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Court orders Mak to pay costs for delaying to submit defense

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Industrial Court has ordered Makerere University to pay costs for inconveniencing lawyers for non-teaching staff who are currently challenging under payment by the institution. The Industrial Court was expected to deliver its judgement in an appeal case in which Makerere University challenged the …

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Rights defenders advised on synergies to avoid persecution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Human rights defenders have been urged to form coalitions under which they can operate ahead of the 2021 elections. Robert Kotchani the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights says that Human Rights Defenders need a united front as the country gets closer to the …

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Wakiso district turns to KCCA for support to improve road network

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Wakiso district authorities have turned to Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA to seek support for the construction of roads connecting the two administrative units. Wakiso district engineer Sam Mwesigwa notes that the district has over 536 kilometres of roads, more than half of which are …

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Gov’t allocates UGX 20 Billion for disaster affected areas

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Government has allocated 20 billion shillings to areas that have been affected by disasters caused by heavy rains. The rains witnessed in many parts of the country have caused deaths and massive destruction of property including crops and infrastructure like roads and bridges. Musa …

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Poor state of Mak students halls of residence shocks MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Members of Parliament on the Education committee on Thursday were shocked over the poor state of the students halls of residence at Makerere University. This was during their visit to the university as part of the probe over the impasse at Makerere that saw …

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Rescue teams struggling to retrieve bodies in Bududa landslides

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Rescue teams are still struggling to retrieve remains of persons who were covered underground following landslides that hit parts of Bududa district early this week. A heavy down pour  caused multiple landslides in the villages of Namasa, Naposhi and shukururu in Bushika sub-county of …

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