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Police speaks out on Busia Primary school Fire incident.

Police speaks out on Busia Primary school Fire incident.

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The territorial police of Busia are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out at Busia Victory Primary School located in Kisenyi B Village, Busia Municipality, Busia District, killing four children and leaving one with minor injuries. The Fire and Rescue team from Busia Police Station received a call about the incident on the 18th of March 2024, at around 0100Hrs when the children were sleeping. The team responded immediately and successfully extinguished the fire, preventing its spread to other buildings. Unfortunately, four juvenile boys lost their lives, and their bodies were severely burnt. The school Director identified the deceased as Oburu John Richard of P.4, Abdul Ali of P.3, Magero James of P.5, and Adero Makhoha of P.6. The survivor with minor injuries has been identified...
MTN Uganda champions health and sustainability through support to Makerere University’s Prime Time project.

MTN Uganda champions health and sustainability through support to Makerere University’s Prime Time project.

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MTN Uganda, as part of its MTN Changemakers initiative, has announced a significant contribution to the fight against substance abuse and addiction at Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest institution of higher learning. The telecommunications giant is supporting Primetime Students Development Services Ltd (PSDS) with a support valued at UGX 19.8 million. This contribution includes a state-of-the-art public address system and assorted tools aimed at enhancing PSDS’s efforts in curbing drug abuse through innovative edutainment methods. PSDS, initiated by Pr. Martin Ssempa in 2020, stands at the forefront of addressing critical student issues at Makerere University, including drug addiction, through edutainment. The “Speak Out, Save a Life” campaign is one of the pivotal strategies employed b...