There are many activities taking place across the world this Monday. Here are some of the events in pictures.
Lydia Wanyoto, the NRM Women's league chairperson, shares a light moment with premier Ruhakana Rugunda during the Kabale NRM conference today
UPDF recruitment exercise goes to Bundibugyo
Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) continued the recruitment exercise that kicked off Friday (December 27, 2019) countrywide. In Bundibugyo, hundreds of people turned up.
The recruits going through the drills. Photos by Geoffrey Nyamwongera
The Force will recruit 4,000 in an exercise that is slated to run from December 27, 2019, to January 5, 2020.
Army spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire recently said that recruits should be between 18 and 30 years.
"Regular Recruits must be adult males and females between the age of 18-25 years and professionals between 18 and 30 years," he said.
He said the process is intended to replace thousands of soldiers who have retired.
"Regular recruits must possess a minimum formal education of Senior Four or Senior Six in sciences," he said.
Professionals must possess a degree or diploma in engineering, chemistry, and medicine, according to UPDF.
He said teachers and those with vocational training stand a big change to get enrolled.
Bundibugyo's neighbouring district, Ntotoko is mourning there chairman Timothy Kyamanywa.
Hundreds today gathered at Karugutu Church of Uganda where a requiem service for the late Timothy Kyamanywa the LC5 chairman of Ntoroko is being held
Kyamanywa was chairman of Ntoroko district since 2010 when it was carved out of Bundibugyo. In attendance was the chairman for Kabarole, Richard Rwabuhinga, and Kasese LC5 chairman Godfrey Sibendire.
Mourners listening to speeches during the requiem service. Photos by Wilson Asiimwe
Kabale NRM party members meet
Kabale NRM delegates met at Kigezi College Butobere, Kabale, today for the 4th district conference.
The Prime Minister of Uganda, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, was the chief guest. The conference is presided over by David Bahati, the NRM chairperson for Kabale.
Dr Ruhakana Rugunda arriving at the event. He was received by David Bahati. Photos by Job Namanya
Norah Twenda, the Kabale NRM women's league chairperson called for increased funding through the Women's Fund so as to make it more practical in the activities
Rosemary Namayanja, the NRM party treasurer, is representing the party Secretary-General, Kasule Lumumba
David Bahati, the Ndorwa West MP, has been unanimously supported by delegates to remain the party chairperson for NRM in Kabale. The motion was raised by Sheikh Kassim Kamugisha, the NRM youth chairperson for the district
Lydia Wanyoto, the NRM Women's league chairperson, shares a light moment with premier Rugunda during the conference
'Leave issues of Uganda-Rwanda border to presidents'
Rugunda says the Rwanda border conflict has been left in the hands of both presidents Yoweri Museveni (Uganda) and Paul Kagame (Rwanda) because it is beyond any other person's discussion
Rose Namayanja congratulated Kabale district NRM leadership for organising it's 4th delegates' conference. She says no district in Uganda has ever had this achievement.
I am still around, Besigye tells supporters
Kiiza Besigye addressed the supporters at his home in Kasangati, Wakiso district. He said he is still in the struggle for freedom in Uganda and it will be a matter of time for him to announce whether he will contest for president in 2021 or not.
FDC supporters at Besigye's home. Photos by Maria Wamala
Betty Nambooze, the spokeswoman for peoples government says the gathering was not for FDC, but peoples government. She said that she is still a strong member of DP and that she will not line before Besigye if he stood for president.