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Ahmed Wetaka

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Ahmed Wetaka is a URN editor. Wetaka is also the editor-in-charge of Up Country bureaus. All bureau chiefs out of Kampala answer to Wetaka. Wetaka has been a URN staff member since 2007.

Wetaka started his career as Mbale Daily Monitor freelance writer. He was also the Open Gate FM reporter, anchor, talk show host and news editor from 2000.

Wetaka is a keen follower of public affairs developments, politics and religion. In 2014, Wetaka managed to fulfill an important Muslim rite of Haj to Mecca.

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11:09
11:09

Four Die in Easter Sunday Accident Along Masaka-Kampala Highway

According to Nampiima, the deceased include one female adult, one female minor and two male adults. Three other victims were rushed to various clinics for medical attention. Police are yet to establish the identities of the accident victims.
08:43
08:43

Mufti Asks Gov't To Subsidize Commodity Prices 1 Top story

Commodity prices have short up in the past few weeks. For example, currently, a kilogram of bar soap cost up to Shillings 10,000 up from Shillings 6000 and a litre of cooking oil costs up to Shillings 9000 from Shillings 5400 in the past few months.
17:22
17:22

Kyankwanzi Man Kills Wife for Alleged Infedelity 1

The Wamala Region Police Spokesperson, Racheal Kawala, says that preliminary investigations show that the couple developed a misunderstanding around 1:00 am after Nayebare suspected the deceased to be in possession of a Simcard she was using to communicate with another man.
12:06
12:06

Spanish Journalist Killed in Kiryandongo Accident 1

Faridah Nampiiga, the Public Relations Officer in the Police Traffic and Road Safety Department, says that the duo was killed in a head-on collision involving their vehicle RAV 4 registration number UAS 597U and Fuso truck reg number UAL192U.
13:33
13:33

Uganda Gets First National Defense College 3

In his remarks, Maj Gen Francis Okello noted that the plans to establish National Defence College started in 2013, which led to the establishment of up to four Task Forces to oversee the task of establishing the project.
18:18
18:18

UPDF Protests US Sanctions Against Major. Gen. Abel Kandiho 1

In her brief statement issued on Tuesday, the Defense Ministry Spokesperson, Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso says that they are disappointed that the US could take such a decision without due process.
13:14
13:14

UPDF, FARDC Conduct Civil Military Sensitisation 4 Top story

The air force and artillery power of the UPDF following the launch of the operation had a lot of devastating effects on the camps of the Islamic State-linked Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), according to a press statement from the army.