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Government asked to enroll Sironko teachers on Hard to teacher allowances.

Sironko district Woman Member of Parliament Florence Nambozo wants government through the ministry of education and sports to enroll teachers in the hard to reach areas of Sionko District to get allowances as a way of motivation and improve their standards of living and results.

Nambozo explains that teachers play a big role in every learner’s life because after parents, the biggest impact on a child’s success comes from the man or woman at the front of the classroom noting that yet teachers in hard to reach areas of sironko have no transport facilitation yet they are not provided with housing.

Nambozo made the call today while addressing teachers in sironko district as they celebrated world teacher’s day at Mutufu pimary school under the theme: “the future of the profession”.

“Its is so well known that teaching is a noble profession and has been highly respected across generations. It is and always was a very prestigious and respectful profession, that in Uganda if you are known as “Musomesa” you are held in high esteem.” Nambozo revealed.

According to Nambozo Some of the most affected and hard to reach areas that should be considered in Sionko include the sub counties of Zesui, Masaba, Bugitimwa, Elgon, Bukyabo, Butadinga, Buwalasi, Dahami and Bubeza

Every year, Uganda joins the rest of the world to celebrate world teacher’s day to mobilize support for teachers and ensure needs of future generation will be met by teachers

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MBALE: FDC to Meet Leaders in a Regional Retreat.

The Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party is carrying out countrywide mobilisation tours and will be in Mbale this Saturday.

Margaret Wokuri Masada the Mbale FDC Chairperson says FDC National leaders will be interacting with the public adding that they will be passing a message to remain strong in the party and keep focussed on the struggle to remove President Museveni.

She revealed that Dr Kizza Besigye the former FDC president will be among the FDC officials to grace the Mbale meetings.

Peter Ronnie Gidudu the former FDC Parliamentary aspirant for Mbale Municipality asked residents to turn up in big numbers to welcome the former FDC Presidential candidate.

He confirmed that the national party leaders will engage FDC Mobilisers leaders and residents on Saturday afternoon at Mpumudde grounds in Mpumudde cell, Namakwekwe in Mbale municipality.

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PHOTOS: Rains Destory Primary School Classrooms and major offices in Bududa

Lunganga is one of the six government aided schools in Bukibokoolo sub county in Bududa.

According to the headmaster of the school Wabulakha Deo, the rain mixed with heavy winds destroyed primary three, five and six classrooms and major offices including, school store and the the library.

Wabulakha adds that Primary one and P2 classrooms are also affected. He fears that the school might open third term under a tree urging government for timely intervention.

The Bukibokoolo sub county chairman, Mr Wanombela Gregory, says the heavy rains have also rendered several roads impassable revealing that the rains coupled with much wind that lasted for more than four hours also destroyed many plantations.

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Nandala commiserates with victims of Bulambuli mudslides

Chairman Bugisu Cooperative Union Nathan Nandala Mafabi commiserated with victims of the mudslides in Bulambuli district that killed scores of people and left many others injured on Tuesday evening following heavy down pour.

“We have again lost our people to mudslides in Bulambuli. I join the relatives to mourn for this great loss of life. As we get more details, I urge those near to help the victims in any small way possible” Nandala posted on his Facebook page.

The Budadiri West Member of Parliament says people near the victims should help them in any small way and asked government to enroll the relocation program.

He is set to visit the victims over the weekend.

John Magomu Maleza, the LC III chairperson Bulaago Sub County, says several people in his area are homeless. He says some of the homes were washed away by the landslides while others had their roofs blown off by heavy winds

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Sironko Tomatoe Farmers decry low prices

Jane Nadunga a tomato farmer in Butandiga Sub County says because of a bumper harvest, the price of tomatoes has drastically gone down.

Nadunga says they are struggling to raise money to look after their families and pay fees for children at school.

Sandra Gimono a tomato vendor at Nalugugu roadside market says they are currently buying a basin of tomatoes between 2,000 to 3,000 shillings from farmers. Gimono says just last month, basin of tomatoes was buying between 40,000 to 50,000 shillings. She says in the market a basin costs between 4,000 to 5,000 shillings compared to a month back when it went for 60,000 shillings.

The traders’ secretary at Nalugugu market Musa Wamanga wants government to put up tomato processing plants in Sironko District so that farmers have ready market for their produce.

Godfrey Masaba the Sironko District Operation Wealth Creation Officer says they will forward the proposal to government authorities since Sironko is one of the biggest tomatoes growing Districts in Bugisu Sub region.

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Avoid Alcohol Addiction, Nandala Tells Residents

BY KAPEWO PAUL
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Budadiri West Member of Parliament Nathan Nandala Mafabi has urged people to avoid being addicted to alcohol.


Nandala made the call yesterday at Bumausi Primary School in Nalusala Sub County, Sironko District while meeting residents on development-oriented issues, as he carries out consultative meetings in the entire constituency of Budadiri West.


Nandala told the residents that alcohol addiction leads to poor planning as most of the hard-earned money is most times wasted. He lashed out at the government for not taking appropriate action against manufacturers of alcohol in sachets.


Nandala wants local governments to pass by-laws that will ban the sale of alcohol in sachets like it has been done in Districts like Gulu and Lira.

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MDD: Mbale and Bududa to represent the region in National “luwengele” Competition

Mbale’s Hadasa and Bududa’s Shikhuyu to represent luwengele zone on nationals

Hadasa and Shikhuyu Needy Care Nursery and Primary School are the two schools that are to represent luwengele zone on nationals in Gulu.

The music dance and drama competition that were declared today were conducted in Magale sub county Namisindwa district at Magale Mixed Primary school.

In the competitions that started on Monday 12th August 2019 ended on Tuesday 13th August 2019 .

The eight schools battling we’re Sibuse from Namisindwa , Hadasah and Bumageni from Mbale main, Mbale police Primary school from Mbale municipality, Busumbu Primary school from Manafwa district , Shikhuyu Needy from Bududa , Bugwagi Primary school , Masila Primary school from Sironko and Bulambuli.

Hadasa from Mbale main got 884 points, Shikhuyu Needy care from Bududa got 871, Sibuse were third with 827 points, Bumageni army from Mbale fourth with 825, Mbale police from Mbale municipalty were fifth with 818, Bugwagi from Sironko sixth ,Busumu and Masira with 778 and 752 respectively.

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MP Nambozo asks Youths to Improve Livehood through capitalising on Government Programs

Sironko Woman MP Florence Nambozo Mayoga has urged youths to capitalise on government programs in improving their livelihoods.

Nambozo says Uganda has the youngest population in the world adding that youths should be helped to be productive. She explains that youths need to be productive to be worthy in their communities.

According to Nambozo, youth need to exploit income opportunities in the agricultural sector urging them to organize themselves in groups in order to benefit in government programs like Youth livelihood Program and the current SACCO project.

Her message comes at the time when Uganda is joining the rest of the world in celebrating youth day 2019 with national celebration taking place in Jinja under the theme “transforming education”

Nambozo explains that this year’s theme gives an opportunity to all state parties to evaluate the various policies, programmes and strategic interventions aimed at empowering young people”.

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Sironko celebrates Eid al Adha

National prayers are ongoing at the Uganda National Mosque in Old Kampala led by the Mufti of Uganda, Sheik Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje. Thousands of Muslim faithful attended the mass which commenced at 9 am.

In Sironko, each Mosque had Muslims. MP Nambozo Called for peaceful Co-exitence As Muslims prepare to celebrate Eid al adhaSironko District Woman Member of parliament

While speaking to Muslims in several mosques in Sironko District today morning, Nambozo urged the Muslims to use the occasion to pray for continued peace, stability, unity and understanding of one another in Uganda and the world at large.

Nambozo revealed that the strength and dignity of Uganda can only be achieved and preserved through unity and peaceful co-exitence and she particularly called upon Muslims in Uganda to actively take part in building a peaceful and united Ugandan society.

Muslims around the world will on Sunday, August 11 gather to celebrate Eid al-Adha, the end of the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Eid al-Adha is the second of two Islamic festivals celebrated by Muslims all over the world.

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MP Nambozo Calls for peaceful Co-exitence As Muslims prepare to celebrate Eid al adha


Sironko District Woman Member of parliament Hon Florence Nambozo has called for peaceful co-existence and stability as Muslims prepare to celebrate Eid al adha in Uganda and across the globe.

While speaking to Muslims in Buyobo sub county Sironko District at Bulambuli Mosque yesterday, Nambozo congratulated Muslims in Uganda and beyond especially those who traveled to Mecca in Saudi Arabia upon successfully fulfilling the Hajj journey one of the pillars of Islam and prayed to Allah to reward those who performed hajj with joys and favors on the day of Judgment.


Nambozo also urged the Muslims to use the occasion to pray for continued peace, stability, unity and understanding of one another in Uganda and the world at large.


Nambozo revealed that the strength and dignity of Uganda can only be achieved and preserved through unity and peaceful co-exitence and she particularly called upon Muslims in Uganda to actively take part in building a peaceful and united Ugandan society.


The legislator from Sironko also appealed to the parents to educate the children at all costs so that they can fit in the society, However she further called up on the youths to live a healthy life style by keeping themselves away from behaviors that make them valnerable to HIV/AIDs and other related diseases that might cost their lives.


Muslims around the world will on Sunday, August 11 gather to celebrate Eid al-Adha, the end of the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Eid al-Adha is the second of two Islamic festivals celebrated by Muslims all over the world.

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