Lorna Crosse International Ministries based in California in the United States of America has donated medical equipment and scholastic materials worth US$100,000 to Uganda to help improve access to quality medical services and education to people especially those in the rural areas.
The donation was announced by Rev. Dr. Lorna Crosse founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lorna Crosse International Ministries who was a guest during the opening of Kanzize Kyondo Health Centre in Masulita sub-county, Wakiso district. During her stay in the country, Rev. Dr.
Pursuant to the invitation by the Uganda People's Defence Forces Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Aronda Nyakairima to his counterpart of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lt. Gen. Kisempia Sungilanga Lombe, the two Chiefs of Defence Staff held a bilateral meeting on 18 October 2005 in the presence of the MONUC Force Commander, Lt. Gen. Babacar Gaye, at the Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, Entebbe.
2005-09-21 KAMPALA, 16 September, 2005 - The Government of Uganda and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) yesterday (16.09.05) signed two Memorandam of Understanding reflecting planned co-operation between its armed forces and the ICRC over the next three years.
The Vice President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya has commended the Italian government and its people for working to eradicate poverty among Ugandans and engaging in efforts to restore peace in northern Uganda.
Prof. Bukenya was today speaking at the handover ceremony of a three year development food security and income project funded by AVSI an Italian NGO, to Busiro North Development Foundation. The function took place at the Vice Presidents' Kakiri home in Wakiso district.
President Yoweri Museveni has said that the strategic goal of the National Resistance Movement currently is to modernise the country and eliminate poverty through Bonna bagagawale (enrich all), Bonna bagemebwe (immunise all) and Bonna basome (educate all) porgammes.
President Yoweri Museveni has said the planned increased aid for Africa that is being championed by British Premier Mr. Tony Blair, should be geared at improving the competitiveness of the economies of the continent.
The President made the observation while meeting 2 British Members of Parliament, Mr. Andrew Mitchell of the Conservative Party and shadow Secretary of State for International Development and Lord Ashcroff, a member of the House of Lords.
The meeting took place last evening in the President's Parliamentary Buildings Office in Kampala.
President Yoweri Museveni has had a meeting
with Mr. Mel Carter, President of the US based Carter Group.
During the meeting that took place at state House, Nakasero, President Museveni and his guest delved into issues pertaining to the group's interest in investing in the construction sector in the country with the aim of availing decent and affordable housing.
The President welcomed the investment plans of the group and also appreciated the cost effectiveness of the venture.
President Yoweri Museveni has urged Uganda's development partners to appreciate the country's sovereignty as the major tenet for economic, social and political development.
The President was today meeting a delegation of Austrian members of Parliament at his Parliamentary Building office in Kampala. The Austrian legislators are in the country on a 9-day study tour of Austrian funded development projects in the country.
President Yoweri Museveni has said all Ugandans who strayed from the Movement ideology are freely welcome to rejoin the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Organisation because it is the only viable political venture in the country.
Heads of State of the Great Lakes region have endorsed a further extension of the period of the Burundi Transitional Government to 26th August 2005 in line with the approved Burundi electoral calendar.
President Yoweri Museveni has reiterated governments firm position of pursuing a double track approach while searching for total peace in Northern Uganda.He said talks initiated by the former Minister for Northern Uganda Mrs. Betty Bigombe with the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) terrorists would continue while the UPDF exerts pressure on the LRA remnants.
President Yoweri Museveni has said that
the defeat of Lord's Resistance Army's (LRA) terrorism has been protracted
because the National Resistance Movement (NRM) believes in solving Uganda's
problems systematically, patiently and without cover-up.
The President made the comments today while addressing members of Lira district council at the council hall in Lira town at the beginning of a security inspection tour of Northern Uganda.
* By Hudson Apunyo - The Monitor
By Alfred Wasike - The NewVision
CHIEF peace broker Betty Bigombe and a top rebel team have met again to discuss details of the draft peace terms to pave way for the signing of the peace pact to end the northern war.
* By Frank Nyakairu & Emma Mutaizibwa The Monitor
KAMPALA - The government has given the Lord's Resistance Army rebels more time to study the peace proposals.