Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Kasese Residents encouraged to embark on value addition to agricultural products

By;Mumbere Samuel

The State Minister for Local government, Hon. Jenifer Kacha Namuyango asked Kasese residents a add value to their agricultural products like coffee, maize etc in order to be able to meet the required standards for market competition. She said this during her one day tour in Kasese district during which she had a full day visit to Bugoye sub county monitoring various government funded projects among which were;
Aclassroom block constructed at Katokeprimary school, Katoke Mobile catering group, One farmer who benefited underOWC,Ndugutu Sec school, Rwaking Youth motorcycle group, Bugoye HCIII, Busongora Coffee Joint, Kibirizi GFSamong others.
A sample of the harvested coffee at Busongora Joint 

She also had a 30 minutes meeting with the sub county leadership during which a number ofkey community issues were discussed, she thereafter also had a 2 hours meeting with the District Technical planning committee during which various district technical issues were discussed.
During her monitoring visit, she was accompanied by Mr. Irumba David the Principal Inspector from the Ministry of Local Government, The Deputry RDC, The Chief Administrative Officer, District Chairperson Kasese and some key district staff.
The Hon. Minister (In the Middle) posses for a photo with ihani Busongora Joint members and the district leadership
Local leaders requested her consider plight of their electorates who she alleged have for long yearned for the district split.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Gen. Kahinda Otafire calls for peace in Kasese

By, Joel Kaguta
E-Society -Kasese

Media houses have been encouraged to sensitize the people on the need
to have unity of purpose for the country, working hard and maintaining

The challenge was sounded by the Minister of Justice and
Constitutional Affairs, Gen. Kahinda Otafire while officiating at the
10th Anniversary celebrations for Kasese Guide Radio held at the
Catholic Social Services Grounds in Kasese town.

Gen. Otafire said that the people in the Rwenzori Region and Kasese
district in particular needed to know that they were one and therefore
issues related to tribalism should not be reflected anywhere.

He asked the people to only fight for their rights as Ugandans Africans.

Otafire also implored the media houses in the Rwenzori region to
remind the people that they were still backward and hence they needed
to use the God given resources and knowledge to create wealth and make

He used the same platform to tell the people that government
absolutely has no problem with the Rwenzururu Kingdom and appealed to
the institution’s subjects to continue cherishing their valves.

He cited need for the people in the district to forget the past and
work towards restoring their relationship with government.

The Kasese District Vice chairperson, Mr. Gideon Sanyu Ntabose hailed
the different listenership clubs for having created unity among the
people in the district.

According to Ntabose, the Radios have been playing some vital roles
including evangelizing the people spiritually, socially and

The Kasese Municipality Mayor, Godfrey Baluku Kabyanga who hailed the
Retired Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kasese, the Rt. Rev. Fr.
Egideo Nkaijjanabwo for his vision of beginning the Radio, also said
that very many people have been served with the right information.

Kabyanga also reported that for the last one and half years, the
district has been peaceful and asked the people to protect and observe

He warned the women against the act of moving alone, adding that
kidnappers have increased.
He appealed to the government to divert some of the Operations Wealth
Creation money to organized groups like listeners.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Key highlights onKasese Capacity building for journalists

By E-Society Team

Journalists in the Rwenzori region have been challenged to deeply understand how government operates in order to write a balanced and accurate story from government offices. 
The challenge was sounded on 25th April 2018 by the Assistant Chief Administrative officer in-charge of Busongora County, Mr. Wilson Asaba Mwigha while speaking to Kasese based Print and Radio journalists attending a two days capacity building training at the E-Society Resource Center at the district Headquarters in Rukoki in Nyamwamba Division Kasese Municipality.
The training that ended on 26th April 2018 was organized by The E-Society Resource Centre and supported by The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA). The training  aimed at equipping journalists with ICT skills on how to report about parliament and local government structures.


Mr. Mwigha told the journalist that government through three arms of government that includes the Judiciary, Legislature and Executive could not efficiently execute its mandate without the media, a reason why journalists should be aware of how the government operates.
However, Mwigha said that government has put restrictions on access to information asking the fraternity that is charged to inform, educate and entertain to follow the guidelines if they were to perform their roles rightly.

Loice Kyogabire, the Programs Coordinator attached to Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa asked the journalists to use the media critically to address issues affecting the community.
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