Babra Akao, also a farmer neighboring Ogwang’s farm says livestock farming is a good investment but a capital-intensive enterprise. She appealed to the government to extend restocking programs to areas where they have not reached in order to empower the common man.
Simon Peter Okullo one of the Directors of Lira Butchers and Cattle Traders Association said despite the big numbers already slaughtered, they are still expecting to slaughter more during the day since the consumption is high.
Photographer Emanuel Matanda said he has made 70,000 thousand shillings in express photographs this day and expected to make more than that before the close of the day. He said during normal days, he hardly makes 10,000 shillings a day.
Hundreds of Christians poured into Churches across the country to participate in prayers under strict observance of the socially-distance to avoid the spread of COVID-19. At different prayer places, clerics focused their sermons on the 2021 general election and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking to journalists after attending the Christmas service at St Paul Cathedral Namirembe, Katumba noted that the UJJC proposal wouldn’t be bad idea if the incumbent assures the country that he will not bounce back in the race after the three year extension.
Speaking at Lubaga Cathedral where he was the main celebrant of the Christmas service, Lwanga said many Ugandans are misusing social media by promoting conspiracies that have the potential of causing a war. He said a few days ago, he received a call from somebody from the United Kingdom alleging that they had uncovered a conspiracy by the church to kill National Unity Platform presidential flagbearer Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.
Delivering his sermon, The Rt. Rev Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira, the Bishop of Namirembe Cathedral, said this Christmas is the first of its kind whereby people are commemorating the birth of Jesus with masks on, no hugs and enforcement of social distancing.
His position was first taken as a possible of Christian and
so Dr. Sserwadda first distanced himself from the statement. He added that it
is too late to postpone an election after people have invested time and money
with others already passed unopposed. He also wondered the basis of the three years. “Why three years, why no five, a difference of only two year?” wondered Dr. Sserwadda.
Fr. Ronnie Mubiru reminded the Christians that when Mary gave birth to Jesus Christ, she was in the process of complying with the government directive and was on the way to attend the census, so Ugandans should also obey the government guidelines on Civid-19 and also participate in the coming elections.
Adome told URN that he was persuaded by elders to drop from the race to allow Remigio complete his unfinished projects in the county. "We had a meeting with the elders who actually demanded that I step down to allow Remigio to complete his work. So as a child who respects elders I could not argue with the elders who have allowed me to contest in the 2026 elections," he said.
Fatima Katembo, the National Unity Platform-NUP Kasese District Woman parliament candidate, says the campaigns have become so costly for first time competitors like her. She says most voters demand for money, a habit she blames on the NRM government for bribing voters.
Saidi Zaibu, one of the butchers told URN that they had teamed up with police and health officials to ensure their customers comply with the SOPs. He says many of their customers have abandoned the practice of wearing of face masks and washing hands before accessing the abattoir.
“To the Electoral Commission the responsibility you are carrying is so big and if you mishandle it then you are dooming this country and you should know that. Therefore honesty, transparency, courage, commitment and love for the people of this nation is your top priority and it is the sign of your loyalty to God whom we say in our motto For God and My Country,”
“Peaceful campaigns and peaceful election should be promoted," said Kaziimba. "Let there be justice and fairness in the whole exercise. Let there be peace. Uganda is here to stay, Uganda will continue…let us learn to co-exist, support and love one another.”
The COVAX facility has 190 participating countries and entities and the plan is to have them access the vaccine for initially vulnerable groups in the first half of 2021. This includes delivering at least 1.3 billion donor-funded doses of approved vaccines in 2021 to the 92 low and middle income economies that have joined the facility.
According to Kakungulu, Mbale is endowed with seven things, which everyone in the city should tap into. These include the Wanale Ridge, the Kadodi Festival, the Mbale Clock tower and Religious sites like the Jewish synagogue among others. These, she said will be key in bettering the lives of the people of Mbale city.