Thursday, February 22News That Matters

Month: January 2024

Ministers given 30 days to return COVID Pickups .

Ministers given 30 days to return COVID Pickups .

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The Deputy Resident City Commissioner (RCC) for Rubaga Division, Herbert Anderson Burora, has asked ministers and other government officials who took ‘COVID-19 pickups’ for their personal use to return them before 30 days elapse or be named and shamed. According to Burora, some districts and ministry departments are facing a shortage of mobility, while vehicles intended for health sector improvement are allegedly being used for personal errands. “It is disturbing that cars meant for improving the health sector are doing shopping and dropping their children to school,” Burora said. He further claimed that some vehicles intended for health response have been confiscated by Local Council (LC) 5 chairpersons, leaving District Health Officers without the necessary means to carry out their dutie...
President Museveni makes changes in SFC .

President Museveni makes changes in SFC .

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President Yoweri Museveni, who is also the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, has made several changes within the Special Forces Command (SFC). According to the statement from the Ministry of Defense and UPDF, Col Allan Matsiko, who has been the SFC director for intelligence, has been appointed as the 303 brigade commander. Col JB Asinguza is the new commander of Special Forces Group One. He is also the Director of Training in SFC.
H.E Jessica Alupo lauds Huawei Uganda for ICT Talent Development in the Teso Sub-region.

H.E Jessica Alupo lauds Huawei Uganda for ICT Talent Development in the Teso Sub-region.

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The tech giants Huawei Technologies DigiTruck project in Teso Sub-region has equipped over 1000 youth, women, Jua-kalis, local district officers etc. with digital skills to enable them engage in e-commerce and market their produce since October 2023 when this project was launched in the region and successfully completed in January 2024. All the 11 districts in the Teso sub-region have been covered with a total of 1,139 beneficiaries equipped with ICT skills ready to use them to improve their own lives. In Teso sub-region Soroti University is one of the Huawei ICT Academies in Uganda more so in the Huawei ICT competitions, Soroti university students excelled in the national finals and will proceed the to regional finals in South Africa. The Huawei DigiTruck, Huawei ICT Academy and Huawei IC...
43 Year old Pastor celebrates PLE victory.

43 Year old Pastor celebrates PLE victory.

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Julius Kwesiga 4wesiga 43 sat for PLE last year at Goodwill Private School, Katooke Town Concilin Kyenjonjo district. When the results were released on Thursday, he was among the first to check if he had passed. He said that he was soshocked to have passed in division 2 having scored aggregate 21. The father of five is now contemplating becoming a born again bishop. Currently he is a senior pastor at the Apostolic Healing Church in Katooke. He is also a district mobliser for the National Fellowship of born-again Pentecostal Churches in Katooke district.
2 dead and 8 injured as truck rams into boda.

2 dead and 8 injured as truck rams into boda.

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bodas at Kawaala Junction. Two people have been confirmed dead, and eight others injured in a fatal accident at Kawaala Junction in Nabweru, Nansana Municipality. The crash, which occurred on Sunday at around 12:40 pm, involved Motor Vehicle No. UAQ 539E (a Mitsubishi Fuso) and Motorcycles No. UFS 111, UEP 598K, and UFU 872P (all Bajaj Boxers). According to preliminary reports, the driver of the aforementioned motor vehicle, while at Kawaala Junction from the Kazo side, sloping into the junction, failed to brake and rammed into the aforementioned motorcycles and pedestrians, resulting in the instant death of two people. Eight others, including pedestrians, riders, and passengers on motorcycles, were left injured. The injured have been rushed to Mulago for treatment. Bodies have been convey...
FORTEBET GIFTS THRILL KYAZANGA, LYANTONDE, KINONI, SSEMBABULE, GOMBA PUNTERS

FORTEBET GIFTS THRILL KYAZANGA, LYANTONDE, KINONI, SSEMBABULE, GOMBA PUNTERS

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ForteBet punters from Kyazanga, Lyantonde, Kinoni, Ssembabule, Maddu, and Ggomba were treated to an exciting weekend after unexpectedly getting lots of gifts from ForteBet. All the punters that were found at the branches in the above mentioned areas at least received a gift from Fortebet. These gifts included phones, wrist bands, pens, caps, T-shirts and team jerseys for the favorite European clubs. The gifts were given out inside the branches by ForteBet’s brand ambassador, Alex Muhangi and Media manager, John Nanyumba. “We have visited you before and we gave you gifts. We are back again to do the same and we shall keep coming back. We do this because we feel you are very special because you have made ForteBet an exceptional betting company in Uganda,” Muhangi said shortly before the g...
MTN MoMo Showcases Innovative Loans and Savings Marketplace, Revolutionizing Financial Accessibility for Ugandans.

MTN MoMo Showcases Innovative Loans and Savings Marketplace, Revolutionizing Financial Accessibility for Ugandans.

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MTN MoMo, a leading mobile financial service provider, has proudly showcased its groundbreaking MoMo loans and savings marketplace. This platform consolidates all savings and loan products associated with MTN MoMo, providing customers unparalleled convenience, flexibility, and accessibility to financial credit options. Understanding the multifaceted financial requirements of our customer base, the 'Wesotinge with MTN MoMo' campaign is set to redefine the way loans and savings are accessed by presenting an extensive collection of products such as MoKash, MoPesa, MoSente, XtraCash, MoMo Advance, and ClinicPesa, among others. The essence of this campaign is to streamline the loan acquisition process and growing savings into an intuitive one-stop hub, thereby dispensing with the need t...
A date is not a money-making opportunity.

A date is not a money-making opportunity.

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The heated debate over how much a man should give a woman after a date seems far from over, as singer Spice Diana has also added her voice to the discussion. This controversial topic was initiated by Evelyn Mic, a TV presenter . In her opinion, Evelyn believes that Shs50,000 is too little to give to a woman after a date, considering the alleged investments women make in themselves just to show up on a date. She argues that receiving a small sum that doesn’t even cover half of their expenses is an insult. Evelyn’s perspective caused a stir on social media, with the majority saying that if a woman expects money after a date, she should inform the man in advance. For clarification, a date is an appointment to meet someone or go out with them, especially someone with whom you are having or may...
Min. Kitutu seeks to block new corruption charges.

Min. Kitutu seeks to block new corruption charges.

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The Minister for Karamoja Affairs, Mary Gorreti Kitutu Kimono, has officially filed an application with the Anti-Corruption Division of the High Court seeking to halt her prosecution on new charges of causing government loss of Shs1.5 billion. Kitutu is requesting a permanent injunction against the Inspector General of Government (IGG), Betty Kamya, to prevent her prosecution for alleged mismanagement of funds for peace-building activities in Karamoja. The minister argues that these charges overlap with an ongoing case already being pursued by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in the Anti-Corruption Court. The application could not be heard on Monday due to a request from the Attorney General who petitioned presiding judge Jane Okuo Kajuga for a one-week extension to file a reply t...
Minister Kitutu and IGG Kamya clash over a loss of Shs 2bn.

Minister Kitutu and IGG Kamya clash over a loss of Shs 2bn.

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Karamoja Affairs minister Mary Goretti Kitutu Kimono has challenged the Inspectorate General of Government (IGG) Beti Kamya of lawlessness and irrationality after she was issued with fresh criminal summons over causing a loss of Shs 1.5 billion. Grade one magistrate Christopher Opit summoned Kitutu to appear before the Anti-Corruption court on February 29 over her alleged failure to perform her duties between February and June 2022 as minister for Karamoja Affairs well knowing or having reason to believe that her omission would cause financial loss and indeed caused loss of Shs 1,555,365,000 to the government of Uganda. In a statement, Kitutu told court that she has been sick for nearly two weeks and still maintained her innocence, saying she is not an accounting officer to be held account...