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Government launches a revised National Policy on PWDs

Kole, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has launched the Revised National Policy on Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), 2022. With the policy, any Ugandan born in 2022 can ask for a sign language interpreter during job interviews. The launch took place on Saturday at Kole district Headquarters as part of this …

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Technical students ask Govt to provide start-up tool kit after training

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Youth undergoing technical skills training in Kasese district have urged government to adjust interventions to uplift Ugandans’ lives to include providing moderate capital and tools after completion of their studies. Celebrating the belated International Youth Day district celebrations at Nyakasanga play grounds in Kasese municipality, …

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EBOLA: Gov’t to transport learners in districts under lock down

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government through the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education and Sports will transport learners from and to Kasanda and Mubende districts for their holidays when the term closes. The two districts are in lockdown announced by the government to contain the spread of …

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Gov’t schools register influx of new learners

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several government primary schools in Masaka are registering an increase in the number of learners for the third term. Schools officially reopened for the third term on Monday after a three-week long holiday that commenced on August 12th, 2022. According to head teachers, many parents are …

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Gov’t students demand increase of allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government-sponsored students in public universities are struggling to survive amidst the increasing prices of commodities. This has forced students from Kyambogo, Gulu, and Makerere Universities to demand an increase in the living-out allowance. At Makerere University, government-sponsored students who reside outside the university receive at least …

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RDC tells Muslims to fully support NRM Govt to get big jobs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Muslims in Uganda should obey NRM government if they want to access key positions in public service, according to Kayunga Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Al-Hajji Nsereko Mutumba. Speaking at a congratulatory party of Hajjat Ahmed Saba, who has been appointed director for human resource …

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Government rejects proposal to recall Parliament

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government Chief Whip Thomas Tayebwa has said that Government’s position is that Parliament remains closed despite calls by Members to have it open. Several members of Parliament including the National Resistance Movement MPs have said the house needs to be recalled and …

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ICJ want Nicholas Opiyo’s money laundering case dropped

  Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Lawyers for Lawyers together with the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) have condemned the ‘spurious’ charges that the government late last year slapped on Ugandan human rights lawyer, Nicholas Opiyo. In a statement seen by The Independent, the two organizations said the …

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