The 1978 Uganda Cranes football team have been awarded the Golden Jubilee medals for their outstanding service to the country. The team, some of whose members are dead, took Uganda to the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations before losing 2-0 to hosts Ghana in the penultimate game of the tournament.
Jinja municipality collects over 50 million shillings from the Source of the Nile gate collections per month. Bernard Mbayo, the secretary for Jinja Golfers Club says that many of the golfers spend their leisure time at the Source of the Nile, a reason for the municipality to consider and share the revenue collections.
General Elly Tumwiine, the National Honours and Awards Committee chairperson, said the awards are meant to recognise and reward outstanding acts and achievements of individuals who distinguished themselves in service to the nation.
In South Buganda, however, Masaka, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Rakai, Sembabule, Kalungu and Bukomansimbi districts are not holding events to mark the day. It is only Kalangala which has managed to celebrate it today.
Bishop Kityo Luwalira of Namirembe Diocese says Ugandans have failed to let go of criminal acts that undermine independence. He says corruption, prostitution, theft, murder and others continue to be rampant, 54 years since Uganda gained self rule.
Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States will continue to assist Ugandas efforts to build peace and security within the region by supporting the African Union Mission in Somalia and helping to address the ongoing threat posed by the Lords Resistance Army.
The Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Ramadhan Mubajje has suspended the district Khadi for Mbarara and two others over the sale of land belonging to the Muslim community. Sheikh Ramadhan Khamis was suspended alongside the Secretary Uganda Muslim Supreme Council UMSC in the district, Yahaya Semugenzi and the treasurer Rashid Famau.
Dr. Isaac Okullo, the Deputy Principal College of Health Sciences told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the college has capacity to transform the facility into a fully-equipped teaching hospital.