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Day: May 18, 2023

MTN Uganda partners with TakeNow to unveil exciting offerings on the mpola mpola payment scheme.

MTN Uganda partners with TakeNow to unveil exciting offerings on the mpola mpola payment scheme.

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MTN Uganda introduced its latest smartphone offerings with its partnership with TakeNow, offering its valued customers a wider range of choices. Through this strategic collaboration, MTN customers will now have access to an extensive selection of Tecno, Itel, and Infinix smartphones in the open market, coupled with the exclusive benefits of MTN Uganda's renowned connectivity services. To further enhance this customer-centric initiative, MTN Uganda will be offering free data (1GB) every month throughout the repayment period, enabling customers to experience seamless connectivity and make the most of their smartphones. Somdev Sen, the Chief Marketing Officer of MTN Uganda, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, "We are thrilled to join forces with TakeNow to bring a wider r...
Security guard shoots self-dead.

Security guard shoots self-dead.

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Shock gripped civilians in Kampala this morning after a security guard attached to SGA company shot himself dead under unclear circumstances. The deceased whose identity remains unknown was on duty guarding Mukwasi House on Lumumba Avenue, Kampala, when a loud gun shot startled passers by and business operators. In a matter of seconds, blood spread on the floor as the deceased fell to the ground with the gun he used to kill himself. By press time police officers had arrived at the scene and bundled the lifeless body wrapped in a black bag on to a patrol truck. The body has been transferred to the city mortuary.
A security guard shoots colleague dead.

A security guard shoots colleague dead.

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Police in Tororo have arrested a security guard attached to Saracen (U) Ltd for shooting is fellow workmate dead under unclear circumstances. The deceased identified as John Okudi, 27, was murdered in cold blood by Moses Okedi while on duty guarding an Indian’s residence in Amagoro Central ward, senior quarters in Tororo Municipality. It is alleged that the two got into a fight moments before gunshots were heard. By the time locals arrived to rescue Okudi, he was cold and lying in a pool of blood. At the time of the incident, the deceased was armed with a club while his killer had a gun. Locals allege that at about 7:30 am, the two developed an argument in Ateso, unknown to them before the incident. Prior to that, the duo were in good terms. The District Police Commander (DPC) Assistant Su...
Oyam County North by-election to be held in July .

Oyam County North by-election to be held in July .

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The Oyam County North by-election will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2023. The announcement was made by the Electoral Commission as it released the programme leading up to the by-election to replace its deceased MP Colonel (rtd) Charles Okello-Engola. Engola was shot dead by his UPDF bodyguard Pte Wilson Sabiiti on May 2 at his home in Kyanja, Kampala. The by–election programme will commence with an update of the National Voters’ Register from Thursday May 18 to Monday May 22, at update stations in each of the thirty-nine (39) parishes and wards in Oyam County North Constituency. The Commission has appointed Monday, May 22, as the cut-off date for applying for registration as a voter and for transfer of voting location in Oyam County North. The registration and transfer of voters from one ...
Government suspends 26 for allowing expired sugar to be sold to the public.

Government suspends 26 for allowing expired sugar to be sold to the public.

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The head of Kenya’s standards regulator and 26 other government officials have been suspended over the release of 1,000 tonnes expired sugar into the market. A statement by the head of public service, Felix Koskei, said 20,000 bags of sugar imported into the country in 2018 and condemned by the regulator had been “irregularly diverted and unprocedurally released”. The Kenya Bureau of Standards had then declared the sugar as unfit for human consumption and was set for destruction through conversion to industrial ethanol. The conversion was to be undertaken jointly by regulatory agencies. They were required to source for a distiller through an open and competitive tendering process and pay all the necessary taxes and fees. “It is manifest that some officers in the relevant agencies abdicated...
3 dead after YY bus overturns.

3 dead after YY bus overturns.

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Three people are dead in an accident that occurred on Tirinyi road on Wednesday evening at about 7:30pm. The victims were travelling in a YY bus when it overturned at Sala village on Tirinyi road. The bus, numberplate UBG 400C, was travelling from Kampala to Mbale. Witnesses said that the driver lost control at Sala village, veered off the road before the bus overturned killing the three on spot and wounding an unknown number. The dead have been identified as the driver Muhamad Ntege, a resident of Namakwekwe in Mbale city and two yet to be identified male juveniles. The bodies of the deceased have been transported to Mbale Hospital along with the injured survivors of the accident. “Preliminary information indicates that the driver of the above-mentioned bus which was from Kampala heading ...
MTN Uganda joins forces with Tooro kingdom to promote healthy living and sports development.

MTN Uganda joins forces with Tooro kingdom to promote healthy living and sports development.

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MTN Uganda has announced its partnership with Tooro Kingdom for the highly anticipated second edition of the Masaza Football and Bicycle Racing Tournament. With a commitment of over Shs150 million in sponsorship, MTN is dedicated to fostering healthy living and sports development among the youth in Tooro Kingdom. The Masaza Football and Bicycle Racing Tournament, organized by Tooro Kingdom, is set to attract audiences as it runs concurrently across the nine counties of the MTN Uganda| Media Release kingdom for two months. This initiative serves as a catalyst for engaging the youth in sports activities and providing them with a platform to channel their energy into healthy pursuits. MTN Uganda believes in the transformative power of sports to uplift communities and empower individuals. ...