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NGO extends UGX30Bn relief cash to private school teachers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With the long-awaited government relief package to private school teachers becoming smoke and mirrors, a third party is coming on board to put some temporary relief cash in teachers’ pockets ahead of school reopening. Private school teachers at all levels are part of the groups of …

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Kampala fly over project takes shape

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kampala fly over project is taking shape with several sections of the works almost halfway to completion. The construction of the 3.2 kilometer project which started last year involves the construction of a modern (clock tower) flyover, a four lane Nsambya underpass, a clock …

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Museveni pledges support to herbalist David Ssenfuka

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has reached out and pledged support to the Kasubi based herbalist David Ssenfuka, who has gained national recognition for treating cancer and diabetes. Speaking to reporters in Kampala, Ssenfuka said the President sent him a delegation to discuss the role that …

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Suspected girlfriend arrested over death of UNRA’s human resource manager

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police are holding one suspect in connection to the death of Hajj Rashid Kamoga Kulima, a senior human resource manager of the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA who died under unclear circumstances. Assistant Superintendent of Police Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson said that …

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Karimojong cattle rusttlers killed 160 people in 2021

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 160 innocent people were killed by the Karimojong cattle rustlers since the rustling crimes resumed last year. This disturbing statistic was revealed by police, reflecting a person murdered every two days in order for the rustlers to get their loot. Micheal …

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Police seize fake US dollars in Agago district

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Agago district has seized fake US Dollars worth 2.9 Billion Shillings in Patongo Town Council. Paul Katwesigye, the Agago District Police Commander says that two suspects Calvin Ayella and Innocent Oloya all residents of Gulu have been arrested. He explains that the suspects …

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Makindye court orders release of Kakwenza

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Makindye Magistrates Court has ordered the unconditional release of Novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija who has been in police custody for a week without trial. The order was issued on Tuesday by the Grade One Magistrate Irene Nambatya following an application by Kakwenza’s lawyers Eron Kiiza, …

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