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Day: May 19, 2023

Kenya bans milk powder from Uganda again.

Kenya bans milk powder from Uganda again.

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Uganda’s dairy sector has been slapped with restrictions on the export of powder milk to Kenya even after a lift on a ban that had earlier been issued by the regulator, hitting hard major players such as Brookside. Mr Benson Mwangi, general manager of Brookside’s operation in Uganda, is quoted by the Daily Monitor saying their powder milk is being denied export permits by the Kenya Dairy Board (KDB) with other products that get licenses being delayed from getting to the market. Uganda’s dairy sector has been slapped with restrictions on the export of powder milk to Kenya even after a lift on a ban that had earlier been issued by the regulator, hitting hard major players such as Brookside. Mr Benson Mwangi, general manager of Brookside’s operation in Uganda, is quoted by the Daily Monitor s...
Oyam north by-election to cost Shs900m.

Oyam north by-election to cost Shs900m.

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that the upcoming Oyam North County by-election on July 6, 2023, will cost Shs900 million. The EC Chairman, Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, revealed the electoral roadmap during a meeting with key stakeholders in Oyam Town Council on Thursday. The by-election was declared after the Clerk of Parliament notified the EC on May 8 that the Oyam North parliamentary seat was vacant following the death of Col (Rtd) Charles Okello Engola, who was killed by his own bodyguard on May 2. Justice Byabakama emphasized that the law requires the EC to fill a parliamentary vacancy within 60 days of receiving notification from the Clerk to Parliament. Attendees at the meeting included LC1 chairpersons from over 600 villages in Oyam North, LC3 chairpersons, police,...
Female MP caught on camera massaging male colleagues.

Female MP caught on camera massaging male colleagues.

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Uganda’s reputation for comedic incidents persists as both leaders and citizens display a lack of seriousness, freely acting as they please. In a recent parliament session, shocking footage emerged, leaving the public astounded. Members of Parliament were caught engaging in a ‘romantic activity’ within the House. During the session, a female MP was observed giving a head massage to a male MP seated beside her, creating a world of their own. Another MP, seated behind them, appeared to witness the scene and found great enjoyment in it. Desiring to join in the romance, the observing MP leaned forward, and without hesitation, the female MP switched hands.
Furious MPs question Shs350 million budget allocation for President’s clothes.

Furious MPs question Shs350 million budget allocation for President’s clothes.

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A total of five legislators have presented a minority report in Parliament citing wasteful expenditure and inconsiderate appropriations. The opposition MPs sitting on the Budget Committee presented a report to the house showing that they do not agree with the Budget Committee on non-compliance, revenue impropriety, specific issues on budget allocations and inconsistencies in the 52 trillion budget for the Financial year 2023/24. The MPs include Hon. Muwanga Kivumbi (Butambala County, NUP), Hon. Adeke Anna (Soroti District, FDC), Hon. Ibrahim Ssemujju (Kira Municipality, NUP), Hon. Lulume Bayiga (Buikwe south, DP) and Hon. Gorreth Namugga (Mawogola County, NUP). They state that millions of shillings that could have benefited the local man have been directed to the office of the President an...
Mulago hospital advises Ugandan men to take up tetanus vaccination.

Mulago hospital advises Ugandan men to take up tetanus vaccination.

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Doctors at Mulago national referral hospital have urged men to take up vaccination against tetanus, raising an alarm that they comprise the highest number of admissions at the facility. According to Dr John Ssekabira, the acting deputy director of the hospital, more men are being treated for tetanus but only get to be jabbed after getting injured in accidents. Ssekabira says saving those that test positive for tetanus is very costly, and lives are lost unnecessarily to a disease whose vaccines are readily available. Sr Deborah Mawanda, the in-charge of immunization at Mulago says to be on the safe side, individuals need to take a combined tetanus and diphtheria vaccine five times in their lifetime. She says, unfortunately, even when they organize medical camps, only females tend to turn up...
Kagadi district HR jailed for the financial loss of over Shs 460m.

Kagadi district HR jailed for the financial loss of over Shs 460m.

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The principal human resource officer of Kagadi district, Godfrey Musinguzi has been handed a 3-year jail term by the Anti-Corruption court after being convicted on charges of abuse of office. Presided over by justice Lawrence Gidudu, the court also imposed a ban on Musinguzi from holding any public office for the next 10 years. Court heard that while serving as the principal human resource officer for Kagadi, Musinguzi inappropriately accessed the district payroll and included 60 personnel, primarily education assistants, who had not been appointed by the district service commission. Musinguzi's actions led to a financial loss of Shs 460 million. The prosecution presented evidence that Musinguzi conspired with Fredrick Balemeezi, the deputy chief administrative officer, who issued appointm...
Why boxing federation president Muhangi was sent to jail.

Why boxing federation president Muhangi was sent to jail.

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Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) president Moses Muhangi was Thursday remanded to Luzira Prison on charges of uttering false documents and forged accountability. Muhangi was remanded by the Nakawa Court Chief Magistrate Ritah Kidasa until May 31. Speaking to Vision Sports from his cell, Muhangi begged the Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataha Museveni, and President Yoweri Museveni to intervene. “I am only requesting for President Yoweri Museveni and Minister of Sports Janet Museveni to intervene in the affairs affecting the sports sector,” a nearly teary Muhangi said. Muhangi’s lawyer, Phillip Munaabi, said they are going to work tooth and nail to have a production warrant for Muhangi. “We are trying our best to expedite the bail hearing of our client and provide satisfactory evid...
Heavy rains expected in northeastern Uganda.

Heavy rains expected in northeastern Uganda.

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The rainfall which had settled on parts of southwestern Uganda and central Uganda where floods were sweeping away roads and bridges is likely to decline in the week starting May 16, 2023. This is likely to shift upwards to northeastern Uganda, which is predicted to receive heavy rain, according to the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre’s (ICPAC) weekly weather forecast. “Heavy to very heavy (top 10-5%) rainfall predicted over southwestern Ethiopia and a few places of western Kenya and northeastern Uganda,” according to ICPAC. “Wetter than usual conditions expected over western Ethiopia, northern South Sudan, northern and eastern Uganda, and western Kenya.” ICPAC is a climate centre accredited by the World Meteorological Organization that provides climate services to 11 East Af...