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100 to receive medals at 56th independence celebrations in Kyotera

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President Yoweri Museveni decorates HH the Aga Khan during the 55th Independence Day celebrations in Bushenyi

About 100 people will receive medals during this year’s national independence celebrations at Kasasa sub county, Kyotera District, according to the latest statement.

President Yoweri Museveni who will be the chief guest will bestow the medals on the recipients.

The Day will celebrated under the theme: “Standing Tall to Celebrate 56 Years of Independence”.

Infrastructure:

According to the statement released for the independence celebrations, Uganda now has over 5200 kilometers of tarmac roads. “Several oil roads are being constructed, at the same time an airport at Kabale in the Albertine region is under construction to prepare the country to harness oil by 2020,” it says.

The statement says the above will be supplemented by a USD 3.5 billion pipeline from Hoima to Tanga to ease export of the elude oil.

“Expansion works at Entebbe International Airport to enable it handle the increased traffic are as well ongoing,” it says, adding that preparations for the commencement of works on the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) are also in advanced stages. When complete, the SGR will considerably lower the cost of Transport to and from Mombasa, it says.

The stamen says much of this work has been done by the Uganda Government money. “For instance, 58 percent of the funding for roads, has been done or is being done by the Government of Uganda money,” it says.

According to the statement, all the District headquarters, except for Kaabong and Buvuma, have now been connected to the national grid. And that the generation capacity of Uganda will further increase, once Isimba, Karuma and many of the mini-hydro power stations are completed.

Agriculture

The statement notes that during the financial year 2017/18, the agriculture sector grew at 3.2 percent, Industry (at 6.2%) per annum), services (at 7.3%) and ICT (at 7.9%).

However, it says agriculture registered the least growth in Uganda, adding that the slow growth in agriculture continues to be a cause of concern.


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Museveni Address Rescheduled To Sunday

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The Presidential Address on COVID-19 has been postponed to Sunday, September 20, 8pm according to Senior Presidential Press Secretary, Don Wanyama.

Wanyama through his Twitter said: “Good people, the Presidential Address on COVID-19 has been rescheduled to Sunday, September 20th, at 8pm. It will be live on TVs and radios. Asante,” Mr. Wanyama tweeted.

This week, the President summoned a special cabinet meeting to determine the future of learners and other sectors such as bars, sports and music events.

Last week, there were reports that schools, especially candidate classes are set to reopen for the second term that will end in mid-December, and that third term was to begin in January or February, whereas UNEB exams are to be written in March or April 2021.

However, Minister for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and National Guidance, Judith Nabakooba urged the public to ignore these kinds of reports that are speculating about the reopening of academic institutions.

Nabakooba said that only President Yoweri Museveni has the mandate to reopen schools and all other institutions that were closed as a measure to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.

“The mandate to guide the nation on the reopening of schools and other institutions is with His Excellency the President of Uganda,”

“When it comes to the national COVID-19 response, I want to call upon Ugandans to be calm and ignore some of the speculative messages regarding the reopening of public institutions.”

The Ministry of Education was the first to dismiss the reports as being untrue and asked parents to disregard the same.

In total, Uganda’s health ministry has to-date declared 5,594 Coronavirus cases, of whom over 61 have died and 2,544 have recovered.



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Uganda’s Kiplimo Wins 3000m Race In Rome

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First rising long-distance runner Jacob Kiplimo is back in the headlines again after he won 3000m at the Diamond League in Rome, Italy.

Just weeks after winning the 5000m at the Golden Spike Meet in Ostrava, Czech Republic, the son of the land registered a time of 7:16:64 to beat Norway’s pre-race favourite Jakob Ingebrigtsen at the Stadio Olympico in Rome, Italy in the men’s 3000m final during the IAAF Diamond League competition.

This comes a week after an exceptional record-breaking performance at the 59th Ostrava Golden Spike in the Czech Republic last week, where he set a new meet record over the 5000m distance clocking 12:48.63.

Kiplimo’s record in Rome over the seven-and-a-half-lap distance broke Australia’s Ryan Gregson’s meet record of 7:42.19.

Fellow athlete, Joshua Cheptegei has joined many Ugandans to congratulate Kiplimo upon his achievements.

“Huge congratulations to my colleague Jacob kiplimo upon running the 6th fastest all time over 3000m in Rome with a time of 7:26, running a world lead, national record, the future is indeed bright.”



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214 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed As Death Toll Rises To 61

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