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Police officer remanded for defrauding UPDF General UGX 17m

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A police officer has been remanded to Kasangati prison on charges of impersonation and obtaining money by false pretense. On Tuesday, Buganda Road Grade one magistrate Joan Acaa Ketty heard that between January and March 2019 within Kampala, the suspect Emmanuel Omoko Ricky obtained …

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Electoral Commission needs extra UGX 54.6 billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission a body charged with organizing elections in Uganda has said it will need an extra 54.6 billion Shillings to organize the 2021 general election amidst the COVID-19 pandemic threat. Speaking today at the Electoral Commission headquarters in Kampala, Sam Rwakojo, the …

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UBTEB to release examination results on Wednesday

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board – UBTEB will tomorrow release results of 21,190 students that sat for examinations last year. However, unlike last year when the examination body invited some of the candidates and principles of colleges, this year because of avoiding …

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High Court stays hearing of UGX 10Bn MPs case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court has stayed the hearing of an application challenging the process leading to the allocation of 10 billion Shillings to Members of Parliament for Covid-19 activities. On Tuesday, the head of Civil Division Justice Michael Elubu stayed the application filed by Ntungamo …

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Kaabong to use diplomatic approach to recover stolen cattle in Kenya

Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kaabong district will use a peaceful approach with Kenyan authorities to track stolen cattle that reportedly crossed into Kenya. Kaabong Resident District Commissioner and chairperson of the district security committee John Rex Achilla says his office, the office of the district chairperson and UPDF …

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Kampala Archdiocese asks parents to teach catechism at home

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Archdiocese has called upon guardians and parents to undertake the catechetical instruction and subsequent formation for their children during the lockdown so that they keep the initiation of the faith uninterrupted even during the COVID-19 lockdown. Catechetical instruction is a very important component …

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