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Day: March 15, 2023

EC hands over former headquarters to UNRA.

EC hands over former headquarters to UNRA.

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The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Justice Simon Byabakama, has today officially handed over the former EC premises to the leadership of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA). The official handover ceremony was held at the former EC head office on Tuesday morning. UNRA is set to demolish the facilities on the land at plot 55 Jinja Road, Kampala, to pave way for the ongoing development of the Kampala Flyover Construction and Road Upgrading Project (KFCRUP). Byabakama has commended the leadership and staff of the Commission who he said have shown resilience over the past 27 years and managed to serve and successfully deliver five general elections since 2001 using these improvised premises as the head office. On December 16, 2022, the Commission embarked on the process of...
Most wanted ADF commander shoot dead.

Most wanted ADF commander shoot dead.

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The joint armed forces of UPDF and Congolese FARDC have killed Elias Ssegujja, one of the most wanted and top Allied Democratic Forces(ADF) commander. Ssegujja, alais Fezza, Feeza and Mulalo was killed in Shuja the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during clashes with the joint forces that are part of Operation. The UPDF spokesperson, Brig Felix Kulayigye confirmed the news. “We have been hunting these groups because they are small and so you bump into one and exchange fire and if you are lucky, you get a big catch like this Ssegujja. That is well and good,” the UPDF spokesperson, Brig Kulayigye said. The Ugandan army spokesperson described Ssegujja as a big fish in the ranks of the ADF rebel group which has since been designated as a terrorist outfit. “He has spent ma...
Runaway bride speaks out on her disappearance.

Runaway bride speaks out on her disappearance.

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A woman who went missing over the weekend on her wedding has reemerged and told police that she didn’t like the man her parents chose for her. According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, Bushira Najjuuko, a resident of Katereke Cell, Kyengera Town Council in Wakiso district who had been reported missing reappeared on Tuesday and reported herself to Nsangi police station. “She told Police that she was not interested in the man the family wants her to get married to. Najjuko told Police that instead she was interested in another man whom the family doesn’t want,” Onyango said. In the statement recorded at police, Najjuuko said that she decided to disappear to show the family that she is only interested in the man they don’t want and could do anything to prove ...
Gov’t launches taskforce on cyber security to reduce on fraud.

Gov’t launches taskforce on cyber security to reduce on fraud.

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Gov’t has launched a team which will be responsible to reduce and are found on cyber security to reduce on fraud. Digital fraud has become a growing concern costing Ugandans billions of shillings, with estimates of lost income close to Shs 100 billion mark in 2022 alone, many Ugandans have been left vulnerable to the vice. As such the government has launched a task force on cyber security, a move which it believes will be critical in fighting cybercrimes in the country. This was revealed by the Deputy Director General of the Internal Security Organisation, Colonel Emmanuel Katabazi as Next Media, in collaboration with various Ugandan televisions and radio stations and critical players in the digital economy launched a campaign dubbed “Beera Steady Be Better,” to sensitise Ugandans on finan...
Malawi suspends schools as cyclone freddy kills 40.

Malawi suspends schools as cyclone freddy kills 40.

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Malawi has diverted flights and suspended schools in its southern districts due to Cyclone Freddy, which has killed at least 40 people, according to the country's disaster management agency. Cyclone Freddy hit Malawi on Friday and has caused damage in at least 10 districts in the country's south. The government in Lilongwe suspended schools in southern Malawi until further notice. In Blantyre, authorities suspended flights at the Chileka International airport for much of Sunday and Monday. "Our officers have been deployed to rescue and provide other services to people who need rescue and we are in each of the districts because we also have police stations in these districts," said Peter Kalaya, spokesman for Malawi's Police Service. "But suffice to say our efforts are being hampered by the...
School teacher on run after beating a pupil to death.

School teacher on run after beating a pupil to death.

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Police in Kisoro District are investigating circumstances under which a pupil of Kisoro primary school died after being assaulted by the teacher. The Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman Elly Maate said that the incident was reported by the deceased’s father, Hillary Tumusiime a resident of Ruburankono village in Gasiza Parish in Nyakabande Sub County. Tumusiime who is a Boda Boda rider in Kisoro Municipality said that his son Dan Gasore was allegedly assaulted by Hakizimana a teacher at Mutorole Primary school who has since gone into hiding. It’s alleged that on the March 9th, 2023, while at Mutorole Primary school the deceased was assaulted by his teacher on the head and the back allegedly for not understanding what was being taught. Maate said that when the child went back home crying he wa...
Banana thief burnt to death in Mitooma.

Banana thief burnt to death in Mitooma.

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A man in Mitooma has been burnt to death by an angry mob for stealing a bunch of banana. The deceased is Hanningtion Turyasingura, was a resident of Ryengyerero C in Mitooma district. Turyasingura was ready handedly caught stealing a bunch of banana from the Garden of Geresum Namara. The suspects are Geresum Namara, Wilber Nuwagaba, Miriam Kyomugisha, Tumuhimbitse Dimyano, Peron and other 3 known by their appearances. It’s alleged that on March 12th, 2023 at around 11:30pm, the suspects found the deceased stealing a bunch of banana from the garden of Namara Geresum (suspect) and they assaulted the deceased by beating him using a plastic Jerrycan near the home of Namara and he died shortly after the assault. Greater Bushenyi police spokesperson SP Martial Tumusiime confirmed the incident ...
Three students dead, 18 injured as Sino truck Rams into Computer Class.

Three students dead, 18 injured as Sino truck Rams into Computer Class.

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Police in Gomba District have confirmed that 3 students of Kasaka Senior Secondary School have been killed and 18 others were seriously injured after a truck lost control and rammed into the school’s computer laboratory. The Uganda Traffic Police Spokesperson, Faridah Nampiima, has identified the deceased students as Evelyn Namagembe (S.5), Mawanda Bosco (S.2) and Asege Hilda, of Senior 4. Nampiima said that the incident took place today as a result of the driver identified as Abudalla Wanume of a Sino truck registration number UBL 790J, lost control and run into into Kasaka Senior Secondary School in Gomba District. She added that it’s alleged that when the driver lost control, the truck rammed into the school fence, and then proceeded through to the school computer laboratory that was oc...
NCHE calls for more powers to enforce mandate.

NCHE calls for more powers to enforce mandate.

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The Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataaha Museveni has urged the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) officials to be cautious on upholding education quality standards in the country. Speaking at the launch of the NCHE’s 20-year celebrations, min. Museveni said the liberalisation of the education sector came with many players opening up higher institutions of learning, which calls for routine monitoring to ensure maximum quality. “While the increase in the number of institutions expresses accessibility of higher education, I want to challenge NCHE to assure the quality of education and guarantee routine monitoring of the institutions of higher education, to promote the credibility of our education and products,” she said. However, NCHE Chairman, Prof. Eli Katunguka said t...
Tayebwa asked the IPU member states to remove all non trariff barrier.

Tayebwa asked the IPU member states to remove all non trariff barrier.

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The Deputy Speaker of Uganda, Thomas Tayebwa has asked the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) member states to remove all non-tariff barriers. He said that they are being handed to the entry of goods especially from developing countries. Tayebwa made the remarks during the 146 assembly of IPU in Manama, Bahran where he mentioned bottlenecks that are obstructing the growth of some member states. “Sometimes your supermarket shelves are empty when we have fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products rotting in our countries,” he said. Currently, the IPU comprises 178 member parliaments and 13 associate members. Non-tariff barriers are restrictions that result from prohibitions, conditions, or specific market requirements that make the importation or exportation of products difficult and/or...