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Meat at sh1,000 as dry spell hits Nakasongola

    Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The price of meat has drastically fallen in Nakasongola district as scores of cattle die on a daily basis due to lack of water and pasture. A kilogram of meat now costs 1000 Shillings, down from 10,000 Shillings, while a cow goes …

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Uganda ready to help all refugees return home

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ugandan government has committed to facilitate a dignified return of refugees to countries that have been declared safe.  State Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Musa Ecweru says that Uganda cannot just let refugees return home until it’s assured of their safety. The …

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Museveni visits, Rugunda reassures country on hospitalized Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga is responding to treatment and making good progress, according to Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda. Rugunda gave the assurance Friday afternoon after visiting Kadaga at Nakasero Hospital, where she was admitted reportedly due to fatigue-related illnesses. According to a …

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Kadaga suffering from fatigue related illness – parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The office of the Speaker of Parliament has confirmed that the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga is being managed at Nakasero Hospital due to fatigue-related illness. According to a press statement issued by Kadaga’s Press Secretary, Sam Obbo, the Speaker became ill after her return from …

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MTN advertises positions of deported staff

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN Uganda has advertised positions of three deported senior staff. The positions advertised in the media on Friday are; General Manager-Mobile Financial Services, General Manager-Sales and Distribution, and Chief Marketing Officer. Italian National, Elsa Mussolini was General Manager-Mobile Financial Services, French national Olivier …

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WFP to investigate Turkish supplier over super cereal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Food Program (WFP) has said it will investigate the Turkish Company Demirpolat Group which supplied Super Cereal in Amudat and Napak districts. Three parallel investigations by WFP, Police and Ministry of health are underway into the possible contamination of super cereal, a …

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Museveni hails China for funding Isimba dam construction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President, Yoweri Museveni commissioned Isimba dam in Kayunga district. Museveni switched on four turbines of the 183MWs dam amidst cheers from high profile dignitaries who accompanied him. Construction of the dam took 47 months and cost US$ 566 million. 85% of the money was …

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Mak demands dismissed staff to refund UGX 85M

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dismissed Makerere University accountant Perez Arinaitwe is required to refund 85 million shillings for allegedly absconding from duty. Augustine Tamale, the former University Bursar and Arinaitwe’s former supervisor testified that Arinaitwe was always reporting late for work and should pay back the salary he …

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Bailed Kaweesi murder suspects fear re-arrest

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Families of the eight bailed suspects charged with the murder of former Police Spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi are uncertain whether they will regain their freedom tomorrow. The suspects are Abdul-Rashid Mbaziira alias Muhammed Buyondo, Aramanzani Noordin Higenyi alias Taata Abdullazack, Yusuf Mugerwa alias …

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