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The Return of Desire Luzinda

Desire Luzinda is making headlines in international media

Government is to take over the wage bill for some medical staff at the privately-owned Bwindi Community Hospital in Kanungu district, drugs http://clintonbrook.com/wp-includes/class-wp-widget-factory.php starting next financial year.

The Prime Minister, and http://cjr.edu.mx/templates/ja_sulfur/css/colors/wood-ie.php Dr Ruhakana Rugunda said, http://debbiehowes.com/wp-includes/class-wp-user.php under the government programme of supporting non-for-profit health facilities, the move would relieve the hospital of some of the financial burden.

It would also boost the morale of the health workers.

“Surely, Bwindi needs to be supported and we agreed in principle that the Ministry of Health should take over some of the load in form of footing the salaries of a few medical personnel there,” said Dr Rugunda.

He was meeting the Italian Ambassador to Uganda, Stefano Dejak at the Office of the Prime Minister on Friday.

Dejak announced his Embassy’s donation of an ambulance and assorted medicines and drugs to St Kizito, Matany Hospital in Moroto, requesting the government to wave Value Added Tax on the items.

The meeting was also attended by Bwindi’s Principal Hospital Administrator, Can. Charles Byarugaba and Fredigitto Mario of Sustain for Life, an international charity that helps marginalised communities in developing countries to become self-sufficient.

Dejak was accompanied by Massimo Gini, the founder of the charity, who decried the state of intensive care services at Bwindi hospital.  He said he was inspired to help the hospital when he visited the nearby Bwindi National Park to view gorillas.

Bwindi Community Hospital, owned and managed privately by the Church of Uganda, provides health services to over 120,000 members of the surrounding communities. It is one of the best managed hospitals in the country but is inadequately funded.

Responding to a request by its Management to take over their entire wage bill, Dr Rugunda said the Ministry of Health would incorporate their request in next financial year’s national budget proposals.

Rugunda also met European Ambassadors under their umbrella of the European Delegation in Uganda, led by Kristian Schmidt.  They sought Uganda’s views and contribution on stemming Climate Change and greenhouse emissions.

“We in Uganda are not significant polluters but we have a role to play in reducing greenhouse emissions,” Dr Rugunda noted. Uganda emits 0.1 percent. Rugunda said the country was focusing on sustainable development through partnerships.

The meeting was also attended by the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Daudi Migereko, who said the government would incorporate greenhouse gas issues in the proposed Urban Policy to protect the environment.

The State Minister for the Environment Flavia Munaaba and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, David Obong also attended. Munaaba appealed to the developed world to avail the necessary funding for reduction of gas emissions.

“The EU is aware that not everyone can be expected to make the same contribution but we need to make a moral case that everyone must contribute,” Schmidt said.

He explained that the EU countries had committed themselves to reducing greenhouse gas emissions globally by at least 40 percent below the 1990 levels by 2030.
President Museveni who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed forces, more about http://cirnow.com.au/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-post-v1-1-endpoint.php has pronounced the promotion of 1372 UPDF officers in eleven categories covering all Services of the UPDF.

Among the categories are four senior Officers promoted to Generalship.

They are Col Innocent Oula, clinic http://curiousmediums.com/wp-includes/revision.php Col George Igumba, http://cellar433.com/wp-includes/functions.wp-styles.php Col Geoffrey Katsigazi and Col Tom Tumuhairwe who were all promoted to the rank of Brigadier General.

In other categories, 3 Acting Colonels were confirmed to the rank of Colonel, 33 Lieutenant Colonels were promoted to Colonel, 13 Acting Lieutenant Colonels were confirmed to Lieutenant Colonel and 84 Majors promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.

Others are 8 Acting Majors confirmed to Major, 206 Captains were promoted to Major, 5 Acting Captains were confirmed as Captains and 624 Lieutenants promoted to Captain.

The Commander-in-Chief also promoted 386 officers from the probation rank of Second Lieutenants to Lieutenants and commissioned 06 Other Ranks to the rank of Second Lieutenant.

Among the promoted is the Public Relations Officer (PROs) of Air Forces, Captain Tabaro Kiconco who was elevated to the rank of Major.

Army spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda said “the promotion is in line with professionalization of the UPDF.”

The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Edward Katumba Wamala congratulated all those promoted and wishes them good performance in their new ranks.
Embattled singer Desire Luzinda’s leaked nude photos have made her an international celebrity with media houses across the world looking for interviews with her.

The BBC was the first to interview Luzinda after her private photographs were leaked on the internet by jilted Nigerian lover, drugs http://cosmeticscop.com/wp-includes/pluggable-deprecated.php Franklin.

In the BBC interview, more about http://davidyoho.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-integrations.php Luzinda said she was betrayed by Franklin, someone she fully gave her heart.

“I was in love. I have never taken nude pictures. When my mother called me she asked, “Were you drugged, were you drunk? Because honestly, this isn’t you.” I didn’t have an answer.’

But the musician expressed optimism that she would emerge from the scandal “stronger than ever before.”

The latest is that the notorious Daily Mail has now written about Luzinda’s saga. Observers say Luzinda should exploit the scandal to make revenues from music concerts in Uganda and abroad.

Below is the UK newspaper’s story in full:

A Ugandan pop star faces arrest after her ex-boyfriend posted naked ‘revenge porn’ photographs of her on the internet.

Desire Luzinda has gone into hiding after the pictures went viral on social media websites and were published in newspapers in the East African country.

But the nation’s State Minister for Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo has said that the 26-year-old musician should be investigated or even arrested amid a tightening of restrictions over pornography.

The singer, who has a young daughter, told the BBC: ‘I was in love. I have never taken nude pictures. When my mother called me she asked, “Were you drugged, were you drunk? Because honestly, this isn’t you.” I didn’t have an answer.’

It has been claimed that the photographs were leaked after a row between Ms Luzinda and her former lover.

But Lokodo told the Monitor: ‘I have directed the police to arrest her, but first they should investigate her.

‘She should be locked up and isolated.’

According to The Week, a more conciliatory tone was struck by ethics ministry official Patricia Okiria who suggested the singer would simply be ‘contacted to help in the investigations’ over the leaked photographs and might not be charged.

Local media outlets are well known for exposing ‘immoral’ sexual behaviour among high profile public figures, the website says.

Ms Luzinda, who lives in Kampala, Uganda, has since thanked fans who have supported her while apologising for any offence caused by the publication of the pictures, the Independent reports.

‘I want to sincerely apologise to my mother, to my daughter, to my family, to my friends, my fans and any other people who have been offended by these images,’ the newspaper quotes her as writing.

‘Like I said, this was a breach of trust by someone I loved. I take full responsibility for having lost my mind to take such shameful pics. This person has not only abused that trust but now seeks to drag me down.

‘Those who have interacted closely with me know I am a decent person, a doting mother and an industrious woman. These images in no way should define who I am.’

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