Today in Pictures - Tuesday, December 17

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Added 17th December 2019 10:34 AM

Every day we bring you a selection of photo highlights and here is what we have for today

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Every day we bring you a selection of photo highlights and here is what we have for today

Several people have been seriously injured in an accident when two trucks were involved in a head-on collision along the Hoima-Kagadi Road.


A fuso truck registration number UBA 911C loaded with Matooke collided with a Canter truck which was moving in the opposite direction. Both vehicles veered off the road during the accident that happened last night.

The driver of the fuso truck vanished and the injured have been taken to Hoima regional referral hospital.

Julius Hakiza, the police spokesman for the Albertine region has said one person has been reported dead while several others are admitted in critical condition.


Museveni tours ICT exhibition

President Yoweri Museveni has directed all government agencies to do mandatory online procurement so as to reduce corruption.

He made these remarks after touring the ICT innovation exhibition at Nakawa, in Kampala on Tuesday.

Museveni also directed the incoming ICT minister Judith Nabakooba to ensure that government entities procure ICT solutions from local innovators instead of procuring ICT applications from outside Uganda yet there’re local innovators in the country.










UEDCL posts good financial results

The Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited(UEDCL) has released its audited financial statement showing improvement in financial performance during the 9th annual general meeting at the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development head office.

According to UEGCL Board Chairperson, Eng. Proscovia Margaret Njuki, the company made a profit of shs24.7b in this financial year. In addition, Njuki said, total assets increased from sh5.7 trillion in 2018 to sh6.8 trillion making the growth of 19%.
Because of sales of electricity following the commencement of commercial operations of the Isimba Hydro Power Station, turnover increased from sh8.2b in the financial year 2017/2018 to sh61.6b in 2018/2019. By Juliet Kasirye

Gov’t, Toro launch committee to implement MoU

 Bernard Tungakwo Ateenyi (left), Prime minister of Toro Kingdom talks to Dr. Ruhankana Rugunda (right) Prime Minister of Uganda during the launch of the joint implementation committee of the Memorandum of Understanding between THE government and the Toro Kingdom in Kampala. Center is Betty Amongi Akena, the outgoing Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban development. Photo by Ronnie Kijjambu


























Kabaka meets clan heads

The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has met clan heads lead by Omuttaka Kayira Gajule at Mengo Lubiri to address issues concerning the growth of the Kingdom and Uganda at large. By Ivan Kabuye




















Mao woos youth to join party leadership

The Democratic Party (DP) President Norbert Mao has called upon the youth to take on major positions in the party during the on-going delegates’ election period. He said this during the DP weekly press briefing at their headquarters in Kampala.

He advised them to register for prime positions such as the presidency, and press secretary among others since it's their time to take leadership and stop wasting time and money on betting.  By Godiver Asege


DP president Norbert Mao




Makerere School of public health construction kicks off

The groundbreaking of the construction of the Makerere University School of Public health has taken place.

The construction will take up to sh30b, but they currently have only sh6b. The sh6b will cater for the construction of the first phase as the fundraising for the entire project continues. By Shamim Saad


The artistic impression of Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health 

  illiam azeyo rof akerere niversity ollege of ealth ciences chool of ublic ealth and hoda anyenze ean chool of ublic ealth interacting during the ceremony (L-R) William Bazeyo, Prof. Makerere University College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Rhoda Wanyenze, Dean School of Public Health interacting during the ceremony




Bishop Ntagali address the press

The outgoing Archbishop of Church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali addressing journalists during a press conference at the provincial secretariat Namirembe. Photo by Nancy Nanyonga






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