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Government delivers 310,000 facemasks to Rakai communities

Rakai, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Health has delivered a consignment of 317,000 government facemasks to support in the fight against community transmission of COVID-19 in Rakai district.     The district is categorized among the high-risk areas due to its geographical location at the Uganda-Tanzania border. It has …

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Lawyer seeks high court review in Kavuya family repatriation case

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A Soroti based lawyer Leonard Otee has applied for a review of the decision to allow the Directorate of Public Prosecutions to take over Criminal proceedings against Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa.   The minister faces trial for illegally authorizing three family members of businessman Ben …

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Stranded Ugandans return from Sudan

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A group of 32 Ugandans, who were stranded in Khartoum, Sudan following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns that affected air movement, have this evening arrived at Entebbe International Airport. The group that arrived aboard Tarco Airlines arrived at Entebbe at 5:52 pm and boarded off the …

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2021 elections: Give the media the independence it deserves – experts

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | A group of civil society organisations have urged the government to ensure that the media is allowed to operate without interference as the 2021 general elections get closer. The Independent Electoral Commission announced recently that the election would be conducted ‘scientifically’ where candidates will campaign …

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Manafwa RDC impounds gov’t heifers in Mbale

Manafwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Manafwa Resident District Commissioner, Ahamada Washaki has impounded three heifers that he had just handed to farmers in the district under Agriculture Extension Grant Financing destined for Mbale. Washaki intercepted the three heifers in Bumbobi sub county on Tuesday afternoon aboard a pickup registration …

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Mulago impersonator arrested at Kawempe Hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kampala are holding a man accused of masquerading as a medical doctor from Mulago National Referral Hospital to extort money from patients at Kawempe Referral hospital. Acleo Byamukama was arrested on Tuesday morning in a joint security operation involving detectives from the Statehouse …

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Acholi province demands UGX 32m from FUFA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Acholi province is demanding for 32 million shillings from the Federation for Uganda Football Association- FUFA. The money was one of the prizes that the region won after emerging champions of the second edition of the FUFA Drum in December 2019. Acholi province defeated …

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Kyambogo earmarks UGX 400M for online learning

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kyambogo University has set aside more than Shillings 400 million to set up an online platform for continuing students as they move to tap into the digital learning space. Dr. John Okuonzi, the Director of Information Communication and Technology Kyambogo University, says management approved …

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