Friday , August 12 2022
Home / Tag Archives: Jinja (page 10)

Tag Archives: Jinja

COVID-19: South African survives lynching in Jinja

  Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An investor of South African origin Billy Thiart on Sunday survived lynching by residents of Kyabirwa village in Budondo sub-county, Jinja district. This followed his Facebook post where he boosted of moving freely through Entebbe Airport without being quarantined. “We landed at 3:00 …

Read More »

Police detective in Jinja arrested for defying ban on bar closures

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Jinja has arrested one of their own, Cissy Alaba, a detective attached to Nalufenya Police station for allegedly operating a bar in Rubaga market. This is contrary to Wednesday’s presidential directive ordering law enforcement agencies to close down bars all over the country. …

Read More »

Uganda picks 10 for World Half Marathon after Source of Nile race

Top 5 Men 1. Chebet Abel/Police – 1:02.33 2. Kibet Moses/KCCA – 1:03.36 3. Chemonges Robert/Police – 1:03.42 4. Soyekwo Kibet/KCCA – 1:04.14 5. Kwemoi Vitalis/KCCA – 1:04.21 Top 5 Women 1. Chesang Doreen/UWA – 1:13.25 2. Chemutai Doreen/Prisons – 1:13.36 3. Chebet Rachael Zena/Prisons – 1:14.57 4. Ajok Dorcus/Prisons …

Read More »

PM Rugunda reassures Kadaga on Jinja-Kampala Expressway

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has said that building of the Kampala-Jinja Expressway remains a key government priority and is on agenda for the upcoming cabinet meeting scheduled for Monday 24 February 2020. Rugunda reassured Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga who raised the …

Read More »

Kadaga warns Busoga leaders against frustrating government projects

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has tasked leaders to stop corrupt tendencies that threaten government projects. Speaking at the commissioning of construction works along two roads in Jinja town, Kadaga says that, she receives numerous reports of intrigue and corruption by both technocrats …

Read More »

Fisheries Protection Unit destroys 1500 illegal fishnets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit has destroyed 1500 illegal fishing nets that were impounded from different wholesale shops in Jinja district. The nets were confiscated between September 2019 and January 2020. They comprised of both monofilaments and cast nets and were …

Read More »

Army chief warns UDPF drivers, store keepers on drunkenness

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF drivers and store men have been advised to regulate their alcohol consumption to safeguard the reputation of the two departments that are considered the backbone of the force. Brig Ronald Bigirwa, the Commandant of the UPDF Service Brigade made the …

Read More »

Jinja police arrests 120 idlers in security operation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A total of 120 suspected idlers were arrested on Thursday evening during a security operation in Jinja district. According to Eric Sakwa, the Jinja resident district commissioner, the operation that started after 5.00pm was targeting street kids who allegedly killed a policeman the same …

Read More »

Sports industry in Uganda growing at slow pace – Cheptegei

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s IAAF 10,000 meter gold medalist, Joshua Cheptegei says that the sports industry in the country is growing at a slow pace due to inexperienced and unprofessional leaders governing the industry. Speaking to journalists after addressing students at his former school MM College Wairaka …

Read More »