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NAMISINDWA: A lifeless body of a man who disappeared on Sunday recovered from forest.

The lifeless body of a man in Namisindwa district who disappeared on Sunday has been recovered from Mount Elgon Forest National Park.

The deceased has been identified as Ezra Wesswa, a resident of Bukiminyi village Buwere parish in Bupoto Sub County.

His lifeless body was found dangling on a tree in Mount Elgon Forest National Park yesterday by young boys who had gone to fetch firewood.

Wesswa, who was still unmarried, has been staying with his father because of mental problems.

Residents say the deceased had repeatedly threatened to end his life if his father doesn’t allocate him another piece of land after disposing of the one he was allocated.

John Robert Tukei, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson, says the deceased’s relatives first picked his body from the crime scene before reporting to police. He said inquiries into the matter are ongoing.

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Crops Destroyed By Rocks-off zesui Hills.

By: Weswa Ronnie

Several crops were destroyed in Zesui Sub County, Sironko District after rocks rolled over from Mount Elgon National Park.

Napakali Negono the LCI chairperson of Naloli village in Zesui Sub County says gardens belonging to more than 30 residents were destroyed but with no deaths and injuries registered. Negono says the crops destroyed include onions, cabbages, coffee, and bananas.he also attributes the incident to heavy rains that are ongoing this season

James Madanda one of the affected residents has urged the government to dismantle the remaining rocks to avert any possible risk of hitting people, especially with current rains.

Fabian Wangadya another resident wants the government to provide relief support to the affected people.

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MP Nambozo issues Success Cards to Sironko PLE Pupils

Sironko District Woman Member of Parliament Florence Nambozo Mayoga has handed out success cards to all children sitting for Primary Leaving Examinations in Sironko next week.

Dison Balayo a political assistant to MP Nambozo says that the plan aims at motivation the children for better results.

He says that MP Nambozo has made it a norm to send out success cards to all the P7 candidates every year.

The head teacher Nabenekwa Primary school Hariet Neumbe says that the act by the MP is an indicator that she values education.

Bernard Wamboga the head teacher Bugwagi Primary School says the success cards by Nambozo have lifted the children spirits ahead of the national examinations.

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Bad roads:- Residents Destroy Bridge.

By:  Weswa Ronnie

Unknown people last night destroyed Kiyaza Bridge along the Buweri-Bumumulo road in Sironko District. 

Janet Nakayenze a resident of Zesui Sub County says that all the culverts holding the bridge were completely destroyed. The Buweri-Bumumulo road is in a poor state and recently some residents protested demanding action by authorities.

Lawrence Wasukila the Councillor representing Zesui Sub County at the District has condemned the destruction of the bridge. Wasukila says despite the road being in a poor state, destroying the bridge was not the best option.

Wasukila says that despite the Sironko District Council setting aside more than 100 million shillings for the rehabilitation of the road this financial year, the engineering department has delayed kick start of the works. Wasukila has threatened to lead residents into a peaceful demonstration if works are not underway by end of this week.

But Hebert Mulekwa the LCV Chairperson for Sironko says the delay in rehabilitating the road is down to the heavy rains which are currently pounding the area.  

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Sironko MP Nambozo tips Clergy on Wealth Creation

By Ashaba D Ashiraf

Sironko district Woman Member of Parliament Florence Nambozo has urged Christian clergies in Sironko to engage and sensitize their flocks in economic activity that will improve on their household income, the same way they have succeeded in entrenching spirituality.

“Contrary to other developed regions in the country, Sironko has lagged behind because it has lived a situation of under-production and under-consumption. This affects both church and government as the population do not also contribute enough to the church,” Nambozo.

Nambozo was on Saturday speaking at the Thanksgiving conference of the retiring clergies and their spouses in North Mbale Diocese at St’ Luke church of Uganda in Sironko town council She, however, challenged them that though Christianity has spiritually grown more in the country, reinforcing spiritual position should be in consonance with people’s economic welfare that will lead to tremendous development Referring to the Biblical parable of talents in relation to God’s creation of Man, Nambozo said that although God created man mainly for two purposes of multiplying and filling the earth, He also put him in charge of having dominion over nature such as controlling disaster or disease.

She therefore observed that man has only fulfilled the first mission of multiplying. She, therefore, challenged Christians that they should use their God-given talents multiplied through sensitization to enhance the economic wellbeing of their communities.

The Bishop of North Mbale dioceses, Rt. Rev. Bishop Samuel Gidudu thanked Hon Nambozo for the good working collaboration with the Church and for the spiritual support she has always extended to the Christians in the district in, which he noted, is an honour for the church adding that there’s need for the people of Uganda to offer to be missionaries to each other

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Sironko commended for electing Pro-active Leaders.

General Edward Katumba Wamala the Works State Minister has commended the people of Sironko for electing pro-active leaders.

Katumba said this in response to Sironko District Woman Member of Parliament Florence Nambozo Mayoga. He described Nambozo as an active leader who has kept on reminding him about the bad roads in the District.

Katumba said this today while commissioning metallic climbing ladders on Butandiga ridge. This connects Sigwa trading center with Mbaya parish in Butandiga Sub County. The construction of the ladders cost 300 million shillings.

Florence Nambozo Mayoga the Sironko District Woman Member of Parliament said the ladder project was implemented under the Simplified Movement for Mountain Dwellers.

Nambozo says the project will aid students and pregnant mothers and promote local tourism. She warned residents against vandalizing the ladders.

Wanyama Nekemeya and Wekomba Michael both residents of Butandiga Sub County lauded MP Nambozo for lobbying for such a development project

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Sex Trade:- Prostitutes Hit Sironko Town Ahead of independence day Celebration.

By: Egonda Emmanuel Anelka

Commercial sex workers have reportedly pitched camp in Sironko town as the area prepares to host the 57th National Independence Day Celebrations on Wednesday.

This year’s Independence Celebrations are hinged on the theme ‘Consolidation of “Consolidation of National Unity, Security, Freedom and Prosperity’.

Now Elgon FM understands that Sironko town is a beehive of activities, especially at night with sex workers trying to make ends meet before, during and after the celebrations. James Wetaka a resident of Sironko town council says most of the commercial sex workers position themselves in bars and near guest houses waiting for customers.

Hamuza Wasukira another resident claims that the sex workers are from Mbale, Busia, and Kampala.

Isaac Lulaba the Sironko Resident District Commissioner admits he has received reports of the commercial sex workers but says it is a personal conviction for one to be wary of the deadly HIV scourge through responsible living. Lulaba says if it gets to the worst, condom use should be embraced.

Florence Nambozo Mayoga the Sironko District Woman Member of Parliament says such a high profile function brings together people of all walks of life. Nambozo who is also the Chairperson of Parliament’s Committee on HIV has urged parents to closely monitor their children’s movements at this time. She says the girl children if not properly guarded could lead to unwanted pregnancies and spread of HIV and Hepatitis B.

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Sironko MP Nambozo donates Flat screen TV to Mutufu inmates

Sironko Woman Member of Parliament Nambozo Florence Mayoga has donated a flat screen TV and decoder to Mutufu prison.

Nambozo while handing over the TV to inmates at Mutufu prisons in sironko said she wanted them to follow independence day celebrations.

Nambozo urged inmate to stay calm and get out of prison with positive mind.

Nambozo promised to be checking on inmates readily and pledged to continue working with them.

Frank Baine the prisons’ Mouthpiece for the TV applauded Nambozo adding that many leaders should emulate her.

Baine also thanked Nambozo do fighting to have a new unit at the facilty explaining that construction of the new Mutufu unit delayed because of land wrangles

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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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Bamasaba Urged To work Together To fight poverty

Asha Mafabi Nabulo an aspirant for the Sironko District Woman Parliamentary seat says lack of unity explains the increased poverty levels among Bamasaaba.

Nabulo said this on Saturday during training on health matters for youth in Sironko District. The meeting was held at Jose Maria Hotel in Sironko town council.

Nabulo said that most times Bamasaaba have failed to unite and therefore missed out on opportunities that would have developed the area. She cited the people of Western Uganda as perfect example of a group that is united and developed as a result.

She also urged the Sironko District leadership to prioritise youth programmes during the implementation of government projects. This, she said will empower youth to economically sustain themselves.

More than 100 youth attended the training and received certificates after completion. The youth were equipped with skills in health precautions and first aid.

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