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Constitutional court drops UNATU’s petition against KCCA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitutional Court has dropped a petition by Uganda National Teacher’s Union-UNATU against Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA for denying teachers representation in the council just like other professional bodies. The five member panel of the Constitutional Court justices led by Kenneth Kakuru dropped the petition …

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Kasese residents seek payment for properties wrecked by road works

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Nyamirami, Muhokya sub-county in Kasese district are demanding compensation for properties that were destroyed during the construction of Nyamirami-Busara road. The 14.7-kilometre road on the mountainous area is constructed under the low-cost seal program, an innovative technology aimed at improving all-weather rural roads …

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National Unity Platform unveils membership card

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform –NUP has unveiled its official membership card. The white and red card has the NUP logo, the Umbrella. While addressing the media at NUP offices that also double as headquarters of People Power, a political movement, Robert Kyagulanyi, the NUP …

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Pandwong health workers start outreach programs for patients

  Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers at Pandwong health center III in Pandwong division, Kitgum municipality have embarked on outreach programs to extend health services in the community. This comes almost three months after services at the facility were halted after the facility was turned into a …

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Terego councilors protest delays to conduct interim elections

Terego, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The delay to conduct interim elections in the newly created  Terego district has irked leaders. Terego was carved out of Arua and became operational on July 1st. However, the district is only operating with the technical staff headed by the Chief Administrative Officer. According …

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Study finds quality of water low

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts have called for regular water quality tests, after a study found that the water used for domestic use in key areas including Kampala are far below recommendations by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in terms of turbidity, pH and oxygen content. Prof. Christopher …

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Karusandara flood victims cry for help

Kasese, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 1,000 families displaced by floods that ravaged Karusandara Sub County, Kasese district close to three months ago, are struggling to survive.  The families were displaced after the floods hit villages of Kivengenyi, Kabaka, Kanamba and Kyalanga in Karusandara Sub County following a heavy …

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