LC I Elections: Tuesday 10th July declared a public holiday

LC  I Elections: Tuesday 10th July declared a public holiday

Ministry of Public Service has declared Tuesday 10th July a public holiday to enable Ugandans to participate in the Village Local Council One elections. Nominations of candidates for LC 1 village Chairpersons which began yesterday ends today and the elections will be held on Tuesdat 10th July in 60,800 villages countrywide. Uganda has not conducted […]

Uganda’s hospitals cannot adequately treat victims of acid violence – experts

Uganda’s hospitals cannot adequately treat victims of acid violence – experts

Government has been asked to roll out more treatment centres for victims of acid violence in the country. The End Acid Violence Uganda charity says many of the health facilities cannot adequately treat victims of acid violence. Victims of acid violence face horrific consequences, including death, severe disfigurement and loss of sight. Recent studies indicate […]

More misery for poor Ugandans as fuel prices hit new high

More misery for poor Ugandans as fuel prices hit new high

Motorists around Kampala are crying out over the hike in fuel prices calling for government intervention. Pump fuel prices have been on the rise since the beginning of the year. Some analysts have expressed fear that Uganda may face a situation similar to 2007, at the peak of the post-election violence in Kenya. The average […]

Uganda orders telecoms to block VPNs

Uganda orders telecoms to block VPNs

Uganda Communications Commission Executive Director, Godfrey Mutabazi, says telecommunication companies will block Virtual Private Network applications commonly known as VPN, that are aiding Ugandans to evade social media tax. The Shs200 daily levy for Over the Top internet services like WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook among other social media services took effect yesterday, at the start […]

Gov’t must pay for lives lost at the hands of wild animals – Kasese LCV

Gov’t must pay for lives lost at the hands of wild animals – Kasese LCV

Kasese District Chairman, Geoffrey Sibendire Bigogo has called on Parliament to expedite the passing of the Uganda Wildlife Amendment Bill 2017. Bigogo says the passing of the bill into law will help compensate communities whose properties and lives are lost at the hands of wild animals from protected Areas. Under the current Uganda Wildlife Act, […]

Children arrested over threatening to kidnap and kill district woman MP

Children arrested over threatening to kidnap and kill district woman MP

Luweero Resident State Attorney has sanctioned a case file against four juveniles for allegedly authoring anonymous letters threatening to kidnap and kill the district woman Member of Parliament. Three of the teenagers aged between 11 and 14 years, are pupils at Wobulenzi Public Primary School and Answar Primary school, while one is a senior one […]

Congolese might bring Ebola into Uganda – authorities

Congolese might bring Ebola into Uganda – authorities

Uganda is screening travelers at Entebbe International Airport, especially from DRC  The ministry of health said on Sunday there is no Ebola outbreak in the country. Sarah Opendi, state minister for health, said in a statement that a 35-year-old man died on May 21 in the southwestern district of Kakumiro from Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), […]

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