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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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13:33
13:33

Uganda Gets First National Defense College 3

In his remarks, Maj Gen Francis Okello noted that the plans to establish National Defence College started in 2013, which led to the establishment of up to four Task Forces to oversee the task of establishing the project.
18:18
18:18

UPDF Protests US Sanctions Against Major. Gen. Abel Kandiho 1

In her brief statement issued on Tuesday, the Defense Ministry Spokesperson, Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso says that they are disappointed that the US could take such a decision without due process.
13:14
13:14

UPDF, FARDC Conduct Civil Military Sensitisation 4 Top story

The air force and artillery power of the UPDF following the launch of the operation had a lot of devastating effects on the camps of the Islamic State-linked Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), according to a press statement from the army.
23:17
23:17

Verbatim: Museveni's Statement on Kampala Bombings 4 Top story

Apart from hunting the terrorists, the country strategy of vigilance (alertness), is helping to minimize damage. The suicide bombers at both CPS and IGG office were forced to detonate their bombs at the check point of Police outside and also outside of the IGG office.
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.