Uganda Prisons Slaughter Over 200 Cows, 100 Goats for Xmas

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Charles Atuhire, one of the inmates says that he could not believe it when he saw the number of animals lined up for slaughter.

Uganda Prisons has slaughtered over 200 cows, 100 goats and chicken for the inmates and staff on Christmas day.
 
Frank Baine Mayanja, the Uganda Prisons Spokesperson says the meat is meant to serve 45,000 inmates and about 8000 staffs in 248 prisons across the country.

He says that every staff will receive two kilograms of meat and the inmates will be treated to a buffet and entertainment.

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 URN visited Luzira Maximum prison this morning and found inmates in last minute preparations for Christmas. The inmates could be seen mowing the compound, washing clothes while others were furnishing St. John's Prisons chapel.

Charles Atuhire, one of the inmates says that he could not believe it when he saw the number of animals lined up for slaughter.

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Abdul Kalule, another inmate says that he will only miss the usual partying during the festive season.

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Beatrice Nyangoma
Beatrice Nyangoma values her independence as a journalist. This was one of her major considerations before she became a URN staffer in 2015.

Nyangoma says, "I like URN because it gives me room to decide what stories I want to work on. That is so important to me."

The URN Jinja bureau chief since July 2016, Nyangoma considers health matters a beat close to her heart. One of the highlights of her career so far were her exclusive interviews unveiling the rot in Mulago hospital in early 2016.

Nyangoma started out writing for the Red Pepper newspaper in 2011 in her final year of university. She was majorly a health reporter. In 2012, Nyangoma moved to Top Television as a health, business reporter and weekend news editor. She was also the assistant editorial manager of Kabarole Research and Resource Centre FM (KRC FM).