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Month: April 2023

MTN hands over a 3-classroom block at Frontiers PEAS High School in Isingiro District

MTN hands over a 3-classroom block at Frontiers PEAS High School in Isingiro District

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MTN Uganda has handed over a new fully equipped three-classroom block at Frontiers PEAS High School in Isingiro District to boost the students' learning environment. The project worth Shs202 million was funded by MTN Foundation, and implemented through Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS), a non-government organisation dedicated to improving access to quality education across the country. Bryan Mbasa, the Senior Manager at MTN Foundation said the new classroom block - equipped with desks and a water tank - will create space for at least 180 learners. “We at MTN believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality education, and this can only be achieved with adequate infrastructural facilities,” he said. He said the new classroom block will enable Frontiers PEAS High School to...
India’s supreme court judges put to test .

India’s supreme court judges put to test .

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The Indian Supreme Court’s hearing into petitions seeking to legalize same-sex marriage has taken an interesting turn. Earlier, lawyers for the petitioners had argued in court that marriage was a union of two people, not just a man and woman, that concepts of marriage had changed over time, and that denying them the right to marry violated the constitution. Day six of the discussion, that’s being “live-streamed in the public interest”, saw Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Thursday speaking on behalf of the government, which has strongly opposed marriage equality for the LGBTQ+ community. The government’s main contention from the start has been that only the parliament can discuss the socio-legal issue of marriage and the court has no right at all to hear the matter. Disregarding the gover...
Buganda launches environment training to bolster conservation efforts.

Buganda launches environment training to bolster conservation efforts.

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Buganda Kingdom and the World Wide Fund for Nature Uganda have launched an environment training manual that seeks to bolster conservation works within the Kingdom. The conservation manual is also translated into Luganda, a language of the biggest ethnic group in central Uganda that’s also spoken in parts across the country. Buganda Kingdom Prime Minister (Kitikkiro) Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga launched the manual on Thursday, April 27 at the Buganda Kinghdom’s Kyadondo Sub County headquarters in Gombe, Wakiso District. Kitikkiro Mayiga called for joint efforts in environmental protection to ensure sustainable development countrywide and pledged Buganda would continue to make its contribution. He said the Buganda Kingdom, where he has been a Prime Minister for over 10 years has over the year...
Reknown instagram influencer dies while allegedly trafficking drugs.

Reknown instagram influencer dies while allegedly trafficking drugs.

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A Kenyan Instagram influencer, Brenda Akinyi Ochola, known as Brendalicious, has died in Malaysia under suspicious circumstances. According to reports from the country’s media, she was allegedly trafficking drugs when the cocaine she was carrying burst in her stomach. Brendalicious arrived at the airport in Malaysia, acting strangely, which attracted the attention of security guards. She then fell to the ground and began foaming from the mouth. Unconfirmed reports suggest that 34 capsules of illicit drugs were found in her stomach. Brenda was a popular social media personality, known for her luxurious lifestyle, lavish vacations, and regular travels. Her death has sparked a reaction on various social media platforms, with users expressing shock and condolences. The circumstances surroundin...
Kapchorwa gets first primary school library.

Kapchorwa gets first primary school library.

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Pupils and teachers in Kapchorwa District are optimistic that the newly-built library and skilling centre at the Joshua Cheptegei Junior School will improve education standards and research. The two-storeyed structure was on Wednesday commissioned by the Japanese ambassador to Uganda, Hidemoto Fukuzawa. The works were funded by the Japanese Embassy in partnership with the Joshua Cheptegei Development Foundation. The Japanese Embassy funding was under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), a scheme administered by the Embassy of Japan to fund community development projects, which uplift the lives of people at the grassroots level.
Anti-gay Bill to be retabled this week.

Anti-gay Bill to be retabled this week.

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The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee took one day-Thursday- to scrutinise the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2023 as returned by President Museveni for reconsideration, and say it will be ready for tabling on Tuesday. The committee chairperson, Ms Robinah Rwakooja, told journalists that they will write and complete their report today. The committee considered the President’s proposals in a closed door meeting yesterday. “We sat this morning and considered his letter and have come up with proposals as to what to do. We are going to have our report prepared and we finalise and sign tomorrow we have been asked to present on Tuesday at 10am,” Ms Rwakoojo said. President Museveni returned the Bill on Wednesday, after back-to-back meetings with legislators that were seen as means to reach a h...
The world veterinary day is celebrated worldwide every last Saturday of April.

The world veterinary day is celebrated worldwide every last Saturday of April.

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Close to 50,000 animals and pets have already been vaccinated in surrounding districts as the Northern Uganda Veterinary Association (NUVA) hosts veteranians and stake holders like National drug Authority, COVAB Makerere University, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal industry and fisheries MAAIF, Food and Agriculture organisation FAO at Amolatar’s Boma Grounds. The day is being celebrated under the theme ” Promoting Diversity, Equity and Veterinary Profession” with a sub theme “The Veterinarian’s role in national socio-economic transformation.” A series of a week long activities have been going on to mark the day that includes vaccinations, sensitization campaigns, exhibitions and surgical procedures on companion animals. In a press briefing earlier in the week, Uganda Veterinary Associati...
Mother and daughter killed after winning land dispute.

Mother and daughter killed after winning land dispute.

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Two people from the same family have been brutally murdered in a family land wrangle in Katanga, Moroto Municipality. The incident which happened at 9am today has left Moroto residents in shock. “Why would you kill someone just because of the piece of land?” Timothy Koriang, a resident of Rupa wondered. “This is so painful. Was there no other way of solving this issue?”, Lobur Mark Burman, another resident said. At the time of the incident, 60-year-old Maritina Lopido and her heavily pregnant daughter, Nakoru Anna were in the garden before they were speared to death by a suspect identified by police as Losike Peter. Lopido and her daughter had recently triumphed in court after they opposed the splitting up of family land. The suspect Peter Losike, who is also a nephew in the family, wanted...
Kireka soccer tour leaves punters thrilled.

Kireka soccer tour leaves punters thrilled.

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Forever, it will be a moment to remember given the way Fortebet-Alex Muhangi soccer tour rocked Kireka. The excitement, the tension, the anger, the pain and the million-awards all left Kireka thrilled to the brim. The tour was organized by Fortebet in conjunction with the company brand ambassador, Alex Muhangi, and it was aimed at having a come-ttogether moment with Kireka clients, branch operators and administrators. The tour started with a give back to the community, specifically Kireka Rehabilitation Centre. The donation was handed over by Muhangi. Teams representing Fortebet branches then battled out in knockout encounters until the victors, Kireka Centre B emerged. The victors took on Muhangi’s team, winning a match that excited watchers. These victors were prized with 500,000/=, foot...
MTN Uganda Partners with Entebbe Club to Sponsor the MTN Monthly Tee.

MTN Uganda Partners with Entebbe Club to Sponsor the MTN Monthly Tee.

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Uganda MTN Uganda has announced a partnership with Entebbe Club to sponsor the MTN Monthly Tee, formerly known as the Entebbe Club’s Monthly Mug. This partnership is part of MTN’s commitment to supporting the development of the sport, strengthen relationships with the golfing community. As part of the sponsorship, MTN Uganda will invest close to UGX 1 billion over the next three years to support the development of the Entebbe Club. This investment will go towards the building of a halfway house, which will be named the MTN Halfway House, as well as the refurbishment of the Entebbe Club House. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the Entebbe Club to support the development of golf in Uganda. This sponsorship is a testament to our commitment to supporting and strengthening our relationship...