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Day: March 20, 2023

Min of Gender wants homosexuals rehabilitated & isolated in jails.

Min of Gender wants homosexuals rehabilitated & isolated in jails.

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During a hearing of the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee to discuss the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023, the State Minister for Disability, Hellen Grace Asamo, proposed that provisions be made for the rehabilitation of homosexuals, particularly juveniles, and the creation of special cells within prisons to prevent the spread of homosexuality among other inmates. Asamo stated that “We propose a provision that the Minister responsible for prison services shall provide special facilities to isolate homosexual offences to prevent them from continuing with the practice and protect other inmates from falling victim of homosexual practices.” However, some MPs, such as Fox Odoi, opposed the proposal, arguing that it was draconian and oppressive to the rights of homosexuals. On the other hand...
Female police officer shot dead.

Female police officer shot dead.

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The police in Kabale are investigating the death of PC Komuhangi Caroline, a 23-year-old police officer attached to the Kabale police station’s FFU department. According to ASP Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, the deceased was allegedly shot by a friend named Denis Arinitwe, who is currently in police custody. On March 18, 2023, at around 6 pm, Caroline signed for a gun and went on duty. She returned from duty the next morning, March 19, 2023, at around 6:30 am and was resting when Denis visited her. Allegedly, the two got into a quarrel, and as Caroline tried to escape outside running, Denis picked up a gun and shot her from the back, once, and twice on the shoulder, killing her on the spot. Denis was restrained and arrested by the police and was taken to Kabale Hospital...
Tumukunde crowned miss Uganda 2023.

Tumukunde crowned miss Uganda 2023.

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Hannah Tumukunde yesterday 18th March 2023 was crowned the new Miss Uganda turning down other 20 beauty competitors to the crown. Tumukunde, from Nakaseke, belonged to the Central Region pool and came up strongest, ahead of her close competitors Ademun Whitney Martha and Premah Agwang who finished 1st and 2nd runners up respectively. “Thank you, GOD. The crown is finally home, I have been crowned Miss Uganda 2023. Thank you all for voting for me,” she added Tumukunde took over from Elizabeth Bagaya who was crowned in April 2021 where she also took over from Oliver Nakakande before she later left the country to pursue her studies. Also among the top five contestants included; Jerusha Muwanguzi and Jessica Sserwada. Capt Mike Mukula who is the patron of the Miss Uganda Pageant thanked the o...
Masaka receives UGX 250b to boost water supply.

Masaka receives UGX 250b to boost water supply.

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The National Water and Sewerage Corporation-NWSC had earmarked 250 million Shillings to boost its supply capacity in Masaka District. Engineer Jackson Nimusiima, the NWSC zonal Manager for Masaka says they are undertaking a project that will enable them to expand their network, to address the current water supply shortages in the area. The multi-billion project which will start in July is part of the 120 million Euros loan, which the government obtained from the French Development Agency-AFD, to finance the South Western Cluster Water and Sanitation Development Project. Nimusiima indicates that the project is going to boost the supply capacity to 24,000 cubic meters per day from the current volume of 8,000 M3 per day. According to Nimusiima, the project is going to facilitate the construct...
Kenya: happening now, Raila’s Maandamano in riot .

Kenya: happening now, Raila’s Maandamano in riot .

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Kenya: happening now, Raila's Maandamano in riot . Police arrest former Nakuru County Assembly Speaker Joel Kairu and Nakuru ODM chairman Benard Miruka. Shops remain closed in CBD as protestors and police engage in running battles in several parts of the city. Protestors destroy a vehicle in Homa Bay. Githurai residents choose to go on with their businesses; ignore Raila's call for mass action. One person shot by police at Toi Market; rushed to Iran Medical Hospital on Ngong Road. Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna briefly joins protestors in CBD. Police use tear gas to disperse them. Police have cordoned off section of Dennis Pritt Road leading to State House in Nairobi. In Mombasa, armed GSU officers are stationed outside State House. A view of Capital Roundabout in Kisii town. It is usually t...
Victoria University crowned Husinah Nassuna as miss elite Uganda 2023/2024.

Victoria University crowned Husinah Nassuna as miss elite Uganda 2023/2024.

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On the evening of March 18, 2023, the Miss Uganda 2023 Organizers held the Grand Finale for this year’s Miss Uganda contest, featuring 21 finalists. Among them was Nassuna Husinah, a student at Victoria University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science, who was crowned Miss Uganda Elite 2023/2024. Husinah’s victory was a shock to many, especially those who know her rough background. The University reveals that this student came from a childhood of poverty and emotional turmoil, faced significant challenges in her journey but never gave up to continue fighting for her dreams. ”Despite the odds, Nassuna refused to let the difficulties hold her back and continued to work tirelessly towards her goals. Her victory is not only a celebration of her own achievements but also a symbol of t...
Fortebet lights up Nakasongola, Luweero with priceless gifts.

Fortebet lights up Nakasongola, Luweero with priceless gifts.

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Fortebet, Uganda’s leading betting company over the weekend again did what it is good at-gifting its customers. Hundreds of clients walked away with hundreds of free gifts that included brand new phones, T-shirts, jerseys, caps and many others. All these gifts were given out at all Fortebet centres in Nakasongola and all Fortebet locations in Luweero. Away from the centres, Fortebet also gave out many reflector jackets to bodaboda riders in Luweero and life jackets. Talking to us just before the give-away, the company Brand Ambassador, Alex Muhangi said that, “Every Ugandan is so special and deserves a lot from Fortebet because they are the reason this company is number one in Uganda. Our clients have been part of the growth of this company and that is why we must always celebrate with the...
Updf Major in tears as goons knock down his mansion on lake Victoria Island.

Updf Major in tears as goons knock down his mansion on lake Victoria Island.

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The victim is major. Mark Wanyama attached to Updf audit and finance department, a group of 38 goons attacked the home in broad daylight and demolished it completely accusing him of owning the land illegally. The illegal act occurred at Mbeya Island in Mpunge Sub county, Mukono District leaving the Islanders in fear. Luke Owoyesigire the deputy police spokesperson for Kampala metropolitan confirmed the incident saying that, after demolishing the house, the goons escaped using water channels but they were unlucky after Marine police intercepted them and arrested all of them. "These goons took off and boarded waiting boats but we immediately got information and contacted Katosi police and marines intercepted them in the middle of the water, arrested them and brought them to Katosi police, “L...
MIU Tasks Gov’t MDAs to report on manifesto progress.

MIU Tasks Gov’t MDAs to report on manifesto progress.

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The Office of the President through the Manifesto Implementation Unit (MIU) will hold a manifesto validation and monitoring exercise to track the progress of government programmes lined up in the NRM Manifesto 2021-26 for the Great Northern Uganda. The exercise which will be opened by the Minister for Presidency Milly Babirye Bablanda and the Permanent Secretary Hajji Yunus Kakande, will take place from March 22nd to 24th, 2023 at the National Leadership Institute in Kyankwanzi, according to the chief convener and Director MIU, Mr. Willis Bashaasha. Bashaasha revealed that the 4-day retreat will be attended BY technical and political local leaders from the great northern Uganda regions of Lango, Acholi and Teso. These will be joined with NRM party leaders from the same areas, who are expec...