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Mukono municipality residents protest high costs of garbage collection

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Buguju Village in Mukono Municipality are protesting the costs of garbage collection. In January, the municipality contracted De Waste to manage garbage in Goma division and Bins Kampala Limited in the Central Division as well as Namakya Enterprises Limited to manage the landfill at …

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Jinja residents anxious about new city status

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in the outskirts of Jinja city are anxious about the operations of the new City, which, according to them, could have effects on land ownership.  Jinja City became operational on July 1. But some of the residents in the villages of Budondo, Mafubira and …

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Katakwi residents demand transfer of RDC

Katakwi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in Katakwi are demanding for transfer of the Resident District Commissioner- RDC, Michael Bwalatum.  The RDC has been accused of siding with incumbents, the Usuk County MP who doubles as State Minister for ICT, Peter Ogwang and Katakwi Woman MP, Violet Akurut Adome.  The …

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Bukedea residents petition high court over land eviction

Bukedea, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  Residents of Amujeju Village in Bukedea district have filed an application in Soroti High Court seeking legal redress over their eviction from and measuring more than 2,000 acres. Reports in Court indicate that the land in question has been earmarked for a government project, whose specifics …

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Buvuma residents struggle to resettle after landslides

Buvuma, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  Residents affected by fresh landslides in Bukiyindi village in Buvuma district are struggling to find new land for settlement. About 28 residents now have lost houses and gardens from the evolving land movements that started in May this year.    The slides that started after heavy rains …

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Delayed UETCL compensation Irks Lwengo residents

 Lwengo, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of residents, affected by the Masaka-Mbarara power transmission line, are angered by the delays in their compensation by the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company-UETCL. The government through UETCL considered upgrading the 132 KV transmission line between Masaka and Mbarara to 220 KV capacity to provide …

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Excitement as Kotido finally connected to national grid

Kotido, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Kotido district are celebrating access to electricity  after Rural Electrification Agency – REA completed connections on Kotido – Abim line. The line was switched to the national grid late last week. The development has excited the residents who are now eager to make …

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Kyampisi sub county residents bitter over quarrying activities

Mukono, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Over 50 residents of Bamutakudde in Kyampisi Sub County, Mukono district have accused a Chinese firm of blasting rocks in the area in disregard of their safety.    The stone quarry in the area belongs to China Communications Company.   The company sells the blasted stones …

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Kyenjojo residents struggling to access clean water

Kyenjojo, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Kyenjojo district are struggling to access clean water. According to the Kyenjojo Chief Administrative Officer – CAO, Samuel Kaija, access to water in the district stands at 69 per cent, but most of these water sources are shallow wells that are prone …

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