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Netball Elections: Proper Accountability Tops Hon Sarah’s Manifesto

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Hon Sarah Kityo Babirye, the Member of Parliament Youth representative for Central Region is among the three front-runners in the upcoming Uganda Netball Federation (UNF) presidential race taking place on Saturday at Lugogo.

Babirye who has been part of the Uganda Parliament Netball Team since joining parliament in 2016 has promised to give her competitors a good run for their money.

She in the past represented Uganda in the East African Community Inter-Parliamentary Games where she was named the best shooter in four consecutive editions between 2016 to 2019.

These included the 2016 edition in Mombasa, Kenya, 2017 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, 2018 in Bujumbura – Burundi and the 2019 in Kampala, Uganda.

“We need a leader who is hardworking, selfless, pro-active, willing to serve and above all, possesses a listening ear. A leader who is willing to fight to restore tge battered image of UNF,” Babirye stated.

“I am a great team worker and open to work will all manner of persons but if I have a fault, then it is being too honest, questioning perceived wrongdoings and always prepared to lead a crusade to right the wrongs whenever i find fault,” she added.

The key points on her agenda include providing proper accountability, securing a home for the Netball family in Uganda, grassroot development, marketing and sponsorship, capacity building of stakeholders and recognizing/ rewarding of excellency in Netball.

Babirye also wants to introduce Corporate Netball in Uganda, establish Netball Secretariat, strengthen culture through Netball, promote equality and professionalization among others.

She however faces stiff competition from former She Cranes manager Jocelyn Ucanda and Christine Nampijja who also want to lead netball for the next four years, taking over from Suzan Anek.

Her team comprises of Brig. Flavia Byekwaso vying for the Vice President Administration role, Richard Muhumuza (Vice Technical) and Aminah Mande (General Secretary).

Others are Harriet Margret Opolot (Vice General Secretary), Aida Nambusi Kibedi (Treasurer), Yahaya Sengabi (Publicity Secretary).

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Reckoning with Laughter: Noam Shuster returns to Israel

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About to make it big in the US, Israeli comedian Noam Shuster returns home to face her toughest audience yet.



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Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed: The Nobel Prize winner who went to war

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This feeling of marginalisation, particularly among the country’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo, fuelled a wave of demonstrations. Mr Abiy, an Oromo himself, was promoted to the top job and immediately set about addressing concerns in a dizzying period of reforms.



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600 doses of stolen COVID-19 vaccines recovered at 2 private clinics

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Police have recovered 600 doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from two private pharmacies in Kampala. 10 suspects were also arrested in the two-day operation following a tip-off from a concerned citizen.    

A police officer, who was involved in the operation, intimated to URN that they carried out raids on First Pharmacy Mulago-Wandegeya and Victoria Pharmacy in Ntinda. He explains that they first sent operatives to both facilities under the disguise that they were travellers looking for Covid-19 vaccination and certificates and got assurance that the service was available.    

“We swiftly stormed these places in Wandegeya and Ntinda, and the stolen vaccines were found there and of course arrested some suspects from there,” he said.

He says that during the raid on First Pharmacy, they intercepted one of the employees who was running away with some materials in the bag.  

“We forced him to open the bag for searching. Upon opening, documents that looked like Covid-19 vaccination certificates dropped down,” he said.

He says that they searched the pharmacy where they recovered some exhibits and arrested some suspects. According to police, they also conducted another raid on Victoria Pharmacy, recovered several doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and arrested five suspects. 

Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the arrests but declined to reveal the identities of the suspects. 

“It’s true about that operation intelligence in Bukoto, we found 600 doses of the vaccine, in these two pharmacies and also ministry of Health vaccination cards and other documents” said Owoyesigyire’’. 

He says the suspects are locked up at the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) Kireka. According to police, similar operations are still ongoing after discovering that unscrupulous people stole Covid-19 vaccines from the ministry of Health storage facility and are now busy selling them to the public on the black market.

At a press conference held today, however, First pharmacy demanded an apology from the police, claiming no raid was conducted at their facility or vaccines recovered. 

More than 50 pe rcent of the 964,000 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines donated by Covax Facility and India have already been used. Recently, President Museveni in his televised address said that the government is preparing to get Johnson and Johnson vaccines from the USA and Cuba since India suspended exports. Unicef announced that another 170,000 doses would be arriving in the country in two weeks. 

 



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