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Mwenge South Begins Masaza Title Defense with Thrilling Victory Against

Mwenge South Begins Masaza Title Defense with Thrilling Victory Against

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The Tooro Kingdom MTN Amasaza Cup 2024 kicked off with a bang as defending champions Mwenge South edged out Burahya in a thrilling opening match held on Sunday afternoon at the Katoosa playground in Kyenjojo district. The well-attended game saw Burahya take an early lead in the first half, setting the stage for an intense battle. However, Mwenge South responded with determination, and Shafiq Mwesige's equalizer ensured the teams went into the halftime break level at 1-1. The second half was a display of tactical prowess and grit from both sides, but it was Mwenge South who eventually found the breakthrough. In the 84th minute, Razak Musinguzi netted the decisive goal, securing a 2-1 victory for the hosts and sending the home fans into a frenzy. Burahya County team manager Murungi Musob...
FORTEBET GIFTS THRILL MASAKA, KAYABWE, BUWAMA, LUKAYA PUNTERS

FORTEBET GIFTS THRILL MASAKA, KAYABWE, BUWAMA, LUKAYA PUNTERS

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Residents of Masaka, Nyendo, Kayabwe, Lukaya and Buwama were treated to an exciting weekend after unexpectedly getting lots of gifts from ForteBet. All the punters that were found at the branches never walked away alone! They received at least a gift, which included phones, wrist bands, pens, caps, T-shirts and team jerseys for their favorite European clubs. The gifts were given out inside the branches by ForteBet’s media manager, John Nanyumba and brand ambassador, Alex Muhangi. “We have visited you before and ginen 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 the number one betting company in Uganda,” Muhangi said shortly before the gifts handover at Lukaya branch. In addition,...
Minister Among visits Bunyoro kitara kingdon ahead of their ”EMPANGO”

Minister Among visits Bunyoro kitara kingdon ahead of their ”EMPANGO”

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The Prime Minister of Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom Owek. Andrew Byakutaga Ateenyi has this afternoon hosted the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Hon. Betty Amongi. The Minister appreciated BKK for its role in mobilising people to embrace development programs and preserving culture. The Prime Minister briefed the Minister about Kingdom programs and the preparations to commemorate the 30th coronation anniversary of His Royal Majesty Dr Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I, the Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara. The main celebrations will be held on 11th June 2024 at BKK Parliament Gardens. Before the main celebrations, there will be Omugo health camp in Kakumiro district on 24th-25th May, Empango Marathon on 8th June at BKK Parliament Gardens where proceeds of the run will equip Kakumiro health ce...
NARO-KOPIA Cooperation Enhances Agricultural Productivity

NARO-KOPIA Cooperation Enhances Agricultural Productivity

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The Director General, National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), Dr. Yona Baguma has commended the organisation’s collaboration withthe Korea Partnership for Innovation of Agriculture (KOPIA) for driving Uganda agricultural sector towards transformational growth Speaking at a high-level policy workshop celebrating the 15th anniversary of KOPIA in Seoul, South Korea on Monday, April 23, 2024 Dr. Baguma noted that the collaboration was driving sustainable growth, improving livelihoods, and fostering economic development across the country. He cited the impressive results among citrus farmers in Teso sub region who have experienced a substantial increase in both yield and income over the past few years following the implementation of the Citrus Model Village. “Farmers annual yield in...
Government should gazette Nakivubo stadium as a tourism site.

Government should gazette Nakivubo stadium as a tourism site.

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Following its renovation to meet modern standards by Ugandan businessman Al-Hajji Hamis Kiggundu, Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium has started to garner attention not just within Africa, but also across the world. Even before its completion, the stadium has become a popular attraction, drawing in hundreds of visitors daily who are eager to witness how a Ugandan investor transformed a dilapidated stadium located in a previously crime-ridden area into an internationally recognized venue equipped with modern facilities. Internationally, sports have proven to be a significant source of revenue, contributing to the growth and development of countries that have invested in this sector. With that in mind, Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium has the potential to not only elevate Uganda’s image but also ser...
Police launches manhunt for killing of Crested Cranes.

Police launches manhunt for killing of Crested Cranes.

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In a tragic incident that has sparked outrage among wildlife conservationists, eleven grey-crested cranes, the national symbol of Uganda, have been found dead in Lwengo District. These majestic birds, along with other waterfowl, fell victim to a poisoning method believed to involve rice grains as bait. Their lifeless bodies were discovered with twisted necks and folded wings, confirming the cause of death as poisoning. The authorities, determined to bring the perpetrators to justice, have initiated a rigorous investigation and are working closely with the local community to apprehend those responsible. The grey-crested crane holds immense significance for Uganda, being one of the country’s endangered bird species and a symbol of national pride. However, the population of these magnificent ...
Uganda Airlines to fly pilgrimages to Mecca in 40 years.

Uganda Airlines to fly pilgrimages to Mecca in 40 years.

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The new Uganda Airlines will make its inaugural flight for the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest Muslim city in Saudi Arabia. In a statement issued on Thursday, Uganda Airlines describes the flight as a significant milestone for the national carrier after 40 years and an important moment for pilgrims as they embark on the holy journey hiatus. Uganda Airlines plans to transport 500 Muslim pilgrims from different parts of Uganda aboard the Airbus A330. The first flight will depart from Entebbe and arrive in Jeddah, a key Saudi Arabian port city on the Red Sea, the gateway for pilgrimages to Mecca and Medina. Hajj, which is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, involves the greater Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. It takes place in the last month of the Islamic year, and it is considered ...
MTN hands over a 3-classroom block at Frontiers PEAS High School in Isingiro District

MTN hands over a 3-classroom block at Frontiers PEAS High School in Isingiro District

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MTN Uganda has handed over a new fully equipped three-classroom block at Frontiers PEAS High School in Isingiro District to boost the students' learning environment. The project worth Shs202 million was funded by MTN Foundation, and implemented through Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS), a non-government organisation dedicated to improving access to quality education across the country. Bryan Mbasa, the Senior Manager at MTN Foundation said the new classroom block - equipped with desks and a water tank - will create space for at least 180 learners. “We at MTN believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality education, and this can only be achieved with adequate infrastructural facilities,” he said. He said the new classroom block will enable Frontiers PEAS High School to...
UWA gives hope to visitors- Uganda’s national parks will hit a record high this year.

UWA gives hope to visitors- Uganda’s national parks will hit a record high this year.

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Uganda Wildlife Authority has said it is optimistic the number of visitors to Uganda’s national parks will hit a record high this year. “As Uganda Wildlife Authority received 367,869 visitors between January and December 2022. Before Covid happened, 320,000 visitors is what we had as the highest number of visitors coming to our protected areas and this was in 2019 but we surpassed this last year,” said Dorcus Rukundo Twesigomwe, the Business Development Manager at Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). “367,869 has been the biggest number we have ever registered in the history of Uganda Wildlife Authority.” She was speaking during a media breakfast at Skyz Hotel in Kampala. Uganda has 10 national parks, 12 wildlife reserves, 13 sanctuaries and 05 community wildlife areas, all of which are under ...
Elephants took over 15 villages in Mitooma district.

Elephants took over 15 villages in Mitooma district.

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More than 1,000 residents in Kiyanga and Rwaburunga Sub Counties, Mitooma District are counting losses after elephants invaded their homes and destroyed gardens. The most affected villages include Kaburara, Rutobo, and Kakiiba Bukiro 1 and 2 among others. The elephants have destroyed banana and sugarcane plantations, jack fruit, and pineapples among other crops besides attacking people. Ignatius Turyamuhaki, the Chairperson LC I Ruzonga Cell says that they derive their livelihood from farming, but the invasion has left them without food to feed their families. Bosco Mucunguzi, one of the affected farmers says they are lacking what to feed their children and are also failing to raise school fees noting that the number of school dropouts in the area is increasing because children have resort...