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NIRA to issue over 150,000 National IDs to Wakiso residents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Identification Registration Authority-NIRA has finalized arrangements to distribute over 150,000 national identification cards to Wakiso residents that hadn’t been collected by the beginning of the lockdown. The distribution exercise which is scheduled to start tomorrow will take place at selected centers in …

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Police returns impounded motorcycles to riders in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Mbale has started handing back the motorcycles to riders that were impounded for flouting the Covid-19 presidential directives. Over 300 motorcycles were impounded and kept at Mbale central police station since the lockdown started in March this year. Most of the riders …

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DP wants 2021 polls postponed until COVID threat is no more

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party (DP) has suggested that Parliament postpones the 2021 general election until the COVID-threat of 19 is no longer a factor. They argue that in the event that the elections are not postponed, the government can consider ignoring the risk of infection …

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DP’s Ssegona, Bwanika to endorse Bobi Wine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the rival Democratic party-DP faction under their National Chairperson Matia Lwanga Bwanika have endorsed the People Power leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine as their 2021 election presidential candidate. The group Secretary General, Medard Lubega Ssegona disclosed this in a telephone interview …

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