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As it happened: Uganda Today - Tuesday January 22

By Joseph Kizza

Added 22nd January 2019 08:53 AM

President Museveni flew to Switzerland to join other leaders at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos, with key discussions to focus on how to make globalization work for everyone.

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President Museveni flew to Switzerland to join other leaders at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos, with key discussions to focus on how to make globalization work for everyone.

ROLLING NEWS THROUGHOUT THE DAY

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3:30pm

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  That's all for today here


Meet up again tomorrow.

 

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3:20pm

KCCA update on road works

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) say they are in advanced stages of starting works for Kulambiro, Lukuli and Kabuusu-Bunamwaya-Lweza roads with funding from the World Bank.

"The procurement process took a little longer than projected given that we would like to recruit competent firms that will deliver the subprojects within the stipulated time and cost," the authority said in a Tuesday press release.

The timeline

• December 2018 – February 2019: Road design review by the Supervising Consultant.                             
• January 2019 – Clearance of best evaluated bidder by the World Bank
• February - Publishing of the best evaluated bidder
• Mid-March 2019 – Review and Approval of Contract by Solicitor General
• End of March 2019 - Signing of the Contract
• April – May 2019: Mobilization of Contractor to site; deploys equipment, road
construction starts.
• April 2019 - September 2020: Construction and completion of road
construction.  

 

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2:15pm

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  UGANDA CUP: KCCA turn focus back home


After an unsuccessful campaign in this season's CAF Confederation Cup, KCCA FC have not had a lot of time to settle back in, as they come up against Tooro United in the Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 32 today.

After being knocked out by Congo Brazzaville side AS Otoho on Sunday, the Ugandan premier league table toppers will now ensure that they don't see the door prematurely against a premier league side in the local cup.

In today's other games, Kireka Utd will host Wakiso United while Kiboga Young will face St Mary’s FC for a place in the last-16.

 

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2:10pm

Let's get sporty

OK, back here.

How about some sports news, huh?

 

 

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1:20pm

  Lunch break


Off to grab something to eat. Will be back shortly.

Bon appetit!

 

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1:15pm

'Sleepless nights' for minister

Finance minister Matia Kasaija is apparently sleeping for four hours over youth unemployment.

 

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12:53pm

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  WATCH: Around Uganda


 

 

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12:40pm

Davos 2019: Museveni flies to Switzerland

The 2019 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is starting today and will run until Friday.

President Museveni will be in the midst of presidents and business leaders from across the world for the event.

Read more here πŸ‘‰ Has Davos made the world better?

 

 

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12:25pm

President Museveni off to Davos

The Ugandan leader has departed the country for the Swiss city of Davos to join other leaders at the World Economic Forum.

"The key discussions will focus on how to make globalization work for everyone, not just a few individuals," Museveni tweeted Tuesday.

 

 

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12:17pm

Beware of mercury

Even in small amounts, exposure may cause serious health problems.

 

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11:50am

'Parliament to have passed 20 bills by May - Kadaga

The Speaker of Uganda's parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has said the House expects to have passed 20 bills by May this year. She said some bills need enough time for consultations yet they are tabled late.

For instance, the bill on electoral reforms is behind schedule.

Kadaga, while speaking on a local radio talk show on Monday, said that by the end of last year, Parliament had held 52 sittings, enacted 13 bills, passed 29 resolutions, considered 16 committee reports and received 37 ministerial statements.

She also touched on other issues, including the girl child and labour exportation.

According to the Speaker, one way to keep the girl child in school is the build more schools so that girls do not walk long distances. She added that young people need a wide range of support, including skills, so that they can take care of the basic needs.

And on the torture of Ugandans working in foreign nations, Kadaga pointed out that they have been asking government to set a mininum salary, hours of work and other terms for Ugandans working abroad - but that since the 8th Parliament, "we have been dodged".

 

 

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11:15am

'Two killed' in Nakirebe-Masaka Road accident

The mangled commuter taxi involved in the deadly crash, whose details have yet to be established.

 

 

 

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11:00am

 

'Two killed' in Nakirebe-Masaka Road accident

There are reports of coming through of an accident involving a truck and four commuter taxis along the Nakirebe-Masaka Road.

Two people have reportedly been killed and 30 others injured, according to a Bukedde reporter at the scene.

 

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10:50am

Two foreigners with 'ill motives' deported

The Police say they have deported two foreigners - a French national and Rwandan national - after they were found to be working with a "leading mobile telecom company" in acts which posed a threat to national security.

In a press release Tuesday, signed off by deputy Police spokesperson Polly Namaye, Police say the deportation of Olivier Prentout and Annie Tabura has "enabled us disrupt their intended plans of compromising our national security".

"We urge members of the public to remain alert and continue helping the Police and its sister agencies by reporting any suspicious activity."

 

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10:45am

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10:40am

  YOUR SAY: Makerere VC threatens to sack striking staff


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Eng Nythan Makerere:
Like many other gov't institutions had/has been invaded by impunity syndrome. For long ,pipo have been acting the way they feel like; not used to reprimand,control etc. I don't think Nawangwe has personal issues with those lecturers; don't think he is such unreasonable;don't think he is such an incompetent manager. He is trying to uproot old habits. Old habits die hard.

Nangumya Ezra K Rigambagye: It's high time they separated politics from education, there is no one who's bigger than makerere, respect the law or be fired.. Period!!!!!!

Ivan Baguma: Leaders who rule by fear are cowards. This shows that the VC is insecure so he has to scare his subjects for him to be feared. Mr. VC be a man and solve problems affecting the university instead of scaring people that you will sack them. It doesn't help.

Otim Sam: Makerere should also try to adopt Kyambogo University way of doing things, how did they solve their issues?

 

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10:20am

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  WATCH: Nsimba dam and electricity generation


 

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10:00am

   Mental health - Uganda's resources


The UN health agency WHO has published more than 150 country profiles of mental health resources available at national level.

Check out what resources are available in Uganda πŸ‘‰ HERE.

 

 

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9:45am

< 2% of budget on mental health

The World Health Organisation is reporting that one in 10 people is estimated to need access to mental healthcare at any one time.

But on average, nations spend under 2% of their health budgets on mental health.

 

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9:30am

  Museveni issues directive on sports betting


President Yoweri Museveni has ordered authorities to stop issuing and renewing licences to betting firms in a bid to crack down on gambling, the finance minister said Monday.

"The directive was received on the matter and it is going to be implemented," minister David Bahati told AFP.

Bahati said Museveni had ordered that "from now onwards, no new companies are going to be licensed.  Those which are already registered, no renewal of licences when they expire."

 

Gambling, especially in sport, has become a phenomenon across East Africa, driven by the ubiquity of satellite and digital television, with smartphones that enable online and app-based gambling.

In just a few years, betting shops have emerged widely in cities, towns and villages across Uganda.

(Check full story here)

 

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9:22am

  What the papers are saying



The back pages . . .

(Get Tuesday's #EPAPER here πŸ‘‰http://bit.ly/vgepaper)

 

 

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9:17am

  What the papers are saying



Your free copy of the Schools Guide is in today's edition.

(Get Tuesday's #EPAPER here πŸ‘‰http://bit.ly/vgepaper)

 

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9:15am

  What the papers are saying



In OIL & GAS JOURNAL, experts urge government to expedite oil decisions - plus much more.

(Get Tuesday's #EPAPER here πŸ‘‰http://bit.ly/vgepaper)

 

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9:12am

  What the papers are saying



Sticky affairs at Makerere Universtity.

(Get Tuesday's #EPAPER here πŸ‘‰http://bit.ly/vgepaper)

 

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9:10am

  What the papers are saying



Today's New Vision leads with a story on cancer.

(Get Tuesday's #EPAPER here πŸ‘‰http://bit.ly/vgepaper)

 

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9:07am

Today's quote

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities. - James Allen

 

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9:05am

Good morning

Hello, welcome once again.

Hoping you woke up well today - and are alive n' kickin'!

 

 

 

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