Report by Robert Segawa
Flights to Entebbe international airport have been cancelled after an Ethiopian Airlines plane overshot the runway early this morning. Communications director Civil aviation authority Vianney Lugya says all 139 passengers on board the air craft Boeing B_737_800 safely disembarked from the airport.
The flight registration number ET- ATV with flight number ET- 338 on 3rd January 2019 on regular schedule service from Addis Ababa to Entebbe Uganda over shot the land way that led to hundreds of passengers remain stranded at Entebbe international airport after suspension of some incoming flights.
This led to tighten the security at the Airport as officials didn’t allow people to access the stream of Airport.
Lugya Civil aviation authority effort is under way to remove the Athiopian airline plane for planes that are coming to the country to land.
The facts that it over shot the land way and is at end of the land way, has some how affects the incoming flight which can not come in at the moment, says Lugya. He however says there wasn’t any passengers that was injured in the morning incident.
The aircraft had a total of 139 people on board all of them disembarked safely without any problems and no observed damage to the aircraft. Lugya adds that it over shot the land way has some how affects the incoming flight which can not come in at the moment.
Today I woke up to the news that government of Eritrea is now asking men to marry at least two wives. Val on #TheLateDate receives messages of men searching for love. If I were single and in need of a wife or girlfriend, my friend I would run to Eritrea as fast as I can!
According to translation by the activists the memo making rounds on the internet by government reads;
“Based on the law of God in polygamy, and given the circumstances in which the country is experiencing in terms of men shortage, the Eritrean department of Religious Affairs has decided on the following .”
“First that every man shall marry at least two women and the man who refuses to do so shall be subjected to life imprisonment with hard labour.”
“The woman who tries to prevent her husband from marrying another wife shall be punished to life imprisonment,”
The memo also outlines that failure to comply attracts a life imprisonment sentence with hard labour.
The May 1998 to June 2000 Eritrean-Ethiopian war saw 150,000 soldiers killed from either sides but having a bigger impact on male population in the tiny Eritrea nation who were then just 4million people in total. This resulted into an acute shortage of men occasioned by casualties during the civil war.
I share the feelings of Ugandans who have received the news of mandatory polygamy by men in Eritrea with a mix of bewilderment and excitement.
However, this document could not be immediately authenticated nor the translation. It’s still not clear why the statement was not in the other two national languages, Tigrinya and Tigre.
By Tukundane Yonna