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As it happened: Uganda Today - Friday February 1

By Joseph Kizza

Added 1st February 2019 07:51 AM

Cancer killed over 21,000 Ugandans last year, the health ministry reveals, as state minister Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu names five lifestyle changes you can adopt to keep the deadly disease at bay. #UgandaToday

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Cancer killed over 21,000 Ugandans last year, the health ministry reveals, as state minister Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu names five lifestyle changes you can adopt to keep the deadly disease at bay. #UgandaToday

ROLLING NEWS THROUGHOUT THE DAY

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6:30pm

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  Good evening


And a long day comes to a conclusion. That's all from me here today, thanks for following along.

Have any comments/suggestions/general feedback? Email me on jkiiza@newvision.co.ug or joekizza@gmail.com. Or meesage me directly on Twitter HERE.

And for general inquiries, send your email to digital@newvision.co.ug.

Let's meet again on Monday. Happy weekend to you all :)

Cheers!

 

 

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6:25pm

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  UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE: Full time - Paidha 2-2 Ndejje


A dramatic four-goal thriller comes to a screeching end.

Both sides share the spoils after the home side, Paidha Black Angels, rattled by Ndejje University's comeback, did eventually manage to find the equaliser two minutes before normal time.

Will share the link to the match report here once it is ready.

(Updated: Match report HERE)

 

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6:01pm

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  UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE: Ndejje come from behind to lead


The vistors, Ndejje University, have made a dramatic comeback to lead 2-1 against Paidha Black Angels.

Less than 20 minutes left on the clock.

 

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5:50pm

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  UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE: Vipers beat Kirinya 1-0


It's all over at St. Mary's Stadium after Vipers, reduced to 10 men in stoppage time, manage to make it just past the finishing line against a stubborn Kirinya Jinja SSS.

And that victory brings an end to a run of four winless games in all competitions for the Venoms. And it is also coach Michael Ouma's second win since taking charge of Vipers.

Meanwhile, it is still 1-1 in Arua between Paidha Black Angels and Ndejje University as we approach the last 20 minutes of the duel.

(Updated: Match report HERE)

 

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5:32pm

National Budget Framework paper

 

 

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5:28pm

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  UPL: Vipers 1-0 Kirinya, Paidha 1-1 Ndejje


As it stands, the Venoms are still leading - but by a narrow margin - at Kitende. Tito Okello's first-half goal gave Michael Ouma's side the advantage a few minutes before the break.

In Arua, it is half time and all-square. The home side, Paidha Black Angels, took a 20-minute lead through Charlie Adam, before the visitors were awarded a penalty, which Anwar Ntege fired home 11 minutes later.

 

 

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5:02pm

Court summons to Police

The Police Force has confirmed that it has received summons requiring Police chief Martin Okoth Ochola, Erasmus Twaruhuka, Rodgers Muhirwa and the Uganda Police Force itself to make a defence before the High Court under a civil suit.

The Force was sued by a one Gideon Tugume after he was allegedly shot in the knee by Police in Kibuye in 2011 while on duty as a journalist. At the time, he was working with Capital FM.

"We want to inform the public that on the 25th July, 2017, a consent order by mutual understanding, for an out of court settlement, was amicably arrived at, to pay special and general damages for the unlawful wounding," the Police say in a statement Friday.

The missive goes on to say that the Force, having reportedly cleared part of the agreed amount of money, is encouraging Tugume to "exhibit a little more patience" for the whole amount to be settled.

 

 

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4:43pm

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  UPL: Vipers and Paidha Black Angles leading


In today's two games, the hosts in both games are leading before half time.

At St. Mary's Stadium, it has taken Vipers 39 minutes to find the breakthrough against Kirinya Jinja SSS, thanks to Tito Okello's strike from Abraham Ndugwa's assist.

In Arua, meanwhile, hosts Paidha Black Angels needed only 20 minutes to find the opener against Ndejje University.

 

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4:30pm

Ministry speaks out on Danish embassy passport reports

The internal affairs ministry has come out to clarify on allegations that the Danish Embassy rejected to issue visas to holders of the new Ugandan East African Community passports.

Below is the statement:

 

 

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4:10pm

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  UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE: Kickoff - Vipers 0 Kirinya 0


And it's game on!

Second-placed hosts versus 11th-placed visitors.

Michael Ouma has made one month at Vipers as interim head coach - can he mark this with a win today? His opposite, Abbey Bogere Kikomeko, was named Kirinya Jinja SSS' interim coach only yesterday (Thursday). Can the visiting coach outwit Kenyan Ouma?

90 minutes of football will tell.

 

 

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3:33pm

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  UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE: Vipers v Kirinya - teams news


Here is how the hosts are lining up today.

Only under half an hour left to kickoff at St. Mary's Kitende Stadium on a sweltering Friday afternoon.

Gosh this weather!

 
Kirinya, meanwhile, are starting thus:

 

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3:18pm

  School walkway collapses, 3 pupils killed


(A sad story from beyond the borders)


AFP reports:

Three South African students were killed and 19 were seriously injured on Friday when a walkway collapsed at a high school near Johannesburg, an official said.

"It breaks my heart," provincial education minister Panyaza Lesufi told reporters after the incident at Hoerskool Driehoek school in Vanderbijlpark, 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Johannesburg.

"We can confirm 26 leaners were affected, with three deceased -- two males and one female," he said, indicating the victims were between the ages of 13 and 18.

Another 19 pupils were seriously injured, while two suffered minor injuries and another two had already been released from hospital.

One teacher told local media that the incident occurred shortly after morning assembly.

Emergency services rushed to scene to rescue pupils trapped in the rubble. The walkway connected the administration block with classrooms.

 

 

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3:00pm

  Museveni in Tanzania for regional summit

The summit, whose discussions will hinge on a wide range of issues, is in Arusha.

 

 

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2:05pm

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  WATCH: Death in Bundibugyo fire

 

 

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1:47pm

  Death anniversary: Mowzey Radio



A powerful voice that still lives on  . . .

 

 

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1:30pm

Cancer in Uganda: What you need to know

The executive director of the Uganda Cancer Institute, Dr. Jackson Orem, says that 30% to 40% of cancers in Uganda are infection-related. At a press conference earlier today, he broke down the commonest cancers by gender.

 

He said the commonest cancers in women are: cervical cancer, breast cancer, Kaposi Sarcoma, cancer of the stomach, lymphoma and liver cancer.

And in men, it is prostate cancer, Kaposi Sarcoma, cancer of oesophagus, liver cancer and lymphoma.

In children, the common cancers are leukaemia (cancer of the blood), Burkitt Lymphoma, cancer of the kidney and cancer of bones and muscle.

 

 

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1:20pm

Cancer in Uganda: Over 21,000 deaths last year

As part of the activities to mark World Cancer Day (February 4), the health state minister for primary health care, Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu, addressed the public on cancer prevention, detection and treatment measures.

At a press conference earlier today, she revealed that last year, there were 32,617 new cancer cases and 21,829 cancer deaths in Uganda.

So how can you prevent cancer? The minister offered five "simple lifestyle changes".

1. Stop consumption of tobacco

2. Limit harmful consumption of alcohol

3. Engage in physical activity for at least 30 mins a day

4. Eat healthy foods

5. Vaccinate yourself against Hepatitis B and HPV

 

This year, the World Cancer Day will be held under the theme "I am, I will" at the KCCA Lugogo Grounds on February 3 (Sunday) and on February 4 (Monday) marked with Zumba dance and free cancer screening and care services.

 

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12:56pm

Cancer institute gets two radiotherapy machines

By May this year, the Uganda Cancer Institute will have three functional radiotherapy machines, says the health ministry.

 

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12:40pm

President to give land court judges cars

New Vision's Betty Amamukirori at the opening of New Law Year:

President Yoweri Museveni, through his deputy, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, has pledged to avail vehicles to land court judges to visit land or property in dispute. He says it is important for judges to visit the property in question so that they can clearly understand the issues of dispute.

This, according to the President, will save people from becoming internally displaced, considering that Government incurs a lot of costs in maintenance of the internally displaced persons.

 

 

 

 

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12:30pm

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  WATCH: New Law Year


Happening at the High Court in Kampala.

 

 

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12:15pm

CASE BACKLOG: 150,382 cases

New Vision's Betty Amamukirori at the opening of New Law Year:

The total backlog at court now stands at 150,382 cases and the Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe, has blamed this on the few judicial officers.  He says it is impractical for one judge to dispose of 100 cases per month.

In his delivery, the Chief Justice says they have scored highly on reduction of pending judgments - from 24% in 2017 to 21% in 2018. On eliminating gender-based violence cases, they held 13 court sessions across the country, which "greatly helped in reduction of the cases".

 

On court infrastructure, Katureebe says only 79 of the 154 courts across the country are housed in permanent judicial houses. The secor spends sh10bn annually on rent and his appeal to Government is to help put up structures so that the scarce resources are saved.

The Chief Justice also says that the five land court judges are overwhelmed by case backlog. There are 9,000 cases pending. Against that background, he asks for more five land court judges and vehicles to visit locus in dispute.

So what is the judiciary planning to do this year?

Katureebe says they are completing the installation of a video conferencing facility between Buganda Road Court and Luzira Maximum Prison, Buganda Road Court and Luzira Women's Prison to conduct high-profile cases that may pose a security risk for the country.


They are also installing the biometric time attendance system to record the arrival and departure times of judiciary staff.

The above are just part of the many other plans they have for 2019.

 

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12:05pm

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  UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE: Paidha host Ndejje


Meanwhile, several miles away from Kampala, a clash of bottom sides will play out in Arua as Paidha Black Angels host Ndejje University at 4:30pm.

Paidha are last on the table on seven points while Ndejje are closely in front (second-last) on nine points.

This should be one duel to look out for, if you asked me.

 

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11:55am

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  UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE: Vipers face Kirinya


Vipers will be hoping to close the gap on leaders KCCA FC, who opened up a six-point gap with a 0-0 draw against Mbarara City on Wednesday.

The Venoms are second on 31 points.

Their opponents today, Kirinya Jinja SSS, are in 11th place on 29 points. The visitors come into Friday's game on the back of a run of indifferent recent results: Two draws and two defeats in their last four games.

 

 

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11:50am

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  UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE: Vipers face Kirinya


Defending champions Vipers - or the Venoms, if you like - are back in action this afternoon as they play host to Kirinya Jinja SSS.

Kickoff will be at 4pm at St. Mary's Stadium, Kitende.

 

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11:35am

Otafire to politicians: 'Leave judges to do their work'

New Vision's Betty Amamukirori at the opening of New Law Year:

Justice and constitutional affairs minister Gen. Kahinda Otafire asks fellow politicians to stop negotiating justice and instead leave the judges to do their work since they are the moral custodians of society.

He notes the shortage of judges and other judicial officers and says he is working tooth and nail to ensure that each LC1 has a legal officer. Otafire also asks the Law Development Centre (LDD) to let whoever has completed law school to register for LDC and fail on their own accord.

"Every trained lawyer should be given a chance to go to LDC  and fail at their own will. Let them repeat - even if it is 10 times - because it is their money."

But the minister warns that this should be done without compromising the quality of studies at LDC.

 


To add context to this . . .

After law school, students are required to sit pre-entry exams to get into Law Development Centre. Pass and you are let in. Fail and the LDC door is slammed right in your face. Then if you will, you have to give it another shot.

It's a tight revolving door, this one.

 

 

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11:27am

NEW LAW YEAR OPENS

Beginning the legal year 2019 as a fraternity.

 

 

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11:15am

NEW LAW YEAR OPENS: 'Pay our judges well'

New Vision's Betty Amamukirori:


Uganda Law Society president Peter Kinobe calls upon the President of Uganda to increase the number of judges such that each district has one judge. His argument is that the rate of dispensation of justice has ramifications on peace, stability and the economy, and that slow justice systems have a great impact on economic growth.

"Pay our judges well because they cannot moonlight," he says, also calling for a policy to guide the administration of land in the country.



Well, we know the President's stance on this matter . . .

 

During the 21st Annual Judges' Conference this week, President Yoweri Museveni addressed the issue of judge numbers at the opening on Monday. His response to calls to increase the number of judges was that there are other priority areas to channel finances to beyond the judicial sector. He said he would rather increase the salaries of the already existing judges than add more to the lot. The President also said using technology would be helpful - and more cost-effective.

 

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11:05am

NEW LAW YEAR OPENS: Paying court fees via mobile money

New Vision's Betty Amamukirori:


In his opening prayers, Bishop Elphaz Mari asked judges to work justly in dispensing justice so that they can reap heavenly rewards. "Always give yourself to the work of the Lord. We shall be greatly rewarded if we serve in justice."

Meanwhile, Joseph Senabulya from Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has demonstrated how to use mobile money to pay for court fees.


 

Notable in attendance is former deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma, justice and constitutional affairs minister Gen. Kahinda Otafire and the president of the Uganda Law Society, Peter Kinobe.

On his part, Kinobe commends the judiciary for introducing the mobile money system of payment of court fees, saying it will weed out corruption. He adds that the system will save their clients from using middlemen as well as from seeking favors from banks to pay their monies fast.


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10:53am

New Law Year opens

The opening of the New Law Year celebrations is happening at the Kampala High Court grounds.

Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, who is a lawyer himself, is the chief guest.

 

 

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10:45am

Violence Against Children report

Later this afternoon, the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, in partnership with UNICEF, WHO and World Vision, will launch the Violence Against Children report and key findings.

This will be at Mityana Secondary School, Namukozi in Mityana district.

The report highlights the extent of violence against children in Uganda and provides findings to address future interventions. The Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi will be the chief guest at the launch.

 

 

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10:30am

UNRA boss inspects Nile Bridge works

Meanwhile, on Thursday, the executive director of Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) inspected ongoing works on the trial section along the Source of the Nile Bridge pending laying of modified polymer asphalt.

In recent days, UNRA has been on the receiving end of a barrage of criticism from some members of public after pictures circulated of cracks on the sections of the bridge's tarmac. The bridge was commissioned in October last year.

UNRA later came out to offer clarification on that, saying the ongoing construction works on the bridge are part of a planned procedural maintenance by the contractor before laying of the final layer of the tarmac.

 

 

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10:23am

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  Work harder, urges education minister


The Minister of Education and Sports, First Lady Janet Museveni, has congratulated the O'level leavers who passed last year's final national exams and has urged those who performed below par to pull up their socks.

"Please note that the dates earmarked for the Senior Five selection exercise are February 14-15 at the UMA Show Grounds – Lugogo, while the reporting date to schools where the candidates will have been admitted is February 25," she adds.

 

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10:19am

What's happening in Parliament

Today, the House is looking at a report on the National Budget Framework paper.

 

 

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10:15am

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  WATCH: Around Uganda

 

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10:06am

RAS TOON

Justice and constitutional affairs minister Gen. Kahinda Otafiire has attributed the onstitutional review delay to failure by the finance ministry to avail funds.

 

 

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9:57am

'Missing maid, two-year-old child found'

The Police say two-year-old Denis Bake and Sunni Nakagolo, 18, who went missing on Sunday on their way from Namutumba to Kampala have been found.

"The two were found at Uganda House, Kampala Road yesterday [Wednesday] where they were dropped by their alleged captors after two days of police searching and investigating the case," Police report.

 

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9:45am

What happened on Thursday

In case you are wondering what generally happened on Thursday, go over to THIS PAGE to have an idea.

As you may have guessed, the release of the 2018 UCE results was one of the highlights.

 

 

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9:40am

75TH STATE OF THE NATION PLATFORM: 'Regulation still below par'

Happening now at Protea Hotel:


In her presentation, Dr. Diana Atwine, the permanent secretary of the health ministry, says: "We need to train our health workers to match international cadres".

She further admits that "one of the areas we have not done well is regulation", saying that "our structure of regulation is still small".

"We need to put our voice on a strong regulatory framework that strongly holds us accountable - because we are not always angels.

"We need to establish a system that tracks resources. For example, we send money to a district and we have no idea withether the activities have been done - or have been done to satistfation.

"We must talk about how do we build systems that plug the holes," she says.

 

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9:33am

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  WATCH: Around Uganda


 

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9:25am

  URA intercepts smugglers: Stern warning to smugglers!


According to URA, the agencies concerned - URA, Uganda Wildlife Authority and Uganda Police Force - are collaborating with all other agencies involved "to ensure that we get to the bottom of this racket and to ensure that the perpetrators face the full arm of the law in the name of protecting African wildlife."

"This revelation should sound a warning to all involved in smuggling of any nature that the Ugandan borders are increasingly becoming impenetrable thanks to NII Tech. More investment in NII technology is needed to ensure that all our borders are technologically fortified."

 

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9:20am

URA intercepts smugglers: 'Master carpenter'

The racket reportedly poured molten wax into hollow plunks of wood and dipped hundreds of ivory and pangolin scales into the wax. They covered the hollow plunks with well-shaped pieces of wood (lids) and used saw dust to cover lines where lids joined the hollow plunks.

 

The vehicles containing the contraband and the suspects were taken to the URA headquarters for offence management. Hammers came out to unbox the “logs of wood” revealing bricks of wax. The wax has been molten again to extract the ivory and scales. Verification is underway.

By press time, 750 pieces of ivory and thousands of pangolin scales had been verified.The process is still underway.

And here is the sad reality . . .

For 750 pieces of ivory to be amassed, 325 elephants have to lose their lives. Thousands of pangolins too. This is the cost of poaching on Africa's wildlife. 

Can you imagine!

 

 

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9:17am

URA intercepts smugglers: How it happened

Customs found hundreds of ivory pieces and thousands of pangolin scales disguised as timber. Ivory and pangolin scales are listed among prohibited trade items. Customs immediately impounded the three containers and arrested two suspects (Dhan Yan Chiew and Nguyen Son Dong).

 

 

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9:13am

URA intercepts smugglers: How it happened

Customs team tracked the vehicles.

 

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9:10am

URA intercepts smugglers: How it happened

 

"The mobile Non-Intrusive Inspection scanner confirmed something unusual tucked away in a trio of 20-feet containers which crossed from South Sudan into Uganda carrying logs of timber. Timber was the declared item in transit but the scanner seemed to disagree," said the national tax body.

 

 

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9:06am

URA intercepts smugglers: 'Poaching rackets existent'

"Elephants are one of the most poached mammals the world over for their tusks but pangolins (Olugave) are coveted even more for their scales. Poaching rackets are existent all over Africa but the magical mobile Non-Intrusive Scanner has blown the cover of one, tweeted the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).

 

 

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9:02am

URA intercepts smuggled ivory and pangolin scales

Here is the story in brief:

- Three trucksful of smuggled elephant tusks and pangolin scales

- This happened at the Elegu One Stop Border Post

- The two suspects, Vietnamese nationals, are arrested

- Meticulous concealment

- A non-intrusive cargo inspection scanner

 

 

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8:58am

Girl watches mob kill her father

More on this story: 


Mariam refuted allegations that Muweereza had stolen scrap from the welding workshop, saying the day the said scrap disappeared, he had gone for the burial of another relative in Luwero district. Muweereza’s ex-wife, Agnes Nyinomukama, 35, said they parted ways, but was still living on the same village. Nyinomukama’s statement corroborates that of their daughter Margaret Nalutaaya, who recalls the whole incident as her father was killed before her eyes.

‘‘After killing him, a one Umar and Steven slapped me, saying they will at least take care of me, but could not tolerate my father’s thieving ways,’’ she said.

By the time the Police reached the scene, the mob had dispersed. The the body was taken to Mulago Hospital. The body was later handed over to the family and he was buried in Kitubulu.

Entebbe Police, led by the District Police Commander, Abbey Kawonawo and Wakiso deputy Resident District Commissioner, Noor Njuki together, with the town council chairperson, Ronald Kalema, spent the greater part of Thursday combing the area for suspects and meeting family members.

 

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8:55am

Girl watches mob kill her father

New Vision's Julius Luwemba: 

Ismael Muweereza, a 35-year-old father of one, was this week beaten to death by a charged mob, which suspected him of stealing scrap. Sylvia Nakimuli, one of the residents of Kitubulu cell in Katabi town council, where the incident happened, narrated how a mob trailed Muweereza to Kitubulu Beach on Lake Victoria shores where he had gone to wash his daughter’s clothes.

‘‘He had gone to wash his daughter’s clothes at the lake shore. The mob found him there and dragged him back to a welding workshop belonging to one Kayongo before beating him to death,’’ Nakimuli said.

In a video clip which has gone viral, a man suspected to be a welder is seen lifting up a seemingly heavy metal and hitting Muweereza, who was already lying helpless on the ground.

The footage also shows one man trying to stop the mob, but is overpowered and resorts to making phone calls, probably calling for help. The deceased’s sister, Mariam, said her brother’s home is just five metres away from where he was killed. ‘‘This is our father’s home and Muweereza is the only sibling who stayed home. He has been single handedly taking care of his daughter after divorcing his wife,’’ she said.

 

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8:45am

75TH STATE OF THE NATION PLATFORM

Happening now at Protea Hotel:

The 75th State of the Nation Platform is going on right now in Kampala and the focus is on financing Uganda's healthcare system.

It's a full house, with several stakeholders in attendance. Dr. Diana Atwine, the permanent secretary of the health ministry, is representing health minister Jane Ruth Aceng.

"It is important that we observe the milestones that we have attained," she says, on her boss' behalf.

"Uganda is on the rise, the health sector is on the rise. And with God's grace, we shall get there. We may not compare ourselves to the developed countries because our muscle is still young."

While health financing is important, Atwine says it is equally significant to look at other factors that "make health what it is and what we want to achieve".

And these factors, she says, include: efficiency, governance, culture of work, performance management and time management.

"Health is not the responsibility of the ministry alone, of Parliament alone or of the civil society alone. It is a responsibility of every citizen."


 

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8:35am

Mother and her three children killed  in house fire

New Vision's Henry Nsubuga:


Fear gripped residents of Lugala- Ssugu village, Mpatta sub-county in Mukono district when four people from the same family died in a house fire mid-this week. The Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, identified the deceased as Jamila Namusisi, 26, and her three children, Maurine Namusoke, 7, Jamila Namirembe, 3, and a two-week-old baby girl only identified as Shakirah.

 

Enanga described the incident as painful because Namusisi died while trying to save her children. ‘‘By the time the officer in charge of Mpatta Police post reached the scene, all the four people had already died,” he said.

The Police Enanga said the Police recovered exhibits which will help in their investigations.

 

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8:29am

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  What the papers are saying today


Playing against South Sudan, on paper, may seem like an ‘easy’ fixture for the Cranes. Here is New Vision's Shafik Ssenoga's take on Uganda's duel against South Sudan in the 2020 African Nation Championship (CHAN) qualifiers.

But the lead story is of Ugandan top-tier football side Onduparaka FC receiving a sh300m shirt sponsorship from telecommunications giant MTN Uganda.

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

 

 

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8:25am

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  What the papers are saying today


Film-maker and actor Kemiyondo Coutinho was tired of seeing our stories told by the wrong storyteller. Born to Ugandan parents and raised in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), the 30-year-old has won accolades for creatively telling her stories.

This and a lot more in THE BEAT.

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

 

 

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8:21am

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  What the papers are saying today


A tour around Amfri Farms will confirm to any Doubting Thomas that farming can be lucrative, without one relying on chemicals. We have a story on an organic farming champion - plus a whole lot more in this week's Harvest Money pullout.

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

 

 

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8:17am

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  What the papers are saying today


If you are preparing to join A’level, it is important to start thinking critically about your subject combination since it lays the foundation for your career, writes Taddeo Bwambale on Page 7.

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

 

 

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8:14am

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  What the papers are saying today


On Page 5, the Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni, is hailing the increase in the number of Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) candidates and the reduced absenteeism over the previous three years.

Selections for Senior Five will take place on February 14 and 15 and Senior Five students will report for school 10 days later - on February 25.

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

 

 

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8:10am

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  What the papers are saying today


In the New Vision today, it's pretty much the 2018 UCE (O'level) results.

But away from that, we have a sad story on wildlife.

The commissioner for customs at Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Dicksons Kateshumbwa, has said suspected smugglers could have killed at least 350 elephants to get 700 tusks. The suspects are currently in Police custody.

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

 

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8:05am

Today's inspirational quote

"Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there’s footprints on the moon."

Nice one :)

 

Next up, a preview of today's papers . . .

 

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8:00am

Good morning!

It's the end of the official working week, but the beginning of a new month. Hello everyone and glad we are back together here.

Out with the old and in with the new - tugenda n'ebigenda, right?

Had yourself some sound sleep? Hope you did, coz it's another warm morning we have got here in Uganda's capital Kampala.


And this moon pictured below brings me to today's inspirational quote . . .

 

 

 





As it happened: Uganda Today - Thursday January 31

As part of the activities lined up to mark #WorldCancerDay, Minister of State for Health for Primary Health Care, Hon. Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu addresses the public on #Cancer prevention,detection and treatment measures

Dr. Joyce Kaducu: In 2018, there were 32,617 new cancer cases and 21,829 cancer deaths in 🇺🇬

r. Joyce Kaducu: #Cancer can be prevented by simple lifestyle changes: 🚭Stop consumption of tobacco 🚫Limit harmful consumption of alcohol 🍺 ⛹🏽‍♀️Engage in physical activity for at least 30 mins a day 🥗 Eat healthy foods 💉Vaccinate yourselves against Hepatitis B and HPV

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