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Meat, milk demand outstrips supply in Albertine region

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A preliminary study by Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) has revealed that as oil and gas developments kick off in the Albertine region, the demand for meat and milk has outstripped the supply. Tonny Odokonyero, a research fellow at the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) …

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Museveni rallies private sector to support Parish Development Model

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has called upon the Pprivate sector to support the Parish Development Model. Museveni made the remarks while speaking on Thursday during the second Bi-annual Presidential Chief Executive Officers Forum (PCF) which he hosted at his country home in Irenga, Ntungamo district. The …

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Police probe Gen Tumwine for obstructing court order

Kazo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kazo is investigating circumstances under which retired Gen Elly Tumwine blocked court bailiffs and police from implementing a court order. A case was opened against Gen Tumwine on Thursday at Kazo police station by Paul Beigana, a court bailiff accusing him of obstructing …

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UNATU to consult members on fresh deal tabled by Govt

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Teachers Union-UNATU has started consulting members and other stakeholders in light of a fresh deal tabled by the government intended to end the ongoing teachers’ strike. For two weeks, teachers refused to go back to classrooms in favor of raising their pay …

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Uganda monkeypox samples come back negative

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Monkeypox samples from 24 suspected cases have turned out to be negative, according to the Uganda Virus Research Institute. The samples were taken to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases in South Africa following an outbreak of the disease in more than 80 countries in …

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A trip to Murchison Falls   

Uganda offers a rich variety for visiting tourists to see on the long but smooth journey to and from Murchison Park   Karuma, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENDENT | The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has started implementing a three – year plan to showcase Uganda’s tourism potential to the world. From June 25-28, …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: ‘Muhoozi Project is time bomb’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Muhoozi project is on, say donors: They insist it must be discussed seriously THE LAST WORD Apartheid at Uganda’s immigration: Inside the discrimination, humiliation and mistreatment of Ugandans of Kinyarwanda culture ANALYSIS ICC …

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Uganda, China bolster ties in 60-year journey

Kampala, Uganda | Xinhua | China and Uganda this year mark the 60th anniversary of their diplomatic relations, a journey which started back in October 1962 when Uganda gained independence from British colonial rule. Nine days after Uganda gained her independence on October 9, 1962, China established diplomatic ties with the …

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Police constable arrested for shooting civilian dead

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A police constable in Adjumani district has been arrested for shooting a civilian dead in Zoka village, Itirikwa sub county. Albert Orobati, 21, attached to Zoka police barracks reportedly opened fire at Lawrence Kaweesi in a scuffle over a woman. Kaweesi who hails from Nakaseke …

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