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Ahmed Wetaka

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Ahmed Wetaka is a URN editor. Wetaka is also the editor-in-charge of Up Country bureaus. All bureau chiefs out of Kampala answer to Wetaka. Wetaka has been a URN staff member since 2007.

Wetaka started his career as Mbale Daily Monitor freelance writer. He was also the Open Gate FM reporter, anchor, talk show host and news editor from 2000.

Wetaka is a keen follower of public affairs developments, politics and religion. In 2014, Wetaka managed to fulfill an important Muslim rite of Haj to Mecca.

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11:16
11:16

Masaka Killings: Mpuuga Calls for Professionalism from Security 1 Top story

In a brief statement from his office issued this morning, Mpuuga, says there is a need for Government security agencies, especially in Greater Masaka to work hard to win back the confidence of the community given their immediate checkered past, which included killings, illegal detentions and extortions.
09:02
09:02

Sheikh Mubaje, Kamulegeya Sign Peace Communique 2 Top story

The communique outlines seven areas key among, which is that all Muslims of Uganda have agreed to unite under Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC as their umbrella body. It also provides for the resolution of the UMSC executive and joint sessions to create the offices of deputies at all levels of UMSC structures and sharing of the positions by all Muslim leaders.
09:15
09:15

First Batch of Afghan Evacuees Arrive in Uganda 1 Top story

The evacuees who included women, men and children underwent the necessary security screening as well as the mandatory COVID-19 testing and the required quarantine procedures” reads the unsigned statement issued by the Ministry this morning.
16:59
16:59

IRCU to Meet MOH Over Continued Closure of Worship Houses 2 Top story

Sheikh Mubaje says they want Ministry of Health to explain the logic of additional days pf the lock down placed on the places of worship. He explained that as religious leaders they have been receiving endless queries from their followers why houses of worship are still closed.
12:43
12:43

Museveni Declares Friday Public Holiday to Pray for COVID-19 2 Top story

“Members of the public have been asked to attend prayers from their homes through radios, TVs and social media channels that will relay the prayers live,” the statement reads. This comes a week after President Museveni imposed a nationwide lockdown for 42 days as part of the COVID-19 containment measures.
22:08
22:08

Museveni Names Vice President, Ministers 1 Top story

I hereby inform the country that By virtue of the Authority given to the President of Uganda by Articles: 108(2), 108A(1), 113(1) and 114(1) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby appoint H.E. the Vice President, Rt. Hon. Prime Minister, Honourable Cabinet Ministers and other Ministers as indicated below:
14:45
14:45

Police Arrest Men Dressed In Gomesi from Wedding Party 2

In a short statement, Charles Twine, the Spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Directorate, says that the suspects were picked from a “wedding party of a gay couple” in Nansana Municipality in Wakiso district.