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Fortebet-Alex Muhangi soccer tour excites Fortportal .

Fortebet-Alex Muhangi soccer tour excites Fortportal .

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Fortportal will for long remember last Saturday after a blistering Fortebet-Alex Muhangi soccer tour. As it has been, the football fever started with a give back to Tooro Babies’ Home with daily use items. The battle for the inter branch championship then rolled to the Bukwari Play Ground. Teams representing Fortebet branches then battled out in knockout encounters until the victors, Fortportal Branch Team A emerged. The victors took on Muhangi’s team, in a match that left everyone wanting for more. These victors were prized with 500,000/=, footballs and club jerseys. The second placed team was also prized with 300,000/=, balls and jerseys while the other 6 teams were given a cash facilitation, jerseys and balls.
Museveni has encouraged Lohana investors to do business in Uganda.

Museveni has encouraged Lohana investors to do business in Uganda.

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President Yoweri Museveni has encouraged the Lohana Community in Uganda to take advantage of various investment opportunities in Uganda and start doing business. President Museveni made the remarks while addressing over 800 delegates who had been attending the Lohana International Business Forum at Speke Resort, Munyonyo in Kampala. The President outlined a number of raw materials mainly of agro products and mining which need value addition and this can be achieved by setting up industries in Uganda. He said that by establishing factories in Uganda to add value on produced raw materials, they will create employment opportunities for the youth in Uganda and also broaden the tax base. The Lohana International Business Forum 2023 was held under the theme “Africa calling” and was attended by 8...
After years of struggling to get water, Iganga residents have received 50 new boreholes.

After years of struggling to get water, Iganga residents have received 50 new boreholes.

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Residents of Nakalama, Bulamagi and Nakigo sub counties in Iganga district have received boreholes after years of struggling to get water. These received 50 boreholes which were dug Okoa Hero’s Child Ministries, in collaboration with Water Charity worthy Shs 400m. According to the Program Director, Okoa Hero’s Child Ministries, Bashir Mutebi, a 2021 survey conducted by the organisation found that over 30,000 families representing 88 percent of the area population have no access to clean drinking water, exposing them to the risk of diseases like diarrhoea. While launching the construction of three boreholes in Bulamanji and Bwanalira villages, Mutebi said the organisation will also provide water tanks to homes and primary schools in the water-stressed sub counties to help them harvest water...
TotalEnergies  has further restated to extracting Uganda’s oil regardless of environmental concerns.

TotalEnergies  has further restated to extracting Uganda’s oil regardless of environmental concerns.

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TotalEnergies, the French oil major has further restated its commitment to extract Uganda’s oil despite environmental concerns by climate activists. The company has been under intense pressure to abandon the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project as well as the Tilenga development project in the Albertine Graben. TotalEnergie’s CEO and chairman Patrick Jean Pouyanné however said oil projects in Uganda, the Middle East, and Brazil will continue but in accordance with the firm’s climate action commitment. On investments in the Middle East, he noted that “I often say that the last drop of oil will be produced there. So positioning the company in these countries is a way to protect the portfolio and to be able to continue to maintain the cash and run of this portfolio.” Pouyanné's mad...
Uganda has tightened her security at the border due to marburg outbreak in Tanzania.

Uganda has tightened her security at the border due to marburg outbreak in Tanzania.

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Uganda is on high alert of the Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) following the death of five people in Tanzania from the disease. The outbreak has prompted the government to take swift action to prevent the spread of the disease across the border and ensure the safety and health of its citizens. The Tanzanian Health Ministry has confirmed the presence of this highly contagious disease through the National Laboratory. The disease was first detected last week in Maruku and Kanyangereko villages in Bukoba Rural district within the Kagera region, but the health authorities were initially unaware of what it was. It exhibited severe symptoms such as sudden fever, vomiting, body aches, bleeding from various parts of the body, and kidney dysfunction. The deceased are among the eight patients who were re...
Spice Diana gifted Jose Chameleone a german shepherd puppy.

Spice Diana gifted Jose Chameleone a german shepherd puppy.

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Singer Spice Diana has gifted veteran musician Jose Chameleone a puppy. In the video shared on social media this morning, Spice handover a little puppy, a German Shepherd, which looks to be between 6-12 months old to Chameleone, who had visited her. “It’s a German Shepherd, thank you so much,” Chameleone said Spice revealed that she gifted Chameleone in appreciation for his successful Gwanga Mujje concert. The concert was supposed to happen on February 10 but the stage collapsed due to heavy winds, hence postponing it to February 24. Despite the setback, Chameloene put up a memorable performance during his highly billed concert at Lugogo Cricket Oval. Meanwhile, on average, German Shepherd puppies’ prices range from Shs700k to Shs1.5m.
US warns Uganda over anti-homosexuality bill that parliament passed some days back.

US warns Uganda over anti-homosexuality bill that parliament passed some days back.

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The White House has warned Uganda of possible economic “repercussions” if a new bill to crack down on homosexual activities becomes law. “We would have to take a look at whether or not there might be repercussions that we would have to take, perhaps in an economic way, should this law actually get passed and enacted,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told journalists on Wednesday “So, we’ll have to take a look. No decisions. We’re watching this very, very closely. And hopefully, it won’t pass and we won’t have to do anything.” The bill proposes life sentences for people who identify as gay in Uganda. It also includes the death penalty in certain cases. It is awaiting a presidential assent before becoming law. The European Union has also expressed deep concern about the anti-h...
Government threatens to withdraw licences of media houses that cover protests “carelessly”.

Government threatens to withdraw licences of media houses that cover protests “carelessly”.

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Kenya’s media regulator has threatened to withdraw broadcast licenses of local media houses if they don’t “exercise caution” while covering opposition protests. Police on Monday engaged opposition supporters in running battles in the capital, Nairobi. One university student was reportedly shot dead by police in the western town of Kisumu. The opposition accuses the government of being “illegitimate” and of failing to tackle the high cost of living. Local television stations gave live coverage of the protests – including airing clashes between police and protesters. Television cameras also followed the convoy of opposition leader Raila Odinga as he drove through Nairobi’s residential suburbs to rally his supporters. In a statement, the Communications Authority of Kenya said at least six TV ...
Enterprise Uganda and Absa Uganda partner to upskill SMEs.

Enterprise Uganda and Absa Uganda partner to upskill SMEs.

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Absa Bank Uganda and Enterprise Uganda signed a Memorandum of Understanding today that will see the two organisations partner to offer Micro, Small and Medium-size Enterprises (MSMEs) business development services and upskilling in financial literacy in 9 districts across Uganda. Beginning on 3 April 2023, the partnership will see over 1,000 MSMEs from Jinja; Mbale; Lira; Arua; Hoima; Fort Portal; Mbarara; Masaka and Kampala empowered to boost their entrepreneurship awareness, business growth and sustainability. Albert Byaruhanga, Absa Bank Uganda’s Business Banking Director, said, “We know that businesses face many challenges when it comes to streamlining their business operations to remain profitable in the long term. This partnership is one of the many ways that we are stepping up to be...
Centenary group takes serious step with expansion to Malawi.

Centenary group takes serious step with expansion to Malawi.

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Centenary Group, a leader in financial and digital inclusion, has announced its expansion into a new region, Malawi, with plans to bring its innovative solutions to underserved communities. The move comes after years of successful growth in its home market, Uganda, and extensive research into the needs of Malawi’s population. At a colorful event this afternoon in Lilongwe, Centenary Bank Limited was officially unveiled to the Malawi market. Centenary Bank Limited in Malawi is now the second banking subsidiary and forth company owned by Centenary Group. According to the Centenary Group Executive Chairman, Prof. John Ddumba Ssentamu, “In Malawi, we will ensure that we empower people with the financial and digital tools they need to succeed, no matter where they live. We believe that everyone...
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