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133 arrested in operations against machete wielding thugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 133 suspected thugs have been arrested in operations against a new spate of pang-wielding attacks in the Kampala Metropolitan Area. More than 25 people have so far been injured in three separate attacks in Namungoona, Kyengera, Kawempe, and Nabweru-Nansana areas in the past two weeks by …

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Magyezi seeks amendment of Public Finance Management Act

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Local Government, Raphael Magyezi has asked lawmakers to amend the Public Finance Management Act to mandate local governments to appropriate local revenues in accordance with the Constitution, the Local Government Act and the policy on decentralization. Article 191 (1) of the constitution states …

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Tororo NRM secretary general jailed 30 years for murder

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Tororo has sentenced the Tororo District National Resistance Movement-NRM Secretary-General Richard Ojore, to 30 years in prison for murder. Ojore, Geoffrey Imai, and Moses Emojong were arrested in September 2020 and charged with three counts of murder, attempted murder, and aggravated robbery. …

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AFCON 2023 qualifiers: Uganda Cranes drawn in Group F

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Senior Men’s National Football Team has learnt its opponents for the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers Cote D’Ivoire 2023. In the draw held on Tuesday, 19th April 2022, the Uganda Cranes were pitted in Group F against Algeria, Niger and neighbours Tanzania. Algeria have …

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Judicial Service Commission appoints nine judicial officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judicial Service Commission has appointed nine judicial officers in acting capacity to serve in different positions. Among those appointed are five acting deputy registrars. They are Dorothy Ssempala Lwanga who has been an Assistant Registrar in the Judiciary, Zulaika Nanteza, Elizabeth Akullo Ogwal, Samuel Twakyire, …

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Lubowa hospital stalled due to incompetence: MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Committee on Health have cited incompetence as the major cause of delays in completion of the Lubowa Specialized Hospital which they say reflects failure on the side of government. Members of Parliament said the reasons given by the Health Minister, Dr. …

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Nakawa-Naguru land developer unknown: Land Commission

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The embattled Uganda Land Commission (ULC) chairperson, Byenkya Nyakaisiki has revealed that one of the beneficiaries of the Nakawa-Naguru land is unknown to them. Byenkya on Tuesday told Parliament’s Adhoc committee investigating the process of distribution of 82.05 acres of Nakawa-Naguru land to different investors …

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Heavy rains wash away bridges in Namisindwa district

Namisindwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several bridges along Lwakhakha river in Namisindwa district have been washed away by heavy rains. Some of the affected bridges include Saboti, Khabikenga, Mayanja, Khamisaru, and Namikhoma bridges among others. The bridges are used by residents to cross to Chebukube in Kenya for business, schools …

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