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Day: September 5, 2023

Busoga local Government political heads to China for a 3 weeks benchmarking and capacity building visit.

Busoga local Government political heads to China for a 3 weeks benchmarking and capacity building visit.

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Minister of State for Cooperatives Hon Fredrick Gume Ngobi saw off a delegation of Busoga Local Government leaders to Beijing China on Monday 4th Sept 2023 for a 3 weeks Benchmarking and Capacity building program courtesy of the Busoga Consortium for Development (BCD), the Government of Uganda and the Government of People’s Republic of China. This took place in the VIP Lounge at Entebbe International Airport where the delegation was hosted by Ms. Olive Birungi Lumonya Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation Authority prior to their departure. According to Mr. Mula Anthony Director General BCD, Busoga Local Government leaders were clustered in groups of 3 (three), with the 1st group having been seen off on today by Hon Gume Ngobi at 4:30pm. These included the Governor BCD & LCV Chairp...

2 health workers arrested after expectant mother dies due to neglection.

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Two health officials from Bugobero Health Centre IV in Manafwa district are now in police custody following the tragic death of an expecting mother who suffered a ruptured uterus due to prolonged neglect during labor. The arrested individuals have been identified as Sara Bulali, a medical officer, and Sandra Cebutai, a midwife. The incident came to light when Bila Nabisawa, a 42-year-old resident of Bukhofu subcounty, lost her life after enduring 14 agonizing hours at the health facility. The attendants, who included the deceased’s husband and sister-in-law, disclosed that they arrived at the facility around 4 pm on July 28th, but their attempts to get the midwife’s attention were met with indifference. Catherine Musiya, the deceased’s sister-in-law, recalled the harrowing experience, sayi...
Bobi Wine shares his views on Cindy-Sheebah music battle.

Bobi Wine shares his views on Cindy-Sheebah music battle.

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Musician-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, has expressed his views on music battles, highlighting their positive impact on the entertainment industry. He believes these battles foster healthy competition and create a vibrant atmosphere. Bobi Wine noted that in the past, music battles were often physical confrontations, but presently battles rely more on wit and creativity rather than physical violence. “Music battles are a valuable addition to the industry, provided they are conducted professionally,” Bobi Wine said. As for the eagerly awaited Cindy-Sheebah music battle set for September 15 at the Kololo Airstrip, Bobi Wine acknowledged his status as an industry veteran and the expectation that he should remain neutral. However, he openly expressed his personal preferenc...
Arrest warrant against UNBS boss Ebiru has been extended.

Arrest warrant against UNBS boss Ebiru has been extended.

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The Anti-Corruption court has extended the arrest warrant issued against David Livingstone Ebiru, the former executive director of the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS). This is after Ebiru failed to appear for the second time to answer charges related to offering a bribe. The warrant of arrest earlier issued on August 8 was extended to September 28 by chief magistrate Joan Aciro requiring police to arrest Ebiru immediately upon sight and force him to come and be charged. The prosecution alleges that between October 2022 and December 2022, Ebiru corruptly offered a gratification of Shs 100 million to Charles Masekuura, the chairperson of the UNBS board, in an attempt to secure his position as the executive director of UNBS. On Thursday last week, state attorney from the IGG’s offi...