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MUSLIMS CHALLENGED ON PURITY AS RAMATHAN ENDS

BY CHRIS OPIRA AND SHAKIRA NAMATENDE

Wakiso - As the month of Ramathan draws to an end, Muslims have been challenged to pray to Almighty Allah and ask for forgiveness as they struggle to keep their purity.

Uganda’s former Ambassador in Saudi Arabia Ambassador Sheikh Ahmad Ssenyomo made the remark during the breaking of the fast dinner and Dua prayers organized by city Property dealer Hajji Kamulegeya Abdul Rateef in Kira Wakiso District.

Ambassador Sheikh Ahmad Ssenyomo said Muslims need to insist on Prayers to keep before God, who grants forgiveness. Byte Amb Sennyomo

Ambassador Ssenyomo also challenged parents to take up responsibilities of grooming their children in proper manners, and good Islamic teachings.

He gave reference to the days of the 5th Khalifah Umar bin Abdul Aziz whose children were left with very minimal wealth but were able to work towards development of their religion. Byte Amb Sennyomo

The President General of Muhibiina and Chairman of Tariika Mutahabuuna Fi Llah East and Central Africa Sheikh Sulaiman Ali Mundu cautioned the believers against forgetting the importance of the Holly Month, neglecting the teachings of the Prophet.

He challenged youth to actively get involved in Muslim activities of course not forgetting that the days for the elders are edging. Byte- Sheikh Sulaiman Ali Mundu

The Imam Masjid Taibah Sheik Sulaiman Guggwa challenged believers to give offertory and share iftar with the disadvantaged believers going by the teachings of Islam. BYTE- Sheik Sulaiman Guggwa

Ramathan is the forth pillar of the Islamic Calendar where believer are purified after the period.

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KASESE LITTERED WITH MORE WIDOWS,ORPHANS THAN HUSBANDS

Kasese - A group of widows and orphans who lost their loved husbands in the recent bloody skirmishes in Kasese District have called on government to bail them out of poverty and agony. The group is comprised of 138 orphans and 19 widows reportedly from 30 homesteads in Kasese. The group resides in Bwesumbu Sub County,

UNICEF DECRIES OF ROTTING HEALTH FACILITIES IN KARAMOJA

Nakapiripirit is one of the seven Karamoja districts zoned in hard to reach area of the country with limited facilities in health and education. Efforts to have mothers deliver from health facilities are slowly scaling up from 20.5% to about 50% it were 2009 to date respectively. This success is largely attributed to several interventions made

BOOSTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION

Lutheran World Relief, a global nonprofit organization, has come up with a strategy of increasing production of legume seeds over a period of 5 years. The pilot project is part of the $118 million initiative targeted at incentivizing and rewarding high impact agricultural innovations that promote global food security, health and nutrition and benefit smallholder farmers through

CDF MUHOOZI PRAISES GEN KATUMBA WAMALA

Gen David Muhoozi, the new Chief of the Defense Forces of the UPDF has praised his predecessor, Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala for his unrelenting contribution to the success of the Army.

POLICE OFFICERS THREATEN TO CAUSE A MUTINY

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE:

Kampala - Police constables attached to the embattled field force unit/police have threatened to cause mutiny because of salary delay.The bitter constables have gone three years without receiving salary without any explanation from their bosses.

NEMA STEPS UP FIGHT FOR WETLANDS

Kampala - The National Environmental Management Authority steps up measures to crack down encroachers on Wetlands, with the NEMA Board Chairman, Prof. Nyeko Peny Mogi directing a knock down of all structures whose owners have failed to comply with the environmental rules and regulations. While on the field visit to assess environmental

Deputy Speaker sued by rival over kid-nap allegations

Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has been dragged to the High Court in Kampala by his arch political rival Simon Toolit Aketcha, on allegations that he masterminded his recent kidnap.

Toolit in his complaint that he filed before the

GOVT WITHDRAWS DEFIANCE CAMPAIGN APPLICATION

The government has this afternoon, withdrawn the application for interim orders that it had sought fresh ban of all the defiance campaign activities of opposition Forum for Democratic Change party (FDC) and those of former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye.

The withdraw of the interim application came alive this afternoon

CATTLE THEFT IN SHEEMA

Police in Sheema District western region is holding 12 suspected cattle robbers causing sleepless nights with animal robbery on the increase in the region.

The Greater Bushenyi Regional Police Commander Musani Michael Sabira