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Finally : IGP Ochola is out of uganda police after 36yrs of service.

Finally : IGP Ochola is out of uganda police after 36yrs of service.

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Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola, has handed over office to his deputy, Major General Geoffrey Katsigazi Tumusiime, following the end of his six-year term. IGP Ochola assumed office in 2018 after General Kale Kaihura. According to Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, Deputy IGP Katsigazi will act in the role until the new IGP is appointed. He was born in 1958, Agumiti village, Mulanda sub-county, West Budama County, in Tororo District, Ochola attended Abweli Primary School, then Rock View Primary School and Kisoko Boys Primary School, where he sat his primary leaving examinations. He attended Namilyango College, where he obtained his high school diploma.
MTN Foundation boosts Kalaa Mugosi Women Empowerment Ltd with coffeeprocessing equipment to propel community development.

MTN Foundation boosts Kalaa Mugosi Women Empowerment Ltd with coffeeprocessing equipment to propel community development.

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Kalaa Mugosi Women Empowerment Ltd, a community-based social enterprise located in Sironko District, Eastern Uganda, has historically encountered challenges in processing and drying wet coffee, slowing down transformation of people's lives. These challenges are now expected to be no more as the enterprise today receives a generous support of three pulping machines and dryers, valued at UGX 20 million, from the MTN Foundation, a corporate social responsibility arm of MTN Uganda. This support is part of the MTN Changemakers Initiative, launched in July, aimed at empowering local individuals and organizations to enact meaningful change within their communities. Deogracious Odwori, the head of operations at Tan Telecom Head, representing MTN Uganda CEO Sylvia Mulinge, said the support alig...
Mayor Lukwago supports Copyright Amendment Bill

Mayor Lukwago supports Copyright Amendment Bill

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Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has expressed his full support for the Copyright Amendment Bill. However, he raises concerns about the divisions within the music industry that may hinder its progress. One of the major challenges faced by artists is the lack of understanding of their own value. Many artists are vulnerable to exploitation due to limited knowledge about their rights and the importance of copyright protection. He stressed how essential it is for artists to recognize their worth and the impact they have on society. By coming together and forming an umbrella association, artists can collectively advocate for their rights and create a stronger platform for their voices to be heard. He further suggests educating artists, which plays a vital role in empowering artists and ensuring the su...
Lydia Jazmine ready for ‘First Born Concert’

Lydia Jazmine ready for ‘First Born Concert’

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Lydia Jazmine is set to hold her first-ever concert this evening at Hotel Africana. The much-anticipated event is dubbed the “First Born Concert.” This is a very special moment for Jazmine because it shows how much she’s grown as a singer. Jazmine has been singing for over eight years. She started when she was in high school and later joined the Watoto choir. After graduating from Multitech Business School with a degree in Business Administration and Management, she joined the Gertnum band as a background singer. Later, Jazmine got a big chance when the popular Goodlyfe music group of Radio and Weasel noticed her talent. They signed her as a backup singer, and her voice was featured on popular songs like “Ntunga” and “Breath Away.” She didn’t just sing backup for Goodlyfe; she also backed ...
Daudi Mugema seeks Bobi Wine’s help for cancer treatment

Daudi Mugema seeks Bobi Wine’s help for cancer treatment

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Former Kream Production band singer Daudi Mugeme is critically ill as he is battling stage one cancer that has failed to heal since 2018. He narrates that his health troubles started the day he was arrested along with his colleague Producer Jonah at their studios in Makindye and got detained at Jinja Road Police Station before he was moved to Kireka where he was tortured. Daudi Mugema explains that he faced an arrest because of his song titled “Wuumula” which he used to perform at Dr. Kizza Besigye’s 2016 general political campaigns. He notes that he and the late Adam Mulwana used to be the main acts in Dr. Kizza Besigye’s political campaigns until the election time elapsed. However, life turned out to be hard on him when he was detained at Kireka, Daudi Mugema explains that he was tortur...
MTN Uganda| CEO’s congratulatory article for UCC@25

MTN Uganda| CEO’s congratulatory article for UCC@25

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MTN Uganda congratulates UCC on its silver jubilee. Sylvia Mulinge, CEO of MTN Uganda spoke to our journalist about the significance of the Uganda Communications Commission’s 25-year celebrations. UCC regulates the communications sector, which includes telecommunications, broadcasting, radio communication, postal communications, data communication and infrastructure. Below are excerpts of the conversation; Q: What message would you like to convey to George William Nyombi Thembo on his appointment as the Executive Director of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and to UCC as they celebrate 25 years? A: We extend our heartfelt congratulations to George William Nyombi Thembo and the entire team at the Uganda Communications Commission on their 25th anniversary. Their dedication and ...
Huawei and Global Sustainability Stakeholders Discuss How to Thrive with Green ICT

Huawei and Global Sustainability Stakeholders Discuss How to Thrive with Green ICT

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Huawei held the Green Development Summit, themed "Thrive with Green ICT", during MWC Barcelona 2024. At the summit, guests from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), MTN Group, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Kenya's ICT Authority, and Indonesia's Bandung Institute of Technology discussed how digital technology can be used to promote green development and enable an inclusive and sustainable digital world. Jeffrey Zhou, President of ICT Marketing at Huawei, noted in his speech that digital technology has become a key enabler for global sustainable development. He stressed that Huawei would continually work on technological innovation alongside global partners to enhance digital inclusion, promo...
CPS and IPS Bombing: Nine take charges of terrorism as five are acquitted

CPS and IPS Bombing: Nine take charges of terrorism as five are acquitted

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The International Crimes Division of the High Court in Kampala has confirmed nine suspects to stand trial for their alleged involvement in the manufacture and detonation of 2021 Kampala twin bombings at CPS and IPS building. On Tuesday, Justice Richard Wejuli Wabwire ordered that the suspects start trial on charges of Terrorism and belonging to a terrorist organization before a yet to be named panel of three Justices. They are: Ismail Kiyemba , Wambedde Twaha, Nsubuga Nadir Faisal, Ishaq Jero, Kiryowa Jamadah Afan, Ssebunya Hassan, Musinguzi Sadiq and Bbumba Ammar. The same Judge has set free five people after ruling that the Prosecution evidence did not point at their involvement in the bombings. Justice Wejuli has ruled that the evidence presented by the Prosecution during the Pre-trial ...
Most memorable day of my life – Fireboy DML

Most memorable day of my life – Fireboy DML

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Nigerian singer Adedamola Adefolahan, aka Fireboy DML, has relished going on a date with legendary American pop star, Madonna. Speaking in a recent interview with Billboard News, he described the experience as the “most memorable day” of his life. The ‘Peru’ crooner said, “Madonna sent me a DM on Instagram. I think she told me she was a fan and she loved the most unlikely song on my debut album. She is so weird and funny. I just love her. That is one of the highlights of my career; having a song with Madonna is really something to be proud of because that’s the Queen of pop. “I went out on a date with Madonna and I would say that was probably the most memorable day of my life. It was an experience.”
I was bullied  because of my voice – Singer Tems

I was bullied because of my voice – Singer Tems

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The Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, Tems has recalled how she was bullied over the pitch of her voice. Tems in an interview with The Cut, narrated that she didn’t speak until age three. She said she grew up feeling self-conscious because her voice didn’t sound like other girls. “I was bullied to the point of tears and was a target of ridicule. This led to the belief that I sounded like a boy, or a frog, with the impression that my voice was ugly. “I was always in my own little world. When I did make friends, I would try to make them sing my songs and other girls had these sweet, high voices and my voice had a bass.” Recall that the songstress had previously stated that she started making music because she doesn’t have friends.