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Opposition against gov’t plans to track private cars

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The plan by government to digitally track vehicles has suffered an onslaught from Shadow Internal Affairs Minister, Abdallah Kiwanuka and opposition MPs, who termed the move illegal. Global Systems LLC, a security and IT systems firm, was single sourced to install digital trackers on private cars …

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Seven Kikuube district officials arrested over alleged abuse of office

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven Kikuube district officials have been arrested for alleged corruption and abuse of office. The officials are Flavia Nabwire, the Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, Emmy Arinaitwe, the District Engineer, Julian Kusiima, the Chief Finance Officer, Moses Irumba, the district internal officer and Nicholas Kwikiriza, the District …

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Justice Forum to hold grass root elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Justice Forum-JEEMA says it will have regional grass root structure tours in October that will climax with elections to elect new leaders in those structures before end of this year. In an interview with URN on Thursday, JEEMA Secretary General Muhammad Kateregga said that after …

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Give pregnant teenagers second chance in school – Educationists

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Educationists in Kotido district have asked parents to give pregnant teenagers a second chance when schools reopen. They argue that a second chance will always give a girl child an opportunity to complete her education after delivery. Benson Katyango Boeing, a senior education officer of Kotido …

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MP Ssewanyana rearrested outside Kigo prison

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana was on Thursday rearrested after he was released from Kigo prison. Joel Ssenyonyi, the NUP spokesperson says Ssewanyana was rearrested outside the prison at 7:30pm by unknown gunmen and driven to an unknown destination. “The state has mastered the art of …

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Teachers to conduct remedial teaching, assessment when schools reopen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education says that schools will conduct remedial teaching and assessment to determine the promotion of learners when schools reopen. According to the ministry, all learners and semi candidates will first complete their respective class curriculum before they are promoted. Dr Dennis Mugimba, the …

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MP Zaake’s absence keeps Ssegirinya in jail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The absence of Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake, has caused his Kawempe North counterpart Muhammad Ssegirinya to stay in jail. This is because Zaake committed himself to stand surety for Ssegirinya who is facing murder and terrorism charges but on Thursday, he was not …

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