Balyeku’s TV station to go on air soon

Balyeku’s TV station to go on air soon

The rumours and anticipation that played out for a great part of 2015 and early this year with regard to Jinja West MP Balyeku Moses Grace venturing into TV business might soon come to pass. Latest inside scoop shows that everything seems good to go and that Jinja will have a second TV staion soon. […]

Stalemates Dominate UPL Kick Off

By Vicent Kakooza There were only six goals scored in the eight games played on day one of the 2016/17 Azam Uganda Premier League season. Herman Wasswa was the day’s star with a brace on his debut as Express beat Lweza 2-1 in the Wankulukuku derby. Another debutant former SC Villa striker Karim Ndugwa scored […]

Ssimbwa Joins Soana

By Vicent Kakooza Well-traveled football coach Sam Ssimbwa has joined Uganda Premier League side Soana FC as the new head coach on a two year contract. This is after he fully served the eight months suspension from FUFA for utterance of words deemed to put the game in disarray. He replaces Charles Ayiekoh who resigned […]

Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, his eighth Olympic gold

Usain Bolt won the men’s 200m to claim his second Rio 2016 gold, his eighth at an Olympics, and keep alive his hopes of an unprecedented ‘treble treble’. The Jamaican ran 19.78 seconds to come home ahead of Canada’s Andre de Grasse and France’s Christophe Lemaitre. Britain’s Adam Gemili clocked the same time as Lemaitre, […]

Queen’s Palace to host Best of Kenzo Concert this September

Queen’s Palace to host Best of Kenzo Concert this September

Just like it happens every year, Iganga Road based Queen’s Palace holds two major concerts a year; one in the middle of the year and the other is their anniversary that happens every end of year in December. Around this time, the extremely fast-growing hangout is set to have its mid-year concert. For the mid-year […]

Police Promises Maximum Security At Masaza Cup Final

By Vicent Kakooza Less than 48 hours to the hectic 2016 Buganda Masaza football final between Gomba and Buddu at the Mandela National Stadium- Namboole on Saturday, Police has come out to assure Ugandans that there will be maximum security. Speaking at a joint press conference with organizers at Namboole on Thursday morning, Frank Mwesigwa […]

US swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger stopped at Rio airport

The Brazilian authorities have stopped US swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger from boarding a flight at Rio de Janeiro airport, the US Olympic Committee has confirmed. The two men were taken off a plane, bound for the US, for questioning late on Wednesday and released hours later. Two teammates – Ryan Lochte and James […]

Walk of a Teenage Mother; a tale of teenage pregnancy

Mpumudde is slightly thrown out of Jinja town approximately 3.1km away. Mpumudde is the poster child for prevalent vices like prostitution, drug abuse, and a vicious cycle of poverty. The same neighbourhood is where Hope for Women in Crisis (HOFWC) chose to set up a home for a project that targeted hopeless expecting teenagers. We […]

Jinja’s first hotel, Ripon Falls Hotel to be redeveloped

Jinja’s first hotel, Ripon Falls Hotel to be redeveloped

Built in 1950, Ripon Falls Hotel, as it was known then, is set to be demolished to pave way for redevelopment. The hotel had joined the long list of dilapidated and abandoned buildings after no care was given to the once memorial mark. The hotel back then was built to specifically accommodate Queen Elizabeth on […]