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Truck drivers to face refresh driving courses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Truck drivers are to undergo a refresher driving course in the next two months as one of ways of minimizing accidents, Baylon Kinene, the Chairperson of the Regional Lorry Drivers and Transport Association (RLDTA) has revealed. Kinene told Uganda Radio Network (URN) in an …

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Migrant remittances to hit US$550bn

Money sent home by migrant workers from abroad across the globe is projected to record a 4% growth this year, hitting the US$550bn mark compared with US$529bn recorded in 2018, according to the latest statistics from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Remittances …

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Museveni due in China, to meet President Xi

Beijing, China | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has left for a four day working visit to China, where he will attend the China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo and meet President Xi Jinping. Museveni has on several occasions hailed China’s financing of infrastructure development in Africa, saying it will fast …

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Uncertainty reigns at Rwanda-Uganda border

  Katuna, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The 12 days that Rwanda had said it would open its Katuna border with Uganda to test how heavy vehicles will pass through their newly constructed structures, elapsed quietly on Saturday. On June 10, Rwanda Revenue Authority-RRA announced it was opening the border …

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Chinese, Indian nationals die in Kampala city accident

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three Chinese and an Indian National have been killed in an accident along Golf Course in Kampala. Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, said the driver of UBA 111E  lost control and swerved off the main road down to the Golf Course …

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URA intercepts Kenyan truck carrying two men in containers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority’s new scanners at the borders have started bearing fruit, as early today the tax collectors intercepted a Kenyan registered truck at Busia border smuggling two people in boxes into Uganda. URA says the truck registration number KCT 230T reached Busia border …

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Equity Bank Uganda opens supreme branch in Bugolobi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Equity Bank Uganda Ltd has opened the latest Supreme banking branch on Luthuli Avenue right opposite Nice House of Plastics. Speaking at the official opening, Equity Bank Managing Director, Mr. Samuel Kirubi says the Supreme Branch is offering customized banking solutions with exclusive privileges. “At …

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