After reading the Papal letter, the new Archbishop, the Papal Nuncio to Uganda, Archbishop Luigi Bianco led the Dr. Ssemogerere to a special canopy-like chair in the cathedral. He presented him with a Mitre (special headgear) and stuff that Pope John Paul VI used during his first visit to Uganda and Africa at large.
Charles Ssebyala, the head of Laity at Our Lady of Fatima Queen of Peace Cathedral, said that it was unbelievable to see their Bishop leaving but they will remain grateful to God for his contribution to the diocese.
Mutebile was hailed for having a major role in the high economic growth rates for Uganda in the previous two decades. The two Bretton Woods institutions were also the facilitators of Uganda’s economic liberalization policy that took effect in the early 1990s, leading to the divestiture of the then-ailing government corporations and dissolving of national boards.
During the meeting, Bukanga South MP Stephen Kangwagye asked for the Ministry’s clarity on reports that Uganda’s troops under the African Union Mission for Somalia (Amisom) had not been paid for two years.
Dr Diana Atwiine, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health told URN that as restrictions are being lifted, an average of 17 people are dying every day and severe cases have been registered where 65 per cent are people of advanced age and not vaccinated.
As bishop, he has served from August 23, 2008, through December 9, 2021, when he was fully appointed by Pope Francis as Archbishop of Kampala to succeed the late Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga who died on April 3, 2021, on Easter eve, until yesterday.
Rose Aloyo, a resident of Aringoyon village says that in December 2021, she requested the village chairperson to allow her to cut trees and burn charcoal to raise fees for her six children and he accepted. But when she went to start the work, the soldiers deployed to guard the ranch asked her to pay 270,000 Shillings before felling trees, plus 20,000 Shillings every day as fees for the machine she was going to use.
Residents learnt of the two buffalos suspected to have strayed from Kidepo Valley National Park in search of pasture and water when they attacked a herd of cattle grazing in Cawente village in Agelech parish.
Sarah Nakabuye, the headteacher of Masaka School for Children with Special Needs-Ndegeya says that although the biggest percentage of their learners have returned, the school is constrained due to financial challenges.
The directive was issued by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni while in Oyam District during a meeting with the Members of Parliament and other leaders from the Lango sub-region, on Saturday. The meeting was, among others, discussing the poor state of the road, which stretches 78 kilometres from Corner Kamdini along the Kampala-Gulu highway to Lira town.
Richard Okwera Ojara, the Kitgum Municipal Mayor says the persistent delays in completion of the market construction have worried vendors who have for the past years been operating in makeshift satellite markets and eager to occupy the new market.
Katumba is concerned that several roads are spoilt shortly after their construction, largely due to unbecoming social behaviour in the host communities. He says such bylaws should prevent poor disposal of garbage that ends up clogging drainage channels and walkways.