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As it happened: Uganda Today - Monday January 14

By Joseph Kizza

Added 14th January 2019 07:48 AM

“The problem today is that people want to spend a short time inside church, yet after Mass, you see them standing outside - just chatting away," says Archbishop Lwanga.

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“The problem today is that people want to spend a short time inside church, yet after Mass, you see them standing outside - just chatting away," says Archbishop Lwanga.


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That's all from me here. Will be back tomorrow. There are plenty more stories to check out HERE






  'It's not over yet'

If you thought it was game over for KCCA FC in the CAF Confederation Cup, think again.

After his side shipped three goals in the first leg in Owando, coach Mike Mutebi is adamant that his team still has a fighting chance against Congo outfit AS Otoho.

"It is not over. AS Otoho were just effective in the final third and we were not," said the tactician, according to the club's website.

"We where never out played at all. The difference is they buried the chances they got and we did not.

"We did not come to Congo to play a containing game and we head into the second leg with plenty of lessons from this game. We shall have to be more effective in the final third and we will score goals at home."

KCCA will host Otoho this Sunday at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.





At Buganda Road Court





UPDF 4th division gets new commander

Col. Bonny Bamwiseki has been appointed as the new fourth division commander in northern Uganda, writes New Vision's Jackson Kitara.

His appointment follows transfers in the army announced by President Yoweri Museveni in December 2018. Col. Bamwiseki has moved from the first division headquarters to fourth division headquarters.

He has replaced Brig. Emmanuel Kanyesigye, who was transferred to Burundi for diplomatic duty as military attaché.

Bamwiseki is seated second from left in the picture





'Stop complaining about long church sermons'

Are you a (regular) churchgoer? Do you keep checking on your watch for when the service or Mass would come to an end? If you are, and you fret over the duration of sermons, here is a word for you from the Archbishop of Kampala, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.

“The problem today is that people want to spend a short time inside church, yet after Mass, you see them standing outside - just chatting away,” he said.

“My fellow Christians, we have to preach the word of God to you in full. Our dear Christians, bear with us.”

“God gave us six days in a week and left only one day for Himself for us to thank and praise Him. That’s the day we have to preach the word of God in full to you. When you start complaining of long preaching and time, really I can’t understand," said the prelate.





Driving financial literacy using comics

The Central Bank has unleashed a series of comic books to teach the public about its role and about financial literacy.

The four comic books are named 'Mani and the Moni Kids'.

Head over to THIS PAGE for details.





How a croc mauled a woman in Namayingo

When a deadly crocodile dragged a pregnant woman from the shores of Lake Victoria into the deeper waters and gobbled her up, despite reported efforts by locals, the episode reawakened fears among the people of Lolwe Islands in Namayingo district.

Locals say the reptiles have terrorized them - and it is the women who fetch water and children who bathe on the shores of the lake that are at high risk.

The latest victim, 35-year-old Ruth Nyanzira, had, like many others in the area, gone to fetch water from the fringes of the lake. She would never return.

Read the full story of this sad incident HERE.







'Look after your physical body'

He made the remarks at the annual corporate prayer at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole, during which over 1,300 new converts were baptised.

Read full story HERE






Dominic Ongwen

His trial resumes today in The Netherlands.






The confrontation was very physical.






Angry youths clash with Police

Earlier, a group of youths affiliated to the ruling NRM party returned to the streets to protest against the UK Parliament's decision to discuss Uganda's democracy.

This was the second time the group, donning yellow shirts, were taking to the streets.

But like was the case last week, they were blocked by Police personnel, with the confrontation getting physical and laced with verbal artillery.








Safe, effective and inexpensive





Parliament Week

On Monday, guests attended the ecumenical thanksgiving service to launch the Parliament Week at parliament. New Vision's photojournalist was there.










Victims of Ngariam

Earlier, the President met with families of the 38 people who were killed by Karimojong cattle rustlers in Ngariam in the early 2000s.

"These innocent people died while their elected leaders at the time were busy opposing the NRM's efforts to disarm the aggressors," said Museveni.





Apel 'a hero of our time' - Museveni

At the weekend, President Yoweri Museveni was in the eastern part of the country - more precisely Katakwi district.

There, he attended a memorial Mass for the late George William Apel, the father of former education minister Jessica Alupo.

He described Apel as "a hero of our time who went over and beyond in his call of duty, paying with his life in the end" and he was "glad that his daughter, Hon Jessica Alupo, has kept her father's legacy alive".






Oulanyah warms up

Time to throw off the parliamentary robes and slap on the sneakers, cap and gloves.


On Saturday, Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah flagged off the 3rd Parliamentary charity walk at Parliament's parking ground. The walk would raise funds for construction of a rehabilitation centre for persons living with albinism.






Harvest Money Expo around the corner

A month from today, all roads will be leading to Mandela National Stadium, Namboole for the biggest farming exhibition of the year.





Deadly Pakwach crash

The accident reportedly occurred at Got Malara, 2km from Panyimur landing site.         

Got Malara is perceived as a notorious black spot where many fatal accidents occur. 


Residents have also renamed it Uvuru Nubi, literally meaning “the remains of the Muslims” after scores of them perished in an accident at the same spot while returning from Eid celebrations in Panyimur.

Details HERE






17 killed in Pakwach road crash





 #MondayMotivation - Just do it!

Need I say more?





Hearing out people with albinism


The Parliament week kicked off Sunday with a fundraiser walk where sh42.8m was collected and given to Persons with Albinism (PWA). The money raised by MPs, Non-Government Organizations and Government Agencies will aid the construction of a rehabilitation and community center for PWA.

Read full story HERE






 News right at your finger tips






Test one, test two

By the way, Uganda loses about $550m (over sh2 trillion) in foreign exchange annually through the importation of cars.

Most of the cars imported are over 15 years old, which poses enormous challenges, including air pollution, high fuel consumption and frequent breakdowns, leading to high maintenance costs.





Test one, test two

There has been buzz around a slick car in the city.

Kiira Motors Corporation has taken its second version of the Kiira EVS motor vehicle for a road test - a crucial step in Uganda's ambitions to produce vehicles.


The Beast was taken out for a 10km road test on Sunday, fueling a buzz on social media.

The four-seater executive vehicle fitted with a 60-litre fuel tank with a two-engine capacity consumes a litre per 10km in town service and 10 litres per 16km on the highway. It has a five-speed automatic transmission and an exquisite beige interior trim.

Did you check it out?







What next?

Mike Mutebi will have to conjure up a magical performance when his side host AS Otoho this weekend.

What could be cooking inside the tactician's mind right now?

Good enough, his side have enough firepower to hit balls into the back of their opponents' nets.






'We will keep the fight alive'

KCCA FC will also have a tricky second leg. One positive thing about this coming clash is that they will be home.

Fail to score at least four goals and you are out.

AS Otoho will be coming to Kampala oozing the sort of confidence and belief that three goals would inject in any team.





Tough trip for the Venoms

In truth, Vipers did not do any favours for themselves when they failed to at least score against Sfaxien. It will definitely be a tough away return leg for the Ugandan league holders, who are eyeing a group stage place.

Good preparation will be key, and their Kenyan tactician, who replaced Mexican Javier Martinez Espinoza a little over two weeks ago, knows they have enough time to set themselves.

"We are going into the return leg with optimism and belief. I believe we have enough time between then and now to make sure we address the areas we did not perform well and hope to progress to the next stage," he said after Saturday's game.





'We need to be more efficient'

After their frustrating first leg draw with CS Sfaxien, Vipers SC caretaker head coach Michael Ouma remains hopeful.






  Tough weekend for Ugandan teams on continent

If you are into sports and are just catching up with what happened at the weekend, it's not cute news for Ugandan teams taking part in the 2018-19 CAF Confederation Cup.

First, defending league champions Vipers SC suffered a huge blow when they were held to a goalless draw by Tunisian side CS Sfaxien at St. Mary's Stadium, Kitende.

The following day, on Sunday, 12-time league champions KCCA FC were humbled in Congo Brazzaville by AS Otoho to set them up for a difficult return leg later this week.


Read more:

Vipers 0 Sfaxien 0

Otoho 3 KCCA 0






  Get involved

A new week usually comes with new ideas, fresh thoughts and re-energized spirits. Feeling motivated today? Had some dollop of inspiration from the weekend?

Feel free to share what is going on in your world. Use the hashtag #UgandaToday and I will be sure to share some of your interesting stuff right here on this page.





PLE results out this week






PLE results out this week

Education minister Janet Kataaha Museveni will release the Primary Leaving Examinations results on Thursday morning.

The ministry's publicist, Patrick Muinda, has confirmed that the minister will be briefed on Wednesday by officials from Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB).

The state minister for higher education, Dr. John Chrysostom Muyingo has also confirmed the release plan, which will be done from the Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala.

You may want to note that attendance will only be for the media and invited individuals.






It is confirmed

The results of the 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) will be released on Thursday this week.






What the papers are saying

OK now if you are keen on infrastructure, here's the part of today's New Vision that you will interest you the most.

I wouldn't miss it if I were you.






What the papers are saying

In your Health & Beauty pullout this week, we are keeping in mind the recent outbreak of cholera in the city. And it all starts with us - in our homes.

Hygiene begins with you.





What the papers are saying

Today's New Vision leads with a story on a raft of changes in the Police Force.

One reform that has caught the attention of many is the dropping of Emilian Kayima as the Police spokesperson, with Fred Enanga bouncing back into the position.






A warm welcome

I hope that this day finds you well. Welcome to this live page, where I shall attempt to update you with what is happening around the country - and a bit from beyond the borders.

Stick with me.





Good morning

Hello everyone, a new day is upon us. We are exactly two weeks into 2019 and the start of a fresh week it is.

Not the best time to be grumpy and lazy to slip out of your beds.

Let's do this!





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