the country by fulfilling all their tasks."I have come to work with You individually ,departmentally and institutionally.let us build our strength towards working for the development of Uganda" he said .
Dr Omona with the State House Staff.Courtesy Photo
Dr Omona was speaking during the hand over ceremony of the office of the PPS from the outgoing PPS Molly kamukama who has been appointed Minister of state for Economic Monitoring .
The High court in
Kampala has appointed Ruth Sebatindira, the former president of the Uganda Law
Society as the new administrator of Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL). Sebatindira
will replace Nelson Bemanya whose contract expired in November 2019.
The decision follows
an application filed on December 17, 2019, by the Uganda Contribution Employees
Contributory Pension Scheme (UCECPS) through their lawyers led by Johnson
Kwesigabo. They sought orders compelling Bemanya to be removed from office and
replaced with a one Nicholas Mwasame or such other eligible insolvency
faulted Bemanya for failing to collect the outstanding amounts due to UTL from
the government and its departments in terms of the deed of administration and
failure to find an investo...