Bobi Wine voted male politician of the year 2019
Kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine over the weekend scooped yet another international recognition after being voted the male politician of the year 2019 at the Young African Leaders
Summit (YALS) held at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana.
Bobi Wine was hailed for dedicating his time to stand against violence and inspire young Africans across the globe to stand for what is right and work towards elevating their status in the community.
Two weeks ago, Bobi Wine was named among 100 most influential people in the world by the internationally acclaimed TIME Magazine.
Museveni rewards NRM ‘crying’ artistes
Musicians King Michael and Big Eye were last week given a Presidential handshake of 30 cows each by President Yoweri Museveni. Big Eye and King Michael had turned into crybabies claiming how they have been neglected by Museveni despite their unchanging devotion for the ruling party.
“I have received my 30 cows and shortly I will be moving them to my farm in Luweero,” excited King Michael said.
Recently Museveni has been so quick in gifting musicians that subscribe to his NRM party. Bebe Cool and Catherine Kusasira were gifted brand new Toyota V8 “Mpekoni” cars each.
MTN marathon attracts over 20,000 runners
More than 20,000 runners graced the 2019 MTN Marathon that took place at Kololo Airstrip on Sunday.
In the men 42.2km race, Uganda’s Phillip Kiplimo emerged the winner after posting a record time of 02:13:56. Fred Musobo and Anthony Ayeko followed respectively for the second and third positions.
Nyakisi Adero led the pack in the women’s 42.2km category followed by Vanis Chemutai and Kadist Fiseha Tedla.
The 21km race was won by Uganda’s rising star Jacob Kiplimo, Felix Chemonges came second while Titus Kibet closed the podium finishes. Julius Chekwel led another all-Ugandan finish in the female half marathon with Doreen Chemutai in second and Dorcus Ajok finishing third.
Proceeds from the marathon will be used towards maternal healthcare by ensuring safe childbirth.
Electoral Commission kicks off general update of the National Voters’ Register
On Thursday, the Electoral Commission (EC) held a press conference at their headquarters in Kampala to officially kickoff the general update of the National Voter’s Register that is planned to go on until Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
During this exercise, eligible Ugandan citizens aged 18 years and above that are not yet registered to vote will be able to register after presentation of their National Identification Number (NIN), photograph, signature and fingerprints at the registration centres.
Those who are already registered are not required to register again, but can go to the stationed registration centres and check the displayed register to confirm whether their particulars are captured correctly and ask to make corrections where need be.