Crime & Investigation

Mbarara: Woman Nabbed With Stolen Baby

The suspect Charity Tumuhabwe(L) and the mother Sauda Katushabe [with the baby] together with her father(R) at Mbarara police station

The government of Uganda has signed a 10 million Euro grant agreement with the German Development Bank KFW as part of the German Financial Cooperation with Uganda.

The grant will finance a program to electrify communities located along existing power lines in rural and peri-urban areas in the country.

Speaking after the signing ceremony at the Ministry of Finance in Kampala, web the State Minister Finance Minister David Bahati revealed that the program promotes investments in medium and low-voltage electricity lines, salve transformers and household connections.

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“The program will benefit private households, page small-scale companies and public institutions such as schools and hospitals and will increase access to electricity in rural and peri-urban areas,” Bahati noted.

Bahati observed that the program comes at a time where the prerequisites for increased electrification in Uganda have improved considerably.

“Therefore, the Ugandan government is making huge efforts to improve access to electricity in rural areas and to connect further groups of the population to the electricity grid. Over the next few years more public funds will be spent on grid densification and on connecting households to the grid.”

Bahati appreciated the German Government through KFW, the German Development Bank for supporting this effort.

“Besides programs for access to electricity, KFW also implements projects for the generation of electricity such as the GET FiT Uganda Program which supports small renewable energy projects,” Bahati added.

In this context, the government of Uganda signed a £14.7 million grant agreement with KfW to finance the Grid Interconnection Support component for GET FiT Program.

The funding includes capacity building at Uganda’s Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) to improve the regulatory framework for grid interconnection of small renewable energy projects in Uganda.

Police in Mbarara are holding a 36 year old woman believed to have stolen a baby that went missing from Mbarara Referral Hospital on Septembe 16.

Charity Tumuhabwe, viagra order a resident of Buremba Kiruhura district was arrested on Monday 21st after news of the stolen baby reached the area.

She was transferred to Mbarara police station on Monday where she is now being detained.

Charity claims she took the baby away from its mother because the latter told her she was struggling financially and thus unable to look after it.

However the mother of the baby Sauda Katushabe, about it aged 19 rubbished the allegations saying that the Charity, pills whom she met at the hospital during a vaccination exercise, asked to help her carry the baby and later took off on the boda boda, when she had gone to look for food.

The baby was found in good health and investigations in the matter are still ongoing.



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