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One arrested for targeting government vehicles with petrol bombs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have arrested one of the five suspects wanted for hurling petrol bombs at government vehicles in Kampala. The suspect whose identity has been withheld by police was picked up from Nansana municipality in Wakiso district. His arrest follows a joint security operation launched …

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Ministry of Tourism secures a UGX 25Bn stimulus package from EU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Tourism has negotiated a 6 million Euros (25.2 billion) stimulus package from the European Union towards the private tourism sector for post lockdown operations. This was disclosed by the accounting officer of the Ministry of Tourism, Doreen Katusiime while interfacing with …

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Rukiga leaders clash over Emyooga project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Herbert Kabagunzaki, the Rukiga County Member of Parliament has clashed with Rukiga district male youth councilor Michael Mbareeba Kwarikunda over the Presidential initiative on wealth and job creation (Emyooga) in the presence of the Micro-Finance State Minister, Haruna Kasolo. It all started after Mbareeba …

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MP Allan Ssewanyana arrested for inciting violence

Kampala, Uganda | Prossy Nansubuga | Makindye West Member of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana has been arrested allegedly on counts of inciting violence in Munyonyo. Reports indicate that the MP was found by police protesting with other locals against the demolition of their market at Kyengeza. The market has been demolished by …

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Katosi police completes juvenile detention facility

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Katosi police station in Mukono district has completed the construction of a juvenile’s detention facility to deal with the rampant crime involving minors. The Shillings 70 million project supported by the local community also involved the expansion of the male and female cells. The …

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Over 1000 residents face eviction in Masindi

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1000 people from Kirayana village in Kimengo sub county in Masindi district are facing eviction from their homes. On Thursday, officials from Mena Food Company Limited stormed the area under the protection of Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers and started fencing off …

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