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Kyaligonza to Bantariza: You can’t compete against general

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  General Matayo Kyaligonza has asked his rival for position of the Vice Chairperson for Western Uganda in the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party, Col. Shaban Bantariza to follow the army decorum and not contest against him. Speaking at the NRM Electoral Commission headquarters on Plot …

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NRM has no manifesto to be corrupt – Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has said her party the National Resistance Movement – NRM has no manifesto to be corrupt.  Speaking to reporters at the NRM party headquarters on Kyadondo Road shortly after her nomination to contest for the first national vice chairperson …

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Nantaba didn’t file complaint against Kiwewa-CID

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Fresh details into the arrest of Kadongo Kamu Singer, Gerald Kiwewa show that Kayunga Woman Member of Parliament, Ida Nantaba didn’t complain to the Criminal Investigations Directorate–CID about the artist as earlier alleged by the Police. It comes three days after police said they had …

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Nimrod hotel administrators arrested for defying COVID- 19 directives

Luweero, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Two senior staff of Nimrod Hotel in Luweero town Council have been arrested for defying Presidential directives on COVID-19. The suspects have been identified as Tom Lule, the Director and the General Manager, Patricia Ayikoru. The Assistant Superintendent of Police Morius Rutabandama, the officer in …

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Lucky customers for Shell could win prizes worth Shs500million

Kampala, Uganda |THE INDEPENDENT | Julius Businge | Shell customers stand a chance to be rewarded with prizes instantly for every purchase made at Shell service stations, countrywide, for the next eight weeks. This is part of the company’s new campaign dubbed “Good to See You Again” that was unveiled on …

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Absa Bank Uganda eases payments using VISA debit cards

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Julius Businge | Following the launch of the Absa brand in Uganda in November 2019, the bank introduced the new Absa Vertical Cards with new and enhanced features.  One of the key features on the vertical card is the contactless functionality, which gives customers the …

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Sand, clay miners oppose proposed licensing fees

Masaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Artisanal miners involved in the extraction of construction materials in Masaka district are opposed to the proposed regulatory framework that seeks to introduce direct taxes on sector players.    Government, through the Mining and Mineral Amendment bill 2019 intends to take over ownership of all high …

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Gov’t suspends operationalisation of Boda Boda free zone

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Government has suspended the operationalisation of Boda boda Free Zone announced by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA on Sunday, according to Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga. The Boda Boda Free Zone would run along the boundaries of Wampewo Roundabout- Jinja Road to Kitgum House junction – Access …

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Court rejects request to withdraw election petition against former MP

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Constitutional Court has rejected a request by Kenneth Adrapi to withdraw an election petition he filed against the former Madi -Okollo County Member of Parliament, Martin Andrew Drito about eight years ago. The five member panel of Constitutional Court Judges declined to grant the …

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