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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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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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Iganga Accident: Budadiri West MP Nandala applauded for saving lives.


Onesmus Mukane the Managing Director ByLite, an IT firm in Mbale has commended Budadiri West Member of Parliament Nathan Nandala Mafabi for his timely intervention to save the lives of people who were last night involved in an accident in Iganga town.

Mukane who was travelling in a YY bus to Kampala says they found a Teso Coach that had been involved in an accident with many people injured and lying helpless. Mukane says he notified MP Nathan Nandala Mafabi and Bukedea Woman MP Anita Among about the accident who in turn notified Police.

Mukane explains that 5km away from the accident scene was a highway robbery involving a trailer and all traffic had been stopped by the robbers. Mukane says he still contacted MP Nandala about the robbery and Police came to the scene of crime forcing the robbers to take off. The injured accident victims were rushed to Jinja Hospital for treatment.

Mukane has applauded Nandala and Among for exhibiting a high sense of humanity to save the lives of people

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Manafwa DHO Seeks Ban on Hand Shaking to Avert Possible Ebola Outbreak.

Doctor Gideon Wamasebu the Manafwa District Health Officer wants a ban on hand shaking as one way of averting a possible outbreak of Ebola.

Wamasebu says the public should instead wave to each other so as to avoid direct contact.

He has also urged the public to report cases of people bleeding from all parts of the body and fever among others for appropriate action by medical personnel

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Sudan rally organizers urge Khartoum residents to throng protest site

“We call on our people from across the Khartoum capital and the region around to immediately go to the sit-in area and not leave from there until our next statement…

Organisers of nationwide protests against Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir called on Khartoum residents Thursday to mass at army headquarters as state media said the army would make an “important statement”. “We call on our people from across the Khartoum capital and the region around to immediately go to the sit-in area and not leave from there until our next statement is issued,” the Sudanese Professionals Association said. 

A sit-in outside army headquarters, which also houses Bashir’s residence, entered its sixth day on Thursday with protesters gathered in what the European Union has described as “an unprecedented number.”  – Emergency rule declared -Western powers on January 17 call on Sudan to respect the rights of demonstrators.  On February 11, Human Rights Watch releases videos documenting violence by security forces against protesters including live fire, tear gas and beatings. 

Ten days later, security agents arrest several opposition activists as protesters try to march on the presidential palace. 

Bashir declares a nationwide year-long state of emergency on February 22, also dissolving the federal and provincial governments and appointing army and intelligence officers as provincial governors. 

Two days later, he swears in a new prime minister as riot police confront hundreds calling for him to resign. On March 1, Bashir hands his powers as chief of the ruling NCP to his deputy. – Six-day sit-in at army HQ -The protests become less regular after the state of emergency and Bashir on April 4 acknowledges that demonstrators had “legitimate” economic concerns, calling for dialogue. 

But on April 6, thousands march again in Khartoum, gathering for the first time outside the military headquarters and chanting “One Army, One People”.

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Ug Tourism queen shines at Miss Tourism World

Beauty queens continue to hoist the Uganda flag, lately. The latest on the streak is Anita Ayebare, whose outstanding performance put Uganda among the top participants at the Miss Tourism World 2019 in Porec, Croatia. 

Ayebare, 24, was over the weekend crowned the fourth runner-up, meaning she finished fifth in the competition that attracted beauty queens representing various countries around the world. The grand finale took place on Saturday evening in the presence of a host of tourism ambassadors, business and enthusiasts from across the globe. The grand crown for the 74th annual pageant was won by Julijana Nikolis, 20, representing Australia. 

Ayebare was the 2nd runner-up in the last Miss Tourism Uganda 2017/2018. She was also the Miss Tourism Ankole 2018. The Miss World official website profiles Ayebare as a “Tourism Ambassador who enjoys singing, traveling and gymnastics.” 

As Tourism Ambassador for Uganda, the website quotes the beauty queen, “I am proud to be a Tourism Ambassador for Uganda as with the experience I have had as a tourism ambassador in my country, I have been able to fight against climate change through tree planting in various regions.

I believe if this was carried on by the rest of the world, we can change the world for the future generations to come.” Ayebare was recently flagged off the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) boss, Lily Ajarova to be an ambassador of Ugandan Tourism. This comes at the backdrop of continued concerted efforts by different stakeholders to promote Uganda as a top tourism destination. 

Ayebare’s achievement comes less than a year after Miss Uganda 2017, Quinn Abenakyo stunned Ugandans with an impressive performance as popular and prestigious Miss World pageant. Final ResultsMiss Tourism World – Australia1st Runner Up – Poland2nd Runner Up – Finland3rd Runner Up – Northern Cyprus4th Runner Up – UgandaMiss Tourism World Africa – BeninMiss Tourism World Americas – PanamaMiss Tourism World Asis – VietnamMiss Tourism World Europe – SpainMiss Tourism World Oceania – New ZealandBest National Costume – IndonesiaMiss Tourism Model Of The World – Croatia 

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Bumasilkye sub-county gets 10m fundraising boost

More than 10 million shillings was on Saturday raised at a fundraising aimed at completing Bumasikye Sub County Offices in Muwanda village, Mbale District.

The Sub County authorities have been operating in a rented structure which belongs to a cooperative society. The structure’s roof was recently blown away by rains that pounded the area. This called for completion of new Sub County offices hence the need for the fundraising.

Speaking at the fundraising, Trade Minister State Minister Werikhe also the Bungokho South MP underscored the need for leaders at various levels to put their energies in lobbying for services for the people they represent. Werikhe said that many leaders often engage in politicking at the wrong time. He said this leaves many people languishing in abject poverty.

Dennis Washirekho the Bumasikye Sub County LCIII Chairperson said they have completion of the Sub County offices will save them from rent fees they have been incurring on a monthly basis.

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Nandala wants Works Ministry to Construct Bugibuni-Mutufu Road

Budadiri West Member of Parliament Nathan Nandala Mafabi wants the
Works Ministry to prioritise the construction of the Bugibuni-Mutufu
Bridge in Buyobo Sub County, Sironko District

Nandala in a letter dated 20th March, 2019 to the Works Minister says
he is aware of a plan to do selective bridges in Sironko District.
According to Nandala, the Bugibuni-Mutufu Bridge is a critical bridge
that will help Namagumba-Budadiri road.
Nandala also says the bridge will also help in interconnecting the
District. The letter is also copied to the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Works and Transport, Chairman LCV, Sironko District,
Chairman LCIII, Buyobo Sub County and the Chairman LCIII, Buhugu Sub
County.

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NRM Boss to Contest for Mbale City Mayoral Seat

Ismail Masaba Sulaiman the NRM National Vice Chairperson of the Enterprenuer’s League has declared his intentions to contest for Mbale city mayoral seat on NRM seat. 
In an exclusivee interview with Elgon fm, Masaba says together with the people of Mbale, would wish to market the city as the business and education hub in the region. He explains that   Mbale need to shine again as it used to be or as it was planned to be. 
Masaba listed Health, Education and Business as his major priorities to transform the city. 
Born in 1979, Masaba holds a Masters of Business Administration Information Technology (MBA-IT) fromSikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical & Technological Sciences inIndia. Masaba has worked with several local and international companies with latest being Kampala International University as a marketing coordinator. 
Masaba joins former independent candidate for Mbale Municipality mayoral seat Cassam Namugali for the city top seat. 
Last month, Mbale district passes a resolution on boundaries in quest for city status pending parliament’s approval

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