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), […]

Dire consequences if MPs block $200m China Exim bank loan, warns D’Ujanga

Dire consequences if MPs block $200m China Exim bank loan, warns D’Ujanga

More than 20 Ugandan companies will benefit from part of the loan acquired from the EXIM Bank of China to bolster Uganda’s Rural Electrification program, according to State Minister for Energy Simon D’Ujanga following intense criticism from Members of Parliament over local content. The commitment came after parliament halted consideration of the USD 212 million […]

UNRA claims RCC and SBI only used soil instead of stones on collapsed Kabale-Katuna road

UNRA claims RCC and SBI only used soil instead of stones on collapsed Kabale-Katuna road

Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA is investigating the collapse of Kabale-Ntungamo-Katuna road at Kyonyo, three kilometers to Katuna border. The road developed huge cracks on Friday last week following a heavy down pour before it collapsed leaving hundreds of motorists stranded. Currently all heavy trucks heading to and from Rwanda are using Ntungamo-Mirama Hills-Kagitumba road as […]

Ugandan officials in Ebola panic with influx of Congolese refugees from Ituri

Ugandan officials in Ebola panic with influx of Congolese refugees from Ituri

Ugandan officials in Ebola panic with influx of Congolese refugees from Ituri The primary reception Centre for Congolese refugees from Ituri in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo is undergoing disinfection. The officer-in-charge of the centre, Ahab Tumushabe, from Action Africa Help (AAH) says the disinfection exercise is in response to an outbreak of Ebola, in […]

Govt to feed hailstone victims in Nakaseke district

Govt to feed hailstone victims in Nakaseke district

The Minister of State for General Duties Mary Okurut says the Government will help people affected by hailstones in Nakaseke district. Okurut was responding to a matter of national importance raised by Nakaseke South MP Lutamaguzi Ssemakula who said the lives of some people especially those in Semuto have been devastated by the recent heavy […]

Digital journalism gets new direction at Victoria University

Digital journalism gets new direction at Victoria University

A memorandum of understanding agreement has been signed between Victoria University and local production house Wizarts Media to hold joint trainings. Officials said this marked the way Uganda’s journalism students will benefit from constant industry engagement through apportioned working hours at Wizarts Media located in Ntinda, Kampala. The privately run Wizarts Media is praised as […]