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Day: May 17, 2023

Former minister Ringa is dead.

Former minister Ringa is dead.

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The former State Minister for Public Service and a business philanthropist, Patrick Aloysius Okumu Ringa has passed on this morning. Family sources confirmed that Okumu Ringa, who also served as a Member of Parliament for Padyere County from 2001 to 2006 died after a long illness. “He got a stroke about four years ago and has been living at his home in Naguru where he passed on this Wednesday morning,” a close family member told this publication. The State Minister for Northern Uganda, Ms Grace Kwiyucwiny, also confirmed Ringa’s demise. “Friends, be informed that Patrick Aloysius Okumu Ringa has just passed on this morning. Other arrangements will follow,” she posted on her social media platforms. Rising from a business background through the establishment of Afro motors, Ringa built a bu...
2 knocked dead in Kisoro.

2 knocked dead in Kisoro.

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The Police in Kisoro district are hunting for a driver of a land cruiser Registration number UAJ 827Q who knocked two people dead. According to Kigezi Region Police spokesman ASP Elly Maate, the wanted driver is Kwizera Aggrey of Nyakinama Sub County in Kisoro district. Kwizera is alleged to have collided with bajaj boxer registration number UFE 468C ridden by unknown yesterday at about 9Pm at Kamonyi village along Kisoro-Mutolere road. During the accident, Irahali Dews 19, resident of Nyabitale village, Rwaramba parish, Nyakinama sub county,Twizere Arnold 15 juvenile resident of Sagitwe village Mabungo parish, Nyarusiza sub county all in Kisoro District died on spot. It’s alleged that Kwizera reckless drove the landcruiser, lost control and collided head on with the motorcyclist who was ...
Speaker Among wants new law on narcotic drugs.

Speaker Among wants new law on narcotic drugs.

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The Parliament Speaker Rt Hon Anita Among has directed Attorney General, Kiryowa Kiwanuka, to introduce the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Hon Among arrived at the decision following a back-and-forth discussion with Kiwanuka who pleaded to let the government first introduce the Bill based on their own interests. Earlier Bugiri Municipality Member of Parliament Hon Asuman Basalirwa and his Aruu County counterpart Hon Christopher Komakech were initially seeking leave from the House to introduce the law. However, the two did not stand chance after Kiryowa Kiwanuka requested the Speaker that the Bill be introduced by government and not as a private members bill saying that they would be working backwards in case the Bill is fronted by a private member. Kiryowa Kiwanuka however said...
President M7 directs Ministry of Health to pay Medical Interns.

President M7 directs Ministry of Health to pay Medical Interns.

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President Yoweri Museveni has directed the Ministry of Health to reach out to the Finance Ministry and secure Ugx 80 billion to handle the salary arrears of the striking Medical Interns with immediate effect. The development was realized during yesterday cabinet meeting at State House Entebbe where the President communicated that he wanted the impasse of the Medical Interns to be resolved once and for good. The Presidents internvation comes after the Medical Interns on Monday staged a nationwide peaceful protests from Kabale in Kigezi region, to Kampala in Central and Gulu in the Northern section of the country, but the Police however foiled their peaceful protests and made several arrests. Intern Doctors are among other issues protesting their delayed deployment as many stress that they h...
Woman arrested for forcing stepson to eat his own faeces.

Woman arrested for forcing stepson to eat his own faeces.

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Police in Jinja have arrested a one a 26-year-old housewife, Nabirye Esther, a resident of Mafubira Zone C, Jinja City, for forcing her 4-year-old stepson, Gansanga Abudallah, to eat his own faeces. The arrest was made after the shocking incident, which was captured on camera by a vigilant neighbour who immediately alerted the authorities. Nabirye, who is the wife of Mugabi Sulait, a mechanic, was arrested by the police and detained at Jinja Central Police Station. She reportedly confessed to her actions. The police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, described the act as barbaric and inhumane, stating that Nabirye will be charged with child torture and abuse. The child was taken into protective custody and is currently receiving medical attention. The police have launched further investigation int...
President M7 orders Finance Ministry to pay intern doctors.

President M7 orders Finance Ministry to pay intern doctors.

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Following various protests countrywide by pre-interns over scrapping allowances, the President has directed the ministry of Finance to avail funds for their allowances. During a cabinet meeting on Monday, President Museveni directed the Finance Ministry not to scrap payments for medical interns. Dr. Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, says that a cabinet meeting resolved on Monday to discuss the payment issues concerning medical interns, Senior House Officers, and Senior Doctors, who have been on strike. However, she explained that the meeting did not reach a definitive conclusion regarding when the medical interns, who were initially supposed to commence training on April 1st, would report to various hospitals across the country. This is pending a commitment f...