A new month, three more to wrap up an eventful year, and there is plenty of activities to start off October.
Out goes September and in comes October. We have only three months to end a year full of events here and there – locally and on the global stage. Here in Uganda, October kicked off with several events. Take a look at some of the highlights . . .
Sh30b UNRA faud
Mary Kuteesa (seated), who is the assistant lead counsel to the Commission of Inquiry into UNRA, with Eng. Godfrey Kaaya Mukasa (left), the former Project Manager flanked by his lawyer Rodgers Jimmy Katende. (Credit: Godfrey Kimono)
In the picture, they were discussing some of the documents after he gave evidence at the Commission of Inquiry on the Tororo-Mbale and Mbale-Soroti roads during a hearing at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.
Eng. Godfrey Kaaya Mukasa said engineers James Okiror, David Ssali Luyimbazi and Peter Sebanakitta were responsible for the delay of works on the Tororo-Mbale- Soroti road that cost a further sh30b of taxpayers’ money.
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Vision Group staff members during a medical checkup camp at the head office in Industrial Area, Kampala. (Credit: Edward Kisoma)
Meet on SDGs
Here, Ahunna Eziakonwa (right), who is a United Nations (UN) resident, talks to Ugandan Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda on the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals at the Office of the Prime Minister. (Credit: Peter Busomoke)
National WASH CSO Forum
Equipment that are used to promote hygiene and sanitation being exhibited during the 5th National WASH CSO Forum by the Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET) workshop at Hotel Africana. (Credit: Godiver Asege)
The forum brought together CSOs in the Water and sanitation to, among other things, highlight key challenges that require the attention of the different sector players, and to lay strategies for their active interventions to address the identified challenges.
Also on display at the exhibition was this newly established water treatment system which filtrates and chlorinates water. (Credit: Godiver Asege)
The historic tree
Pictured here is the Freedom Tree in Entebbe town where early politicians held rallies and planned on attainting independence. (Credit: Richard Sanya)
Bomb phones recovered from latrine
Suspects in the July 2010 twin bombings Mohammad Mohammad (left), Awad Omar Awad and Haruna Luyima leave court after their trial at the High Court.
The acting Police chief fire officer during the Kampala twin bombings narrated how the mobile phone handsets purportedly used in the attacks were retrieved from a 50-foot pit latrine.
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Clergy discuss critical issues
Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda and the Archbishop of Church of Uganda Rev Stanley Ntagali arrive for the high level review meeting on HIV/AIDS , Maternal and Gender-based Violence for Inter-religious Council at Hotel Africana. (Credit: Ramadhan Abbey)
The project manager Chris Mayindo explains to the executive director of Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Allen Kagina key areas which have come in the way of road work progress. (Credit: Wilfred Sanya)
This was during an inspection of the road works for the expansion of the Northern bypass in Kampala.
Bulungi bwa nsi week
Katikkiro of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga speaking during the launch of Bulungi bwa nsi week in Kasubi market on. (Credit: Edward Kisoma)
Bulungi bwa ensi [directly translated as 'Nationa's beauty'] is an initiative that involves cleaning areas including markets, roads etc within the central region.
Investors tour sites
Investors touring the proposed sites of the sh2.9trillion Kampala-Jinja expressway at Mabira Forest. Government is seeking investors to handle the project. (Credit: Abou Kisige)
Pictured, Eng. Ivan Mwondha, the Technical Manager of Infra Consulting Services Limited, guides investors through the proposed sites.
From left, the secretary general of Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU), James Tweheyo, Chairperson of Margaret Rwabashaijja and Labour Relations Officers at UNATU, Filbert Baguma addressing journalists on the World Teachers Day at the Teachers' House in Kampala. (Credit: Mary Kansiime)
Liberal Democratic Transparency
The secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Transparency (LDT) party, Zaidi Mukasa, addresses journalists during a press conference at Melting Point in Kampala. (Credit: Miriam Namutebi)
Swedish coach Adam Boumadi (left) pictured with Ugandan kickboxer Umar Semata and sponsor Jackson Pemba at Kololo. (Credit: Silvano Kibuuka)
Semata is a welterweight, middleweight and super middleweight Muay Thai kickboxer who is the current World Boxing Council Muaythai Super Middleweight International Champion, a title he has held since 14 June 2013.
Excel Independence Swimming Gala
Excel Insurance managing director David Walakira (right) and staff Lydia Muganga present a trophy and medals to Uganda Swimming Federation (USF) vice president in charge of adminstration, Peter Mugisha (left) and general secretary Moses Mwase (2nd right) to symbolise their sponsorship towards the annual Excel Independence Swimming Gala, due at KISU. (Credit: Michael Nsubuga)
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As it happened: Thursday October 1