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SIRONKO: Nandala takes development meetings to Mafundu, Nalusala sub counties.

Budadiri West Member of Parliament Nathan Nandala Mafabi will on Saturday 17th August 2019 be in Mafudu and Bukhulo sub counties to sensitize residents and interact with various area leaders on development projects in his constituency.

The Forum For Democratic Change (FDC) Secretary General is scheduled to also meet leaders and also make rally at Mafundu Primary School in Mafundu sub county and neighboring sub counties in lower sironko.

Job Busiima the FDC chairman of Mafundu and Bukhulo sub counties in Sironko says Nandala will on Saturday 17th August, 2019 will meet political leaders, religious members and all residents of greater Mafundu and Bukhulo sub counties in a rally at Mafundu Primary School at 1pm before addressing another rally on the 18th August at Bumausi Primary School in nalusala sub county.

Mr. Nandala will on Saturday again do a radio program on Elgon FM 101.4 from 7-10PM.

According to Herbert Musinga the FDC chairperson for Nalusala Sub county, MP Nandala visit is hinged on discussing development issues throughout the constituency. The FDC mobilize also said that residents will be given chance to interact with their legislator. He adds that it’s an opportunity for local leaders to table the community concerns before the MP

Nandala while at a sensitization campaign in Buwalasi Sub County in Busamaga Secondary School noted that he intends to improve their living conditions through sensitization, education and empowerment as they prepare for 2021. He urged residents to come for the meetings and share ideas on how to develop their areas.

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Consult PWDs During Implementation of Development programs

By Rashid Musoke Lufutu

Manafwa -Deputy Resident District Commissioner Gilbert Okwi wants Persons Living with Disability (PWDs) to be consulted during the implementation of development projects.

Gilbert Okwi the deputy Resident District Commissioner Manafwa district has made a plea to members of the society to shun under looking Persons Living with Disabilities- PWDs during implementation of development projects so as to collectively achieve the Sustainable development target set by the government of Uganda, of eliminating poverty before 2030.

While appearing as the chief guest during the financial inclusion project workshop organised by Opportunity Bank Uganda for Leaders of PWDs groups at the Red Cross main hall in Manafwa district yesterday, the RDC implored the participants to value the existence of PWDs adding that disability is not inability. He says most of the PWDs are good workers, good opinion givers and are also talented in various forms.

Robert Igalo the project manager of Opportunity Bank Uganda Limited in charge of mainstreaming financial inclusion for PWDs in Uganda says their aim is to provide equal needs to PWDs, enhancing PWDs groups to form Saving and Credit Coperatives and to also enjoy their banking services of free saving and Low interest loans so as to transform the lives of the local People who are Living with disabilities.

He revealed the program is rolling in four districts namely; Iganga, Mbale/Manafwa, Soroti and Lira.

Godfrey Walukhu the Chairperson of Persons Living with Disabilities for Manafwa and Namisindwa districts promised to share the knowledge acquired to the rest of the PWDs so that they can embrace a savings culture.


According to information obtained by our reporter, Opportunity bank Uganda is collaborating with National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU), the Association of Microfinance Institutions of Uganda (AMFIU), and Chesire Services Uganda (CSU) to conduct elections of district Council of Reference (COR). The COR comprises of ten co-opted male and female members of local DiPUs and Isave group representatives of persons with disabilities. The elected committee will be meeting quarterly to deliberate, share experiences, challenges, solutions and wayforwads regarding mainstreaming financial inclusion for persons with disabilities in Uganda.

The members who were elected to run the COR for Manafwa District are; Murefu Michael (Chairperson), Nambuya Merab (Secretary), Josephine (Vice Chairperson), Wetaka Safani (Publicity), Wamasembo Wilberforce (Welfare), Namakhonge Sam (Member), Wakooli Norah (Member),  Muyama Janet (Member), Wakwabubi James (Member) And Kakala Aramanzan.

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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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Regional Khadi Warms Muslim Men Against Domestic Violence

By: Egonda Emmanuel Anelka& Weswa Ronnie

Dr Ahmed Wandega the Eastern Regional Khadi has warned men against orchestrating acts of domestic violence.

Sheikh Wandega made the appeal yesterday while leading Eid Al Adha prayers at Muyembe Mosque in Bulambuli Town Council in Bulambuli District yesterday. Wandega said that some men were still engaged in wife-beating; a practise that is outdated and cannot be tolerated in modern society.

Bulambuli District Woman Member of Parliament Sarah Wekomba who attended the prayers condemned domestic violence saying it retards development at the household level.  She urged women to form groups so as to benefit from government programmes.

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32 year old in Sironko discovered dead dumped in Bush.

By Weswa Ronnie 

Shock engulfed to residents Bumasola A village, Bumasifwa parish Legenya Sub County in Sironko this afternoon after one of their own was suspected to have been murdered by unknown people and the body dumped at a nearby bush.

According to Gawolo Wetaka, a resident who discovered the body identified the deceased as Charles Muduku from Bumasoyosi village in Legenya Sub County.

He told our reporter, that he saw a body lying by the nearby bush as he was coming the from the garden. Wetaka also said the body had no cut or injuries.

Wetaka adds that he made an alarm which attracted nearby resident and later alerted area LCI chairperson who called the police of Sironko.

Ludodico Wodulo the LCII chairperson of Bumasifwa parish Leganya Sub County described the deceased as responsible, hard-working and quite gentlemen.

He adds that they suspect that a group of unknown people would have strangled the Muduku after transported the body to Bumayosi neighboring with the aim of distorting investigations

Robert Tukei the Elgon sub-region police spooks person confirmed the incident saying that investigations have already started but urged locals to help police by providing it with any information relating to the death of Muduku such that culprits can be arrested and be brought in books.

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Iganga Residents Rob From Accidents Victims As Yy coach overturns.

Residents of Buseyi village in Nakalama sub-county Iganga district today rushed to rob money and property worth millions of money as a bus attached to YY coaches overturned this evening in their area.

Speaking to Elgon Fm One of the survivors, Victoria Nalubega said people who rushed to the scene searched the handbags and pockets of the survivors and the dead instead of offering help

A traumatized Nalubega also said the residents rushed to grabbing bags, shoes, phones, and watches from the helpless victims.she also recalls people rushing to open the boot to pick items as injured victims were screaming helplessly for help.

It should be recalled that over forty (40) people perished from an oil fire as they were stealing fuel from a tanker that had got involved in an accident in 2001 at Busesa in Iganga district.

Meanwhile, two people have died while 42 others were rushed to Iganga Hospital in critical condition after a YY bus they were traveling in lost control and overturned at Buseyi B village, Nakalama Sub County, three kilometers along the Iganga-Bugiri highway.

James Mubi the Busoga East Police Spokesman has told Elgon Fm on the phone that the accident occurred this evening at around 5:00 pm when the bus registration number UAQ 906T heading to Mbale from Kampala lost control after it tried to overtake a Fuso lorry unsuccessfully.

Mubi says the YY bus driver on seeing an oncoming trailer decided to get back to his lane. He says the bus, however, lost control and overturned. One of the dead has been identified as Sakiya Wanda, a resident of Budwale Sub County in Mbale District while another woman was not unidentified.

Mwanja Samson, a passenger who had earlier made a distress call on social media minutes before the accident.“I am traveling now but worried whether we get to our destination because the speed is alarming.”

Mubi has warned drivers against over speeding and taking extra care when overtaking.he also said the bus driver has been identified as Taban, and he has been arrested and detained at Iganga central police station

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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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Police Fire Live Bullets, Tear Gas To Disperse Demonstrators In Mbale.

By Weswa Ronnie  

Police of Mbale this morning used tear gas and live bullets to disperse angry demonstrators who are demanding for installation of humps along Mbale Soroti-Kumi road at Kikindu market Northern division in Mbale municipality.

According to Robert Mwawule a resident, Mbale Soroti-Kumi roads along Kikindu market has become a death spot due to speeding vehicles that are knocking people day and night.

He adds that the demonstration followed the death of their fellow resident known only as Edirise who was knocked by the speeding primo vehicle yesterday evening while traveling to Sironko from Mbale town.

James Kundu also says, this month already three people have died at the same place in a similar manner after being knocked by speeding vehicles.

They add that they are going to resume a demonstration in subsequent days until Uganda National Roads Authority put humps there because the place is busy and highly populated.

However, Godfrey Mwesige the OC traffic police Elgon sub-region condemned the demonstration urging people to be calm saying that he is going to communicate to UNRA Mbale office, such that soon before the end of this week they install humps there.


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Nabulo shares a moment with muslim women in Sironko

Iddi Adhuha-Nabulo Asks Muslim Women To Be Prayerful.

Arsha Nabulo Mafabi has called upon women in Sironko to always seek Gods guidance in their families through prayer.

She Said this while addressing women who had gathered for Iddi Adhuha prayers held today at masjid Noor in Sironko.

Muslim women at Masjid Noor

Nabulo said that women are strong pillars in their families and aught to always seek guidance and wisdom from Allah so as to see their families prosper. She also told women to emulate the prophet Abraham and always keep their promises that they make to their husbands.

She also reminded the Muslim women that the great day that was celebrated today is simply due to the promise that Abraham had made to God that he would sacrifice his child if God had provided him with a one and so God had to send him a lamb to sacrifice as he was about to sacrifice his son.

Nabulo also called upon Muslims to sacrifice the little that they can afford to help the needy people in their community like children, orphans and widows.

She also donated a bull and 100kgs of rice to the widows of Sironko Town council to facilitate their Iddi Adhuha celebrations.

Meanwhile the Imam who led the Muslims in the Iddi Adhuha prayers, Abubakar Salim also called upon Muslims to always respect the pillars of Islam so as to help in causing development in their areas, He also thanked the mufti of Uganda His eminence Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje for his support that he lobbied from Government to help in building the new Masjid Noor that hosted Iddi Adhuha prayer today.

The other high profile guests who graced the Iddi Adhuha prayers that were massively attended at the new masjid Noor in Sironko town council included the incumbent woman member of parliament for Sironko district Honourable Nambozo Florence Mayoga and former RDC of Bukwo Shaban Kachemete.

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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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