Speaker Kadaga wants to kill me, Persis Namuganza claims

Speaker Kadaga wants to kill me, Persis Namuganza claims

The state Minister for lands Persis Namuganza has appealed to the committee on rules privilege and discipline to urge the Speaker to desist from interfering in Busoga Royal matters. Namuganza was Wednesday summoned by the committee to give testimony in a probe the committee is conducting into her alleged verbal attack against the speaker Rebecca […]

Silver lining in Kapchorwa Town as National Water steps up supply

Silver lining in Kapchorwa Town as National Water steps up supply

Moves to save water and boost supply by Karamoja have been given a big boast after the National Water and Sewerage Corporation announced commencement of pipe laying works for the new Kapenguria-Kapchorwa Town water pipeline Project. The new 4km bulk transmission main will transfer over 3 million litres of water per day to Kapchorwa Town […]

Kasule Lumumba campaigns for Nabeta for Jinja East MP seat

Kasule Lumumba campaigns for Nabeta for Jinja East MP seat

The NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba  has Friday Jinja campaigns to Lake Victoria shores in a move aimed at gunning support for Nathan Igeme Nabeta, the ruling NRM party official party flag bearer in the Jinja East by-elections. The astute politician addressed several mini rallies urging voters to keep faith in NRM’s Nabeta to retain the […]

Mbale renews demand for city status

Mbale renews demand for city status

Top leaders in Bugisu sub region have revived calls for the elevation of Mbale municipality to a city status, saying it is high time the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party government fulfills their long term request. Mbale municipality passed a resolution for elevation to a city status on November 29, 2008. However, since then, nothing […]

Umeme losing Shs 9 billion annually due to Mbale power thieves

Umeme losing Shs 9 billion annually due to Mbale power thieves

A day after it was revealed customers of electricity distributor Umeme Uganda Ltd, may start paying Shs 200 for the first 15 units, up from the current Shs 150 per unit, the power distributor has said it loses over Shs100 billion annually to acts of power theft, vandalism of power distribution equipment like transformers and […]

Marburg infection reported in Kapchorwa District

Marburg infection reported in Kapchorwa District

One person is admitted in the isolation unit at Kaproron Health Center IV, and another at Kapchorwa Hospital, after exhibiting Marburg like symptoms. Dr. Godfrey Chemosi, the Acting Kween District Health Officer, says the suspected Marburg victim at Kaproron Health Center IV is a health worker. He says they have dispatched blood samples to Uganda […]

Minister Natamba denounces Museveni during age limit rally

Minister Natamba denounces Museveni during age limit rally

Due to public demand and after a long time of soul searching, Aida Nantaba, the Kayunga District Woman MP went against her master President Museveni while gathering her voters’ views on the proposed Constitutional Amendment. The private member’s bill tabled by Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi seeks among others to amend article 102 (b) that […]

Deadly Marburg virus kills two in Kween district, govt confirms

Deadly Marburg virus kills two in Kween district, govt confirms

The Ministry of health has sent a team of epidemiologists to Kween district, following the confirmation of an outbreak of the deadly Marburg haemorrhagic fever, which has so far claimed the lives of two people. The team led by the Director General of Health Services is in Kween district to sensitise residents about the disease, […]

Foot and Mouth disease kills hundreds of animals in Bugisu

Foot and Mouth disease kills hundreds of animals in Bugisu

There is a confirmed outbreak of the Foot and Mouth disease in the four districts in Bugisu Region. The affected districts are Mbale, Manafwa, Namisindwa and Bududa. Dr. Felix Odongo, the Bududa District Veterinary Officer, says the disease was first noticed in Bumasete and Bududa sub counties on Friday last week. He explains that to […]

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