Highlights of 2021---UGANDA

Highlights of 2021---UGANDA

• General Presidential and Parliamentary elections in which NRM's M7 was declared winner amidst internet and social media shut down

• New born party, NUP swept Parliamentary seats in Buganda region & became main opposition party in Uganda

• NUP's Bobi Wine challenged M7's win in supreme court but withdrew his petition on claims of "biasness" and took it to 'public court'

• Speakership race: Rebecca Kadaga defied NRM's decision and she lost to Jacob Oulanyah

• The "Drones" phenomenal by security operatives

• The "fishermen" cabinet of 80+ ministers and 500+ MPs Parliament

• Assassination attempt on Gen Katumba Wamala that left his daughter and driver killed

• Second COVID-19 wave "Delta variant" with high hospitalization and high death rate

• The "Gulu Gen Saleh" bailout of entertainers and streamlining of the sector

• Tokyo Olympics in which Ugandan athletes Cheptegei, kiprimo and chemutai won medals

• AFCON: Uganda Cranes failed qualification to AFCON Cameroon tournament

• Greater Masaka "Bijambiya" machete killings of elderly mostly

• Arrest and detention of MPs Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana on allegations of Greater Masaka killings

• Passing of the NSSF (Amendment) bill, 2021 by 11th Parliament

• Mass COVID-19 vaccination campaigns

• Kampala terror attack "bombings" linked to ADF

• Operation Shujaa: Joint forces deployment of UPDF and FARDC to flush out ADF in eastern Congo

• Skyrocketing fuel pump prices that triggered inflation in prices of commodities and services

• Resurgence of COVID-19 "omicron variant" with high infection rate but less hospitalization... 3rd wave

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