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Tooro, Ankole worst places for PWDs to live-Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tooro and Ankole sub-regions have been named the worst regions for Persons with Disabilities-PWDs to live according to a report that was released in Kampala yesterday. The study titled- ‘Disability Rights in Uganda-A Community Perspective’ was carried out by the National Union of Disabled Persons …

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Museveni summons Speaker Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni met the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga ahead of the discussion on the new lower secondary school curriculum in parliament. The Education and Sports Minister, Janet Museveni was expected to deliver a statement on the revised curriculum, which has been subject of …

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Karamoja districts struggling to monitor desert locusts

Karamoja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Districts in Karamoja are struggling to monitor the desert locust invasion due to limited financial resources. Following the invasion of the desert locust a week ago, Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries directed local governments through their Production departments to do daily surveillance of …

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Sudan to host Nile Day 2020 celebrations

Khartoum, Sudan | THE INDEPENDENT | The Regional Nile Day 2020 celebrations are set to take place in Khartoum on February 22. At least 500 Nile Basin citizens and friends of the Nile are expected to participate in the celebrations, according to the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) that is organising the …

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Rakai DP members defy top leadership on grassroots elections

Rakai, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Democratic Party-DP members in Rakai district have decided to defy the directives of the National Executive Committee-NEC on the procedures of conducting grassroots elections. On Friday last week, the DP National Executive Committee convened an extra-ordinary meeting, which resolved to suspend the National Organizing …

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Tororo medical workers arrested over drug theft

Tororo, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Tororo district is holding three medical workers attached to Nangongera HC IV and Tororo hospital over alleged theft of drugs. The suspects are identified as; Peter Opua, the senior principle stores assistant Tororo main hospital, the Nangongera Health Centre IV assistant inventory …

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Uganda Police ’11th Intake’ pick leaders, plan own SACCO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A surviving group from Uganda Police Force’s 11th intake have regrouped, formed an investment group with an eye on forming their own SACCO. Kakooza Savio Ntensibe, currently a lawyer at the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) was on Saturday 15th February, 2020 voted unanimously to …

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2020 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

A big opportunity for Uganda, African economies Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Tourism players from across Africa gathered at Speke Resort Munyonyo located approximately 20 kilometers southeast of Kampala City starting Feb.4-6 to discuss the industry’s future prospects. This was the 5th Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) organized …

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