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Makerere lecturer seeks Ugx 304m in unpaid salary arrears

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An assistant lecturer at Makerere University, Godber Wilson Tumushabe is suing the institution demanding to be paid his salary arrears for eight years amounting to 304 million shillings. Tumushabe says that when he was being employed as an assistant lecturer at the Human Rights and …

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NGOs inflows and exports help Uganda Shilling stay strong

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda shilling has appreciated by at least 5.2% against the dollar since March, thanks partly to money coming into non-governmental organizations and low demand for dollars by importers. According to the quoting this month by forex bureaus, the shilling has gained as much …

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Banks resume full operations after lift on lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several commercial banks have announced resumption of full operations after the COVID-19 lockdown was lifted on most business activities across the country. Tropical bank, Stanbic Bank, and Centenary Bank have written a note to customers that their doors will be open between 8:30am and …

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KCCA law enforcement officers failing to maintain SOPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA law enforcement officers are struggling to maintain standard operating procedures – SOPs while carrying out their duties in the city. The officers working with police often engage in running battles with vendors who operate illegally on the streets of Kampala. …

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Lyantonde district vice chairperson collapses dead during party

  Lyantonde, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Lyantonde district vice chairperson Juuko Katungi collapsed during a function on Saturday and died moments later. Katungi, the Kinuuka sub county representative was giving a speech at party in Kashagama when he collapsed. According to Fred Muhangi, Lyantonde district chairperson local council …

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Suspected car robber arrested in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police has arrested another suspected car thief operating in the areas of Kabowa in Rubaga division, a Kampala suburb. The Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango has identified the suspect as Mark Ssebina suspected to be the ringleader in the group. Ssebina is alleged …

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Police deploys in Bududa ahead of imbalu cultural ceremony

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have deployed heavily in Bududa ahead of the imbalu festival to take place this evening. Armed with tear gas, police officers are patrolling the district in a bid to scare away those who intend to carry out the imbalu ritual as they prepare …

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