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BUY FOOD HERE OR SHIFT REFUGEES – HILARY ONEK TOLD UN.

BUY FOOD HERE OR SHIFT REFUGEES – HILARY ONEK TOLD UN.

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The Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Mr Hilary Onek, has said the United Nations must buy food from Ugandan farmers to feed refugees or relocate them to countries supplying  it.Mr Onek, who is no stranger to such demands, on Tuesday argued that claims that local produce lacks quality is an excuse to ring-fence lucrative food supply for foreigners.“We are going to discuss this matter in Cabinet and we are [not] going to allow procurement of food outside the country by the World Food Programme (WFP), let the money remain here,” he said during a press conference at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala.The minister was responding to remarks by Ms Rosa Malango, the United Nations Resident coordinator, that WFP was unable to purchase food locally because of “poor qual...
Huawei: ICT has the potential to reduce carbon emissions and leap-frog Africa into a green economy

Huawei: ICT has the potential to reduce carbon emissions and leap-frog Africa into a green economy

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(Kampala Uganda, 23 April 2021) Global tech company, Huawei believes that information and communication technologies or ICTs, has the potential to reduce global carbon emissions by 20% over the next decade. William Xu, Director of the Board and President of Huawei's Institute of Strategic Research, recently said energy sustainability was a daunting challenge that faced all countries over the next decade. “Global energy consumption is growing at an annual rate of 1.7%. Currently 85% of energy comes from fossil fuels. Energy sustainability is a daunting challenge that faces all of us. By empowering a wide range of industries, ICT technology has the potential to reduce global carbon emissions by 20% over the next decade,” said Xu. He added that as many countries commit to carbon neu...
Chad President Idriss Déby  killed in battle, 2days after winning sixth term in general elections

Chad President Idriss Déby killed in battle, 2days after winning sixth term in general elections

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According to a confirmation from the national army of Chad read on national television, the newly re-elected President Idriss Déby has died of wounds he received while commanding his army in battles against rebels in the north. In a swift change of fate, after news had come in that Chad’s veteran president, Idriss Déby had won a sixth term, by 79.3%, in the latest provisional results in on Monday, an announcement broadcast on national television today has announced his death. According to the army spokesperson, Général Azem Bemrandoua Agouna, the military had been pushed back by a column of insurgents who were advancing on the capital, N’Djamena. Déby, was expected to give a victory speech after receiving the provisional results, but opted instead to visit Chadian soldiers on the...
Former Ugandan athlete medalist Inzikuru in tears, her house to be demolished.

Former Ugandan athlete medalist Inzikuru in tears, her house to be demolished.

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Dorcus Inzikuru Uganda’s medalist in athletics Dorcus Inzikuru is in tears after  Arua City physical planners ‘red’ marked her house to be demolished to create space for the new road in the area. Dorcus attained this house as a reward from the government following her heroic performances in the inaugural world title women’s 3000m steeplechase in 2005. She won gold at the competition after 9:18.24 and ended Uganda’s 33-year wait for an athletics world title. “I still have the letter but other documents are with the district municipal council,” tearful Inzikuru said. The long distance runner explained that the house is not on plan as per the municipal council and at the moment her neighbours need an access road which means her house has to be put down. “The new City replann...
Brutally tortured man tied with ropes dumped in Mukono town by unknown people

Brutally tortured man tied with ropes dumped in Mukono town by unknown people

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Mukono police are investigating a case under which a man identified as Fred Lukyamuzi, was brought and dumped at a car bond known as Wacity motors in Mukono town at night at 3 am, by unknown people. Lukyamuzi's situation is in bad shape, because he must have encountered acts of torture from his captors, as his fingers and knuckles are full of scars, also his head was cut with a sharp object.  Lukyamuzi is believed to be among hundreds of opposition national unit platform (NUP) supporters who were arrested during and after the January 14th elections. We tried to engage him, but the brutally tortured Lukyamuzi, could only say out his name and Kiteezi a village in Wakiso which seems to be his home area. Patrick Mubiru, the car bond proprietor and also NRM chairperson for gre...
Panga wielding people broke into the ancestral home of late Archbishop Lwanga.

Panga wielding people broke into the ancestral home of late Archbishop Lwanga.

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Nagalama police division in Mukono district has arrested a domestic worker at the ancestral home of the late Archbishop of Kampala Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga. Dominico Kakooza is suspected to have been in connection with the panga-wielding thugs who broke into one of the rooms at the late Lwanga's premises.   According to Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan deputy spokesperson, the incident took place on Friday, April 16, 2020, around 1 am. The territorial Police of Nagalama are investigating an incident of an aggravated robbery that occurred at around 1 am at the ancestral home of the Late Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga located at Kyabakadde village, Kyabakade Parish in Kyampisi Sub-county, Mukono District. According to one of the Kyabakadde home occupants,...
Tension as KCCA lays off 700 temporary workers

Tension as KCCA lays off 700 temporary workers

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Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) temporary workers are sweating plasma, after a directive from the Executive director, asking them to hand over their offices to pave way for the upcoming recruitment exercise by the Public Service Commission. This was communicated by Ms Dorothy Kisaka in her letter copied to the deputy ED, director internal audit and director administration and human resource, dated March 1, 2021 which was sent out to all affected workers at the end of last week. Ms Kisaka informed the affected temporary workers that they had been appointed on local contract by KCCA for a non-renewable period of three months with effect from March 1, 2021 up to May 31, 2021. "The affected workers shall be expected to prepare a handover report not later than May 10 2021, t...
Mukono Muslims cautioned on divisions as they received food relief in the holy month of Ramadan

Mukono Muslims cautioned on divisions as they received food relief in the holy month of Ramadan

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Thousands of Muslims in the villages of Nakaswa, Jumba, Nakibano, Ndese and many more in Mukono district, at least went back to their homes with a smile on their cheeks yesterday This comes after food distribution to the Muslim community in Mukono and Kayunga districts by "Direct aid Uganda" a Kuwait based NGO’s support to the Muslims during the holy month of Ramadhan. The food items that were given out include sugar, rice, maize flour and cooking oil. This is the second consecutive year as the fasting season has fallen at a time when the world is grappling with the COVID 19 pandemic which has disrupted the livelihoods of Muslims. This support is due to the long standing relationship that Al-Khamis has had with the Muslim community of Mukono for  several years. Sheikh. Menya...
NWSC has commenced a Water Treatment Plant System testing at Katosi.

NWSC has commenced a Water Treatment Plant System testing at Katosi.

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Uganda government through NWSC is at the final touches upon completion of a new water treatment plant in Katosi, Mukono district  The National water and sewerage corporation MD Dr. Silver Mugisha witnessed the testing of various water the treatment processes as work drew nearer to its completion. While inspecting the progress of work at the site, Silver commended Suez and Sogea Satom contractors for the tremendous work done. "I am very happy for the good work by the contractors  because water has started coming out from the lake to the treatment tanks." Said Mr. Mugisha Dr.silver mugish Despite challenges like covid 19, and some logistical issues in pipe supply, the contractors have managed to catch up with the designated time. The remaining work is to lay...
Judiciary introduces full time uniforms to its Court officials.

Judiciary introduces full time uniforms to its Court officials.

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In the bid to fight graft in Uganda's court's, all workers that includes Court clerks and support staff will start dressing in uniforms as part of the efforts by the judiciary to fight corruption.  The purple uniform was officially unveiled by the Permanent Secretary to the Judiciary, Pius Bigirimana at the judicial headquarters in Kampala. The purple uniform bears the name of the staff and their title embroiled in black colour on the right-hand side and the judiciary logo on the left-hand side.   While unveiling the uniforms, Bigirimana noted it is going to be easy to differentiate court staff from what he described as middlemen who have been pausing as judicial officers to defraud unsuspecting court users.    "The development is in line with...