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Family: Muhangi suffered cardiac arrest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The late businessman and rally ace Charles Muhangi suffered a heart attack. This is according to a postmortem released by the family. Muhangi’s body was on Thursday found lying in his bed by his child around 7:30 am at his home in Lower Mawanga in …

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JEEMA statement on IPOD summit Verbatim

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Here is a full statement from JEEMA party on the upcoming IPOD summit slated for next week. **** Over the past two days, the media has been awash with news that our other colleagues at FDC had withdrawn from the IPOD summit slated for …

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Masaka LCs reject proposal to pay street light bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka municipality councillors have opposed a proposal by the Mayor that village councils should contribute for electricity bills of street lights. Masaka municipality Mayor Godfrey Kayemba Afayo says that village councils and divisions in the municipality should contribute some money towards payment of power bills …

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Masaka RDC bans strip dances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka Resident District Commissioner, Herman Ssentongo has banned strip dancing alias “Kimansulo” there. According to Ssentongo, the District Security Committee resolved to ban nude dancing following complaints that students were getting involved in the nude shows disguised as music and drama concerts. He has directed …

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Court sets date for SH15 billion pension case judgement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Anti-Corruption Court has set December 21st, the day it will deliver judgement in a case where three former officials from Public Service Ministry are charged of defrauding 15 billion shillings pensioners’ money. The officials are Former Permanent Secretary Jimmy Lwamafa, Former Principle Accountant Christopher …

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NFA moves to cancel titles in Soroti central reserve

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority-NFA is to identify all the people who acquired titles for land in Soroti Central Forest Reserve in Soroti Municipality and recommend them to the Commissioner Land registration for cancellation. Stuart Maniraguha, the NFA Range Manager Kyoga disclosed this while showing a …

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Mbale Municipal council, UNRA clash over street lights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbale Municipal authorities have clashed with Uganda National Road Authority-UNRA over the ongoing installation of street lights along Kumi road. Recently, Zhongme Engineering Group Ltd started digging up holes and cast concrete for the installation of solar street lights along the road. The solar street …

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Farmer’s Group stuck with rice huller

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of 300 small holder farmers in Gulu district is stuck with a rice huller despite the bumper harvest due to lack of electricity. It is now three months since Latyeng Farmer Group in Laliya Sub County, about 10 Kilometers North of Gulu Town …

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Fate of IPOD Summit to be determined on Friday

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Secretary Generals of all political parties with representation in Parliament will meet this Friday, to determine the fate of next week’s Inter party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) summit. The summit, composed of presidents of political parties with representation in parliament is supposed to take place …

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