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President Museveni gifts Uganda’s 2020 Olympic medalists cash and cars

President Museveni gifts Uganda’s 2020 Olympic medalists cash and cars

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday announced a UGX 5 million (USD 1,416.33) monthly payment for the country's Olympic gold medalists for their victories at Tokyo 2020. The president made the announcement following a meeting with the country's Olympic athletes, days after the completion of the games The country's silver medalist will be paid UGX 3 million (SD 849.80) monthly while the bronze medalist will receive UGX 1 (283.27) million monthly Museveni also gifted the athletes cars for their stellar performances for the country. Uganda's performance in Tokyo was the second best by an African country after neighboring Kenya. The country's athletes took home 2 gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal. The biggest performer was Joshua Cheptegei, who took gold in the Men's...
Woman Dies in Mukono Stone Quarry Accident

Woman Dies in Mukono Stone Quarry Accident

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Grief has engulfed Buligobe stone quarry workers in Nakisunga subcounty, as one of their members Violet Nakato (24) was hit and covered by a huge rolling stone. Rose Mbabazi an eyewitness said that Violet Nakato was crashing rocks in the quarry into smaller pieces for sale, on Tuesday midday a huge stone rolled down and hit her on the head killing her on the spot Nakato has been living a lonely life and renting a single room at Namawojolo trading center in Nama Subcounty in Mukono district. "I tried to call her to run away from the stone as it was rolling fast but unfortunately she didn’t hear,” said Mbabazi. Charles Lwanga, the LC 11 chairperson, has cautioned stone quarry workers to always consider safety by risking their lives. "We leaders, do always monitor and warn workers on a daily ...
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