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As it happened: Uganda Today - Wednesday January 30

By Joseph Kizza

Added 30th January 2019 07:55 AM

At State House, President Museveni hosts a team from the Commonwealth Development Corporation and in Parliament, the Religious Organizations Bill is discussed. Plus a lot more.

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At State House, President Museveni hosts a team from the Commonwealth Development Corporation and in Parliament, the Religious Organizations Bill is discussed. Plus a lot more.

ROLLING NEWS THROUGHOUT THE DAY

Presented by Joseph Kizza

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5:50pm

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  Good evening!


For today, I shall rest my fingers at this point. Let's meet again tomorrow.

Oh, by the way . . .

Remember the big one: the 2018 UCE results will be released on Thursday - will bring you updates from the Statistics House Conference Hall.

 

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5:46pm

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  FULL TIME: Mbarara City 0  KCCA FC 0


It ends all square in Mbarara.

KCCA go six points clear at the summit. Mbarara City remain in third on 29 points.

 

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5:12pm

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  GOAL: BUL leading against Maroons


In the other game, hosts BUL FC are ahead, thanks to a 40th-minute strike by Farouk Banga.

 

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4:50pm

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  Still tight - so far


By the end of the first 45 minutes at Kakyeka Stadium, neither team had found a breakthrough.

Can the coming 45 minutes produce a goal - or goals? Or even a winner?

 

 

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4:40pm

RAS TOON

A meeting between Makerere University management and the striking lecturers ended in a statemate on Friday.

 

 

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4:30pm

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  BUL v Maroons underway


KICKOFF!

Today's second game of the Uganda Premier League is out of the blocks.

It is still 0-0 in the earlier game between Mbarara City and KCCA FC as half time approaches.

 

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4:20pm

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  WATCH: Pearl of Africa  - Up and about in Kampala


 

 

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4:10pm

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  WATCH: Uganda's best teachers enjoy Ireland trip


 

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4:01pm

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  'A battle for the cities'


The ball gets rolling at Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara as hosts Mbarara City battle it out with table toppers KCCA FC.

The BUL v Maroons game will kick off at 4:30pm.

 

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3:40pm

Do you know your child's HIV status?

Here is an important message for all Ugandans . . .

Children can get HIV from their parents during pregnancy, delivery or breastfeeding.

 

 

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3:30pm

Regulating religious bodies

Meanwhile, during plenary at Parliament, Manjiya County MP John-Baptist Nambeshe says the proposed Religious Organizations Bill does not contradict with constitutional provisions on freedom of worship.

The legislator had sought leave of Parliament to introduce the private member's bill. The legislation seeks to provide a legal framework for registration, regulation and management of religious organisations.

On his part, MP Gaster Mugoya Kyawa (Bukooli) says the proposed bill will help to regulate "fake" religious leaders.

 

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3:20pm

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  CHAN 2020: Draw underway


Happening now in the Egyptian capital Cairo.

 

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3:00pm

Plenary back in session

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has tasked the Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, with explaining steps being taken to address the conflicts over Apaa land, contested for by communities from Acholi and Madi.

This was after legislators from Acholi raised the matter.

 

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2:40pm

Museveni meets CDC delegation

President Yoweri Museveni has met with a visiting delegation from the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) Investment Works at State House Entebbe.

The group was led by the chief executive, Nick O’Donohoe, according to State House, and accompanied by Peter West, the British High Commissioner to Uganda.

CDC is the UK's development finance institution that supports the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia.

 

During their meeting, Museveni said his government is keen on developing the infrastructure in Uganda, especially electricity supply.

“We are interested in infrastructure development especially the expansion of electricity distribution. The Government has the policy of private sector-led growth. We must have low cost of doing business," he said.

"Since we have got no railway service, it has led to high transport cost. We look forward to the fund (CDC) enabling us to address these challenges."

 

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2:22pm

Opposition's new private member's bill

Earlier today, members of the Opposition say they are readying a private member's bill that seeks to include presidential aspirants who get 10% of the vote, among Ex-official Members of Parliament.

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The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Betty Aol Ocan, told a press conference the proposed bill will be named The Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019.

She said the piece of legislation also "seeks to entrench presidential term limits, introduce federal governments and constitute an independent electoral commission".

The Bill also proposes a cabinet comprised of no more than 21 members. 

 

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2:15pm

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  DR Congo soldiers killed by Ebola


Two soldiers in eastern DR Congo have died after catching Ebola in an outbreak that has killed hundreds in the region, army and health sources said on Tuesday.

"Two of our soldiers have died from the Ebola virus in Beni. Three others are under observation," army spokesperson Major Mak Hazukay told AFP.

"All measures have been taken to stop the troops from being contaminated," he added.

(Read details here)

 

 

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1:47pm

What Parliament will discuss today

The House will be back in session this afternoon - in fact, in less than 15 minutes from now. There are a number of items on today's order paper.

One of them will be a report of the Uganda Parliamentary delegation to the International Conference of the Inter Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodox in Beirut, Lebanon in April last year.

Also, Kasese Municipality MP Centenary Franco Robert will push Government to streamline the removal and reintegration of children in street situation.

MP Patrick Nsamba Oshabe (Kassanda County North) will submit a motion urging Government to streamline service fees at morturies in public hospitals.

 

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1:39pm

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  CHAN 2020: Draw for qualifiers stage this afternoon


The organisation commitee of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) is meeting right now in the Egyptian capital Cairo ahead of the draw for the CHAN 2020 qualifiers.

CAF president Ahmad Ahmad is being represented by general secretary Essadik Alaoui as chair of the meeting.

 

 

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1:30pm

Lunch?

Hope you had (are having) some good lunch (break).

 

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12:47pm

Gender-based violence: Reinforcement coming

 

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12:43pm

Gender-based violence:  'We are happy in the fight'

 

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12:27pm

The picture of extreme poverty is changing

So says World Bank Africa.

And to make poverty history, the bank says we cannot rely only on historical ways to measure poverty. 

"To strive for a world in which all regions, countries, households, and people experience the benefits of poverty reduction, we need to piece together the poverty puzzle to understand its full impacts."

 

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12:15pm

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  WATCH: Around East Africa


A summary of what's happening around the region.

 

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11:56am

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  Makerere's call for applications

 

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11:34am

Gender-based violence fight: Building capacity

On his part, gender ministry's permanent secretary Pius Birigimana says the programme will focus on building capacity of the local governments in terms of funding the fight against gender-based violence.

 

 

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11:28am

Gender-based violence: Need for new tactics

Per Lindgarde, the Swedish ambassador to Uganda, says there is need to find new ways of responding to gender-based violence. He underlines that despite ongoing efforts, violence is still happening.

 

 

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11:23am

Fighting gender-based violence

New Vision's Betty Amamukirori at Hotel Africana:


UN country director Rosa Malango says gender-based violence is costing Uganda sh77bn annually in terms of response to violence and care. She renews the UN's commitment to fight gender-based violence, specifically female genital mutilation.

 

 

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11:12am

Fighting gender-based violence

The five-year program will be in selected 14 districts around the country, starting this year.

 

 

 

 

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11:05am

'Leaving no one behind'

The launch of the UN Joint Programme on Gender-based Violence in Uganda is going on at Hotel Africana in Kampala.

The theme is: Leaving no one behind in the fight against gender-based violence.

 

The gender ministry permanent secretary Pius Birigimana and UN country director Rosa Malango had a chat.

 

The minister of state for gender and culture, Peace Mutuuzo, is also attending and is presiding over the launch.

 

 

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10:50am

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  WATCH: Around Uganda


Dhopadhola Bible for May launch.

 

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10:37am

In case you missed it: UNRA's clarification


 

 

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10:28am

'It's all part of the plan'

Saw the cracks on the Nile Bridge tarmac that lit social media recently? I am sure you now know, after clarification from the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), that it was part of the design.

If you didn't know yet, now you do.

 

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10:17am

  Places to see before you die: Uganda in Top 12

 

 

 

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10:09am

Factory producing 100,000 litres of milk every day

This is what President Museveni said:


"This is one of the fruits of our sensitization efforts dating back to 1966 when Mwesigwa Black and I, started to dissuade our parents and community from the practices of nomadism and subsistence cattle keeping.

"The mindset at the time was largely pre-capitalist but we took a lesson from the exposure we had at school in Mbarara and brought the knowledge back home.

When we had made headway with the general concept, we then started sensitization on enterprise selection. At the time, there had been mass conscription of wanainchi into growing of cash crops such as tobacco, coffee and cotton.

The local people, without vast lands, ultimately could not get out of poverty. So we encouraged our people to look into high milk-yielding breeds of cows, instead of depending entirely on our local breeds.

 

 

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10:00am

Facility producing 100,000 litres of milk daily

President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned the Vital Tomosi milk processing factory in Rushere, Kiruhura District. The factory produces the Milkman brand of UHT milk and yoghurt.

The facility, set up by Israeli investor Eytan Stibbe of Vital Capital Fund and their local partners Odrek Rwabwogo and Patience Rwabwogo, processes 100,000 litres of milk every day.

 

 

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9:50am

Surgical Safety Checklist

Improves consistency.

 

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9:45am

Surgical Safety Checklist

You have probably heard of surgical operations gone wrong. Once, I read a story  of a woman who was sewn up with a ball of surgical cotton in her body - which was only discovered much later when she started developing complications.

Well, it is known that surgery can be a life-saving or life-changing intervention in many conditions, but it carries potential risks too.

For that matter, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is saying that using the Surgical Safety Checklist "can prevent around half of surgical complications and save lives of thousands.

According to the health agency, this checklist was developed after extensive consultation aiming to decrease errors and adverse events, and increase teamwork and communication in surgery.

"The 19-item checklist has gone on to show significant reduction in both morbidity and mortality and is now used by a majority of surgical providers around the world," WHO says.

 

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9:40am

Tarehe Sita activities underway

 

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9:30am

Amending 1985 NSSF Act

This should come as music to the ears of many.

Workers' MP Sam Lyomoki says a Bill to amend the 1985 NSSF Act is in the pipeline. The reforms would see an improvement in workers’ access to savings when urgent need arises, as well as improve social security in Uganda.

“We plan to introduce mid-term accessibility where people can receive money within the period of saving," says the legislator.

 

 

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9:17am

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  Match-fixing: Nkata sacked by Kenyan club


Meanwhile, Ugandan coach Paul Nkata got into hot waters in neighbouring Kenya amid a match-fixing scandal.

 

He has been dismissed by Kenya Premier League side Kakamega Homeboyz over match-fixing claims, which the Football Kenyan Federation (FKF) has promised to look into.

The club has since made changes to its technical bench with striker Allan Wanga taking over on an interim basis following the departure of Nkata, who is alleged to have been involved in the scam.

(Full story here)

 

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9:10am

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  UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE: More action today


Second round action resumes today.

Last season's runners-up KCCA FC will be playing away to Mbarara City while BUL FC will play host to Maroons FC.

Mike Mutebi's KCCA are top of the table on 36 points, with a five-point gulf separating them from second-placed Vipers SC, the defending champions. Mbarara City follow closely in third on 28 points.

BUL, who are fifth on 23 points, will be hoping to leapfrog Onduparaka FC with a win against 12th-placed Maroons.

 

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8:49am

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  UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE: Tooro find late winner vs Express


In the second game of the day, on-form Tooro United (formerly Soana FC) got a late winner against Express FC at an effervescent Buhinga Stadium in Fortal Portal.

(Read full story here)

 

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8:45am

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  UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE: Nyamityobora too good for Police


Meanwhile, the second round of Uganda's top-tier football got underway on Tuesday, with traditional big clubs tasting defeat.

One upset came in the shape of a five-goal thriller as debutants Nyamityobora FC thrashed Police FC 4-1 in their own backyard.

(Read full story here)

 

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8:38am

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  2018 UCE: The stats


A total of 336,740 candidates registered for the 2018 UCE in 3,658 centres. The number of candidates in 2018 was higher than that of 2017 by 10,528. Of the 336,740 candidates, the education ministry indicates that 45.2% are beneficiaries of the government universal education programme (UPE).

In 2017, 31,338 UCE candidates excelled in Division One compared to 25,610 in 2016. In 2017, 53,665 candidates featured in Division Two while the previous year had 44,614.

 

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8:35am

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  2018 UCE results: Release for 2:30pm


Typically, national exams are released in the morning. This time around, though, the O'level results are set to be made public in the afternoon - at 2:30pm -, according to Patrick Muinda, the assistant commissioner for communication and information systems in the education ministry.

The venue will be the Statistics House Conference Hall in Kampala.

 

 

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8:31am

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  2018 UCE results out on Thursday


It is two weeks since the 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) results were released.

On Thursday, candidates of last year's Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) will know the fruits of their four-year labour when the results of their final national exams were be released.

According to a source who did not want to be named, the education minister, Janet Museveni, hosted a team from the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) to discuss the release of the exam results, during which she "guided that they be released on Thursday".



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8:24am

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  Good morning


On the back pages . . .

(Get Wednesday's e-paper here 👉 http://bit.ly/vgepaper )

 

 

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8:20am

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 What the papers are saying


A tribute to Suisseman Ngoy.

(Get Wednesday's e-paper here 👉 http://bit.ly/vgepaper )

 

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8:16am

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  What the papers are saying


In our weekly education pullout, Uganda's top teachers are on an exursion in Ireland.

(Get Wednesday's e-paper here 👉 http://bit.ly/vgepaper )

 

 

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8:13am

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  What the papers are saying


The lead story is on page 6.

Prince David Wasajja has cited Uganda’s first chief minister, Benedicto Kiwanuka, in the fraud that has rocked the ownership of the 640- acre Mutungo in Kampala, originally part of Ssekabaka Edward Mutesa’s private estate.

(Get Wednesday's e-paper here 👉 http://bit.ly/vgepaper )

 

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8:10am

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  What the papers are saying


Today's New Vision leads with a story on land matters. Also flagged on the front page is a story on Kampala conmen doing their thing on South African royals.

(Get Wednesday's e-paper here 👉 http://bit.ly/vgepaper )

 

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8:05am

Today's inspirational quote

“Today is life - the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.” – Dale Carnegie

 

 

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8:00am

Good morning

A warm welcome to you all on this penultimate day of the first month of 2019. I will be taking you through today's developing news as it happens across the country.

 

 

 

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