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Gov’t allocates Sh500m to feed children with nodding syndrome

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has allocated 500 million Shillings to feed children with nodding syndrome in Northern Uganda this financial year. This is according to State Minister for Health Robinah Nabbanja, in response to queries raised by Aruu North MP Lucy Aciro on the plight of …

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Dr Stella Nyanzi released on bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Stella Nyanzi, a former Makerere University researcher has been charged for being a common nuisance. Nyanzi was arrested at Nakasero market within Kampala city on Wednesday alongside businessmen Godfrey Katongole and Isaac Newton for allegedly behaving in a manner that was likely to …

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MPs pray for peaceful 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on Thursday gathered for an inter-denominational prayers in which they prayed for a peaceful 2021 general election and protection against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The prayers that attracted 80 people in a socially distanced setting took place at the Parliament parking …

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MPs query SAGE roll out schedules

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament have raised concerns over the roll-out plan for the Social Assistance Grants for empowerment programme- SAGE. Through the grants, the government gives out a monthly stipend of 25,000 Shillings to persons aged above eighty in different …

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UPC aspirant contests Akena’s election

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tom Omino, an aspirant for the Uganda People’s Congress-UPC party presidential candidate’s ticket is contesting the election of his rival, Jimmy Akena. It comes a few days after Akena was declared unopposed after his rivals including Tom Omino, Beatrice Amaro and Denis Enap failed …

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Four charged over murder of Makerere University student

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The task team actively investigating the murder of Tegu Emmanuel, 24 year old, male University student of Makerere, on the 08.07.2020, charged four suspects at LDC court for his brutal murder. The deceased was violently beaten on the 27.06.2020, and sustained life threatening injuries which …

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