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Day: November 29, 2023

Bugiri mother gives birth to a stone.

Bugiri mother gives birth to a stone.

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In what could be described as the most shocking development of the year, a mother has given birth to a stone-like mass in Bugiri district leaving residents and medical personnel in shock. Hellen Namukose, 24, a resident of Nagongera village in Buliidha Sub County, Bugiri district is gradually recuperating following an operation to remove a 10.5 kg mass from her womb in what was earlier believed to be a pregnancy. According to Dr. Kasaizaki Geoffrey who led the operation team, the patient had realised that there was something wrong with her health but was unable to seek expert medical help for lack of money. Kubingi Janet, the patient’s mother and attendant narrated the painful ordeal her daughter has undergone for over a year with an unrecognizable disorder. She says they had earlier belie...
Fortebet ‘decorates’ Katosi, Mbalala, Nkokonjeru, Kisoga with amazing freebies.

Fortebet ‘decorates’ Katosi, Mbalala, Nkokonjeru, Kisoga with amazing freebies.

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In a space of less than a year, Fortebet again ‘showed love’ by rewarding its clients with amazing gifts. This time, Fortebet team, led by the company Brand Ambassador, Alex Muhangi decided to colour Mbalala, Katosi, Namawojjolo, Kisoga and Nkokonjeru with lots of the usual freebies like smart phones, jerseys, T-shirts, and caps among others. Most of all however, Fortebet reached up to Lake Victoria Lake shores and donated to Katosi fishermen life jackets worth millions of shillings. Shortly after the jackets’ handover, Muhangi told the recipients that, “You very well know how slim the chances of survival are the moment you go to the waters, especially when the lake runs riot. The best thing to therefore do is to take caution and this is what Fortebet is helping you with today. Please, wea...
Boy commits suicide after being detained by school.

Boy commits suicide after being detained by school.

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Police in Lwengo district are investigating the circumstances surrounding the suicide of a nine-year-old pupil, Joel Ojuma, at COLOH Children’s Foundation. The boy reportedly took his own life after being detained by the school for failing to settle his fees balance. According to the police, the school closed for the holidays on Friday, November 24, but retained pupils who had not completed their school fees. Joel Ojuma, along with another boy named Lwanga Allan, was among those kept at the school premises. “We established that the sister to the now deceased, Alinda Kasifa, was sent to pick up Ojuma Joel from school. However, the bursar refused her to take him without settling the fees. As a result, the now deceased slept at the school with another boy, Lwanga Allan,” said the police. On N...
Government statement on opposition concerns expected today.

Government statement on opposition concerns expected today.

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The government is expected to present a statement addressing the concerns raised by opposition lawmakers during today’s afternoon session of Parliament. One of the major demands has to do with the question about the whereabouts of the 18 missing supporters of the National Unity Platform, some of whom were reportedly picked up by the infamous ‘drones’. Speaker of Parliament, Ms. Anita Among instructed the government to provide a response during Tuesday’s sitting after the 30-day deadline for a response passed a week ago. “The Minister of Security wrote to me and asked for an additional one week which ended [on Monday]. I am now directing that the Executive presents a report to this House [today],” Ms Among ruled Third Deputy Prime Minister, Rukia Isanga Nakadama assured the House that the m...
Date set to hear petition against anti-gay law.

Date set to hear petition against anti-gay law.

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The Constitutional Court has set December 11 to set issues to determine four petitions challenging the Legality of the Anti-Homosexuality Law that was enacted in May 2023. The court set the date after the petitioners agreed to consolidate all four petitions and 19 applications that were filed by different individuals and groups. The petitioners include West Budama North East MP Fox Odoi, Uganda’s deputy High Commissioner to South Africa Kintu Nyango, veteran journalist Andrew Mwenda,Makerere University Law professors Sylvia Tamale and Busingye Kabumba, and several civil society organisations. Sitting as a single judge of the Constitutional Court yesterday, Justice Geoffrey Kiryabwire agreed with the Attorney General’s submission to have all the petitions consolidated. “If we are to handle ...
MTN Uganda celebrates diversity: A remarkable journey of inclusion with Evelyn Nabbasa.

MTN Uganda celebrates diversity: A remarkable journey of inclusion with Evelyn Nabbasa.

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As the world unites to commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on December 3, 2023, MTN Uganda proudly highlights the inspiring journey of Evelyn Nabbasa, a Customer Care Advisor at MTN Uganda. Nabbasa’s story is a testament to MTN Uganda's commitment to inclusivity and empowerment as it strives to ensure that everyone enjoys the benefits of a modern connected life. Recruited under the MUBS (Makerere University Business School) Entrepreneurship Incubator and Innovation Centre in March 2023, Nabbasa faced a unique hiring process that sought individuals proficient in languages like Ateso, Acholi, and Luo among others. "I had the four R's, and I was worried about the process, but I went through it and was shocked to be told that I had gone through th...