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Month: September 2023

2 arrested over suspected poisoning of over 100 pupils.

2 arrested over suspected poisoning of over 100 pupils.

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Territorial police in Mityana have registered a case of suspected poisoning at Golden Learning Centre Nursery and Primary School on September 27, 2023. The incident, located in Namungo Central Village, Namungo Parish, Namungo Sub-county, Mityana District, involved pupils experiencing symptoms such as stomach ache, headache, and vomiting immediately after being served Posho and beans for lunch at 1400 hours. According to the police spokesperson in Wamala Region, SP Kawala Racheal, over 100 affected pupils were taken to various health facilities, including Namungo Health Center III and MUKJ Medical Clinic.The scene of crime has been visited by our detectives and documented, with statements recorded from victims. She said two suspects, identified as Kule Alfred and Mumbere Edger, both school ...
Constitutional court quashes parliament’s decision to dismiss Zaake as commissioner.

Constitutional court quashes parliament’s decision to dismiss Zaake as commissioner.

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The Constitutional court has invalidated a parliamentary resolution that dismissed Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake from his position as a parliamentary commissioner. In a majority 4-1 decision, the court ruled that the then deputy speaker Anita Among, who presided over the matter violated the principles of natural justice by not recusing herself as the complainant. Justice Irene Mulyagonja, who delivered the lead judgment, stated, "The deputy speaker/Among ought to have resolved the question of her interest in the matter as soon as possible in the public interest as it is required by the code of conduct of members of parliament in the rules. When she did not do so, she acted in conflict of interest and reflected that she was biased.” The other justices are; Eva Luswata, Oscar Kihika,...
2 students die, 31 injured in Soroti bus accident.

2 students die, 31 injured in Soroti bus accident.

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Two students of Midland High School in Kaberamaido district died on the spot and 31 others are nursing critical injuries at Soroti regional referral hospital following a tragic accident involving a bus they were traveling in. The accident according to John Robert Tukei the acting East Kyoga police spokesperson,the crash occurred when a bus registration number UG 1951E belonging to Busitema University Arapai campus rammed in to a stationary trailer registration UBL 709T/UQ781C from behind . The bus was carrying from Midland High School who were headed to Jinja for a Geography field work when it got the accident near Awoja primary school ,Aukot sub-county in Soroti district.
Over 43,000 people displaced due to Libya flood disaster.

Over 43,000 people displaced due to Libya flood disaster.

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Libya’s flood disaster, which killed thousands in the city of Derna, also displaced more than 43,000 people, the International Organization for Migration said Thursday. A tsunami-sized flash flood broke through two ageing river dams upstream from the coastal city after the Mediterranean Storm Daniel lashed the area on September 10. It razed entire neighbourhoods, sweeping untold thousands of people into the sea. The official death toll stands at more than 3,300 — but the eventual count is expected to be far higher, with international aid groups giving estimates of up to 10,000 people missing. “An estimated 43,059 individuals have been displaced by the floods in northeastern Libya,” the IOM said, adding that a “lack of water supply is reportedly driving many displaced out of Derna” to other...
Olive branch offered to doubters – New Hoima chairman.

Olive branch offered to doubters – New Hoima chairman.

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The newly elected Hoima district chairperson Uthuman Mughisha Mubarak has called for calm among the political and technical wing. The 26 year old says he has not come to fight wars but to work jointly with leaders for the growth of Hoima. His statements come at a time when most councilors including the District vice chairman who is in acting capacity Chiche Benson openly supported an independent NRM leaning candidate Muhumuza Savannah during the polls. We have the details Days after Uthman Mugisha Mubarak was voted as the new chairman for Hoima District, the 26 year old has spoken out on his priority areas, with unity, improving health services by ensuring availability of drugs, improving roads, education and easing access to water topping the list. This is in addition to the unending ca...
Body of school director killed in Nansana guesthouse has been unburied.

Body of school director killed in Nansana guesthouse has been unburied.

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Police have exhumed for proper burial, the body of the school director who was killed in a guesthouse in Nansana. The body of Godwin Ninsiima, 47, the owner of Victoria Secondary School in Nansana who was killed early this month and body dumped in a bush under mysterious circumstances in Kakiri, 18 kilometres away was on Thursday exhumed after a DNA test matched with those of the relatives. Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango said at first, Kansiime’s body was buried in a cemetery in Bukasa since no one had claimed it, noting that after relatives appeared, they were subjected to a DNA test. “Since the body had been buried in a cemetery waiting for relatives, when they appeared, we took DNA samples from them and from the body. Results have come out showing the samples ...
President Museveni preaches money economy in Bukedi.

President Museveni preaches money economy in Bukedi.

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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has urged the people of Tororo District to join the money economy in order to fight poverty. “We have told you, please working only for the stomach is not good. You must all join the money economy because you have got needs of the stomach and non-stomach needs. So how will you solve the non-stomach needs like education if you are looking at only the stomach?” President Museveni noted. The President who was accompanied by the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Maama Janet Museveni, made the appeal today as they commissioned a Church and a two-classroom block at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and Siwa Primary School respectively at Siwa Sub County, West Budama, Tororo District. The facilities were donated by Tororo Cement Ltd. The President inform...
Old Mutual Investment group launches Dollar Unit Fund in style

Old Mutual Investment group launches Dollar Unit Fund in style

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Old Mutual Investment Group launched the first ever dollar unit fund in Uganda, a move aimed to diversify and add to the quality of the investment opportunities on the market. A unit trust is a collective investment scheme that pools contributions from investors who share a common investment objective. The pooled funds are strategically invested in a diversified portfolio of financial securities, including equities (shares), bonds, cash, bank deposits, and more. The UAP Old Mutual Investment Group MD Simon Mwebaze, noted that in recent years Unit trusts have gained traction on the local market as a low risk, cost-effective access to both fixed income and stock markets investment option. “Investors are to diversify their risk and gain access to investments they might not have been ab...
How MTN Uganda is driving digital solutions through partnership.

How MTN Uganda is driving digital solutions through partnership.

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MTN Uganda’s recent rollout of a mobile-based supply chain platform that allows businesses in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) to place orders, generate invoices for deliveries, pay and collect returns in real-time, has demonstrated its commitment to driving digital solutions for the country’s progress through partnerships. The telecom company has in the past 10 years unveiled several digital solutions to meet customers’ needs and help transform the economy. Following the launch of the MTN Mobile Money platform in 2009, MTN has stirred the development of new digital technologies with the latest being the FMCG Digital Suite riding on the power of partnerships. MTN’s Technology Business partnered with the fintech arm, MTN MoMo to develop a digital platform for the distribution of produc...
Secrets revealed why DPP withdraws charges against Gen Muhoozi.

Secrets revealed why DPP withdraws charges against Gen Muhoozi.

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The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has withdrawn charges of disobedience and common nuisance against Senior Presidential Advisor for Special Operations, General Muhoozi Kainerugaba. The trial Chief Magistrate at Buganda Road Court, Mr Ronald Kayizzi withdrew the charges after prosecution presented a withdrawal form signed by the DPP, Justice Jane Frances Abodo. “I have perused through the withdraw form, the DPP has decided to withdraw the charges against Muhoozi Kainerugaba and I have also heard the reasons given by the state that a year now there is no credible evidence by the state rightly stated by the complainant, and under Article 23(d) of the Constitution, I accept the withdrawal and the charges against Muhoozi are hereby withdrawn,” Mr Kayizzi ruled. When the case came up for...