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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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Uganda’s rapid deforestation worrisome – Anywar

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Water and Environment, Beatrice Anywar, is concerned about the rapid rate at which Uganda is losing its forest cover, saying if it is not mitigated, the consequences could be dire. Anywar, who was presenting a statement on the status of environment …

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Mbale city traders protest slow works on USMID roads

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vendors operating along Naboa road and Cathedral Avenue in Mbale city are bitter with Dot services over the slow progress of the road works. Mbale city is implementing the second phase of the Uganda Support to Municipality Infrastructural Development-USMID project. The contract was awarded to …

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500 tons of plastic waste recovered in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 500 tons of plastic waste have been recovered dumped in Masaka. The waste that includes mineral water and other soft drink bottles, polythene bags, and other household utensils were collected through the Masaka Recycling Initiative-MRI; a partnership between the Masaka Catholic Diocese and …

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Museveni meets Orthodox church leaders, pledges support

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has pledged to support the Orthodox church. On Wednesday, Museveni met a delegation from the church led by Metropolitan Makarios, Archbishop of Nairobi in Kenya who is also the caretaker of the Orthodox Church in Uganda. Makarios replaced the late Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga, …

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Teachers in Kitgum buy fake Covid-19 vaccination cards

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Teachers in Kitgum opposed to the vaccination against Covid-19 are buying vaccination cards without receiving the jab. The Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech and Covid-19 taskforce chairperson says that they have received information about teachers dodging vaccines and opting for fake documents. Recently, the …

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Law Development Center to reschedule supplementary exams

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Law Development Center (LDC) has rescheduled the supplementary examinations to when tertiary institutions will reopen for physical learning in November. 1,117 students who failed and did not graduate in June were supposed to sit for supplementary examinations next month. Frank Nigel Othembi, the LDC …

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Police surveillance camera collapses, injures two in Iganga

Iganga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people sustained injuries after being hit by a newly installed police surveillance camera in Iganga municipality. The incident happened along Nakigo road on Wednesday. The victims who are not yet identified were heading towards Iganga Chief Magistrates Court area. It is reported that the …

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