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Hoima herdsmen use district headquarters to graze animals

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Herdsmen have raided Hoima district headquarters raising concern among residents about the trend which threatens the operations of the district staff. On a daily basis, several herdsmen flock to the district headquarters which seats on a 10-acre piece of land in Kasingo cell, Hoima West …

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UDB helped create 41,000 jobs despite inflation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Development Bank, the country’s national development finance company, made a record level of loan approvals in 2021, with total lending of sh635 billion. The approved loans are the highest since 2011, denoting a 10-year-high, while the loan stock grew more than half …

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BISHOP: Review all civil servants pay to end strikes

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bishop of West Buganda Anglican Diocese; The Rt Rev Henry Katumba Tamale, has called for a general salary scales review for all public servants, as a decisive solution to the recurrent strikes. He is concerned that repeated action by different categories of civil …

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Museveni urges religious leaders to embrace PDM

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has tasked religious leaders to mobilise their parishioners to embrace the Parish Developmental Model (PDM) programme that is currently being rolled out in the country. The call was part of his message during the groundbreaking ceremony and fundraising drive for the …

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Gabon, Togo join Commonwealth at Kigali summit

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commonwealth has admitted Gabon and Togo as its 55th and 56th members respectively. Both countries are former French colonies. Leaders accepted applications by the two west African countries at the closing session of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. It …

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Alcohol: Nabbanja orders arrest of Parish Chief

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has ordered the arrest of Sebastian Nuwamanya, the Parish Chief of Kasingo Ward in Hoima West Division over allegedly absconding from duty and excessive consumption of alcohol. Nabbanja issued the directive on Friday afternoon while addressing implementers of the Parish …

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