In today’s paper, Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago to investigate markets. This and much more . . .
Hello and a good morning to you all. Whether you are still slugged in bed or munching away on your breakfast cereal or on your way to work or already at your office, hope Friday finds you alive n kickin'! Here's a look at what is in Friday's New Vision paper.
To begin with, today's edition leads with a story on prison and debts. It says that hundreds of people are understood to have been locked up for failing to pay back borrowed money, according to the Ugandan Human Rights Commission.
This was revealed during the launch of the 18th human rights report in Kampala on Thursday. The report reveals a lot more. All that on Page 6.
And the lead picture is of Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) executive director Allen Kagina and other officials trekking an escarpment at Kotein near the Uganda-Kenya border in Kotido district where they were inspecting roads.
Meanwhile, Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago plans to establish a committee to probe markets in Kampala, starting with Usafi Market. Details on Page 4.
Meanwhile, on the next page, there is a story on the Public Service and its salary structure. The story is that a report by a government commission on equal opportunities has recommended a general review of salaries for public servants across the board.
We are also speaking tourism today, and 10 pages into the paper, be sure to find a story of a unique species of monkey discovered in Mabira forest reserve in Buikwe district a decade ago that has been habituated for tourism.
You will also learn how sex myths, like the fallacy that if a girl engaged in intercourse while standing she will not conceive, are still sabotaging efforts to improve sexual reproductive health in Uganda.
Solving the woes of Lango cultural institution, how to improve road safety and bailout matters are among today's commentaries on Pages 14 and 15.
In this week's Pakasa edition, meet Emmanuel Sssembusi. When he dropped out of school after Senior Four, it was not just because his parents were struggling to pay his fees. In fact, he had some decent money of his own from dealing in fresh fish. This is a craft he had mastered since he was in Primary Two. Through savings, financial discipline and bank loans, Ssembusi today owns four hotels. Read about his inspiring story . . .
Oh, and of course, there's plenty more in the Pakasa pullout to get your business-leaned mind busy. For example, businesses you can do without leaving your job.
And for you lot who have a soft spot for good-old Ugandan music, this week's The Beat will get your groove back with a feature on a local legend: Maddoxx Ssematimba. He was forgotten by the audience, written off by music critics and consumed by alcohol and substance.
But he is now back where he belongs - performing on stage and grabbing headlines at corporate dos. His new video, the first ever, has caused a ripple effect online. Surely, the forgotten maestro has found his groove once again. Happy reading: Pages 32, 33 ad 34.
And finally, find a splash of all the local and international sports news, including your weekend sports diary on the back pages . . .
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