Museveni who has just started the sixth term as the President of Uganda is expected to appoint his new Cabinet soon, for vetting by the Appointments Committee. Before the January 2021 general election, Museveni’s cabinet had a total of 79 Ministers, out of which 29 where Ministers while 50 were State Ministers.
The lower primary classes were scheduled to return today, just a week after the return of the senior two class, the last group in the secondary category to return to school. The Senior One class returned in April and was yet to complete the school term. However, according to the President, the schools need to close for at least 42-days, effective today.
The EACOP project players that include Total East Africa, Petroleum Authority of Uganda-PAU, New Plan among other contractors are currently engaging communities affected by the pipeline route, on its progress as well as simplifying the Resettlement Action Plan recently approved by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.
Hamphrence Nambiro, the administrator Masafu General hospital, says that they have observed the worst situation because they are registering between 4 to 5 positive Covid-19 cases each day at the health facility.
The office of the Speaker has been occupied for the past 10-years by the former Speaker Rebecca Kadaga. However, she lost the seat to her former deputy and Omoro County MP Jacob Oulanyah in a vote held at the beginning of the eleventh parliament last month.
Fares by Link Bus Co to medium destinations like Hoima, Masindi and Mubende doubled to Ushs 40,000, while tickets to Fort Portal and Kasese went up to Ushs 70,000 respectively, according to price lists displayed at their offices.
Alex Muhwezi, the Manager Global Bus Kampala Terminal says they had to drive empty buses from upcountry to Kampala to pick up people, hence the increment in fares.
Solomon Osakan, the Refugee Desk Officer for West Nile told URN that 13 refugees tested positive for the deadly disease in two lots that arrived mid last week and are currently in an isolation uni. He adds that they have resolved to close all the porous border points as a measure to curb a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Alima Komuhangi says middle men only come and tell them that the prices have gone down without giving them any explanation. The farmer who also buys fresh cocoa from other farmers for resale asks the government to intervene and stabilize the prices.
But according to Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the final year students had already started their final examinations by the time of the presidential declaration and are expected to return home immediately after their last paper. Examinations at Makerere University for final year students have been running since May 24, 202.
Bwiire said Magogo was the only candidate that returned the nomination forms with all the requirements as per the FUFA Electoral code of 2012, therefore he is the only duly nominated candidate for the position of FUFA President.
Ssennyonjo said locking is not a one-size-fits-all solution for the pandemic. He says for instance, that even as there have been huge numbers of positives being announced lately, over 90 per cent of these have been coming from the Kampala metropolitan area yet no specific measures or concerted efforts have been focused on these high infection areas to study the trend the virus is taking.
“We haven’t arrested any suspect, but we simply identified few persons of interest to give us more information based on their knowledge about this incident, and we recorded their statement, and we don’t consider them as suspects, so the speculations should stop. Said Enanga.
Now, Archbishop Kaziimba says that with the new directive, the Church of Uganda is to continue with televised Services for people to worship from their homes every Sunday. “We have done this before, and we can do this again. In fact, I believe we can do it even better than the first time,” he added.
Shenah Nkinzi, a student from Bishop Secondary School, says that their parents had just returned them to school and used all the money, saying that they are struggling to find means of picking them from school.
As early as 7;00 a.m. parents had started arriving at different schools. However, they were all worried about the abrupt closure of schools by the government with the majority expressing concerns over school fees that they have just paid.
The angry residents had attempted to lynch him on allegations that he had made it a habit to routinely batter his wife and children on a daily basis.However, police officers dispersed the crowd and arrested him.