Key among the celebrants at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe included the Nnabagereka of Buganda, Sylvia Nagginda, the Speaker of the Buganda Lukiiko, Patrick Luwagga Mugumbule and Rubaga Division Mayor, Joyce Nabbosa Ssebuggwawo.
The leaders including the Church of Uganda –COU Archbishop Dr. Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu, Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga and the Bishop of Namirembe Diocese Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira and others observed the Good Friday ritual at St. Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe.
Museveni was contesting with 10 other candidates in the race for the country's top office. According to declared results by EC Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama, Museveni won the with 5,851,037 votes (58.64 per cent).
Tourism is one of Uganda’s top foreign exchange-earners with annual receipts of USD 1.6 billion brought in by 1.8 million tourists according to the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB). Out of the 1.8 million tourists, 1.3 million are foreigners while 500,000 are local tourists.
Parliament on Thursday convened Inter-denominational prayers marking the beginning of the Fifth and last Session of the Tenth Parliament under the theme “For When I am Weak, then I am Strong” derived from 2 Corinthians 12:10.
Three Parliament Chaplains including the Anglican Chaplain Rev. Canon Christine Shimanya, the Catholic Chaplain Rev. Fr. Ponsiano Kawesa and the Imam of Parliament Al-hajj Adbulatif Ssebagala led the prayers in which legislators prayed for peaceful 2021 general election and the end to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Raphael Magyezi, the Igara East MP who was appointed Minister of Local Government was the first to appear before the committee followed by Judith Nabakooba, the Mityana Woman MP and former Police Spokesperson who was appointed Minister for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT).
Christmas is celebrated annually on December 25th to mark the birth of Jesus Christ. Ahead of the D-day, celebrants take to different places to shop for the festivities and their loved ones, something that partly explains why different business centers decorate to attract customers.
The artisanal Miners under Busia United Artisanal and Small Scale Miners Association and Tiira Small Scale Mining Association-TISMA are specifically pointing out Busia Resident District Commissioner, Hassan Kato Matanda for deploying, the army at the Tiira mining site to harass them.
The Ambassadors kicked off their day with a tour of a demonstration farm of Joel Cherop supported by the Netherlands at Kapenjuria Village in Kapchorwa village. They could later visit the Kiprotich National High Altitude Training Centre at Teryet, Kapchorwa where they toured the facility and engaged with World Cross Country champion Joshua Cheptegei, Olympic marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich, 2019 World Athletics gold medalist Halima Nakayi, middle distance runner Winnie Nanyondo and others.
On Tuesday, the team met human rights activists at Mt. Elgon Hotel in Mbale before moving out to visit the Tororo Solar Power Plant that was launched in 2017. However, the envoys learnt that the prevailing rainy weather has affected the production capacity of the plant currently producing less than 4 megawatts a day instead of 10MW.
On Monday, the Ambassadors met Mbale district officials, the District Police Commander, Resident District Commissioner and others in a closed door meeting. They also met the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party leaders in the district.
During his meeting with Kadaga, they agreed to further cooperation in the oil and energy sector, which both countries are currently pursuing. They also pledged to cooperate on the exploitation and development of solar energy.
The Committee chaired by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga kicked off the vetting process with interaction with Monica Kalegira Mugenyi who has been serving as Principal Judge at the East African Court of Justice in Tanzania. She was moments after followed by lawyer Muzamiru Mutangula Kibedi.
Pastor Johnny Enlow, the Founder of Restore 7 Organisation USA and Author of the Seven Mountain Prophecy delivered the key note address at the prayers attended by President Yoweri Museveni, First Lady Janet Museveni, Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine and legislators among others.