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As it happened: Uganda Today - Friday, October 18

By Joseph Kizza

Added 18th October 2019 08:43 AM

Archbishop Stanley Ntagali advises couples to think about tying the knot in a mass wedding to cut costs instead of cohabiting for years due to shortage of finances for a 'big' wedding.

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Archbishop Stanley Ntagali advises couples to think about tying the knot in a mass wedding to cut costs instead of cohabiting for years due to shortage of finances for a 'big' wedding.

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4:15pm |   'Better you do mass wedding than remain cohabiting'

Archbishop Stanley Ntagali has advised couples to think about tying the knot in a mass wedding to cut costs instead of cohabiting for years because of wanting to pull off an extravagant wedding.

He also tells lovers to have people contribute towards their long-term income-generating projects as opposed to contributing to their wedding.

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3:57pm |   How Cheptegei powered past poverty

Ugandan 10,000m world champion Joshua Cheptegei's favourite pastime growing up was swinging on the ropes of some “very big tree that was near our home".


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3:50pm |   Alur king receives house from Govt

Government  has handed over a sh300m residential house for Alur king Phillip  Olarker Rauni III.  The building was handed over to the king by Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny, the State minister for northern Uganda on Friday.

 
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3:20pm |   Teeing off!

Day one of the Kinyara Golf Open is under way in Masindi. New Vision's Reagan Ssempijja is watching the action and says the pros have finished playing and it's the semi pros' turn now.

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3:15pm |   Bank of Uganda annual report for 2018/19

The Central Bank has released its annual report for the financial year 2018/19. If crunchin numbers is your kind of thing, then you can download the report HERE.


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3:00pm |   Know your Bills

A look at the Political Parties & Organizations (Amendment) Bill, 2019.


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2:35pm |   KCCA training in earnest

Ahead of Tuesday's away clash with Maroons FC, the defending champions are busy training. The Lugogo-based club has posted footage of the players training.

Coach Mike Mutebi's troops are looking to recharge their title defence following an indifferent start to the season.


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2:30pm |   Kabushenga gets KCCA jersey, season ticket

KCCA FC jersey and season ticket for Vision Group chief executive Robert Kabushenga.

The 13-time Uganda Premier League winners are eighth on the table. Their next match will be against Maroons FC on Tuesday.


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2:10pm |   RAS TOON: 'Surrender your phones'

Bishop Lambert Bainomugisha of Mbarara Diocese has asked couples to keep TVs and phones out of their bedrooms for the sake of their marriages.

“Phones and TVs have become our ‘masters’, yet they are destructive because they obstruct many things,” he said.

Here is how New Vision cartoonist Ras has illustrated this . . .

 
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1:55pm |   Police's security plan to fight crime

According  to Maj. Gen. Sabiiti Muzeeyi, the multidimensional security plan will be implemented first in the Kampala Metropolitan Police and will then be rolled out to other parts of the country facing related security problems. 

Media houses have been encouraged to display security contacts to the public to ease reporting of incidents and  suspicions.

Here's a related story 👉🏽 What Museveni said in state of security address

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1:50pm |   Tackling crime: Here's the multidimensional approach

 
The Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj. Gen. Sabiiti Muzeeyi addressed a press conference on Friday on the reviewed security plan following President Yoweri Museveni's directive. He has instructed each police Commander to implement this plan, promising a carrot and stick approach.

Muzeeyi's report is emphasizing:

• Proper and effective use of the CCTV cameras

• Fingerprinting of all guns - which is in progress

• Personal and premise security including linking the police contacts to all members of the public.

• Police response time to distress calls to be enhanced by linking calls to alert squads and patrollers. 

• Suggestion boxes at all LC 1 offices and useful WhatsApp info to 0707144144 in the Deputy Inspector General of Police's office

• Repeat offenders (eg. gangs)will also be handled through the judicial system

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1:35pm |   Happy couples at mass wedding

It a display of the pearly whites as 26 couples tie the knot in a mass wedding at All Saints Cathedral, Nakasero.

Archbishop of Uganda  Stanley Ntagali is presiding over the ceremony.

 

 


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1:20pm |   Solving security problem

Former Police spokersperson and current Kassanda South MP Simeo Nsubuga says tackling the security problem in the country should start with ironing out issues within the security apparatus first, reports Bukedde's Ivan Mponye.

 
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1:08pm |   🔊 PODCAST: Introducing the Dr. Love Notes

"It is evident that most of the advice that we get from the church, our relatives, elders and from books is based on yesterday. But many people have to handle today and tomorrow," says New Vision weekend papers deupty editor Hilary Bainemigisha.

Most of you know him as Dr Love.

Check out his introductory podcast on all matters love HERE.

 
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12:55pm |   Africa Netball Cup - SA off to flying start

🇺🇬 Uganda is participating in the tournament - which has kicked off today - in South Africa.

But first, the hosts have opened their campaign with a resounding victory over Lesotho.

Opening match score: 🇿🇦 South Africa  116-10  🇱🇸 Lesotho.

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12:40pm |   Spick and span

 
The mass wedding is on . . .

 

 
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12:35pm |   Buhweju artisanal miners appear before committee

By Steven Turyarugayo:

Legislators from Buhweju district, Francis Mwijukye and Oliver Kwoyekyenga, with a delegation of artisanal miners from the district, while appearing before the Parliamentary committee on natural resources, have accused the daughter of State minister for minerals Peter Lokeris for what they call their unlawful eviction from the mines and property in favour of Hubei Jiu Zhou Geological Exploration Co. Ltd.

They say the minister's daughter is acting as the in-charge of the mines, issuing licenses to people they say are foreigners.


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12:20pm |   Mass wedding in Kampala

A mass wedding is under way at All Saints Cathedral in Nakasero, Kampala.

It's glamour in the air as couples get set to tie to matrimonial knot.

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12:10pm |   What's trending today?


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10:45am |   2019 Africa Netball Cup: Hosts play two games today

Hosts South Africa open against Lesotho in the reformed schedule.


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10:40am |   Tanzania pulls out of 2019 Africa Netball Cup

The 2019 Africa Netball Cup kicks off today. The tournament is being held at the Bellville Velodrome in Cape Town.

Tanzania was one of the participating teams, but it now turns out that the East African side will not take part.

The participating teams are hosts South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Kenya, Zambia and Malawi.

The teams will battle it out across five days, starting today until Tuesday (October 22) to be crowned champions.


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10:30am |   The Swallows fly in today

Burundi's home-based national football team is expected in the country this morning ahead of Saturday's CHAN 2020 qualification second-leg match against Uganda.

The Cranes are leading 3-0 from the first leg.


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9:20am |   New method in lower primary school teaching

 

Starting next academic year, all public schools will use a new method of teaching pupils in lower primary (Primary One to Primary Three) dubbed the Early Grade Reading and Assessment (EGRA).

The announcement of the shift in teaching method was made yesterday by the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni, in a speech read by the state minister for higher education, Dr John Chrysostom Muyingo. Under the method of teaching, pupils are taught using music and entertainment, other than the old system, where a teacher would only lecture the pupils.

Read the full story in today's New Vision HERE.

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9:10am |   Good morning

Good morning everyone, it's a chilly morning here in Uganda's capital Kampala. Let's get this page rolling in a jiffy . . .

 

 

Most of you know Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie by his stage name Patoranking.

The Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter will be in Uganda next week for a highly-billed concert at Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala.

The concert is the talk of the Twitter streets, with tweeps weighing in here and there.

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