Airtel Rising Stars Buganda Region with Rays of Grace FC Emerge Victorious
By Our Reporter
Rays of Grace FC secured themselves slots to compete in the Ariel Rising Stars championships when they defeated all the local district teams.
The games started on Friday 2nd August -Sunday 4th August 2019, saw over 16 boys’ teams and 8 girls team all competing. The 3-day event took place at Bukalasa Agricultural Institute Playgrounds.
In the boys’ finals, Grace of Rays’ Mubarak Mitala and Rashid goals inspired the defending champions to retain the Airtel Rising Stars Buganda Region title after defeating Five Stars (Njeru) 2-0.
The 3-day event took place at Bukalasa Agricultural Institute Playgrounds. In the boys’ finals, Grace of Rays’ Mubarak Mitala and Rashid goals inspired the defending champions to retain the Airtel Rising Stars Buganda Region title after defeating Five Stars (Njeru) 2-0.
The girl’s final was full of action as Kayindu Secondary School defeated (4-3) Tagy Girls in the penalties after 1-1 draw in the normal time.
Tagy Girls’ Kamiyat Naigaga, gave them a smart leader in the first half after scoring a beautiful freekick, but it was canceled by Sarah Babirye’s goal of Kayindu SS in the second half.
This year, the Airtel Rising tournament is holding 94 interdistrict championship games in 60 districts with an aim of increasing the talent pool as well as giving schools, teachers, parents, and all football lovers an opportunity to support their local players as they participate in the tournament. From these games, 8 boys and 8 girls teams will be chosen to advance to the finals with the tournament finals played on 7th September in Kampala Region.
Accolades were as follows,
Main Prizes and Cash rewards
Champions: Rays of Grace (Main Trophy, Gold Medal and Shs 1.5M)
Runners up: Five Stars (Trophy, Silver Medals and 1M)
Champions: Kayindu Secondary School (Main Trophy, Gold Medals, and 1.5 M)
Runners up: Tagy Girls (Trophy, Silver Medals and 1M)
Sarah Babirye (Kayindu)
Mubarak Mitala (Rays of Grace)
Top Scorer Girls
Halima Nakampe with 6 goals (Tagy High)
Mubarak Mitala with 5 goals (Rays of Grace)
Best goalkeeper girls
Eliton Ssebowa (Five Stars)
At Sports256 we shall be giving you all the updates of the Airtel Rising Stars 2019
Singer Bruno K Exposed For Neglecting His Son, Claims He Only Has One Child
The internet has been abuzz following accusations leveled against Bruno Kiggundu, popularly known as Bruno K, over his alleged neglect of his son, Seth Kiggundu. In a tweet, a user identified as Keith alleged that Bruno K had abandoned his only son, Seth, and only pays attention to his daughter, Briella.
Keith claimed that Vanessa, his best friend, had a baby boy with Bruno K, and the singer had refused to fulfill his parental responsibilities towards Seth. He further accused Bruno of making Vanessa’s life difficult in 2022, which caused her to loathe the singer.
While it is essential to respect the baby’s privacy, it is crucial to hold public figures accountable for their actions, especially when they involve the welfare of children. The allegations against Bruno K are serious and should not be taken lightly.
Child abandonment is a severe issue that affects many children worldwide. It is a form of child neglect that can lead to adverse effects on a child’s development, including emotional and behavioral problems. Children who are abandoned by their parents may experience feelings of rejection, anger, and low self-esteem, which can lead to depression and anxiety.
As a public figure, Bruno K has a responsibility to set a good example for his fans and followers, especially young people. Neglecting one’s child is not only morally wrong but also illegal under Ugandan law. The Children’s Act of Uganda provides that every child has the right to parental care and protection, and any parent who neglects their child can be charged with child abuse.
It is not clear whether the allegations against Bruno K are true, but if they are, he should take responsibility for his actions and do the right thing for his son. Children need both parents to grow up happy and healthy, and neglecting one’s child is unacceptable.
In conclusion, the allegations against Bruno K are serious, and if true, they represent a worrying trend of child neglect in Uganda. As a society, we must hold public figures accountable for their actions and demand that they do the right thing for their children. Let us all strive to create a safe and nurturing environment for all children, regardless of their family background.
Speaker Rt. Hon. Anita Among Orders Minister Dr. Chris Baryomunsi To Stop Making Excuses For Not Establishing The Tribunal
Speaker of parliament Rt. Hon. Anita Among has ordered the Minister of Information, Communications, Technology, and National Guidance, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi to stop making excuses for not establishing the tribunal which she said has been pending for a long.
The speaker’s order followed Dr. Chris Baryomunsi’s attribution of the delay to create the Uganda Communications Tribunal to the recent Cabinet decision on the rationalization of agencies.
The speaker of Parliament Among emphasized the need for the tribunal in place.
“We need a tribunal. How sure are you that we are going to rationalize [government agencies]? We want a tribunal in UCC; we cannot do ad-hoc kind of operations,” Among said.
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) Act makes provision for the creation of a tribunal that is supposed to handle complaints relating to the decisions of UCC as provided under Sections 60 and 64 of the Act.
He said this during the Wednesday, 22 March 20223 plenary sitting where he tabled the Uganda Communications (Fees and Fines) (Amendment) Regulations, 2023.
The regulations provide for fees and fines to be paid by telecommunication and broadcasting companies for spectrum or frequency access in order to improve telecommunication services.
His response was prompted by the Leader of Opposition (LOP), Hon. Mathias Mpuuga who accused the minister of ‘sleeping on the job’ by failing to fulfill the provisions of the UCC Act in regard to the creation of the communications tribunal.
“We have raised severally in our alternative policies the question of the minister failing to appoint the UCC tribunal. The minister is now the tribunal; he is acting as the complainant, prosecutor, and judge at the same time. The Ministry [of ICT] is holding media houses at ransom with no recourse to this tribunal,” Mpuuga said.
The Speaker referred the Regulations to the Committee on ICT and National Guidance for scrutiny with a strong caution to UCC not to start collecting fees until Parliament approves the regulations.
Section 93 of the UCC Act, 2013 states that, ‘the minister may, after consultation with the Commission and with the approval of Parliament, by statutory instrument, make regulations for better carrying into effect the provisions of this Act’.
Anti-gay Bill Will Impinge Upon Universal Human Rights, Jeopardize Progress In Fight Against HIV/AIDS In Uganda-White House
The White House and the European Union (EU) have joined the United Nations (UN) and other human rights groups in condemning the just passed Anti-homosexuality Bill.
The Bill that awaits assent from the president was passed by MPs on Tuesday night after a seven-hour heated session.
The bill introduces stricter penalties for people engaged in same-sex activities in Uganda including the death penalty for aggravated homosexuality.
It also proposes life in prison for the offense of “homosexuality” and up to 10 years in jail for attempted homosexuality.
Now White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre says the Bill is one of the most extreme laws targeting homosexuality in the world.
She warns that this will not only impinge upon universal human rights, jeopardize progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS but will also deter tourism and damage Uganda’s international reputation.
“We have great concerns with the passage of the Anti-homosexuality Act by the parliament of Uganda and increasing violence targeting LGBTQI+ persons,” Karine said.
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