Ddumba met his death at the hands of machete-wielding men who raided his home in Kakoma-Kyanjovu village, Lwengo sub-county on August 4, 2021. His relatives say that the deceased’s family has never received the Shillings 10million condolence, which President Museveni gave to each of the 26 affected families.
The area was one of those where President Yoweri Museveni enjoyed mass support over the years, having hosted his liberation struggle between 1981 and 1986. To the NRM, Luwero was a haven, one that the party has always been proud of. Museveni scored 79.2 per cent of the votes in the area in 2006, while Kizza Besigye got 17.2 per cent.
Speaking in Mityana district on where he had gone to attend a ground-breaking ceremony for the reconstruction works of Mityana-Mubende road and upgrading of Mityana town roads, Museveni called upon Ugandans to go out and vote for whoever they want to vote for without fear.
The president who is seeking another term of office in the 2021 general elections made a pledge of donating heifers to the women leaders in Rukungiri district while campaigning in the 2016 general elections. However, the pledge was not fulfilled until today when the heifers were delivered to the beneficiaries by the coordinators of OWC
Dr Patrick Odong Olwedo, the Amuru District Health Officer says the tests were in line with the directive given from the health ministry that all leaders in the district be tested before they can be allowed to interact with the president and his team.
Nickson Niwagaba, the Sembabule Resident District Commissioner confirms that he has been directed by State House to pass on the summons to leaders for a meeting scheduled for Thursday. Those summoned for the meeting include Shartsi Musherure Kuteesa and Godfrey Aine Kaguta a.k.a Sodo, who are both contesting for Mawogola North constituency.
Museveni said the biggest challenge in the next five-year term is to fight the coronavirus that has put the whole world on tenterhooks. He called on Ugandans to borrow a leaf from him in-case they get any symptoms of the coronavirus to call the doctors from the government health facilities other than going to clinics.
Speaking at Nakasero State Lodge on Tuesday night, Museveni said the salons and arcades that have been given green light to reopen, must follow the Standard Operating Procedures [SOPs] among them not selling in corridors, steps or verandahs, having temperature guns, enforcing social distancing and hand washing.
Speaking at State House Entebbe on Friday to mark the World Population day, Museveni urged all leaders to strengthen community mobilization using local radio stations to educate the masses about these dangerous but preventable diseases.
Denmark is supporting local farmers with cheap loans through their ABI Trust Bank at a 10 per cent interest rate according to Agriculture Minister Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja. Danish Ambassador to Uganda, Nicolaij Petersen said that they have so far invested USD 15 million in the agricultural sector to be borrowed by farmers through the ABI Trust Bank at a low-interest rate.
President Yoweri Museveni has called upon African scientists to learn how to take care of themselves by developing their own drugs saying Europeans have neglected diseases affecting Africans since such diseases like Malaria are no longer prevalent in their countries.
Speaking today at Nakasero, State Lodge, President Yoweri Museveni said that when he allowed candidates in Primary Seven, Senior Four, Senior Six and finalists in tertiary institutions to resume school, there had been no proper assessment of the risk that the reopening posed.
The businesses so far allowed to open are hardware shops, mechanic workshops and garages, metal and wood workshops, insurance companies, 30 lawyers to handle urgent matters, restaurants [but only allowed to do takeaways] and warehouses.
“I heard that also there was some games of some suppliers trying to hoard so that the price goes up. I don’t like selfish people, if I hear there is no enough maize and beans in the market, then I will import. Too bad for you because you are crooks, you want to take advantage of the people. Sorry we are going to import and those things of yours will rot in your stores,” Museveni said.
If President Museveni was not a politician, probably he would have been a comedian. And like he’s giving opponents run for their money in politics, probably Mariach, Pablo, Mendo, Salvador among other comedians would be struggling to catch up with the man from Rwakitura.
“This year’s observance of Easter comes at a time when the world faces the COVID-19 challenge. I am aware that people are not going to celebrate Easter in the usual way. This has been occasioned by this pandemic. I wish to thank all Ugandans for responding well and listening to the guidelines which we enumerated,” he said in a letter to Ugandans on Saturday.