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Uganda police rescues 38 victims of human trafficking in Kenya

Buisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ugandan police, working with a non-governmental organization, have rescued 38 victims of human trafficking in neighboring Kenya, CID spokesperson said on Thursday. Charles Twiine, the Criminal Investigations Directorate spokesperson said in a tweet that working with the organization of “Make a Child Smile,” they …

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CID probes local government ministry, UPPC over UGX 500M for security stamps

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID is investigating the Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation-UPPC and Ministry of Local Government-MoLG over Shillings 500million that was meant for the supply of security stamps to LC I and LC II chairpersons. According to highly placed sources at the CID headquarters, …

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Mulago proposes policy to end moonlighting by doctors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr. Byarugaba Baterana, the Executive Director Mulago National Referral Hospital wants the government to introduce a policy stopping medical workers employed by the government from working in private facilities. Addressing the newly inaugurated board of Mulago National Referral Hospital, Dr. Baterana noted that one of …

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Family of slain Bukomansimbi police officer bitter over unfulfilled pledges

Bukomansimbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The family of the slain police officer Denis Lumala Ssebugwawo of Kisojo village in Bukomansimbi district has accused the government of not fulfilling the pledge of compensation. Ssebugwawo who before his retirement in 2016, served as Rwizi Regional Police Crime Intelligence Officer was brutally killed …

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Leaflets dropped threatening lives cause panic in Rukungiri

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Panic and tension has continued to mount among the residents of Buyanja sub county in Rukungiri district after unknown thugs dropped leaflets threatening to kill people within the area. The threatening leaflets have been found in Kisharara cell, Rubanga parish, Buyanja sub county in Rukungiri …

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NFA moves to reclaim degraded forest land

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forest Authority-NFA will next week start the process of reclaiming degraded forest land. Last month, the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development summoned registered proprietors of 475 land titles allegedly issued in central forest reserves across the country for a hearing. The …

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Former sub county councilor withdraws petition against Bunyangabu MP

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Buheesi sub county councillor Robert Alinaitwe has withdrawn a petition he inherited challenging the election of Bunyangabu MP Davis Kamukama. Alinatwe inherited a petition that was withdrawn last month by Patrick Murungi Zeresire who challenged Kamukama’s victory. Murungi petitioned Fort Portal High …

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Encroachers on railway land stuck as eviction deadline approaches

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of squatters on land belonging to the Uganda Railways Corporation-URC in Mukono district are in panic as the deadline for their eviction fast approaches. The eviction notices affect squatters in Kyetume, Koloo, Katikolo, Namilyango, Kisenyi, Kisoga, Byafula and Lweza among others. In April this …

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Pastoralists given two days ultimatum to leave Kitgum district

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Labongo Akwang sub county leaders in Kitgum district have issued a two-day ultimatum to pastoralists to vacate their area. The directive follows the entry of two balalo herdsmen with 35 heads of long-horned Ankole cattle on Sunday morning in Pinymunu village in Pajimo Parish. The …

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