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National theatre goes digital as Covid19 closes stage curtains

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | With the National theatre lying empty, devoid of performers and patrons due to lockdown restrictions, Uganda National Cultural Centre-UNCC has decided to tap into digital resources to allow artists keep alive their talent virtually.        Robert Musiitwa, the UNCC communications Officer, says that …

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MPs task gov’t on opening remaining sectors of economy

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament want some sectors of the economy still under lock down to re-open.  They argue that the sectors are prepared to meet the standard operating procedures and adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines.     Ever since the economy was locked in March 2020, some …

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Business confidence surges after ease in lockdown restrictions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Confidence in the country’s business activities surged in July with business owners experiencing more demand for their goods after the country lifted much of the coronavirus restrictions, a survey has said. The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) published monthly by Stanbic bank recorded a 50.3 …

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Heavy rains worsen road network in Pader

Pader, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Heavy rains in parts of Pader district have worsened am already poor road network in the area leaving some of the roads nearly impassable for motorists. Pajule Sub-county Chairperson Brilliant Tito Okello, who is also the Roads Committee chairperson says that many community access and …

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Market vendors in Gulu, LOP defy Covid-19 guidelines

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Hundreds of Olailong market vendors in Layibi-Bardege Division in Gulu City on Friday defied the Ministry of Health`s guidelines on Covid-19 following a visit by Betty Aol Ocan, the Leader of Opposition in Parliament.   Aol who is also the Gulu district Woman Member of Parliament …

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