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Uganda’s inflation rises to 7.9 pct in July

Kampala, Uganda | Xinhua | Uganda’s inflation rate for the year ending July has risen to 7.9 percent from 6.8 percent in the year ending June 2022, the country’s statistics agency said Friday. Uganda Bureau of Statistics attributed the increase to rising food crop prices and transport fare. During the …

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YOTV unveils redesigned YOTV App

Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | YOTV Channels has unveiled a new state-of-the-art redesigned video streaming app. The new app expands its current offering from a few options to a large variety of live and video-on-demand content covering over 60 live TV channels, over 50 live radio stations, over 140 artists …

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Mukula blasts Vice President Alupo after NRM victory in Soroti

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party, Vice-Chairperson, Eastern Region, Capt. Mike Mukula has blamed the Vice President, Rtd. Major Jesca Alupo for ignoring the main NRM campaign taskforce during the Soroti East by-election and chose to work in isolation. Mukula faulted Alupo for avoiding …

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Four brutally murdered in Kakumiro

Kakumiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kakumiro is investigating circumstances under which a 48-year-old man raided Rwamata village in Mpasana town council hacking three people to death before he was also lynched by an angry mob. The incident happened on Friday night at around 9p.m. The deceased persons have …

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Law Council urged to throw out unethical lawyers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Principal Judge Dr. Flavian Zeija wants the Uganda Law Council a body charged with regulating the legal profession in the country to start suspending unethical lawyers forever especially those who want to exploit their clients. Zeija made the remarks while officiating as the …

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Robbers target Noah, Premios for spare parts- Police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | If you drive an ordinary Toyota Premio and Noah vehicle, you are at high risk of being attacked by robbers because of the increasing demand for spare parts for such vehicles, according to Police’s latest findings. The report compiled by Flying Squad commander, Senior …

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Extension workers in Namisindwa district go 6 months without salary

Namisindwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of the newly recruited technical staff in Namisindwa district have raised complaints against the Chief Administrative Officer for failing to register them on the district payroll since they were recruited. Over 20 staff members mainly Assistant Agricultural Officers and Assistant Animal husbandry officers …

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UPDF confirms foiled Al-Shabaab attack

Mogadishu, Somalia | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) headquarters in Kampala has confirmed that a few days ago, Al-Shabaab militants were repulsed in an attempted attack on their contingent in Somalia. They however dismissed as rumours, stories  that 12 soldiers were killed. According to VOA news, …

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Court blocks cancellation of Owino Market lease

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Division Civil Division has issued an interim injunction, restraining Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA and the commissioner land registration in the Ministry of Lands, from proceeding with the re-entries on the Owino Market land including cancellations of the lease title certificates. In court …

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