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Restaurants hike meal prices to compensate for lockdown losses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several city restaurants have increased the cost of meals to compensate for inactivity for the last two months because of the nationwide lockdown. Our reporter selected restaurants in Ntinda, Bugoloobi, Wandegeya and Kalerwe among others where the owners claimed that they had to revise …

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Land row threatens to derail USMID project in Lira

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lira municipal council has threatened to halt tarmacking of boundary road after a section of residents threatened to sue the municipal authorities for allegedly trespassing on their land. The road which stretches from Lango College in Adyel division to Ngetta road in Railways division …

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Tororo health facilities run out of ART drugs

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several health facilities involved in offering Anti-Retroviral therapy-ART services in Tororo district are facing a drug stock out. The affected health facilities include among others Mukuju health center IV, Malaba health III, Mulanda health IV, Tororo general hospital, and Nagongera health center IV. Health authorities …

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Kyampisi sub county residents bitter over quarrying activities

Mukono, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Over 50 residents of Bamutakudde in Kyampisi Sub County, Mukono district have accused a Chinese firm of blasting rocks in the area in disregard of their safety.    The stone quarry in the area belongs to China Communications Company.   The company sells the blasted stones …

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DP advise government to declare a state of emergency

Kampala, Uganda | Nansubuga Prossy | The Democratic Party (DP) has asked government to declare a state of emergency and postpone the 2021 elections as a preventive measure for Covid-19 in Uganda. While addressing the press at the party headquarters, the DP Press secretary, Mr.Fred Mwesigwa said the election process is …

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Twelve year old girl commits suicide in Nansana

Wakiso, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Nansana Municipality in Wakiso district are investigating circumstances that led a 12- year-old girl to allegedly commit suicide. Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson identifies the deceased as Alisat Nantume, a resident of Gganda-Nansana Municipality Wakiso District. The minor’s body was …

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Arua hospital to send samples to Adjumani hospital labaratory

Arua, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Arua Hospital has started sending samples to Adjumani hospital laboratory for testing.  Since the outbreak of covid-19 in March samples collected from suspects and contacts in the West Nile region were sent to the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe. Two weeks ago, a mobile …

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Muntu speaks out on presidential bid ahead of ANT nominations

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Alliance for National transformation-ANT, Uganda’s youngest political party is scheduled to conduct nominations for its presidential candidates on Wednesday and Thursday this week.     Uganda Radio Network spoke to the party founder Rtd. Maj. Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu on Monday in an exclusive …

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